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OFUDESAKI 13-81

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Pure Mind Results in Happy Life

Somethings to Ponder. God tells us when we attain the pure mind, only joy will come from our hearts. But God tells us the path to the Original mind is difficult, but it is marvelous when it is attained. This … Continue reading

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The 5 Evil Dusts

Somethings to Ponder. God tells us about the 5 dusts or evil thoughts in the Ofudesaki. These are regret (oshii), covetousness (hoshii), self-love (kawaii), greed (yoku), and arrogance (kouman). These dust we often think about them, and say how profound … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 13-70

Interpretation: God will withdraw or not accept our prayers when the mind is not pure. The Original pure mind is what God wants everyone to have. The pure mind is the most important truth in the Ofudesaki!

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Purpose of Prayer

According to the Ofudesaki, God tells us that illness and sufferings occurs because the mistaken mind’s path exist.  Our actions upon the evil thoughts in our minds results in the inevitable sufferings to ourselves in the future. We reap what … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 13-69

Interpretation: The Original pure mind is what God wants everyone to have.

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Take a Young Wife

There is a verse in the Ofudesaki that has always made me uncomfortable. When it is recited, I see others, especially females that are also uncomfortable with this verse. This verse is 1-65 korekara wa kokoro shikkari irekae yo akuji … Continue reading

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SPREADING GOD’S TRUTHS

Unlike other sacred scriptures, the Ofudesaki is easy to understand. It was written in hiragana, a form of writing that is simple, unlike the complexity of kanji. It does not require scholars and church officials to translate and interpret the … Continue reading

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God’s Teachings

In 1838 God descended from heaven to save the world. The instructions to save us are all in the Ofudesaki. These are the teachings from God, written by the hands of MIki Nakayama (Oyasama). Unlike other teachings, the instructions in … Continue reading

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What is the Purpose of Religion

What is the purpose of religion? To spread God’s truth.  Often, it is very difficult to convince others of new teachings. Unfortunately history reveals that many religions have spread their truth, sometimes by force, at the suffering of the people … Continue reading

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