Category Archives: Tenrikyo

OFUDESAKI 7-101

Interpretation: I believe that God compares our minds to the mind of Oyasama when we perform the Joyous Service. This is why, when finding the location of the Kanrodai, the early followers who had a pure mind stopped at the … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 7-98

Interpretation: God has told us that illness, like smallpox should not exist in this world. God also tells us illness originates from the mind. If we can remove dusts from our minds, we can eliminate illness. God has descended from … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 7-96

Interpretation: From the previous verse, when we sweep our minds of our dusts, we will become spirited. When we get to this stage, God tells us to perform the Joyous Service.

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The Mirror

I am always surprised at what information I find when I continue to study our sacred scriptures, both the Ofudesaki and Mikagura-uta. In todays post on the Mikagura-uta Study Group on Facebook, I was surprised to find how different my … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 7-95

Interpretation: For the early followers, God through Oyasama taught the early followers how to perform the Joyous Service. To prepare for this Service, God is telling us to purify our minds by understanding what comes from our hearts or mune. … Continue reading

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We Are Hypocrites

We are all hypocrites. This concerns most religions, but I will talk about my religion. In Tenrikyo, God specifically tells us that illness comes from the mind. The following is from the Ofudesaki and the Mikagura-uta.   Whatever happens, what … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 7-91

Interpretation: When God sees what path the world is taking or how the world is susceptible to their own dusts, it is not unreasonable to accept why God has regret. God is disappointed in the direction human beings are inclined … Continue reading

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Illness Comes from your Mind

Ever since the beginning of human beings, there has been much effort and resources to find cures for illnesses. Millions and possibly billions of dollars have been spent to find the cure for cancer, and other maladies that affect us. … Continue reading

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What is the heart?

Most of us have wondered why our religion does not grow. Why does God tell us we do not understand the mune or heart in the first verse of the Ofudesaki?  Could it be that our lack of understanding of … Continue reading

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Illness Should not exist in the world

God tells us that illness should not exist in the world. Many people are hesitant to believe this because illness and suffering are present today. In the following verses, God is telling us that God will step by step guide … Continue reading

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