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The Mind, Body, and Heart

 In the Ofudesaki and the Mikagura-uta, God tells us that illness on our bodies comes from our minds. These dust or evil thoughts in our minds are regret, covetousness, arrogance greed, and self-love. We can probably all agree that these … Continue reading

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The Ofudesaki, A Scripture of Reason

In every religions, there are laws, edicts or commandments that the followers are expected to follow. In tlhe Christian religion there are the Ten Commandments.   I am thy Lord thy God, Thou shalt have no other gods before me, … Continue reading

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Shirizoku

I would like to discuss the word shirizoku, which is utilized in the Ofudesaki. The English translation is withdraw. I lhave always wondered why God will withdraw from a person. God in a few passages tell us God has been … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 6-14

Interpretation: Everyone is in a haze because they cannot understand their own hearts. This is the reason that God was preparing the early followers to perform the Joyous Service. God wants to save everyone in the world. But again, we … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 6-11

Interpretation: God through Oyasama’s writing in the Ofudesaki, speaks to the early followers. The writings in the Ofudesaki are still relevant in our daily lives. All the instructions to save ourselves and the world are all written in the Ofudesaki.

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OFUDESAKI 6-7

Interpretation: By performing the Joyous Service, God like when God started the creation of human beings, will begin to show us marvelous occurrences. These occurrences are people coming to our places of worship to be healed , and to understand … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 6-6

Interpretation: This place refers to where the Kanrodai is. This is where God accepts our prayer, the Joyous Service.

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OFUDESAKI 6-4

Interpretation: God is telling us that there is a plan to save everyone in the world. This will bring upon the “Joyous life” for the world.

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OFUDESAKI 6-3

Interpretation: Everything written in the Ofudesaki is true. These are the words of God. When one calms the mind, one can understand reasoning.

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OFUDESAKI 6-2

Interpretation: God is instructing us to have faith in God as a loving Parent. God already has a positive plan for all of us.

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