Category Archives: Tenrikyo
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
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
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!
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
Interpretation: The Original pure mind is what God wants everyone to have.
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
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
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
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