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OFUDESAKI 8-11 CORRECTION

Interpretation: The word you and yo have different meanings. Yo is an abbreviation for yononaka, which translates into world or society. You translates into vision, appearance, task, requirement. All these reflect God’s workings. I believe you in this verse refers … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 8-11

Interpretation: The word you and yo have different meanings. Yo is an abbreviation for yononaka, which translates into world or society. You translates into vision, appearance, task, requirement. All these reflect God’s workings. I believe you in this verse refers … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 8-10

Interpretation: How does God help people realize what our own hearts do? These were the thoughts of God. These illness as guidance, comes from the thoughts of God. God is only trying to help save

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OFUDESAKI 8-9

Interpretation: God is reminding the early followers that everything said by Oyasama or written in the Ofudesaki are from God. God is preparing the early followers to perform the Joyous Service.

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The heart is the secret of life

Both the Ofudesaki and the Mikagura-uta use metaphors and analogies.  God compares a tree to a person that does not know God’s teaching, or a potential convert.  Like a tree to find for its fine timber, we want to find … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 8-8

Interpretation: The intent to bless (God’s assistance to help people understand the heart) people does not come from a human mind. This comes from the pure mind of God. God only wants everyone to have eternal joy!

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God Wants us to Understand the Heart

In our religion most people place emphasis on our Service. This may be appropriate, but the Ofudesaki and Mikagura-uta tell us that understanding our own hearts is most important.  The following is from the Ofudesaki: Kono michi o shinjitsu omou … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 8-7

Interpretation: Te or hands refer to teaching the hand service, or the Teodori. God is reminding us that this Service was created by God. This Service is to save human beings.

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OFUDESAKI 8-6

Interpretation: God is disappointed because the Joyous Service cannot be performed. This Service was granted to the early followers to save the world. This salvation was interupted due to the prohibition of the Service, and the confiscation of the stones … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 8-5

Interpretation: That place is where the Kanrodai is located in Ojiba. In Tenrikyo history, the temporary Kanrodai was confiscated and destroyed by authorities, preventing people from performing the Joyous Service.

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