Category Archives: true sincerity
Tenrikyo /Happiness in a Bottle?
How do we become happy, where everything feels good? There are “cloudy days” that whatever you do you feel gloomy, and depressed, while there are “sunny days” where one feels great no matter what is occurring around you. Some will … Continue reading
Where is God
Where is God? You hear stories about someone missing a flight, where the airplane crashes and everyone dies. They are often quoted “God was looking after me”. But what happened to the other 200 passengers that perished on that flight. … Continue reading
Summary of the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki)
God created mankind to live a joyous life. The reason God began human beings was the desire to see you lead a joyous life. 14-25 God announced this truth at a preordained time (1838) and place (where mankind was … Continue reading
What is Salvation?
What is salvation work? In a recent lecture by a Tenrikyo reverend, he considered salvation work as anything that helps others. Even helping someone carry his or her suitcase may be considered salvation work. According to him, a smile can … Continue reading
Racial Conflicts and Arrogance
Ignore the color of the skin of the racist. It is the evil of arrogance in the thoughts that emanate from the soul of the bigot. Arrogance is no stranger to all races. The strife and hate between individual because … Continue reading
The Path to World Salvation (Heaven’s Truth/Tenrikyo)
Remove greed, arrogance, and self-love from one’s thoughts to have joy; by the principal of causality, this will bring upon joy. True joy is shared joy. We must share with others on how to attain joy and be spirited. God … Continue reading
Work as God’s Blessing
You hear of people that love to work, and they wake up in the morning eager to work. But for many of us, we attempt to prolong our sleep, and dread going to work. Daily we look at our clocks, … Continue reading
God can heal you?
In many of the sacred books, there are accounts of miraculous healings that were performed by the prophets. Even today there are religions that advocate the healing of illness by prayer. But there are also instances where the prophets could … Continue reading
Heaven’s Truth for Dummies
Believe that God descended from Heaven to help mankind remove evil from his or her heart. Believe in causality and reincarnation and our bodies are borrowed from God; our souls live forever. Remove evil (greed, arrogance, and self love) from … Continue reading