Category Archives: Understanding the heart to understand why we suffer
Interpretation: God wants you to eliminate evil thoughts or dusts from your minds. These thoughts are regret, covetousness, self-love, greed, and arrogance.
In the Ofudesaki, God tells us that illness should not exist, God tells us that illness is from the path of the mistaken mind (3-95). The mistaken mind is a mind that may have one or all of these evil … Continue reading
Interpretation: There are no contamination of human thoughts in God’s teachings. Everything is true.
Interpretation: Because Oyasama is conveying this truth, God wants the early followers to understand that these truths come from God.
Interpretation: The world believes only what they see now. They do not see the relationship between cause and effect. They do not realize karma or innen.
Interpretation: The blessings are God’s guidance to help others understand the heart. As emphasized in the first verse of the Ofudesaki, the knowledge of the heart is foremost to one’s salvation.
Like all Tenrikyo members believe, I believe that God descended from heaven to save human beings. In the first verse of the Ofudesaki, God tells us what we need to understand and share with the world to do this. We … Continue reading
Interpretation: The mind gets purified by eliminating the dusts of regret, covetousness, self-love, greed, and arrogance. When this happens our minds become spirited. This is what God wants for everyone.
Interpretation: Because God wants everyone to be saved (see previous verse), God’s mind hastens to purify everyone’s mind. Remember the spirited mind is a purified mind. God is asking asking why our minds are depressed or not purified.