Category Archives: Understanding the heart to understand why we suffer
Interpretation: God is disappointed at the slow progress of comprehension of God’s teachings.
Interpretation: The path to fear is the path of suffering. What we sow, we reap. Our negative actions will result in suffering in the future.
Here again God is telling us that we do not understand the heart. In the first verse of the Ofudesaki, God also tells us that we do not understand the heart. What is the heart? Most believe that it is … Continue reading
Interpretation: These teachings are unique to the world. God wants to save all of the people in the world.
Interpretation: God is telling us what we do today, will affect us in the future. What we sow, we will reap. Most of the world does not know what path they are on. Are they on the path of suffering … Continue reading
Interpretation: God sees our future path, but we are not aware of what is going to happen in the future. We reap what we have sowed.
When I talk to Tenrikyo church members, they believe that the Joyous Service helps them sweep evil thoughts or dusts from their mind. They say that God helps them do this. I find this puzzling, since in the Ofudesaki, God … Continue reading
Interpretation: Everyone has dusts in their minds, thinking of only oneself.