Your illness can be cured

Throughout time, many of the prophets were able to heal people of their illnesses. But what was the purpose in the ability to heal the sick? Was this a way of telling people that they represented God? Or did these prophets understand the causes of these illnesses?  

If we are to understand the source of our illness, or disease, will we be able to cure our own inflictions?  Do all people have the capability to heal?  In the Tip of the Writing Brush is the following:

From now on, I shall save you from any pains, sufferings, or tumors by the Sazuke (prayer of healing). 6-106

No matter how serious your illness will become, I shall save you by the Sazuke (prayer of healing). 6-108

However serious an illness will become, never say that it will not be cured. 12-52

Understanding Causality is important in the removal of an illness.  Our prayer (sazuke and joyous service) begins this process.

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The “Key” is the Pure Mind

For those who believe that your religion is the truth, how do you spread the truth to the world? Some religions use fear in recruiting people; other religions promise a reward to bring people into their place of worship. In the Heaven’s Truth Religion (Tenrikyo), God tells us that he has already given us the truth. The secret to the “Purpose of life” is in this book called the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), which is comprised of over 1000 verses. This book is accessible to anyone who has Internet access at heaventruth.com or the time to visit a few of our churches sparsely distributed across the country. The book is attainable, but is not easily comprehended. God tells us that to understand God’s truth, we must remove evil (greed, arrogance, and self love) thoughts from our minds. It is like God has placed the truth in a locked container, which everyone has access to. The key to the container is found in our minds. It is a pure mind that will open God’s truth.

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Reincarnation as the Truth

The world is round, and it is not flat. This discovery, which was at first ridiculed, initiated the impetus in science of new discoveries. It is our old and false beliefs that sometimes hinder our progress as human beings. There is reincarnation, and there is no heaven or hell. How much more does the world have to suffer before we realize that we are causing our own sufferings? Our present conditions are what we have done in the past. Our actions of what we do today are foretelling our future. Our future is what we do today. We have control.   God tells us that we see joy and suffering in the world and we see good and evil in the world; but we do not understand the relationship.

The majority of the world is brainwashed into believing that there is a God that wants praise, and worship. But God loves us, like we love our own children. Do we want our children to praise or worship us? We want for them to have a great life. It is the same with God, God wants the world to live in joy. Yet there are religions that advocate the enslavement, and elimination of individuals that do not have their beliefs. But does God want us to kill his own children?

What greater blessing than a system of purification of the mind that God has created? We control our own destiny. If we do evil, we suffer. If we do good, we have joy. We are in control. Yet there are many in the world that only care about themselves or their families, and take advantage of others. They do not realize that they are harming themselves. God tells us that are merits and evils are accounted as credits and debits that must eventually be distributed. It is not God we must fear, it is our evil actions that we must fear.

Yet there is some of my Christian brother that will say that we are good and we believe in heaven. But you must realize that there are other religions that believe in the same concept of God and heaven that you believe in. One side may die for that belief, and the other side may kill for that belief.

Even Jesus said that he would be resurrected after death. Was he talking about reincarnation? Was he telling people, that you can kill my body, but you cannot eliminate the soul, which will come back? One of the bloggers once told me that the early Christians believed in reincarnation; might this be true?

It may not be a belief in heaven that will eventually save the world. It may be the belief in reincarnation that will enlighten our minds, to remove the evils in our minds. This will bring upon heaven on earth. Your thought please?

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Heaven’s Truth and Energy

The mind is the source of what appears in the world, and the mind creates our future. How does our mind affect what happens in the world? Energy supplies the mind to create our thoughts, which are also made of energy. The different types of energies also differentiate our thoughts. Positive energy, which I believe, radiates from the pure soul or the innermost heart brings upon stability, while negative energies created by the mind brings upon instability.

Our minds create thoughts every day. This sometimes creates enormous amount of negative energy or instability in our bodies. Where does this harmful energy go? In the Book of Prophecy, God tells us that the heart (soul) and the mouth are our sand and filter. What does this mean? The pure positive soul captures these negative energies, like the sand that attracts the waste in purifying our sewage. The mouth refers to our ability to act on our negative thoughts or resist them. What does the soul do with the surrounding negative energies that it has attracted from the mind?

The negative energy can be released inside the body, causing mutation to the cells resulting in cancer. It can also cause disease and infections. The negative energy attached to the soul can also be released outside of the individual, causing sufferings or misfortune back to the individual.

In the Book of Prophecy, God also tells us that our bodies are not ours, but they are loaned to us. If this is true, our bodies are part of God and God has an enormous amount of negative energy that is created by our minds. God calls this energy his anger or regret. How does God release his regret or anger? Where does this energy transfer? God sometimes releases this energy into the environment, causing natural disasters like earthquakes, lightening and great winds.

Now we know how our bodies dispose of our negative energies or God’s regret and anger. It appears that this process brings upon suffering to us. How do we bring upon joy to ourselves? Let us now explain the mouth as the filter. Evil thoughts, which create negative energy, are greed, arrogance, and self-love. We have the ability to act or resist these thoughts. God tells us to calm our minds when we are faced with temptation or barriers and not act upon our evil thoughts. When this happens, gradually less evil thoughts emerge from our mind. This results in the elimination of negative energy. The soul (positive energy) is detached from the negative energies and now only brings upon stability and joy to the individual.

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God’s Blessings

Sometimes being correct or right may not be enough. For example, I was having a good day when one of my co-workers who was not having a good day, misunderstood some of my comments concerning a matter at work. I was dumbfounded by her claim that I had hurt her esteem. I was thinking to myself, how dare she ruin my great day I was having. Even though I was correct as confirmed by co-workers later, I had thoughts of arrogance. My choice was to calm my mind to suppress my arrogance, or to take action and follow through on what my arrogant thoughts were telling me to do. Unfortunately I succumbed to my thoughts, and confronted her publicly. As you can expect, taking action upon these evil thoughts brings upon more arrogant thoughts from both parties, resulting in exchanges of angry words.

The Heaven’s Truth Religion (Tenrikyo) teaches us that the path to a pure mind is a difficult path. It is difficult because although we strive to purify our minds of greed, arrogance and self-love, we are confronted by setbacks and temptations that encourage our minds to follow these evil thoughts. But God tells us that if we calm our minds, and take no actions upon the evil thoughts, these thoughts will gradually be eliminated from our minds. It may appear to be an annoyance or suffering when barriers appear, like the experience with the co-worker; but it may actually be God’s blessing in trying to help us eliminate these evils from our minds. For some people, due to the amount of evil in their minds, they may need many blessing to purify their minds. In my instance, I sometimes take a backward movement ignoring God’s blessing and take action on my arrogant thoughts. I use to apologize to God when I failed his blessings; but God tells us that he does not want our apologies. He wants us to show our commitment when God provides us with future blessings. I am so grateful to God that he continues to bless me as he blesses you, encouraging us to purify our minds.

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Understanding God

This Sunday brings upon Easter, a religious day celebrated by Christians. Easter, like many religious celebrations of all faiths, have special meaning to its congregation. The meaning or message of the events are often misunderstood or not comprehended. Each person hears the same message or text, but may take home a different meaning dependent on what thoughts are influencing their minds.

In the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), God tells us that we do not understand because our minds are not pure. God tells us that evil (greed, arrogance, miserliness, covetousness, and self love) thoughts make it difficult to understand God’s messages. He tells us to eliminate these evils from our minds to be able to understand God. For those who are inflicted by bouts of depression, we can become spirited and happy by removing these evils.

But how do we begin to clean our minds of these evils, especially when we are confronted by suffering, temptations, and confrontations? God tells us to calm our minds when faced with these difficult situations. How do we calm our minds? God tells us that we must not take action upon these evil thoughts. For example when we are tempted by greed, we must not take action. By not acting upon our evil thoughts, they are gradually eliminated from our minds. The purification of our minds is not an easy task, and often involves faith in a loving God to complete the purification.

It is this purification of mind that will bring upon understanding of a loving God, and the understanding that we are all God’s children. For some, it may take a long time to purify their minds because of the amount of evil in their minds. But God promises that eventually all mankind will be purified of mind. When all mankind is purified of mind, then God will provide us blessings of a “Joyous World”.

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Changing Our Minds

I was watching one of the news channels where one commentator was accusing another commentator of being racially insensitive. One was Caucasian and the other African American. The black commentator commented on famous black leaders in combating racism, with the white commentator gave his father as an example in defending civil rights. Ironically both of them because of their color of skin felt victimized because of the actions of their ancestors. The black commentator was noticeably angry at the injustice of blacks in the past, while the white commentator appeared apologetic about the past wrongs of his race. But are we responsible for our ancestor’s sin? We have no connection except our genes that determine our physical form and color. Because of our color or race, should we be punished for the action of our ancestors who lived long time ago? Are all females responsible for Eve’s bite of the forbidden fruit?

It is our thoughts that either connect or disconnect with our ancestors; and it is not race or color that connects us. We have the choice to eliminate the evils that emerge in man’s mind. These evils are greed, arrogance, and self-love. It is these evils that are passed on from one generation to another that hinders mankind from having joy and peace. Unlike race or color that we cannot change, we can change our thoughts from evil to good.

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Are we responsible for our ancestors?

I was watching one of the news channels where one commentator was accusing another commentator of being racially insensitive. Of course one was white and the other black. The black commentator commented on famous black leaders in combating racism, with the white commentator gave his father as an example in defending civil rights. Ironically both of them because of their color of skin felt victimized because of what their ancestors had done. The black commentator was noticeably angry at the injustice of blacks in the past, while the white commentator appeared apologetic about the past wrongs of his race. But are we responsible for what our ancestors did? Are we responsible for what thoughts our ancestors had? What makes each of us different from our ancestors of long ago? It’s not the color of our skin. The major difference is how we think. Yet we judge others based on skin color. It is like calling an obese person jolly because of his or her appearance. Our thoughts are what make us evil or good: it is not our physical features.

When we judge others by their physical form, their intelligence, their possessions, and yes their ancestry, it is discrimination and is not justifiable. But because we do not or understand the original purity of all mankind, we cannot understand that it is our thoughts that make us evil or good. Evil thoughts are not present in only one race; it is prevalent and sometimes spread like an infection. World history has many examples. It is the same with good thoughts; it is not the domain of only one race.

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