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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Digging Up the Truth

How many of us have complete faith in God? Like the test where the motivator speaker falls back and someone catches his fall. If we fall now, can we depend on God to save us? Who among us can solely depend on God when worldly matters like suffering, inconveniences, and temptations bombard us daily? In the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), God tells us to remove evil (greed, arrogance, miserliness, covetousness, and self love) from our minds first to receive God’s blessings. This is a difficult process, and one may want to initially think twice before falling back to have God catch us.

I shall let you dig up the root of this world’s becoming origin
if you have the strength, do your best to dig it up. 5-86

If only you have dug up this root completely,
no one will be your match, whoever one may be. 5-87

“Digging up” the root of the world’s origin refers to removing evil from our minds. This is a difficult process because sometimes like the dirt that falls back into the hole, our minds regress and we succumb to our evil thoughts. But if we continue to calm our minds and not act upon our evil thoughts, then these thoughts will eventually be eliminated. By this process, our minds become closer to God’s pure mind. It is by attaining this pure mind that God guarantees his blessings and protection. It is with this pure mind that God guarantees you safety in spreading the truths and prayer (Joyous Service) that will bring upon everlasting joy and peace to the world.

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The Path of Joy

In the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), God tells us that every person has a unique and different mind.

Ponder over this talk, all of you in the world.

There is no mind the same as another. 5-7

Even between parent and child, husband and wife, and siblings,

their minds all differ from one another. 5-8

What does this mean that our minds all differ? We all have different proportions of evil in our minds. These evils are the thoughts of arrogance, greed, self-love, miserliness, and covetousness. God tells us that it is these evils that make our minds depressed, and our future bleak. When our minds are void of these evils, we come closer to the mind of God, and our minds become spirited.

How do we remove these evil thoughts from our minds? Does God want us to praise him? Does God want us to have blind faith? Does God want our commitment? Does God want monetary donations? The answer to all these questions is no. God wants us to eliminate these thoughts from our minds. But God tells us that it is not an easy task to eliminate our evil thoughts. For some who have much evil in their minds, God or karma places repeated temptation, sufferings, and inconveniences in their paths. It is the gradual elimination of evil that occurs when one does not act upon evil thoughts. Eventually evil thoughts will not emerge from our minds. It is not surprising on this path of evil elimination that we sometimes regress and act upon our thoughts; but God reminds us to calm our minds, and ponder.

It is this difficult path that must be followed if we are to become happy and spirited. Yet most of the world seeks to gain happiness by looking outside instead of within us. God also tells us that true happiness is shared joy. God has given us a special prayer (Joyous Service) that brings people to our churches when our minds are pure. The following is from the Book of Prophecy telling how difficult the path may be, but rewarding at the end.

Over steep mountains, through tangles of thorns, along narrow ledges and

through brandished swords, if you come (process of purification of mind if we do not act on our thoughts of arrogance, greed, etc). 1-47

 

Yet a head a sea of flames, and a deep abyss  (causality or guidance purifying the mind if we concentrate on not acting on our evil),

 

you will arrive at a narrow path (path of prayer with a sincere mind). 1-48

 

After following the narrow path step by step, you will come to a path.

This is the trustworthy main path (path of joy). 1-49

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How Do We Eliminate Evil?

How do we eliminate evil? No matter how we try to remove evil, evil always comes back. Look at Hitler, Jack the Ripper, Mussolini, Tojo, ISIS, and the list goes on and on. The world and civilized society have attempted to eliminate or incarcerate these evils, but evil continues to emerge. But before we can eliminate evil, we must define what evil is. We must know our enemy. Webster defines evil as: morally reprehensible:  sinful, wicked an evil impulse.

Most of us believe that a person who has these characteristics is evil; and some of us will believe that killing the person that has these characteristics will eliminate evil. The execution in our penal institution, and the current targeted bombings in Syria and Iraq are examples. There are others who believe that retribution does not eliminate evil. In the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki) is the following:

Among all mankind, there is no one who is evil.

It is only a bit of dust stuck on. 1-53

What are these dusts? These are the evil thoughts of greed, arrogance, self-love, covetousness and miserliness. These thoughts cause man to be evil. If evil is a thought, can we eliminate thoughts by destroying or incarcerating the physical body? Some will say that thoughts are like bacteria that spread from one mind to another, and are not restricted to any one mind. We cannot destroy the temporal thought by eliminating the hosts. How does mankind eliminate evil thoughts? Or is it God that helps eliminate evil thoughts from the mind? More on this subject on how theses evils can be removed from the mind; and the consequences of the accumulation of these evil dusts on our physical bodies. Hint: In the world, we see suffering and joy and we see evil and good; yet we do not understand.

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To Be Spirited

How do I become happy? The bills keep mounting, my yard is embarrassing, college tuition for my kids, need to keep up with the Jones, need to change my oil, wondering if I can wait a little longer, coffee is not kicking in today, car is tailgating me too close, blood pressure going up, co-worker rude at work, anger arising, family problems I cannot understand, bouts of self pity, temper outburst and arguments, frequent indigestion and heartburn, self doubts… How do I become happy?

In the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), God tells us to remove evil from our minds to become spirited. These evils are greed, arrogance, miserliness, covetousness, and self love. These are thoughts that frequent our minds. But how do we remove these evils especially when we encounter inconveniences and sufferings mentioned above? It appears that these inconvenient incidents exacerbate our evil thoughts, and make us more despondent.

In the Book of Prophecy is the following:

When you calm your mind step by step and ponder,

it will change into clear water (pure mind). 2-26

God is telling us to acknowledge our bad thoughts; and not take action on these thoughts when these inconveniences occur in our daily lives. He is also telling us that it will take time and effort to eliminate these evil thoughts. For some, it may take many inconveniences in their lives to eliminate these thoughts. In reality, these inconveniences or sufferings may be God’s guidance or aide in helping us remove evil thoughts from our minds. But we often miss our chances of improving our minds by not realizing God’s messages through these inconveniences. More often we tend to kill the messenger, instead of self-reflection; and this action will continue the cycle of producing more evil thoughts.

It is not through drugs or alcohol that we become happy. It is not through power or material wealth that we become happy. History has proved that happiness often does not come through religion or faith. In the Book of Prophecy, God tells us by removing greed, arrogance, miserliness, covetousness, and self love from our mind, we will be spirited. He also tells us that it may be a protracted and difficult task. Are you willing to take this difficult path to true happiness?

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Illness as God’s Guidance

People sometimes criticize me because I believe that God guides us by placing illness upon us. In the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki) is the following:

Whatever happens, illness and pain do not exist.

They are God’s hastening and guidance. 2-7

There is nothing at all which should called illness.

It is because there are paths of the mistaken mind. 3-95

These paths are miserliness, covetousness, self love,

greed, and arrogance. These are the dusts (called evils also). 9-96

God helps us remove these dusts or thoughts from our minds. In the Book of Prophecy is the following:

There is nothing in this world that should be called illness .

Whenever there is a disorder of the body, everyone ponder. 2-23

People often refute my belief by telling me that I am associating illness with someone who is bad. They often question me why if my belief is correct why bad people do not get ill by God’s guidance. Why does the criminal not get ill after his or her crime? I would answer that it is the people seeking God who is guided first.

Throughout history of religion, it is the healing of the sick that has brought people into religion. Who made the people sick or inflicted with disease that Jesus healed. Was it God who worked before his arrival? What better way to have someone ponders his or her mind then with illness? Sometimes when illness comes upon a person, material wealth and power become secondary.

What does God want us to ponder when he places illness upon us. Does he want to prove how powerful he is? Some religions would want you to believe this, as they want you to fear and praise God for his blessings. But God places illness to have you ponder what thoughts you have in your minds. God tells us to remove evil from our minds. These evils are the thoughts of greed, arrogance, miserliness, covetousness, and self-love. God tells us when we remove these dusts from our minds that we will become spirited and happy forever. So the next time you get ill, it may be God guiding you!

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Thoughts to Ponder

Everything is energy. God created the universe. God created man. God is energy. God is all positive energy. Man was once all positive energy. Energy is never created or destroyed. Our soul is made up of positive energy. The soul never extinguishes, as it is a source of energy. Evil is energy. Evil is in our minds. Our souls are made of positive energy source that can attract and eliminate our negative energies of our thoughts.  Energy can be converted to mechanical energy. For every action, there is a reaction. The Universe is God, and we are part of God. Natural disasters can be negative energy that has accumulated from our negative thoughts. God releases these negative energies, as natural disasters like hurricanes, tornados, and earthquakes. There is no global warming, only negative energies from our thoughts. Evil is in the mind of the beholder. There is no devil or Satan. If you persist to believe, then they are negative thoughts named Satan and the devil. There is nothing unknown. There is a cause and effect. God is mainly a spectator. God is the Universe. We create our own future. We have lived many lives. The body is lent from God. Man tries to find the purpose of life, but fails to be spirited or happy. Happiness is the purpose of life. Illness can be God’s guidance. God is not spirited, as man is not spirited. The soul is a library of our negative thoughts. We control the size of our library. Some of us carry a large volume of books, while others have no books. Illness and suffering should not exist. They are from negative energies that have come back to us. What goes up must come down. Cause and effect is the same. God is not spirited, as man is not spirited.   God does not want praise. God wants us to be happy. God wants to be happy. When we hurt others, we hurt God. God’s messengers sometime deliver inconveniences. Don’t kill the messengers. Instead, calm the mind to purify the mind. A pure mind is a spirited mind now. A pure mind also settles and lightens the soul. The positive energy of the soul, void of the negative energies, creates only a joyful future. There is no one essential that is evil, only dust has accumulated in the mind. There should also be nothing called illness, only dust has accumulated in the mind. When all mankind is purified, there will be Heaven on earth.

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Are You Happy/continued

In today’s world, drugs to reduce depression and anxiety are the most prescribed medications. We all want to be spirited, that feeling that everything is all right. The pharmaceutical companies knowing this predicament, spends millions of dollars on advertisement in distributing anti-anxiety drugs; but these companies usually do not tell the consumer about the many side effects of these medications. How can we become spirited without succumbing to drugs or alcohol and their side effects?

In the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), God tells us to remove evil from our minds to become spirited. What are these evils that prevent us from becoming spirited? These evils are greed, arrogance, self-love, miserliness, and covetousness. These evil thoughts are sometime called dusts. Like the dusts that are on our furniture, they can be easily swept away. But if these evil thoughts are plentiful in our minds, they will be difficult to sweep away, like the dusts ingrained on the surfaces of mirrors. How do we eliminate these evil thoughts from our minds so we can become spirited?

First we must admit that we have these thoughts in our minds and must be determined to eliminate these dusts from our minds. How do we remove these dusts? God tells us to calm our minds and not take action on these thoughts when we are tempted, or inconvenienced. When we continue to resist these evil thoughts, they will eventually be eliminated from our minds; and our minds will become purified. This will make us spirited! For some people, this process of purification and becoming spirited will be very difficult and prolonged because of the amount of evil in their minds. On the path of becoming spirited, there will be relapses, and accumulation of more dusts; we often want to blame others, instead of calming our own minds when inconveniences, suffering or temptation arises. With persistence and faith in God, one can eventually remove evil from the mind and become spirited. We have two choices, one is the easy path of consuming medication, which has nebulous results; the other is a difficult path which God guarantees. Which path do you want to take?

It is said that on the path of purification, anger should not arise. Anger arises from arrogance. If we have the evil thought of arrogance in our minds, we tend to act on it when we are inconvenienced. It becomes difficult to calm our minds, and suppress our arrogance. We want to show our disapproval, or want to teach the other person a lesson. When this happens, the thoughts of arrogance continue to emerge from our minds, causing depression and sufferings. To prevent this we must believe that the inconvenience, or enemy is God’s messenger. We must not “kill the messenger”! Instead, we must calm our minds, and not act on the inconvenience. Sometimes God continues to send his messengers to complete the purification of our minds. Sometimes I wonder, how much wrath can I take from someone; but I know it is God trying to make me whole again. It is this difficult process of purification that will make us spirited.

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