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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Stick figures in Understanding the Soul

PATH OF THE HEART/SOUL

The soul descends from heaven and enters the body at conception or shortly afterwards. Part of the negative energies are converted to negative thoughts; these thoughts then enter our minds.  Our memories are erased; but death does not erase our evil thoughts (see figure 1-1). These evil thoughts are greed, arrogance, anger, hate, and self love.

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More of these evil thoughts are created when we act on our existing evil thoughts that are in our minds (see figure 1-2). 

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The soul helps collect our evil thoughts that are created in our minds (see figure 1-3). What does the soul do with these negative energies?

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The negative energies surrounding our souls convert into sufferings and temptations (see figure 1-4). We should not blame God, or others for our sufferings and inconveniences. They are all manifestations of our soul. By these inconveniences, the soul reminds of the evil thoughts in our minds.

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If we act on our evil thoughts when the soul metes out suffering/temptation, we create more negative thoughts in our minds. This will add to the negative energy surround the soul/heart (see figure 1-5). We will suffer more in the future.

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If we do not act on our evil thoughts when the soul metes out sufferings, others do not suffer; and we do not produce any negative thoughts (see figure 1-6). Eventually all our negative thoughts in our minds will be eliminated by this process.

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When our minds are purified of evil thoughts, the soul will be void of negative energies. This will bring only joy from our innermost hearts (see figure 1-7).

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SUMMARY OF THE PATH OF THE HEART/SOUL

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We can either follow the path of the world where we can get away with anything as long as no one sees us do it;  God tells us that this path is wrong.  Or we can follow the path of the heart, where everything we do comes back to us. In the Osashizu is the following verse:

In the world’s path, you can do whatever you want and get away with it, so long as no one sees you do it. But in the path of the heart/soul, it all comes to bear on yourself”  (Osashizu pg 181.)

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Prayer to Save the World

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God Wants to Understand the Soul

THE TRUTHS OF HEAVEN

God wants us to understand the soul.

Looking all over the world and through all ages, I find no one who understands the heart (soul).  (Tip of the Writing Brush 1-1)

Why does God want us to understand the soul? It is because our souls determine our future. We suffer or have joy depending on what surrounds our eternal soul.

The soul is the core of an individual. It is an aggregate of energies that define our individual characteristics. The soul is an amalgam of positive energies; by itself it brings upon joy to us because of these positive energies (see figure 1-1).  There is “Good” in everyone because of our original pure soul; but our souls have accumulated negative energies around them. This is why we suffer (see figure 1-2).  Where do these negative energies that surround the soul come from, and how do we remove them? Let us further explore the soul/heart.

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The soul is an individualized ethereal positive energy source from God that enters our borrowed bodies at conception or shortly after; and it leaves our lifeless bodies at death to return to Heaven (see figure 1-3).

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During our earthly stays, the soul helps remove our evil thoughts that are produced in our minds; and stores them as negative energies (see figure 1-4). The soul eventually releases the negative energies and redirects it back to us (see figure 1-5). What do these negative energies manifest into?

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These negative energies that surround the soul manifests into sufferings, temptations and inconveniences that come back to us as fate on this earth (see figure 1-6). The biblical proverb, “We reap what we sow” would appear to be true.

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What happens to these negative energies surrounding the soul when we die? Death does not take away these negative energies.  The soul ascends to heaven with these deficiencies, and returns when an appropriate environment and housing are chosen for each unique soul. When the soul enters our developing bodies, some of the negative energies around the soul converts back into our former negative thoughts, and settles in our minds (see figure 1-7). The process of death erases our past memories; but it does not erase our evil thoughts. This will explain the appearance of anger and greed in our precious and innocent children.

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Most important, the negative energies around the soul will manifest as inconveniences in our lives. By these inconveniences that the soul delivers, they gives us opportunities to eliminate the production of evil thoughts from our minds; these inconveniences work to remind us of the evils in our minds. These evil thoughts are greed, arrogance, miserliness, hate, anger, revenge, covetousness and self-love. These evil thoughts when placed into action causes sufferings to others; but unknown to most of us, they also brings upon suffering back to the perpetrators of the evil actions as a result of the actions of the soul.

How does the soul eliminate evil from our minds? If we calm our minds and ponder the existence of evil thoughts in our minds; and do not act on them when faced with what the soul metes out (sufferings, inconveniences and temptations), these thoughts from our minds  gradually subside. We do not produce more evil thoughts (see figure 1-8). Our minds  becomes pure, and the evil surrounding our souls are eliminated. This results in a pure soul void of negative energy, which brings upon a joyous life for the individual.

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For many people, the purification of the mind will be a long process, dependent on the amount of negative energy they have accumulated around their soul (Ofudesaki 1-47), which is also equivalent to the amount of evil thoughts in their mind. These sufferings that the negative energies manifest will test their resolve of not taking action on their evil thoughts. But if they continue to control their evil thoughts by not acting on them, the production of evils in their minds will be eliminated. There is a saying that from  knots (sufferings),  buds (opportunities to remove evil thoughts) will sprout if we understand the soul.

But suppose we do not understand what the soul does? If we act on our evil thoughts when the soul distributes its negative energies or even if we act on them without the soul’s message, others will suffer and our minds will continue to produce more negative thoughts. This increases the negative energy surrounding our pure soul, causing the soul to bring upon more suffering upon ourselves (see figure 1-9).  From knots, knots will continue to sprout if we do not understand the soul. Do not ignore the manifestations of the soul. This is why we must not blame others for any inconveniences or sufferings; these setbacks are manifestations of our own souls. We must look within our minds to understand why the soul brings upon sufferings, temptations and inconveniences.

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It is this  soul/heart that will continue for eternity, inhabiting sometimes imperfect bodies, and  sometimes producing unimaginable sufferings; but it is the soul that brings upon these conditions by releasing these negative energies surrounding it. This religion explains how to remove these negative energies surrounding the soul, so we can uncover the pure heart/soul and live the “Joyous life”. The following verse summarizes the path of the soul/heart.

“In the world’s path, you can do whatever you want and get away with it, so long as no one sees you do it. But in the path of the heart/soul, it all comes to bear on yourself”  (Osashizu pg 181).

For diagrams, please click Path of the Heart .

OUR BELIEFS FROM A RELIGIOUS PERSPECTIVE:

God descended from heaven to teach us about the soul.  He through Oyasama (Miki Nakayama) and Tip of the Writing Brush (Ofudesaki) encouraged the early followers to remove evil thoughts from their minds, often placing temporary illness on their bodies to help them understand the relationship between the mind, body and soul.

God told his followers that shared joy is true joy. We can not have true joy while others suffer. We must share these teachings with others. He gave them special instructions to bring others to our places of worship. God told his followers that he would begin to place illness on others in relationship with the evil thoughts in their minds to help them understand the soul. God gives them a preview of what sufferings they may endure if they continue to harbor evil thoughts. This special guidance is what makes this religion so unique. We pray for the salvation of others! This is why our prayer is so important in our faith.

This guidance as illness is only initiated with our spreading God’s truth about the soul/heart (hinokishin), and performing the Special prayer (Joyous Service) with true sincerity. When people we have introduced the soul come to us to be healed, we further explain the soul and God’s teachings.  They are then healed and are able to understand the soul; and begin to purify their minds. This process of (1) purifying our own mind, (2) spreading the truth (hinokishin), and (3) praying continues until all mankind is purified of evil in their minds. God hastens for the day that all minds of the world are pure. When this occurs, there will be heaven on earth for all of God’s children.

OUR PATH:

To continue to purify our minds of negative thoughts ( sin/evil ) when confronted with temptation and sufferings manifested by the soul.

To spread and share God’s truth; telling people that illness and suffering may be God’s guidance to help one understand the soul/heart. This conveyance of God’s truth is called hinokishin .

To pray daily with our special prayer (Joyous Service), asking God to help people understand the soul/heart and to sweep evil from their minds.

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Prayer directed toward the Kanrodai at Ojiba

“Evil sweeping. Save them please, Universal Saving God “.

To heal the people whose minds have been revealed when God guides them to us; and teach them about the soul (heart), causality and true sincerity. True sincerity is a mind that ponders over suffering and obstacles that the soul delivers, and accepts these inconveniences in a joyous manner. This will make our minds pure and spirited; and by the principle of causality will bring forth joy in the future due to the pure soul (heart).

GOD’S PROMISE:

All mankind will live a joyous life with everyone helping each other.

WHAT WE ASK YOU TO DO:

Please share this website with others and tell them about the soul/heart.

Reference: Ofudesaki (Tip of the Writing Brush) 6th edition, Oyasama, Miki Nakayama, Tenrikyo Church Headquarter.

An Anthology of Osashizu Tranlation, Tenrikyo Overseas Department @71 Mishima,

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The Truth of Heaven

God wants us to understand the soul.

Looking all over the world and through all ages, I find no one who understands the heart (soul).  (Tip of the Writing Brush 1-1)

Why does God want us to understand the soul? Because our souls determine our future. We suffer or have joy depending on what surrounds our eternal soul.

The soul is the core of an individual. It is a bundle of energies that define our individual characteristics and it also controls our fate. The soul is an amalgam of positive energies; by itself it brings upon joy to us because of these positive energies (see figure 1-1).  There is “Good” in everyone because of our original pure soul; but our souls have accumulated negative energies around them; this is why we suffer (see figure 1-2).  Where does this negative energy that surrounds the soul come from? Let us further explore the soul/heart.

       

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The soul is an individualized ethereal positive energy source from God that enters our borrowed bodies at conception or shortly after; and it leaves our lifeless bodies at death to return to Heaven (see figure 1-3).

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During our earthly stays, the soul/heart collects our evil thoughts from our minds as negative energies (Ofudesaki 3-11); and it eventually releases the negative energies back to us as sufferings (see figure 1-4). What happens to these negative energies that surround the soul?

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These negative energies that surround the soul manifests into sufferings, temptations and inconveniences that come back to us as fate or illness on this earth. The biblical proverb, “We reap what we sow” would appear to be true when it comes to the soul.

What happens to these negative energies surrounding the soul when we die? Death does not take away these negative energies.  The soul arises to heaven with these deficiencies, and returns when an appropriate environment and housing are chosen for each unique soul. When the soul enters our developing bodies, some of the negative energies around the soul converts back into our former negative thoughts, and settles in our minds (see figure 1-5); death does not erase our evil thoughts. This will explain the appearance of anger and greed in our precious and innocent children. Most important, the negative energies around the soul will manifest as inconveniences in our lives.

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By these inconveniences that the soul delivers, they gives us opportunities to eliminate evil thoughts from our minds; these inconveniences work to remind us of the evils in our minds. These evil thoughts are greed, arrogance, miserliness, hate, anger, revenge, covetousness and self-love. These evil thoughts when placed into action causes sufferings to others; but unknown to most of us, they also brings upon suffering back to the perpetrators of the evil actions as a result of the actions of the soul.

How does the soul eliminate evil from our minds? If we calm our minds and ponder the existence of evil thoughts in our minds; and do not act on them when faced with what the soul metes out (sufferings, inconveniences and temptations), these thoughts from our minds  gradually subside. Our minds  becomes pure, and the evil surrounding our souls are eliminated. This results in a pure soul void of negative energy, which brings upon a joyous life for the individual (see figure 1-6).

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For many people, the purification of the mind will be a long process, dependent on the amount of negative energy they have accumulated around their soul (Ofudesaki 1-47), which is also equivalent to the amount of evil thoughts in their mind. These sufferings that the negative energies manifest will test their resolve of not taking action on their evil thoughts. But if they continue to control their evil thoughts by not acting on them, the evils in their mind will be eliminated (see figure 1-7).  There is a saying that from  knots (sufferings),  buds (opportunities to remove evil thoughts) will sprout if we understand the soul.

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But suppose we do not understand what the soul does? If we act on our evil thoughts when the soul distributes its negative energies, others will suffer and our minds will continue to produce more negative thoughts. This increases the negative energy surrounding our pure soul, causing the soul to bring upon more suffering upon ourselves (see figure 1-8).  From knots, knots will continue to sprout if we do not understand the soul. Do not ignore the manifestations of the soul. This is why we must not blame others for any inconveniences or sufferings; they are manifestations of our own souls. We must look within our minds to understand why the soul brings upon sufferings, temptations and inconveniences.

1-8

It is this  soul/heart that will continue for eternity, inhabiting sometimes imperfect bodies, and  sometimes producing unimaginable sufferings; but it is the soul that brings upon these conditions by releasing these negative energies surrounding it. This religion explains how to remove these negative energies surrounding the soul, so we can uncover the pure heart/soul and live the “Joyous life”. The following verse summarizes the path of the soul/heart.

“In the world’s path, you can do whatever you want and get away with it, so long as no one sees you do it. But in the path of the heart/soul, it all comes to bear on yourself”  (Osashizu pg 181).

For diagrams, please click Path of the Heart .

OUR BELIEFS FROM A RELIGIOUS PERSPECTIVE:

God descended from heaven to teach us about the soul.  He through Oyasama (Miki Nakayama) and Tip of the Writing Brush (Ofudesaki) encouraged the early followers to remove evil thoughts from their minds, often placing temporary illness on their bodies to help them understand the relationship between the mind, body and soul.

God told his followers that shared joy is true joy. We can not have true joy while others suffer. We must share these teachings with others. He gave them special instructions to bring others to our places of worship. God told his followers that he would begin to place illness on others in relationship with the evil thoughts in their minds to help them understand the soul. God gives them a preview of what sufferings they may endure if they continue to harbor evil thoughts. This special guidance is what makes this religion so unique. We pray for the salvation of others! This is why our prayer is so important in our faith.

This guidance as illness is only initiated with our Special prayer (Joyous Service) that God has granted to us.  When people we have introduced the soul come to us to be healed, we further explain the soul and God’s teachings.  They are then healed and are able to understand the soul; and begin to purify their minds. This process of (1) purifying the mind, (2) spreading the truth, and (3) praying continues until all mankind is purified of evil in their minds. God hastens for the day that all minds of the world are pure. When this occurs, there will be heaven on earth for all of God’s children.

OUR PATH:

To continue to purify our minds of negative thoughts ( sin/evil ) when confronted with temptation and sufferings manifested by the soul.

To spread and share God’s truth; telling people that illness and suffering may be God’s guidance to help one understand the soul/heart. This conveyance of God’s truth is called hinokishin .

To pray daily with our special prayer (Joyous Service), asking God to help people understand the soul/heart and to sweep evil from their minds.

“Evil sweeping. Save them please, Universal Saving God “.

To heal the people whose minds have been revealed when God guides them to us; and teach them about the soul (heart), causality and true sincerity. True sincerity is a mind that ponders over suffering and obstacles that the soul delivers, and accepts these inconveniences in a joyous manner. This will make our minds pure and spirited; and by the principle of causality will bring forth joy in the future due to the pure soul (heart).

GOD’S PROMISE:

All mankind will live a joyous life with everyone helping each other.

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Path of the Heart

Sometimes a picture/diagram is worth a thousand words. Here is my diagram on the “Path of the Heart”.

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God Wants Us to Understand the Heart/Soul

God wants us to understand the soul.

Looking all over the world and through all ages, I find no one who understands the heart (soul).  Tip of the Writing Brush 1-1

Why does God want us to understand the soul? Because our souls determine our future. We suffer or have joy depending on what surrounds our eternal soul.

The soul is who we are. The soul is an amalgam of positive energies; by itself it brings upon joy to the individual because of these positive energies.  Because everyone has a soul, one can say that there is good in everyone; but our souls have accumulated negative energy around them; this is why we suffer. Let us further explore the soul/heart.

The soul is an individualized ethereal positive energy source from heaven that enters our borrowed bodies at birth or shortly after; and it leaves our lifeless bodies at death to return to heaven. During our earthly stays, one of its function is to collect our evil thoughts as negative energies; and it gradually releases the negative energies back to us as sufferings. The biblical proverb, “We reap what we sow” appears to be carried out by the soul. But cause and effect is often not immediate, making the awareness and function of the soul difficult to comprehend.

By these inconveniences that the soul delivers, the soul helps us eliminate evil thoughts from our minds; it works to remind us of the evils in our minds. These evil thoughts are greed, arrogance, miserliness, covetousness and self-love. All other evil thoughts are derived from or a combination of these five categories of thoughts; for example anger and hate are derived from arrogance.These evil thoughts when placed into action are what causes sufferings to others; but they also brings upon suffering back to the perpetrators of the evil actions as a result of the soul.

How does the soul eliminate evil from our minds? If we calm our minds and ponder; and do not act on our existing evil thoughts when faced with what the soul metes out (sufferings, inconveniences and temptations), these thoughts from our minds  gradually subside. Our minds  becomes pure, and the evil surrounding our souls are eliminated. This results in a pure soul void of negative energy, which brings upon a joyous life for the individual.

For many people, the purification of the mind will be a long process, dependent on the amount of negative energy they have accumulated around their soul, which is also equivalent to the amount of evil thoughts in their mind. These sufferings that the negative energies manifest will test their resolve of not taking action on their evil thoughts. But if they continue to control their evil thoughts by not acting on them, the evils in their mind will be eliminated.  There is a saying that from  knots (sufferings),  buds (opportunities to remove evil thoughts) will sprout if we understand the soul.

But suppose we do not understand what the soul does? If we act on our evil thoughts when the soul distributes its negative energy, others will suffer and our minds will continue to produce more negative thoughts. This increases the negative energy surrounding our pure soul, causing the soul to bring upon more suffering upon ourselves.  From  knots, knots will continue to sprout if we do not understand the soul. Do not ignore the manifestations of the soul. This is why we must understand the soul (heart).

It is this  soul/heart that will continue for eternity, inhabiting sometimes imperfect bodies, and  sometimes producing unimaginable sufferings; but it is the soul that brings upon these conditions by releasing these negative energies surrounding the soul. This religion explains how to remove these negative energies, so we can uncover the pure heart/soul and live the “Joyous life”.

“In the world’s path, you can do whatever you want and get away with it, so long as no one sees you do it. But in the path of the heart/soul, it all comes to bear on yourself”. Osashizu

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The Truth of the Soul/Heart

God wants us to understand the soul.

Looking all over the world and through all ages, I find no one who understands the soul (heart).  Tip of the Writing Brush 1-1

Why does God want us to understand the soul? Because our souls determine our future. We suffer or have joy depending on what surrounds our eternal soul.

The soul is an individualized ethereal positive energy source from Heaven that enters our bodies at birth, and leaves our bodies at death. During our earthly stays, it collects our evil thoughts as negative energies; and it gradually releases the negative energies back to us as sufferings. We reap what we sow.

By these inconveniences, the soul helps us eliminate evil thoughts from our minds; it works to remind us of the evil thoughts in our minds. These evil thoughts are greed, arrogance, miserliness, covetousness and self-love. All other evil thoughts are derived from or a combination of these five categories of thoughts; for example anger and animosity are derived from arrogance.These evil thoughts when placed into action are what cause sufferings to others; but they also brings upon suffering back to the perpetrators.

How does the soul eliminate evil from our minds? If we ponder and do not act on our existing evil thoughts when faced with what the soul metes out (sufferings), these thoughts from our minds  gradually subside. The mind  becomes pure, and the evil surrounding the soul is eliminated. This results in a pure soul void of negative energy, which brings upon a joyous life for the individual.

For many people, the purification of the mind will be a long process, dependent on the amount of negative energy they have accumulated around their soul, which is also equivalent to the amount of evil thoughts in their mind. These sufferings that the negative energies manifest will test their resolve of not taking action on their evil thoughts. But if they continue to control their evil thoughts, the evils in their mind will be eliminated.  There is a saying that from a knot (sufferings), a bud will sprout if we understand the soul.

But suppose we do not understand what the soul does? If we act on our evil thoughts when the soul distributes its negative energy, others will suffer and our minds will continue to produce more negative thoughts. This increases the negative energy surrounding the pure soul, causing the soul to bring upon more suffering upon ourselves.  From a knot, knots will continue to sprout if we do not understand the soul. Do not ignore the manifestations of the soul.

 

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