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The Truth Will Set You Free

I have always encouraged others to look for the truth. Do not depend on others to relay the truth to you.  For example, in religion most of us depend on our clergy and historians to interpret and translate our sacred … Continue reading

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The Soul Has No Color

Recently as I am getting closer to my 65th birthday, I wonder what will happen when I die. Will my mind cease to function? If I don’t have a brain, I presume that I may not be able to think.  … Continue reading

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How To Purify Our Minds

Many of us can control our anger or evil thoughts. But of course, since we are only human, sometimes we lose control and acquiesce to our evil thoughts and take action that we may regret later on. This action causes … Continue reading

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The Distorted Mirror and the Mind

There is a verse in our sacred book that I find interesting about the human mind and the way we think. I often reflect to see if I have a mind like a distorted mirror. Ikana ki mo oku yosete … Continue reading

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Who We Are

God created human beings to live the joyous life.  Let me rephrase it correctly. God created human bodies, so we can live the joyous life.  What are we? Are we our bodies? The body plus the soul is who we … Continue reading

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Understanding Karma and Causality

Many religions believe in causality or karma, but none have succeeded in explaining how the process works. We all have heard the expression of “What we sow, we reap”. In the Ofudesaki, God tells us that we do not understand … Continue reading

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Do We Need to Believe in God?

What makes Tenrikyo so different from other religions? We don’t really have to believe in God or attend church to have a joyous life. For those Tenrikyo members, please hear me out before telling me I am wrong and crazy. … Continue reading

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