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OFUDESAKI 7-48

Interpretation: Because God wants everyone to be saved (see previous verse), God’s mind hastens to purify everyone’s mind. Remember the spirited mind is a purified mind. God is asking asking why our minds are depressed or not purified.

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OFUDESAKI 7-46

Interpretation: When the mind is pure, one has access to God. Again these dusts we need to remove are regret, covetousness, self-love, arrogance, and greed.

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The Broad and Narrow Path

In the Ofudesaki, God talks about the broad and narrow paths. On the diagram the black line in the middle separates these two paths. The broad path is the path of the heart, where one can purify one’s mind, if one … Continue reading

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Summary of Ofudesaki

In the Mikagura-uta and the Ofudesaki, God uses analogies to make the teachings easier to understand. Most of the early followers were farmers working in the fields. God uses terms like weeding, water, fertilizer, and harvest in explaining the teachings. Yes … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 7-45

Interpretation: God is telling the early followers that the blessings of guidance were not seen before. But they will begin to see these blessings in the future.

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OFUDESAKI 7-44

Interpretation: God again like in the first verse of the most sacred scripture tells the early followers that they do not understand the heart. I believe it is the same today that most people do not understand what the heart … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 7-42

Interpretation: People did not know that blessings were provided if one had a purified mind, a mind without regret, covetousness, self-love, arrogance, and greed. When this happens, the mind becomes spirited, as opposed to depressed.

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OFUDESAKI 7-41

Interpretation: The truth of safe birth salvation is the same as all blessings that exist in the world. If our minds are pure, any blessings will be provided. These blessings are provided by our own hearts.

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OFUDESAKI 7-39

Interpretation: I am interpreting dori as an abbreviation for teodori. By the Joyous Service performed with a sincere mind, God will provide the blessings of guidance to the people we have spread God’s truth to.

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OFUDESAKI 7-38

Interpretation: Remember God has only been watching human beings since God created human beings. God descended from heaven to save human beings, so they can live the “Joyous life”.

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