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OFUDESAKI 6-78

Interpretation: These returns are illness as guidance, to help us understand what our own hearts bring forth. Our hearts bring forth our negative fates, that we have created by acting on what negative thoughts are in our minds. These negative … Continue reading

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Why Our Religion Is Different

As a Tenrikyo member, I ask you what information do we have to share to the world, that would make the world better. Is it our Service that we perform monthly? Is it our belief in an everliving Oyasama, or … Continue reading

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The Heart Makes No Mistakes.

When we become religious, there are two kinds of people. One that uses the teachings to find fault with others, while the other uses the teachings to improve oneself. Until I started to read the Ofudesaki, and study it, I … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 6-42

Interpretation: People don’t know why God created human beings. God created human beings to live the Joyous life. What parent would not want their children to live a life of joy.

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We Reap What We Have Sowed Because of Our Heart

Why is understanding our hearts so important in our religion? The following may give one a clue: (Ichiretsu wa) (mina meme no) (mune no uchi) (Hokori ippai) (tsumori aru kara) 8-61   Everyone, all of each of your innermost hearts … Continue reading

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The Mind, Body, and Heart

 In the Ofudesaki and the Mikagura-uta, God tells us that illness on our bodies comes from our minds. These dust or evil thoughts in our minds are regret, covetousness, arrogance greed, and self-love. We can probably all agree that these … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 6-24

Interpretation: God is telling us since the creation of human beings, God has been only observing us. It is not until 1838, when God descended from heaven to save everyone Then some of you may say what or who causes suffering … Continue reading

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Shirizoku

I would like to discuss the word shirizoku, which is utilized in the Ofudesaki. The English translation is withdraw. I lhave always wondered why God will withdraw from a person. God in a few passages tell us God has been … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 6-6

Interpretation: This place refers to where the Kanrodai is. This is where God accepts our prayer, the Joyous Service.

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OFUDESAKI 5-86

Interpretation: If one has a pure mind from going through the path of the heart, our prayers (Joyous Service) will come true.

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