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OFUDESAKI 7-102

Interpretation: Concerning the truth that God compares our mind’s with Oyasama’s mind, God is telling us that we must attain true sincerity of the mind, like Oyasama’s mind. Attaining true sincerity is a mind without regret, covetousness, self-love, greed, and … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 7-100

Interpretation: God is preparing everyone for the Service. By just performing the Service, God will not accept our prayer. We must first understand the heart to purify our own minds. Then we must spread this truth of the heart to … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 7-99

Interpretation: The Joyous Service is our prayer, asking God to help save others. Salvation depends on having a pure mind. God will begin to help others purify their minds.

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OFUDESAKI 7-98

Interpretation: God has told us that illness, like smallpox should not exist in this world. God also tells us illness originates from the mind. If we can remove dusts from our minds, we can eliminate illness. God has descended from … Continue reading

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The Mirror

I am always surprised at what information I find when I continue to study our sacred scriptures, both the Ofudesaki and Mikagura-uta. In todays post on the Mikagura-uta Study Group on Facebook, I was surprised to find how different my … Continue reading

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We Are Hypocrites

We are all hypocrites. This concerns most religions, but I will talk about my religion. In Tenrikyo, God specifically tells us that illness comes from the mind. The following is from the Ofudesaki and the Mikagura-uta.   Whatever happens, what … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 7-94

Interpretation: This translation is different from Church Headquarters, as I translate yoki, as expectation instead of joy. The expectations are God’s workings of helping other people understand the heart, and God’s teachings. These expectations will only appear if we perform … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 7-93

Interpretation: How this complete joy will occur, is written in the Ofudesaki. God descended from heaven to give us this complete joy. First we must purify our own minds by understanding the mune or heart. Then we must spread the … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 7-92

Interpretation: When all human beings have purified their minds of dust or evil thoughts, then God’s regret will be cleared away. When we purify our minds, only joy will come from our hearts, and God’s regret will be no more. … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 7-90

Interpretation: Every path that we take has a consequence. We reap what we have sowed. If we act on our evil thoughts or dusts, we are preparing a future of suffering and obstacles. But if we do not act on … Continue reading

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