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Tenrikyo /God is a Mother

Today is father’s day. Happy father’s day for all the dads out there! Most religions will agree that the most important father is God; they believe that man was made out of the image of God. But who is not … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /We Do Not Understand

Just because we believe in God, God does not favor us with blessings. More important, because we know the teachings, we are able to understand why we have joy or sorrow. Some of us continue to suffer despite our dedication … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /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? … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /Fate is in our Hands

I would like to discuss causality and reincarnation. I have heard that early Christianity believed in reincarnation, but I cannot verify this now. Some of you may know more than I. The belief in causality (karma, innen) is that there … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /Why We Need to Remove Arrogance

It is not surprising that most religions do not listens to the concerns and questions of their congregation. Any questions concerning the authenticity of their beliefs will brand you an heretic. When have you ever heard a religion come out … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /From a Knot, a Bud should Sprout

In the Heaven’s Truth Church (Tenrikyo) a knot is an occurrence that brings upon suffering or misfortune. But there is a common saying that from a knot, a bud will sprout. We believe that sometimes a knot is derived from … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /How Do We Change Our Fate?

Why is change so difficult? We all promise that we will change, but will we? Statistics will say that we do not change. Look at the recidivism rate of alcoholics and gamblers. He or she may promise to stop his … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /Heaven’s Truth and Energy

The mind is the source of what appears in the world, and the mind creates our future. How does our mind affect what happens in the world? Energy supplies the mind to create our thoughts, which are also made of … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /What do we do with evil people?

How do we deal with evil people? What does God do with evil people? These are questions that man has pondered since his creation. In the Heaven’s Truth Church (Tenrikyo), God tells us that there is no one who is … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /The Path of Joy

In the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), God tells us that every person has a unique and different mind. Ponder over this talk, all of you in the world. There is no mind the same as another. 5-7 Even between parent … Continue reading

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