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OFUDESAKI 6-88

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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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Understand the Heart

I know many of you are wondering why I am emphacizing the heart (mune) in my interpretations of the Ofudesaki.  Why would God tell us that we do not understand the heart in the first verse of the Ofudesaki. and … 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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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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OFUDESAKI 6-33

Interpretation: God describing the condition of the world before the beginning of human beings I believe through evolution, it has taken millions of years to attain the human body that we have today. But it is God that began this process … 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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Interpretation: God is telling the early followers that these blessings of guidance will be seen in the future. One of the prerequisite for these blessings is the performance of the Joyous Service. The other two are the understanding of the … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 6-12

Interpretation: God is going to show the people who we have spread the teachings, guidance in the form of illness, to show them the evil thoughts in their minds. These are the dusts (greed, arogance, self-love, regret and covetousness) that … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 6-11

Interpretation: God through Oyasama’s writing in the Ofudesaki, speaks to the early followers. The writings in the Ofudesaki are still relevant in our daily lives. All the instructions to save ourselves and the world are all written in the Ofudesaki.

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