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OFUDESAKI 7-54

Interpretation: God wants you to eliminate evil thoughts or dusts from your minds. These thoughts are regret, covetousness, self-love, greed, and arrogance.

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In the Ofudesaki, God tells us that illness should not exist, God tells us that illness is from the path of the mistaken mind (3-95). The mistaken mind is a mind that may have one or all of these evil … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 7-53

Interpretation: There are no contamination of human thoughts in God’s teachings. Everything is true.

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OFUDESAKI 7-52

Interpretation: Because Oyasama is conveying this truth, God wants the early followers to understand that these truths come from God.

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What is the heart?

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OFUDESAKI 7-50

Interpretation: The blessings are God’s guidance to help others understand the heart. As emphasized in the first verse of the Ofudesaki, the knowledge of the heart is foremost to one’s salvation.

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Understanding the Heart to Save the World

Like all Tenrikyo members believe, I believe that God descended from heaven to save human beings. In the first verse of the Ofudesaki, God tells us what we need to understand and share with the world to do this.  We … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 7-49

Interpretation: The mind gets purified by eliminating the dusts of regret, covetousness, self-love, greed, and arrogance. When this happens our minds become spirited. This is what God wants for everyone.

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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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