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OFUDESAKI 10-99

Interpretation: God wants all of us to have the Original mind. The Original mind is a mind that has no regret, covetousness, self-love, greed, and arrogance.

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OFUDESAKI 10-98

Interpretation: This path is to attain the Original mind (pure mind)

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OFUDESAKI 10-93

Interpretation: We must first purify our own minds before God helps us spread God’s truth to others.

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POSTS

Interpretation: The harvest (ryuuke) refers to people that God guides to help them understand God’s teachings. These people (harvest) come to our places of worship due to our prayers to save them, and our spreading the teachings to them.

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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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The Broad and Narrow Path

In the Ofudesaki, God talks about the broad and narrow paths. On the diagram the black line in the middle separates these two paths. The broad path is the path of the heart, where one can purify one’s mind, if one … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 7-42

Interpretation: People did not know that blessings were provided if one had a purified mind, a mind without regret, covetousness, self-love, arrogance, and greed. When this happens, the mind becomes spirited, as opposed to depressed.

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OFUDESAKI 7-40

Interpretation: The world has gone through the worldly path, where one believes that one can do anything evil as long as one does not get caught, or does not care if one gets caught. The path leads to thousands of … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 7-37

Interpretation: God’s blessings are guidance to the people we have spread the teachings to. These blessings only occur when we perform the Joyous Service with a purified mind.

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