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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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OFUDESAKI 7-16

Interpretation: God sees missionaries, or people that want to spread God’s truth about the heart and teachings to save the world. The low valley is where the common people live, those who are often controlled and ruled over by the … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 7-8

Interpretation: God sees the worldly path of suffering, and wants to quickly let the world know about it.

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God Does Not Punish

God tells us that suffering or illness comes from our minds in song 10 of the Mikagura-uta.  Most people when they are ill, or when their children are ill, will vehemently argue with you when you tell them that illness … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 7-4

Interpretation: I believe it is saying that when the permanent Kanrodai is erected, there will not be anything unknown to everyone. Everyone will understand that human beings were created to live the Joyous life.

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