God wants us to understand the heart.
This Website was initiated to bring discussion to why our religion is not growing in membership as promised in the Ofudesaki. The Ofudesaki was composed by God, through the handwriting of Oyasama. It gives us step by step instructions on how to purify our minds and spread the teaching to others. We must follow the instructions in this sacred book. In the first verse of the Ofudesaki, God tells us that we do not understand the soul/heart.
Looking all over the world and through all ages,
there is no one who understands the heart(soul). 1-1
Understanding the soul is most important in purifying our minds first. God then gives us instructions on how to bring others to our places of worship.
The Ofudesaki gives us the recipe to save the world. These are the ingredients:
God tells us to understand the soul/heart to purify our minds of sin/evil . God tells us to ponder, and not act on our evil thoughts when our souls bring upon sufferings or temptations. This will purify our minds. This is called the broad path.
When we have purified our minds, we must take the narrow path of hinokishin and performing the Joyous Service to bring others to our places of worship.
We must tell others that God will begin to work. Tell people that illnesses are God’s guidance to help us understand the soul/heart in order to purify our minds of evil thoughts. This propagation is the first step in saving others. This is called hinokishin.
3. God has given us a Special prayer (Joyous Service) that will initiate God’s guidance. The Joyous Service is the prayer that God has granted us to save all mankind. By the Joyous Service performed with a pure mind, God promises us that she will start to work to make people understand the soul (heart). God will bring new members to our churches by placing temporary illnesses as guidance to the people we have forewarned about God’s guidance to understand the soul.
Kanrodai at Ojiba where our prayer is directed toward.
4. To heal the people whose minds have been revealed when God guides them to us; and teach them about the soul, mind, and body. This will give them the information to purify their minds by themselves, and live the joyous life.
Reference: Ofudesaki (Tip of the Writing Brush) 6th edition, Oyasama, Miki Nakayama, Tenrikyo Church Headquarter.