We believe in the Ofudesaki (Tip of the Writing Brush), which contains God’s truth. This is the foundation of our faith. These instructions give us the ingredients to live a joyous life.
God tells us to understand the soul/heart to purify our minds and to live the “Joyous life”.
God teaches us to tell others that God will begin to work. Illness and suffering may be God’s guidance to understand the soul/heart. This propagation is the first step in saving others. This is called hinokishin.
God has given us a special prayer 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 heart, God promises us that he will start to work to make people understand the soul (heart). God will bring new members to our churches by placing illness as guidance to the people we have forewarned about God’s guidance to understand the soul.
WHAT WE NEED TO DO:
To continue to purify our minds of sin/evil to become spirited.
To spread and share God’s truth with others. To tell people that God will begin to work and place guidance to understand the soul. This is called hinokishin .
To pray daily with our special prayer (Joyous Service), asking God to help sweep evil (greed, arrogance, and self love) from the world’s mind by giving them a preview of the sufferings that their soul may manifest if they continue to harbor evil in their minds.
To heal the people whose minds have been revealed when God guides them to us; and teach them about the soul, causality and true sincerity. True sincerity is a mind that ponders over suffering and obstacles derived from the soul, and accepts these inconveniences in a joyous manner. This will make our minds spirited; and by the principle of causality and the pure soul, will bring forth joy in the future.
Reference: Ofudesaki (Tip of the Writing Brush) 6th edition, Oyasama, Miki Nakayama, Tenrikyo Church Headquarter.
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