Tenrikyo: Return to the Origin and put the joy back into your life

Verse III, 1 - 3


At this time, set about quickly

to clear away the structure from within the gate.


When you have completed the sweeping,

please rope off the ground plan quickly.


After you have truly finished the sweeping,

your mind will be spirited by being single-hearted with God.


Our ordinary way of thinking perhaps assumes that what is promised here is something new which can be acquired. However all of the poetic metaphors employed in the Tip of the Writing Brush deal with removal. There is nothing new to be gained in this path. There is only the removal of that which blocks the high-spirited joy which flows naturally from our oneness with the Origin.