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

Verse IV: 1

The present path: What kind of path do you think it is?

Though it seems to you to be unclear,

I already see a broad path ahead. You are saying

that it is over there, but it is already before you.


It is a natural tendency for us to try and fit things into our existing framework of understanding. The greatest difficulty in realizing this path rests in overcoming the habit of thinking that it has something to do with our current ideas. For this reason we assume that if we cannot see something here then it must be over there.

This path has nothing in common with our ordinary thinking. It really is a revelation of something marvelous. To get an idea of how tricky it is we might say that if we are fish, we are pondering the existence of water.