Tenrikyo: Return to the Origin and put the joy back into your life
Verse I : 7-14
As God is revealed and teaches the truth of all things in detail,
the minds of all of the world will become spirited.
As I am in haste to save all of you quickly,
I set out to make all minds in the world spirited.
As your minds become spirited step by step,
there shall be rich harvests and prosperity everywhere.
Hereafter, I shall teach you the hand movements of the
Kagura Service and wait for all to assemble and perform it.
When all are assembled and quickly do the Service, as those
close to me become spirited, God, also, will be spirited.
When the mind of God is depressed over everything,
the growth of all crops will be depressed too.
The mind that causes depressed crops is pitiful.
Quickly become spirited so that the crops are not depressed.
If you wish that the crops grow spiritedly,
do the Kagura Service and the Teodori.
Obviously these poems are framed in an agricultural metaphor that was crafted to be familiar and comfortable for the temperament of farmers. One does not however have to be a farmer to benefit from them. To each of us, by pondering these poems deeply, the fundamental truth of the relationship between our self-centered human mind and God's or the original mind is revealed. Once revealed, it remains for us only to return our mind to its original high spirited, default condition. This is not just ideal talk. Note that the poems make a promise and also show a way to realize that which is promised.