Tenrikyo - The Reason of Heaven


This universe is the body of God.

Ponder this in all matters.

XII: 115 - 118

I say that I desire to show the proof quickly at this time.

What do you think of My words?

Keeping in mind the scolding that we just received I think that we might want to answer this one carefully. 

This is not the usual worldly common approach. Not only is a proof offered, it is offered to be shown quickly. Now, for those of you who may find this desire of Moonsun to show us the proof quickly to be attractive, it is time to get down to the root and core of this and see the proof.  

What do you think the proof is to be?

I have put a clear test on the body.

Again a question and this is where we can put what we have learned so far to good use. Even if we do not know what the proof is, we certainly know what it is not. It is not anything that can be held as a self-centered human thought. 

When we approach the "clear test" on the body we should be careful about jumping to conclusions. This is certainly one of the matters that we should ponder from the point of view that this universe is the body of God.   

About this test:

know that the regret of Moonsun is no small matter.

The regret of Moonsun is the dust of  all of the self-centered imaginations in human minds. The results of the test on the body then is either the truth of the self-centered imagination which is limited to a body and the accumulated dust attached to it or it is the free and unlimited workings that flow through the mind like clear water wherein it is understood that this universe is the body of God. 

A body that had no disorder anywhere:

Moonsun bent it and caused you much trouble.

One view insists that the proof be shown by straightening the body. The other view is shown the Proof of the truth by removing the regret and returning the body to the truth of its origin. 

We all make mistakes. We sometimes misread or mishear things. When we realize we have done so, we would do well to correct our mistakes. If we want to grow spiritually, self-reflection seems to be a prerequisite, as I have often suggested. The important thing is that when we realize our misunderstanding , we correct it straightforwardly. 

The 3rd Shinbashira, April 19, 1993