Tenrikyo - The Reason of Heaven


This universe is the body of God.

Ponder this in all matters.

XII: 51-54

However serious an illness there may be,

never say that it will not be cured.

There is no place for doubt in the truly sincere mind like clear water. 

Until today, as the day of the appointed time had not arrived, 

things were not all as I had said.

This refers to the fact that the world as viewed through the self-centered imagination looks to be totally authentic representation of reality. There was no particular reason for us to question the  truths of the self-centered imagination. It was only with the awakening of Miki Nakayama (the appointed time) as the Shrine of Moonsun that a window of opportunity was opened for beginning a path of single-hearted salvation for all mankind.  

But now, I shall give you My teachings on every matter.

In nothing shall there be an error.

Using Miki's mouth and the tip of Her writing brush, Moonsun now teaches us the truth of any and everything in detail and without error. 

Though the course of your path until now

has truly been one of hardship,

The path of the self-centered imagination has had its ups and downs. Lost as we are in the darkness of our own minds and without any sure guide, for all too many it has indeed been a path of hardship.