Tenrikyo - The Reason of Heaven


This universe is the body of God.

Ponder this in all matters.

XIII: 104 - 107

No matter how Tsukihi tries to persuade you of all matters,

no one listens to My words as the truth. 

Unfortunately, in spite of Moonsun's tireless efforts, we find it very difficult to turn away from the self-centered imagination and return to the origin. Instead we continue to imagine worldly common interpretations of Moonsun's teaching. An approach that might as well be a denial of what is taught. 

Therefore, the regret and anger of Tsukihi 

have piled up like a mountain. 

Because we have been slow in understanding and have been unable to complete the Service to the truth of origin we continue to accumulate self-centered thoughts. As a result, those self-centered thoughts continue to obscure and steal the joy from the state of our minds and the state of our world. 

Until now, as the month and day has not yet come,

I have been keeping still.

That Miki was able to awaken to single-heartedness with Moonsun is a milestone in human evolution. Because Miki Nakayama was able to awaken we are now all at the stage in our development where we can also awaken. This is why the Model is given, it is intended that it be followed by the rest of us as the time for awakening to Gods' free and unlimited workings and the joyous life is now!

This time, as the time is pressing,

I shall quickly begin any work whatever.

This addresses God's intention to work tirelessly to gather "timbers" for the task of universal single-hearted salvation. It is not a narrow path that Moonsun is hastening but rather a broad path wherein any and every means to purify the mind and return it to its original pristine condition is explored and perfected. In the narrow view of misunderstanding it is impossible to see how God can "quickly begin any work whatever". Looking from the point of view of the truth of origin the timbers can see the new paths of single-hearted salvation that this verse implies.