Tenrikyo Dynamic Mission - WORLDLY COMMON - TRUTHS OF THE WORLD  "Foundations and Principles" pg. 4

Even until now, there have been teachings, ethical and ancient,
but there has been no one who knows the origin. 

Add in principle truths

It would be possible to live one's entire life without thinking about and examining the ideas and concepts that are principle and fundamental to our thinking. For most, if not all of us, such core principles and concepts are programed and conditioned into us while we are still children. Still others are added through experience. In many cases by the time we reach early adulthood our core principles and concepts work to inform our behavior by being naturally understood. That is to say that we don't have to call upon them in each matter, they are like dye in water. It is not impossible to replace them as we get older but doing so takes the kind of sincere effort or work ("tsutome") that is often not at hand. Further, changing principle concepts and core beliefs has a price as the change usually creates stress in the broader consensus that has been constructed out of one or more truths of the world.  For instance Miki Nakayama repeatedly got into trouble with authorities for not conforming to the established worldly common truths that were current in Her society. It is common to portray those episodes of confrontation as being a part of a model of ("tanno") enduring the hardship of a condition that leaves one no choice and  that one has no control over.

Though the notion of enduring hardship is popular there is yet another aspect of what is being modeled through those episodes of confrontation. Miki Nakayama did indeed have a choice when She chose to wear Her hair in a way contrary to the common truth of hairstyle for women of Her age at the time. She indeed had a choice in the clothing that She wore and in having her children wear clothing that was seen as inappropriate to task and contrary to the common truths of Her time and place. She also could have gotten the names of the local gods right in Her poetry and She could have avoided being jailed for refusing to conform to the truths of world. Her model then is I think less one of enduring hardship than of demonstrating the distinction between the freedom and joy that flows from the truth of origin and the depressing limitations of  worldly common truths of the world.

For fear of those in high places, you are depressed.
Fear not, for God is hastening.

For most of us "teachings ethical and ancient" are still very important to the way that we conduct our affairs. The teaching that is the Tenrikyo Dynamic, respectfully recognizes that no two minds are exactly the same and that the minds of human beings are full of  ideas, beliefs and truths derived from teachings "ethical and ancient". It is a matter of fact that those ethical and ancient teachings, ideas and beliefs, though important to us, generally do not deal with revealing the origin of the human mind and for that reason, if we wish to know and understand the true origin of our mind, the truth of self, we are hastened to quickly and briefly sweep them aside as we dive even deeper than those ethical and ancient truths.

 By adding "deeply held principles", "core beliefs" and "truths of my world" to my graphic representation of my mind I've followed the instruction to ponder deeply and have revealed some interesting things but this still is not enough to expose the origin of my mind and I will have to find a way to go deeper. 


| Worldly Common pg. 1  | Worldly Common pg. 2 - "In the Shallow Water" | "Worldly Common pg. 3 - Diving Deeper" |

|Worldly Common pg. 4 - "Foundations and Principles" | Worldly Common pg. 5 "Oh!" |

 |Worldly Common pg. 6 "Me My Mine" | Worldly Common pg.7 "Borrowed" | Worldly Common pg. 8 "Lent" |

|Worldly Common pg. 9 "One Light Reflected" | Worldly Common pg. 10 "What I Have Learned" |

 Worldly Common pg. 11 "Some Metaphors" |


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