Tenrikyo: Return to the Origin and put the joy back into your life

Verse XV - 37

 

You might not know what this working is.

The whole universe is the body of the Parent.

 

There is a hint of frustration in the tone of these poems. The goal here is the realization that indeed the whole universe is quite literally the body of the Parent and the promised high spirited joy that flows from that realization. The tone of frustration comes from the Parental concern that unless the children's self-centered human thinking be settled and purified, that goal will never be realized. So that the children might realize the truth that the whole universe is the body of the Parent the performance of the Service is hastened.