Tenrikyo - The Reason of Heaven

     

This universe is the body of God.

Ponder this in all matters.


 

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If you wish to know and will come to Me,
I shall teach you the original cause of all things.

They are all there, at the Residence, building and dancing and praying and begging for help. Yet from Oyasama's point of view no one has arrived as yet. This verse is the invitation to Kami Ichijoo. Knowing God's heart, knowing the origin, the original cause of all things. This is what it is all for. What a shame if it is never realized.

If these verses teach us anything it is that the path is the way and not the destination. Oyasama hastens us now as then to awaken to the freedom of the origin.

I had asked you in my sermon on the opening day of the Anniversary Services to think about the past, present, and future of our path. I hope you have done so. ( Centennial Anniversary of Oyasama , Sermon on February 18, 1986)