Tenrikyo - The Reason of Heaven
This universe is the body of God.
Ponder this in all matters.
Day by day, calm your minds firmly,
and begin quickly.
Those who would be Moonsun’s intermediaries are hastened to calm their self-centered imaginations and quickly begin to ponder the ways to teach all human being how to do the same in ways that are appropriate for time, place and level of spiritual maturity.
What are all of you thinking of
It is not easy to understand it.
Following the model, calm, purify, settle the mind and teach others to do the same. That is what I think of the path that is shown. I think it is a good idea for each of us to seriously and honestly answer these questions when they are asked.
Though indeed it is not an easy path to understand, I think it is coming clearly into sight. Though there are many days and times when I wonder off of the path, still the Parent of Origin calls to me and remains ever ready with a warm and reassuring embrace upon my return. How grateful I am.
By all means, Moonsun will complete
holding fast to the mind of
Completing the path of universal single-hearted salvation “by all means”, fulfils the promise to train intermediaries how to teach each of us to calm and purify our mind in a way that is appropriate for our time, place and level of spiritual maturity, each and every child equally, according to need.
Holding fast to the mind of sincerity, the mind like clear water, the mind that has settled and returned to its origin, the mind of single-hearted sincerity, the mind wherein the self-centered imagination has been replaced by the intention of Moonsun.
this path has reached the high places,
I shall do My free and unlimited workings.
This of course could mean that the full development of the path depends upon the support of those who, in worldly common terms, could be considered as leaders and authorities. It could also be referring to the path rising up from its foundation in the origin, the root and core of our being and "rushing out" into the world through human instruments as they, one by one and step by step awaken to the truth of origin and Moonusn's free and unlimited workings.
Today, when rapid social changes are shaking
people's sense of values and undermining the ties of the heart, it is all the
more important for us to emulate the Divine Model of Oyasama without being swept
along by the current of the times, so that we may take genuine steps along the
path of unchanging sincerity and reflect that sincerity to society at large.