Tenrikyo - The Reason of Heaven

     

This universe is the body of God.

Ponder this in all matters.


XI: 57-60

What are your thoughts on hearing this talk?

It is solely the preparation for single-hearted salvation.

The question posed here is meant to contrast our self-centered thinking with Moonsun's intention. In general we tend to selfishly want something from God. Even if we disguise our selfish desires as being for the glory of God. The preparations for single-hearted salvation on the other hand are intended to be realized by unselfish instruments whose minds are one with Moonsun's mind and whose intention is for the realization of single-hearted salvation for all human beings equally. 

Moonsun sees everything.

Whatever I say, you must comply with it.

One of the marvelous powers of the self-centered imagination is the ability to kid itself about all sorts of things. This verse reminds us that Moonsun knows our every thought and cannot be fooled by our usual rationalizations. The path is the path. We either follow the directions and return to the origin or we don't. We can kid ourselves but not the truth of origin. 

From this year forward, if you, husband and wife, live on 

for seventy more years, neither falling ill nor weakening,

After such a frank admonition as the verse above it is appropriate to remind us of why we might want to follow the path of single-hearted salvation. 

There can perhaps be no greater happiness.

Look forward to it as coming true. 

Affirmation is better than complaint. The more we affirm and look forward to the joyous life, the more our mind settles and makes it possible. Positive thinking is better than complaint. Better still is the ability to see things as they really are, from the free and unlimited point of view of the truth of origin. We can all test this on our own mind. Counter a negative thought with a positive thought and then settle the positive thought in the mind like clear water. What remains is single-hearted salvation. Check it out and see if it isn't so.