Tenrikyo - The Reason of Heaven

     

This universe is the body of God.

Ponder this in all matters.


XIII: 116 - 120

As I am hastening universal salvation,

I shall work in all matters according to your mind.

The state of our mind is either single-hearted, one with the truth of origin or it is not. If the state of our mind is not single-hearted, one with the truth of origin then we are either working on becoming single-hearted, one with the truth of origin or we are not. If we would like to become single-hearted, one with the truth of origin we are either working on purifying our mind, settling our self-centered imagination or we are not. If we would like to help other people to change the state of their mind to single-heartedness, one with the truth of origin then we are either trying to find ways to purify the human mind appropriate for time, place and maturity or we are not. 

All humankind, everything depends on the heart of each of you.

There is nothing that cannot be realized.

Everything depends upon the state of our mind. There are things in the world that are impossible but there is nothing in this teaching that cannot be realized depending upon the state of our mind. 

About the prayer for rain,

though God has not said anything yet in truth,

Too much or too little rain is a primary concern for farmers and for the rest of us who depend upon their crops. Though of critical importance, it is generally a local matter. What is eluded to here can be seen over and over again in the Timely Talks (Osashizu). The children seek immediate relief for immediate self-centered matters. Yet there never seems to be a direct answer addressed to such immediate concerns.

This time, if you come seeking Me,

I shall tell you the truth of all matters.  

Instead, God responds by offering immediate salvation in all matters. Single-hearted salvation is the knowledge and understanding of the truth of all matters. That knowledge and understanding manifests in the world as the enjoyment of Moonsun's free and unlimited workings in every situation. 

Whatever it may be, Moonsun will never say that it cannot

be realized. It all depends on the mind of each of you. 

It is common for the self-centered imagination to imagine that single-heartedness with God, as known and understood through the purified mind like clear water, is an impossibility. That denial then becomes the state of our mind and the state of our world. Further, that imagined impossibility will remain true as long as the self-centered imagination entertains that thought. This verse assures us that Moonsun knows that this service is possible for us to complete and that God will never say that it cannot be done. To move to God's point of view on this it is only necessary for us to change our mind from denial to affirmation. It may take a bit of practice but every effort, no matter how small, is rewarded. Of course true sincerity, making the purification of the mind our first priority in every matter, shows the way quickly.