Tenrikyo - The Reason of Heaven


This universe is the body of God.

Ponder this in all matters.

XIV: 33 - 36

Yet at this time, the world is only rampant in all matters,

knowing nothing.

Though we know all kinds of worldly common truths and employ our understanding of those truths in all matters, when it comes to the truth of origin and the understanding and application of the truth of origin in all matters, our Parent of origin feels that it is necessary for us to consider that we know nothing. 

With you humans, also, your children are dear to you.

Think of this and ponder, please.

To aid us in our pondering we have been now been  given an additional and very powerful tool.  We can understand the intention of the Parent by pondering the perfection of our own human parental love. 

Day after day, the concern of the Parent

is only about the means to save you.

Our Parent of origin has no intention beyond awakening in each of us true satisfaction and joy as we play in the body of God. 

Unaware of this, everyone in the world

thinks that I am intending something evil.

The history of our species is full of instances of evil attributed to or done in god's name. It is too sad to dwell on and surely has no place in a Model of Parental Love. Leaving it behind let's look instead at a world of brothers and sisters nurtured with parental care. Each according to their abilities and needs.