Tenrikyo - The Reason of Heaven


This universe is the body of God.

Ponder this in all matters.

XIV: 53 - 56

In this world, whether it be in the high mountains

or the low valleys, everyone is a child of Mine, the Parent.

There are no scapegoats in the Model of Parental love. The deep love of the Parent extends to all of the children equally. 

This time, by all means, I must have you know

the mind of your true Parent.

The mind of the Parent is not a collection of ideas it is what remains when the mind is totally purified. 

If only you have understood it clearly,

your life will be filled with joy forever. 

Understanding the mind of the Parent clearly is the result of settling the self centered imagination in its origin. It is single-heartedness with the Parent. 

Please become firmly convinced of this path.

The Parent requests this of all humankind.

The path that we are asked to become firmly convinced of is the path that  purifies our mind in a way that is appropriate for each of us in our time, place and for our level of spiritual maturity. We all have a mind and we can all return that mind to the warm Parental embrace that awaits our return. 

Stop a moment and with your eyes open, let your imagination settle. Look through it or around it if you must and "see" the freedom that is the mind like clear water.