Tenrikyo - The Reason of Heaven


This universe is the body of God.

Ponder this in all matters.

XIV: 85 - 88

Do not wonder what this is about.

I need musical instruments for the Service quickly.

There is a very real possibility that our imaginations will carry us off of the path even when we would like to be on the path. This verse hastens us to quickly begin to purify our minds through the performance of the Service rather than wondering about it and perhaps wandering off perplexed. 

Now today, whatever you may do,

you need not worry, for the Parent assures you.

The expectation of the Parent is that the children will respond to the Parent's sincere earnest request and follow the instructions for returning to the origin. The assurance of the Parent is that there is nothing to fear or worry about in the performance of the Service and that it should be started, now today. 

Until now, because they know nothing,

those in high places have always forbidden and opposed Me.

In the sense of these poems the very definition of "those in high places" is of those children who reject and in so doing try to obstruct and oppose the opening of paths of single-hearted salvation. It does not hurt to remember however that those in high places are also beloved children of the Parent. It is a role that out of ignorance of the truth of origin any of us could find our self  playing. 

This time, no one will be able to stand against Me.

From anyone who is of mind to defy, The Parent will withdraw!

If we defy our Parent, though waning us about the path ahead, our Parent will none the less allow us to go it alone. Going it alone means placing all of our dependence on the sand castle that is our own limited power while turning away from the safety and protection of our Parent.  It is not a decision to be made lightly.