Tenrikyo - The Reason of Heaven


This universe is the body of God.

Ponder this in all matters.

XV: 69 -72

All children in the world are equally dear to Me.

Though there is no discrimination whatsoever,

 Though everybody is already getting the equal care and attention of the Parent it is still possible for us to miss out on it. 

Listen! There will be no help if your mind is in error.

This is why I am giving you My care step by step.

If our mind, our self-centered imagination does not know and understand the truth of origin then we will remain limited to what we are able to do on our own.  And since we are not in many cases doing all that well on our own, God our Parent is giving us help in a step by step manner so that we will be able to have the core of our mind revealed and the truth of origin known and understood. 

On this matter, you on the high mountains as well as

in the low valleys, set your mind so as not to be unaware.

 Each and every human mind has the same potential to receive the care and protection of the Parent of origin. The Parent of origin is constantly providing that care and protection. Whether we receive it or not depends upon the state of our mind. To receive that total care and protection the state of our mind must be single-hearted with the truth of origin, God the Parent's mind. As long as we identify the truth of our self as being the self-centered imagination only we will have to deal with the limitations on our freedom and joy that come with that point of view. 

Now a request. What do you think I request?

Quickly assemble the musical instruments and begin practice.

I think that God the Parent is hastening us to begin the service (work) of purification of the mind so that its core (original, providential, pristine state) can be revealed to us. 

That God the Parent specifies the assembly of the musical instruments is an example of a Model Path that utilizes "all means" to save each and every one of us, according to our needs.