Tenrikyo - The Reason of Heaven

     

This universe is the body of God.

Ponder this in all matters.


XVI: 21 - 24

Today, the time is fully pressing.

There is no knowing what kinds of paths there will be.

This poem immediately suggests two interpretations that fit in with the context of the current theme. First there is the interpretation that views this verse as God our Parent telling us that from the point of view of the limited self-centered imagination we have no way of knowing what our future has in store for us. The second interpretation hears God our Parent explaining that from our self-centered point of view we have no way of knowing the kinds of paths that God our Parent will employ to save all human minds everywhere equally.   

Be aware, all of you throughout the world.

There is no knowing when Moonsun will appear to take you.

To know the meaning of this I think that we can look at the Model Story and the way in which Miki was taken as a Shrine of Moonsun. 

Today, I shall begin to tell you of a marvelous thing.

No one knows what I shall say.

The marvelous thing is single-hearted salvation, still unknown and misunderstood after over forty years of teaching. 

Everywhere in the world, people are alike:

you prepare to marry off your children.

Because of the complexity of causality there is no certainty in even our best laid plans.