Tenrikyo - The Reason of Heaven


This universe is the body of God.

Ponder this in all matters.

XVI: 65 - 68

Concerning the Service: never think that I have any other 

intention. I have only the single desire to save all of you.

Once again it is necessary for Moonsun to point this out because we are prone to imagining all sorts of things. This makes it clear that the intention of the Service is single-hearted salvation for all human beings, all of God's children equally, nothing more and nothing less. 

Unaware of this,

everyone is thinking that it is somehow evil.

There really is quite a bit of resistance to God our parent's teachings. The self-centered imagination feels threatened by them and finds all sorts of reasons for obstructing their true intention to calm the self-centered imagination revealing the core of the mind, the truth of origin, single-heartedness with God our parent. We might do well to ponder how something that truly leads to joy can be so misunderstood. 

As human beings are shallow,

you speak about everything without knowing the core.

Of course we misunderstand because in comparison with the truth of origin the marvel that is the self-centered imagination is shallow. Kind of like the Moon being so sure that it shines by its own light that it will not entertain any other explanation. 

Until today, I have said nothing and remained still.

Behold this regret of Mine.

God our parent regrets not having taught us the truth of origin sooner. We can take some comfort in the fact that our current situation is a result of not having been taught but having once heard the teaching it is truly a sorry state of affairs to miss its reasoning and continue to disregard, distort and impede its progress in the world. Pondering the regret of my Parent leads me to ask myself what I can do to lessen God my parents regret and hasten the completion of the Service to save all human beings equally?