Tenrikyo - The Reason of Heaven

     

This universe is the body of God.

Ponder this in all matters.


XVII: 45 - 48

Now, the day is fully pressing.

At the appointed time, I shall give the returns at once.

Though there is an immediate return on all actions, this verse is referring to the free and unlimited workings that are immediately returned or given to the totally purified mind that has realized the causality (the appointed time) of returning to its origin. And that return is a good thing and a promise of a marvelous salvation to look forward to realizing. 

When do you think this day will come?

When the twenty-sixth day has come.

I think that the day when the appointed time arrives is the day when the mind is totally purified and made like clear water. It is quite possible that the twenty-sixth day refers to a metaphor accessible to people familiar with a lunar calendar, as were the folks to whom this poem was addressed in the model shown. There is a deep intention in its use: Certainly it has to do with the state of our mind, either "clear" or "muddy" and the way that our mind understands or misunderstands the truth that the whole universe is the body of God.  

Thereafter, I shall reveal all the true mind

of everyone of you by all means.

There are two general elements of the true mind revealed. The first is the identification of the self-centered imagination and the second is the identification of its true origin. The intention of Moonsun is to use instruments "intermediaries" or "timbers"  to reveal both of these elements in what ever way it takes to reach each and every human mind regardless of time, place or level of spiritual maturity. 

Do not wonder why I say such things.

I speak out of My deep love for you.

The effort to understand that God the Parent loves all the children equally leads to an understanding of the Model of Parental Love. A true understanding of the Model of Parental love leads to the Parental Heart and the understanding that any and everything of this universe is God and what God says and does. In fact, God loves each of us even more than we love ourselves. God like the Sun, never says no and perhaps that leads us to taking God for granted and ignoring our Parent's warning. It is an understandable condition but not necessarily a wise one to remain in.