Tenrikyo - The Reason of Heaven


This universe is the body of God.

Ponder this in all matters.


Comment on ver.104-114, and 115-134, Book 4


Step by step, I shall tell you about things yet unseen,

When they come into sight in the future, it is God. IV.105

Whatever appears in the future, be it good or bad, has its root in the human mind. The appearance is God's doing. If it is good, then it is a present from God. If bad, it is a guidance from God. In both cases, the appearance is God's encouragement, by which God tries to work on the human mind.


Today, nothing can be seen, but be watchful!

In the sixth month, everything will begin to appear. IV. 119

Earlier in this book 4, there is this verse:

By and by, when the sixth month comes,

know that I shall grant the Proof Amulet IV. 4

I think ver.119 is partly pointing to ver.4. The Proof Amulet is something that reminds you constantly the right use of the mind. The right mind ensures safety. So, here again, like in IV. 105, God is reminding us of the appearance. I am not sure why "sixth month",though.


What do you think these loaches were?

They were the very seeds of human beings. IV.123

In Tenrikyo, we talk about body, mind, and soul. The soul is the core of human and lives through spans of time, previous, present, and future time. I like to think that the seeds refer to human souls, though I do not find any authorized reference to back this up.


End of Kuni's comment.


Kuniharu Shimizu


Wishing Joyous Life for all



All human bodies are things lent by God.

With what thought are you using them?