Tenrikyo - The Reason of Heaven
This universe is the body of God.
Ponder this in all matters.
Date: 7/3/01 6:00:16 PM Pacific Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (kuniharu shimizu)
My comment on Part 6, verse 1-5
As for the background information, let's see what happened around the time
this part was written:
First, Oyasama started writing this part in December of the 7th year of
Meiji. In the same month, Oyasama wrote the following three Ofudesaki (these
are not included in 1711 poems).
The seeds of your sincere devotion sown day after day,
I have certainly accepted.
The seeds which God truly accepts
Will never decay through all eternity.
When these seeds sprout in the course of time,
It will be the talk of all ages to come
Oyasama then gave these poems to about 8 persons who frequented the
Also in this month, Oyasama began to wear the red kimono, and at the same
time she gave several kind of grant, including the grant of hand dance,
which was passed down to now as the "Osazuke". Another thing that happened
in this month is the building of South Gate House where Oyasama would stay
during the daytime and met the followers.
In this part, the Story of Origin will be discussed extensively. The
beginning verses emphasize the importance of verses that come later in
this part. The Story of Origin needs to be told because it is the basis of
the Service. The same power that created man and the world originally is
repeated through the Service to make our mind purified.
End of my comment
Wishing Joyous Life for all