Tenrikyo - The Reason of Heaven

     

This universe is the body of God.

Ponder this in all matters.


 

Part VI 29-54

Date: 7/20/01 5:05:32 PM Pacific Daylight Time

From: kuni@tenrikyo.or.jp (kuniharu shimizu)

My comment on verses 29 to 54:

These verses mention about the creation of man. The creation story is mentioned here to explain the meaning of the Service. The Service is the main means to bring about the Joyous Life on this earth. The Service achieves this by working on the people's mind, rebirthing or reinstalling it with a purified mind. Purified mind the must for Joyous Life.

The Service is performed around the Kanrodai, taking the same formation of original creation of man. This formation is the one to create things. At the beginning, the formation was used to create man and the world, and now at present it is used to make the mind purified.

In these verses, it is interesting to note that only three animal names are mentioned, loaches, fish, and serpent. There is no mentioning of Orc, turtle, flat fish, and other fish and animals. Instead we only find in the verse their sacred names. This is to emphasis the providence rather that the fish and animals themselves. The animal names came from the Meiji 14th Year book and 16th Year book, which were written by the early disciples,like Yamazawa,upon Oyasama's request.

End of my comment

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Kuniharu Shimizu

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Wishing Joyous Life for all

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All human bodies are things lent by God.

With what thought are you using them?