Taking the Shinbashira Seriously
Viewed from Oyasama's standpoint, the heart of the true Parent is the path to complete the Service. Looked at from our standpoint, this is the path of single-hearted salvation based on the mind of the true Parent.
SAS October 28,1987
The view from Oyasama's standpoint:
There are two ways to approach Oyasama's standpoint:
The second way, the way that I am currently employing is the worldly common way. It is the approach to the subject through the use of words and ideas.
All words and ideas are products of the human imagination.
All words and ideas are used to indicate something that the word or idea identifies or describes.
Though a word or idea can have more than one meaning, in each case a word or idea is limited to its defined meaning (s).
We use words and ideas to capture bits of time and space and event so that we can form relationships with them.
It is said that words and ideas, worldly common thinking, is too shallow to know and understand Oyasama's point of view because Oyasama's point of view is free and unlimited in its workings. Oyasama's point of view cannot be limited to a single definition. Existing before all words and ideas and being the source of all words and ideas, no word or idea can describe or capture Oyasama's point of view. .
What is the sense then of using words and ideas to talk about Oyasama's point of view?
In every case Oyasama hastens the calming, settling, purification or replacement of the mind so that eventually all human being will be able to enjoy Oyasama's free and unlimited point of view.
All of the words and ideas then that make up the teaching known as the Reason or Truth of Heaven have that meaning associated with them. They all are intended to hasten direct awakening, single-heartedness with God, the truth of Origin. Returning to the heart of the parent is the path to complete the Service.
Looked at from our standpoint:
In general we approach the path from our ordinary worldly common self-centered point of view. Our entry to the path is quite often the result of our dissatisfaction with some aspect of our life. Illness, trouble and death are often very challenging circumstances for our self-centered imaginations. We turn to a higher power to be saved from whatever it is that we think is giving us trouble. Ordinarily we are content as long as things are going well. When they are not however we quickly begin to look for a way to change our situation. That is we look for a way to be saved from our situation or circumstance. There are some circumstances which we apparently have no control over, nor do we understand what has caused the circumstance to befall us. There are other circumstances that are sobering and we may take them as a reminder or warning to clean up our act. This then is the path of single-hearted salvation based on the mind of the true Parent. We wish to be saved and enjoy the fruits of salvation and step out onto a path of single-hearted salvation with that goal in mind.
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