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Today’s Verse

I do not indicate anyone in particular by this talk. It is for each of you to resolve the mind.

However trying your condition may be, the Parent will work to the utmost. Take heart! (XV:7-8)

Tenrikyo Nioigake Day 2017: Fragrance of the Teachings Sprinkled around the Country

This year’s Tenrikyo Nioigake Day was observed between September 28 and 30, wrapping up a month that Tenrikyo annually designates as the month to vigorously promote nioigake, which translates as “sprinkling the fragrance of the teachings.”
This year marked the 20th year of Tenrikyo Nioigake Day since the three-day period between September 28 and 30 was [...]

Tenrikyo’s Way of Thinking and Living: Offering Worship

In Jiba, the Main Sanctuary, the Foundress’ Sanctuary, and the Memorial Hall are three separate buildings, which are connected to one another through the Corridor. When people offer worship, they sit down, clap their hands four times, and bow their heads. Having offered their prayers and expressed their appreciation to God, they raise their heads [...]

Overseas Seminar for Successors under Way

The Overseas Seminar for Successors, sponsored by Tenrikyo Overseas Department, has now started. In late September, a total of 181 participants attended the seminar at venues in the U.S., South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. The seminar is scheduled to be held in 28 countries and regions altogether by September next year.
Although the dates and [...]

Wedding Celebration for Daisuke and Nobue Nakayama

After the evening service on October 26, there will be a special event for all followers to celebrate the marriage of Successor-Designate Daisuke Nakayama and his wife, Nobue, whose wedding ceremony was conducted at the Foundress’ Sanctuary on September 1. This event is being organized by the steering committee comprised of the representatives from [...]

Tenrikyo’s Way of Thinking and Living: Morning and Evening Services

The morning and evening services are performed every day at Jiba and regional churches.
Church Headquarters sets the times of the morning and evening services based on sunrise and sunset—the times thus vary with the seasons. Regional churches set their own specific times.
When coming to worship at a church, you will see the instruments that are [...]

Insights into the Anecdotes: Chusaku Tsuji (1836–1905), Anecdote 9: “According to the Parents’ Minds”

The Anecdote
Toward the middle of July 1863, when Yoshimatsu, the eldest son of Chusaku Tsuji, was four years old, his face became pale and he was in danger of death. Oryu, Chusaku’s mother, came to pray, carrying her sick grandchild on her back. Oyasama saw them and said: “His parents should bring him instead.”
So Masu, [...]