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Category: The Ofudesaki, My Companion along the Way

Finding Joy on My Deathbed

This is a translation of an article written by Yasuo Morita, head minister of Shibayama Branch Church, for the Tenri Jiho newspaper’s column entitled “The Ofudesaki, My Companion along the Way.”

If you truly replace the mind in its entirety, Tsukihi will accept it, too, at once.
Ofudesaki XVII:15

On my eighth day at elementary school, I fell [...]

Only Several Months to Live

This is a translation of an article written by Rev. Michinori Hara, head minister of Yoshu Branch Church, for the Tenri Jiho newspaper’s column entitled “The Ofudesaki, My Companion along the Way.”

Nothing should be called illness. Should your body be afflicted, it is God’s call for your service.
Ofudesaki IV:25

In April seven years ago, when I [...]

From Wanting to Be Saved to Wanting to Save Others

This is a translation of an article written by Rev. Hiroki Ishii, head minister of Chikumiya Branch Church, for the Tenri Jiho newspaper’s column entitled “The Ofudesaki, My Companion along the Way.”

Ponder from your innermost heart to understand. Through saving others, you will be saved.
Ofudesaki III:47

On June 5, 1982, I was driving [...]

Helping Offenders Replace the Mind

This is a translation of an article written by Yoshiji Tomita, head minister of Echizen Branch Church, for the Tenri Jiho newspaper’s column entitled “The Ofudesaki, My Companion along the Way.”

Whatever mind you may have had until now, replace it, even in the span of a night!
Ofudesaki XVII:14

Over the past 10 years, I have visited [...]

Joyously Accepting “Knots”

This is a translation of an article written by Mankichi Nakamura, former head minister of Fukube Branch Church, for Tenri Jiho newspaper’s column entitled “The Ofudesaki, My Companion along the Way.”
If only the Service is done without error, the Gift of Heaven, also, will be given without fail.
Ofudesaki X:34

In the past two years, I have [...]