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Archive for December, 2012

This Month’s Message: All to the Good

Once, when a flood washed away a follower’s rice fields, he visited Oyasama to explain the situation. She then said:
“Sah, sah, that’s all to the good. That’s all to the good. Now that your goods have been carried away to the bottom of the sea, it will come to good in the future.”
Anecdotes of Oyasama, [...]

The Year After

Rikuzentakata City, Iwate Prefecture, lost ten percent of its population to the earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. Even a year and nine months after the disaster, the daunting task of removing the remaining wreckage continues.
In November 2011, an Iwate support group began planting seedlings and flower bulbs in a long flowerbed running along [...]

November 2012 Monthly Service

The November Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters took place in the Main Sanctuary on the 26th with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant.
In the Service prayer, after expressing appreciation for God the Parent’s boundless protection, the Shinbashira said: “All of us Yoboku will purify our minds according to the teachings without being swept away [...]