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Archive for March, 2013

College Students Resolve to Attain Spiritual Growth through Sprinkling the Fragrance of the Teachings

College Students Resolve to Attain Spiritual Growth through Sprinkling the Fragrance of the Teachings

The College Division of the Students Training Course was held at the Home of the Parent from March 3 through 9. This year, 575 university, junior college, and technical school students (330 males and 245 females)—100 more than last year—assembled from all over the county to share in the joy of faith. Among them, a [...]

This Month’s Message: Seeing Children’s Enjoyment

Oyasama says:
“. . . God is never happy to see the beloved children suffer. . . . God is pleased only to see children enjoy themselves.”
Anecdotes of Oyasama, no. 161
Suppose that you are squeezing a balloon. Pressure on one place causes bulges elsewhere. The harder you squeeze the balloon, the more distorted its shape will [...]

2013 High School Graduation Ceremonies Held in the Home of the Parent

2013 High School Graduation Ceremonies Held in the Home of the Parent

Graduation ceremonies for high schools in the Home of the Parent were conducted on February 22 and 23 in the presence of the Shinbashira. Bearing in mind the words of the Shinbashira and with their hearts filled with hopes and dreams, a total of 739 graduates embarked on their respective careers—including going on to higher [...]

Sixth Graders Follow in the Footsteps of Kokan

Sixth Graders Follow in the Footsteps of Kokan

On February 9, Tenri Elementary School held an annual school event called “Crossing the Jusan Pass.” The event provides the school’s sixth graders with an opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Kokan, Oyasama’s youngest daughter, who crossed the pass to spread the name of God the Parent in the city of Naniwa, now Osaka. [...]

February 2013 Monthly Service

February 2013 Monthly Service

The February Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was conducted on the 26th, with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant.
With a severe chill lingering over several days, it was spring in name only at the Home of the Parent. On the morning of the Service, the cold weather eased as gentle rays of sunshine shined [...]