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Archive for October, 2017

Autumn Grand Service 2017

Autumn Grand Service 2017

The Autumn Grand Service was performed in the Main Sanctuary with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant on October 26, commemorating the day of the founding of the Teaching in 1838 [...]

Tenrikyo’s Way of Thinking and Living: Monthly Service of Regional Churches

At regional churches, the monthly services are performed on their respective days sanctioned by Church Headquarters. In Japan, a church conducts the monthly service on a fixed date each month, but there are overseas churches, including those in Brazil and the U.S.A., that perform the monthly service on a specific day of the week, such [...]

Insights into the Anecdotes: Isaburo Masui (1850–1910), Anecdote 16: “The Child’s Concern for the Parent”

The Anecdote (Summary)
When Isaburo Masui’s mother, Kiku, became critically ill, he returned to the Residence from Izushichijo Village and asked Oyasama to save her.
However, Oyasama replied, “I am sorry that in spite of your request she cannot be saved.” Isaburo excused himself from Her presence and went home. Yet he again returned to the Residence [...]

Tenrikyo Representatives Attend International Meeting for Peace in Germany

Tenrikyo Representatives Attend International Meeting for Peace in Germany

From September 10 to 12, the International Meeting of Prayer for Peace was held in the German cities of Münster and Osnabrück drawing religious leaders, researchers, and government officials from many parts of the world. [...]

This Month’s Message: Mind like Cotton

Oyasama once told the following story of linen, silk and cotton:
“The linen lets the breeze go through freely and does not stick to the skin. Therefore, there is nothing cooler or better to wear in the summer. However, it is too cold to wear in the winter. It is just for the summer. After being [...]

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

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 [...]