Tenrikyo’s Way of Thinking and Living: Scriptures, the Standard for Our Faith

The teachings of Tenrikyo are based on God the Parent’s revelations contained in the Ofudesaki, the Mikagura-uta, and the Osashizu, which are collectively called the “Three Scriptures.” The Ofudesaki, The Tip of the Writing Brush, was written in Oyasama’s own handwriting between 1869 and 1882. It is comprised of 1,711…

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New Year’s Address by the Shinbashira (2018)

The Shinbashira delivered his New Year’s address at the New Year’s meeting of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters conducted in the Assembly Hall following the evening service on January 4. The meeting was attended by 681 participants, including resident staff members of Church Headquarters, head ministers of directly supervised churches, superintendents of…

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Insights into the Anecdotes: Ichibei Matsuo (1835–1879), Anecdote 27: “Happy Day”

The Anecdote (Summary) On the morning of the tenth day of Oyasama’s visit to the Matsuo residence in July 1872—when Ichibei and his wife went to Oyasama’s room to extend their greetings—Oyasama asked, “Would you like to have God enshrined?” Ichibei replied, “Where would the best place be?” “Over there,”…

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Season’s Greetings from the Shinbashira

May I extend my warmest Season’s Greetings to all of you. I would also like to express my sincere appreciation for the efforts you devoted to the work of single-hearted salvation in your respective roles and positions during the past year. Throughout last year, we focused our efforts on nurturing…

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