Insights into the Anecdotes: Risaburo Yamamoto (1850–1895), Anecdote 33: “The Bridge Between Countries”

The Anecdote (Summary)   Risaburo Yamamoto of Kashiwara Village, Kawachi Province (now part of Osaka Prefecture), injured his chest in a village sumo wrestling match in the autumn of 1870 at the age of twenty-one. For the next three years he was sick in bed. His condition became steadily worse…

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This Month’s Message: Strong Love

An early follower once heard Oyasama say: “Suppose that ninety-nine out of a hundred people are bad and that the one hundredth person is good. Is the bad stronger than the good or the good stronger than the bad? The good of one person is stronger.” “Masui Rin oboegaki” (Rin…

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Tenrikyo Associations Announce Their Guidelines and Plans for 2018

Boys and Girls Association On January 27, Tenrikyo Boys and Girls Association held its leaders’ first meeting of the year in Dining Hall 2, drawing 1,678 participants—including heads of directly supervised chapters and diocese chapters as well as members of the nurturing committees of those chapters. This year, the association…

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