From Wanting to Be Saved to Wanting to Save Others

This is a translation of an article written by Rev. Hiroki Ishii, head minister of Chikumiya Branch Church, for the Tenri Jiho newspaper’s column entitled “The Ofudesaki, My Companion along the Way.” Ponder from your innermost heart to understand. Through saving others, you will be saved. Ofudesaki III:47 On June…

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Helping Offenders Replace the Mind

This is a translation of an article written by Yoshiji Tomita, head minister of Echizen Branch Church, for the Tenri Jiho newspaper’s column entitled “The Ofudesaki, My Companion along the Way.” Whatever mind you may have had until now, replace it, even in the span of a night! Ofudesaki XVII:14…

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Tenri University Oyasato Institute for the Study of Religion: Public Lecture Series on the Mikagura-uta: “All Humankind Equally Purified”

Below is a summary of lecture four, which was delivered recently by Kazuhiro Hatakama, researcher at the Oyasato Institute for the Study of Religion, and which addressed the Mikagura-uta’s section three, i.e., the song that contains the line “All humankind equally purified, the Kanrodai.” * * * * * While…

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Working to Purify My Own Mind

This is a translation of an article written by Mankichi Nakamura, former head minister of Fukube Branch Church, for Tenri Jiho newspaper’s column entitled “The Ofudesaki, My Companion along the Way.” What do you think this path is about? It is to cleanse the heart of everyone in the world.…

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Joyously Accepting “Knots”

This is a translation of an article written by Mankichi Nakamura, former head minister of Fukube Branch Church, for Tenri Jiho newspaper’s column entitled “The Ofudesaki, My Companion along the Way.” If only the Service is done without error, the Gift of Heaven, also, will be given without fail. Ofudesaki…

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