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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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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