Tenrikyo Terminology—Excerpt from Tenrikyo Jiten: “Living in God’s Bosom” (Futokoro-zumai)

The word “futokoro” (“bosom”) means, among others things, “the inside” of something. In Tenrikyo’s discussions of faith, this word often occurs as part of the phrase “living in God’s bosom”–a phrase that indicates the foundation of Tenrikyo’s world view, which is expressed in the Ofudesaki as follows: This universe is…

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