Life of the Foundress, Part 8

The following is an excerpt of “The Life of the Foundress” by Yoshinaru Ueda as it appears in Tenrikyo: Its History and Teachings (1966), pp. 36–40. Note that this excerpt has been slightly revised to reflect current translation styles.

The content below more or less corresponds what appears in The Life of Oyasama, Chapter Ten. Continue reading Life of the Foundress, Part 8

Life of the Foundress, Part 7

The following is an excerpt of “The Life of the Foundress” by Yoshinaru Ueda as it appears in Tenrikyo: Its History and Teachings (1966), pp. 33–6. Note that this excerpt has been slightly revised to reflect current translation styles.

The content below more or less corresponds what appears in The Life of Oyasama, Chapter Nine. Continue reading Life of the Foundress, Part 7

The Story of Creation according to the Ofudesaki

I have been studying the Ofudesaki in recent months as a result of uploading the entire Scripture online on the Tenrikyo Resource Wiki (TRW). I have decided to be bold here and pieced together a narrative of the Story of Creation strictly based on verses from the Ofudesaki.

I have paraphrased the Ofudesaki verses below in my own words. Links will be provided to the TRW pages that include the current official and alternative English translations of these verses.

If there is enough demand for this kind of “research,” I may start a Blogging the Ofudesaki series in the coming months. Continue reading The Story of Creation according to the Ofudesaki

2014 autumn grand service sanctuary speech by Rev. Nobuhiro Kashihara

I have decided to upload a translation of Rev. Nobuhiro Kashihara’s autumn grand service sermon sanctuary speech delivered at Myodo Grand Church on October 22, 2014. It offers Tenrikyo’s very basic teachings in a unique way that I feel deserves attention outside of Myodo circles.

Note: If you are a member of Myodo and wish to read more translations of sanctuary speeches, please contact me for a link to these files. This translation is based on the transcript version appearing in the November issue of Kuroshio.  (Beginning of translation)

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