The following excerpt is from Omichi no joshiki [Tenrikyo Fundamentals] (pp. 80–84) by Koji Sato 佐藤浩司, assistant professor at Tenri University and instructor at Tenri Seminary. Note: This translation is a provisional one at the moment and will most likely require further revision.
We have been kept alive by God the Parent’s constant protection ever since human creation. Beginning with the protection that sustains our bodies, there is also the protection that sustains nature and the immediate world around us.