Scriptures

The three Scriptures of Tenrikyo are the Ofudesaki, The Tip of the Writing Brush, the Mikagura-uta, The Songs for the Service, and the Osashizu, The Divine Directions.

The Ofudesaki, written by Oyasama Herself between 1869 and 1882, records the intention of God the Parent in 1,711 waka verses. This Scripture sets forth the teachings by using metaphors to make them easier to understand.

The Mikagura-uta was taught by Oyasama Herself as the songs to accompany the Service. These songs teach how we should live as human beings if we are to realize the Joyous Life. Again, using metaphors from farming and carpentry, this Scripture teaches in a way that is easy to understand. Further, it is composed in the form of counting songs to help familiarize people with God the Parent’s intention.

The Osashizu is a collection of transcriptions of God the Parent’s directions concerning how the mind should be used and how we should conduct ourselves. These directions fall into two groups: those which were given without request and those which were given in response to inquiries made by individuals and churches concerning illness, troubles, and so forth.


The Doctrine of Tenrikyo
The Doctrine was written based on the above three scriptures.

Chap. 1: Oyasama Chap. 2: The Path of Single-hearted Salvation
Chap. 3: The Truth of Origin Chap. 4: Tenri-O-no-Mikoto
Chap. 5: The Divine Model Chap. 6: Divine Guidance
Chap. 7: A Thing Lent, A Thing Borrowed Chap. 8: On the Way to the Final Goal
Chap. 9: The Yoboku Chap. 10: The Joyous Life

Translated Literature

Translated literature is available in the following languages:
English, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Thai, Indonesian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Arabic, and Pilipino.
There are about 50 literature other than the three books mentioned above for each language. For the lists of literature, please e-mail to us with your fax number.