God, the Parent of all human beings
The teachings of Tenrikyo are said to be direct revelations of God the Parent, who desires to save all human beings and thus enable them to live the Joyous Life.
God not only created human beings and the world but has always been and will ever be the source of life and the sustainer of all things. The followers refer to God as God the Parent in the sense that God is the original Parent of human beings and, in prayer, glorify God as Tenri-O-no-Mikoto. According to Tenrikyo, “The universe is the body of God.” It is thus said that the world is filled with God the Parent’s workings.