FAITH

Confiding in Oyasama

When we are utterly at a loss, for example because of illness or other circumstances, we surrender to Oyasama with the k...

A Rich Man’s Residence

Imagine an unconscious man waking up to find himself in what he can only describe as paradise, where his every desire is...

Taste of Water

Life can involve very difficult situations. Yet this does not mean that life is inherently difficult. Rather, it is simp...

Freedom from Worry

Let’s say a friend is standing behind us and telling us: “Let go and fall backward into my arms. Don’t worry. I’...

Fine Particles of Dust

In the morning, you get up and draw back the curtains. Then sunlight pours into the room.Suddenly, all the particles of ...

Returning to the Origin

Apparently, in the pioneering days of America, families did not own a large pot, and making ham entailed cutting a large...

Being Selfless

Imagine that you are cleaning up a park, a beach, or a sidewalk together with your family and others, doing this as hino...

In Accordance with God’s Intention

Apparently, there is a Yiddish proverb that says, “Man plans and God laughs.”We humans do our calculations and make ...

Hearts of Husband and Wife

In one of Plato’s dialogues, a character explains the origins of love by saying that, when humans became too arrogant ...

Seeing Children’s Enjoyment

Suppose that you are squeezing a balloon. Pressure on one place causes bulges elsewhere. The harder you squeeze the ball...

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