The power of God’s great harmony
For a long time, humans have talked about the importance of harmony. The word “harmony” on the surface sounds good, and being harmonious seems like a reasonable matter, but we cannot simply end our stories there. While this perception of the word harmony is not entirely wrong, it is superficial. Let me delve in deeper as to what harmony truly is. To start, the whole universe and everything in it are already in perfect harmony, and there is absolutely nothing that is in disharmony. What seems to be inharmonious to human eyes is only like that in appearance. Disharmony is something created by humans—the consequence of an unnatural act. From the point of view of Nature, producing disharmony as a result of an unnatural act is true harmony and an unmovable and fair truth. As long as we obey the laws of the universe, everything will be in harmony and things will go well for us.
To create disharmony through an inharmonious act and to create harmony through a harmonious act—this is the great harmony of nature. It is by deeply understanding this truth that humans can attain happiness. As a testament to what I am saying here, you just need to look at the world. There are many cases where you find that disharmony after some time turns into harmony, or you are at ease thinking that a situation is going harmoniously when suddenly harmony is disturbed and turns into disharmony. We need to give serious thought to these occurrences. Put simply, “disharmony” is shojo in perspective, limited and narrow-minded, and “harmony” is daijo, broad and all-encompassing.
“Theory on harmony,” Glory, no. 176, October 1, 1952
Now, I want to speak a little bit about my thoughts on earthquakes.
We experience an earthquake either with our body or through seeing it on television, isn’t that right? It must make you feel that it happens outside you or somewhere separate from you.
But let me say this: An earthquake is not merely something that occurs outside you. You must come to an understanding that it also occurs within you.
Why? Because all creation and we are one.
All creation and we were one in the world of origin and are one even now.
We humanity have lived our lives disregarding God, who made all creation, and disregarding all creation itself.
In this way, humanity has created an inharmonious and disorderly state in the world.
It appears that an earthquake causes the Earth’s crust to move and thus makes the Earth imbalanced. But actually, this is not the case. With His power of great harmony and through using all creation, God causes an earthquake to come about so that the imbalance of our hearts as well as of all creation can be corrected and so that an inharmonious state restores itself back to order. It is so that the Earth can be saved and all humanity can be saved.
My wish is that even just one person can have these thoughts in their mind.
Grand Spring Service
March 13, 2011
. . . if we think of what we lack, we will notice that there are always many things that we lack. But God is perfect, and He lives within us. I believe this is a very important point. To acknowledge this is very important.
When this feeling of “oh, I lack this or that” . . . surfaces, try to think, “No, no! God is perfect. I lack nothing.” If you think in this way, God will prepare what is necessary for you. I think this is very important.
Excerpt from Question & Answer with Masaaki-sama in Portugal
October 31, 2019
Published in Glory, no. 7, August 1, 2020