Compass of the Times
In response to each individual’s wish to pursue more of the Study of the Soul, Takahashi Sensei provides us with Words of the Month and Compass of the Times each month, which, interrelated to each other, serve not only as clues for our studies and practice, but also as monthly guidelines for living our lives.
December 2019 Compass of the Times 189
To Maintain Our Inner OrderReflecting on the Progress of This Year
The end of the year is approaching again.
How has the progress of the year been for you?
November 2019 Compass of the Times 188
The Turn of the Internal CycleDaily Requirements
It is now November, and we only have two months left until the end of this year.
October 2019 Compass of the Times 187
The Change of DimensionsLife Begins with the Aspiration to Be Born
We live in an era of turbulence in which our society changes at tremendous speed.
September 2019 Compass of the Times 186
The Change of DimensionsTo Live in Three Dimensions
There are only four months left in the year. How has your journey been as the end of the year approaches?
August 2019 Compass of the Times 185
Focus on the InitiativeWhy Do You Take Self-Destructive Actions?
Human beings can be strange creatures because some keep taking actions that are seen to be ruinous to themselves.
July 2019 Compass of the Times 184
To Burn Our Energy of LifeThe Workings of Nature Follow a Law
We are having another hot summer season this year.
It has been pointed out that Japan’s climate is becoming subtropical due to global warming in recent years.
June 2019 Compass of the Times 183
Opening Up a CanalA Canal That Can Rejuvenate Barrenness in Nature
The cultivation of barren and deserted lands in nature and plowing such rejuvenated fields can be described as the challenge that human beings have repeatedly taken on throughout history. In particular, the idea of creating a canal to irrigate paddy fields has been a great undertaking that has influenced the future of many people in multiple eras.
May 2019 Compass of the Times 182
To Nurture Our MindHumans Travel Jippo Sekai— the World of Ten Directions
A distinguishing characteristic of being human is that we can live by our own free will. It means that we can live by following our feelings and thoughts.
April 2019 Compass of the Times 181
To Become Zenyu (Good Friends)Think about Zenyu
Every April we hold the Zenyu Gathering in commemoration of the anniversary of GLA. Although I have referred to the meaning of Zenyu several times in the past, I would like to look back on it once again.
March 2019 Compass of the Times 180
To Live TogetherThe Issue of the 21st Century Called “Loneliness”
In January of 2018, news made headlines around the world that Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the UK, which is in the turmoil of Brexit, “created a new post called minister for loneliness.
February 2019 Compass of the Times 179
To ChangeThe Truth of Inner-Outer Unification
It has been a month since the beginning of the new year. I believe many of you are now entering the time when you need to take steps in advancing your goals for the new year in full force. This month, I would like to take up one of the Divine Truths that will support you on your path this year.
January 2019 Compass of the Times 178
To StartThe Door to the New Year
Happy new year.
This is the beginning of the new year 2019.
Now that you opened its door, what kind of feeling do you have? Are you envisioning the first step that is appropriate for the beginning of the year?