The Study of the Past, the Present, and the Future of Human Life
The Map of Life perceives human beings as eternal life, a soul existence, and shows a panoramic view of life. The Study of the Past, the Present, and the Future of Human Life, based on the Map of Life, reveals the past, the present, and the future of human beings.
Our life can be divided by various rhythms as a day, a year and a lifetime. However, if we look from the perspective that views human beings as eternal life, a soul, we are existences that are living through eternity, repeating the cycle of being born into the World of Phenomena (this world) and returning to the World of Real Existence (the other world). The Map of Life is what shows a panoramic view of human life from this perspective, and the Study of the Past, the Present, and the Future of Human Life reveals all about human life based on this Map of Life.
The Study of the Past opens our eyes to see how our lives started and have been shaped. This study lets us know what kind of energy of light and darkness (soul’s aspiration and karma) from our past lives have flowed into us. It also lets us look into what kind of Three Streams of Influence (family, place, era) we have taken on in being born into this world, and how our mind was made.
The Study of the Present gives us the wisdom to live the present, this moment in life. It is the wisdom that teaches us to perceive encounters we face in life as Chaos and to give shape to that Chaos with a new mind.
And, the Study of the Future gives us the perspective to see through to the dimension of the Horizon of Mission. This dimension predicts how the soul’s potential will shine when it is bloomed.
Source of reference:
The Power to Know Oneself,” p. 252 – 277 (preliminary translation)
– Sensei’s lecture at the 21st Century Pioneers Committee on December 30th, 2018
– “To Live the Present according to the Themes of the Transmigrating Soul: By Taking Off the Hat of Spells,” 2020 New Year Gathering (Takahashi sensei’s lecture DVD and CD, available only in Japanese)