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Dusts of the Mind
  • hatred (nikui)
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Hatred is the standard gloss of nikui にくい, one of the eight forms of dust or wrongful uses of mind identified in the Tenrikyo tradition.

Hatred happens to be one of three forms of dust that is not explicitly identified as such in the Ofudesaki.


There are various explanations of the dust of hatred according to various compilations (toki-wake) written by Tenrikyo followers.

Masaichi Moroi

One of the earliest of these compilations may be Masaichi Moroi’s, which describes hatred as follows:

The dust of “hatred” includes entertaining a feeling of animosity toward innocent people out of an instinctive or temperamental aversion, feeling animosity toward someone who one thinks has committed an error or blunder, and hating someone because of his or her supposed rudeness or impertinence. All such feelings of hatred that arise from one’s own self-centeredness or hard-heartedness come under the dust called “hatred.”[1]

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  1. A Glossary of Tenrikyo Terms, pp. 78–79. Original Japanese may be found in 諸井政一 Moroi Masaichi. 『正文遺韻抄』 Seibun iin sho, p. 177.