Joyous acceptance is the common gloss for the term tanno, which designates the ideal mindset that a Tenrikyo adherent ought to have when dealing with life's situations, particularly circumstances that would naturally be considered unfavorable. Alternate glosses for tanno include as "true satisfaction" and, on at least one occasion, "heart of gratitude."
- to be sufficient; to have enough, and
- to be satisfied/happy; to be persuaded/accepting.
- "Tanno: to rejoice in the perception of God's love in all life's experiences."
諸井慶徳 Moroi Yoshinori. 「たんのうの教理」 "Tannō no kyōri." In 『諸井慶徳著作集 下』 Moroi Yoshinori chosaku shū, vol. 2, pp. 135–253.
- A Glossary of Tenrikyo Terms. "Joyous Acceptance (Tanno)." pp. 176–179.
- Fukaya, Yoshikazu. "Joyous acceptance (tanno)" Words of the Path: A Guide to Tenrikyo Terms and Expressions, pp. 90–91.
- Nakayama, Zenye. Growing Spiritually Day by Day. pp. 57–61.
- Tenrikyo: The Path to Joyousness. "Joyous Acceptance." pp. 51–52.
- The Doctrine of Tenrikyo, pp. 58–59.
- Yoboku's Guide to Tenrikyo p. 67.