Faith Mediated by Other People No Longer Works

Bad new religions and psychics have to make money in order to maintain their organizations or lead a luxurious life. They use God not for their believers but for themselves. They work for money against their conscience. They care nothing about the people who visit them for help. If the believers feel great security and become happy, the gurus or psychics become unnecessary. This is why they make those in trouble temporarily happy and then unhappy again and again, stirring up trouble to get credit from the solution.

  • religion  宗教
  • maintain 維持する
  • organization 組織
  • luxurious 贅沢な
  • conscience 良心
  • this is why S+V  こういうわけでSはVする

Some gurus or psychics know what they’re doing and others don’t. Gods never support spiritual teachers working to maintain their organizations. What they do to make money to maintain their groups is like this:

● They make their believers scared, saying bad things are going to happen to them.

● They squeeze money out of their believers, suggesting the world or nation is in danger.

In short, it is wrong to form a religious group or to become a full-time psychic in the name of God. Such conducts make them away from true gods.

  • support 応援する
  • scared 怖い
  • squeeze 搾り取る
  • suggest 暗に示す
  • be in danger 危険にさらされている
  • full-time 専業の
  • conduct 行い

Such religious groups and psychics separated from true gods will be possessed by evil spirits. No other profit groups are better than bad new religions for evil spirits, who enjoy fear and greed of human beings. They consume negative energy such as sexual desire between believers, sadness of family members who have their family life ruined, sorrow by the believers who have become broke because of religious activities and so on. Devotees of such religious groups are nothing but immolations.

  • possess 憑依する
  • fear 恐怖
  • greed 貪欲
  • sadness 悲しみ
  • immolation 餌食

It is true that spiritual leaders, gurus or psychics who screw money out of those in trouble are possessed with evil spirits, no matter how much they appear to be good persons. Spiritual possession enables them to commit such bad deeds. They will keep producing such pathetic believers to earn their livings. They don’t know they themselves are bound to fall victims to the evil spirits in the end. They will see the true identity of the evil spirits at their deathbeds and, frozen with fear, be recalled from the World of Reality.

  • screw 搾り取る
  • pethetic 哀れな
  • earn 稼ぐ
  • be bound to~ ~する運命にある
  • victim 犠牲者
  • frozen 凍って
  • recall  回収する

It is natural and can’t be helped that greedy people are exploited by bad religions or psychics whom they got in contact with. But it’s very sad that their relatives or children who share the same family line are also affected. If they had had nothing to do with such religions or psychics, their living environment would have become much better.

  • natural 当然な
  • exploit 搾取する
  • get in contact with A Aと接触する
  • relative 親戚
  • affect 影響する
  • environment 環境

Keep away from any negative handicap that wastes your life energy and money. Spiritual light in the electromagnetic waves of the sun will divide companies, people and religions in two: those with conscience and those with no conscience.

  • waste 無駄にする
  • electromagnetic wave 電磁波
  • divide 分ける

It’s important that you hold a memorial service for your ancestral spirits at home to appease them every day, which deed develops your conscience, and remind yourself of gratitude to gods. The new age has already begun when the faith mediated by other people no longer works. True gods need no money. You have to know that, once you get involved with a fee-based psychic, it becomes impossible for the holy energy to approach you.

  • ancestral 先祖の
  • appease 慰める
  • develop 発達させる
  • remind 思い出させる
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • mediate 媒介する
  • approach 近く

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The World of Reality is Where You can Find out God

The other day, our family was in charge of keeping an eye on the dump site so that animals such as crows or cats wouldn’t scavenge on garbage bags. People in my neighborhood have to do this job by turns.

  • be in charge  責任者である
  • keep an eye 見張る
  • dump site ゴミ捨て場
  • scanvenge 漁る

One of my family members got up early in the morning, went to the dump site and found the garbage was scattered by animals. I, together with the other family members, went there with cleaning devices and garbage bags to clean up the site. The dump site stunk.

  • scatter 撒き散らす
  • device 用具
  • stink 臭う

If I had left the site as it was, other inhabitants would have hesitated to put their garbage and garbage trucks wouldn’t have collected the broken garbage bags as a rule. This happening was stimulating for me because normally I’m not the person to take care of our house’s garbage.

  • inhabitant 住人
  • hesitate ためらう
  • collect 集める
  • as a rule 原則として
  • simulating 刺激的な

If garbage trucks were to stop collecting garbage in the city, the people would get into real trouble. The streets would be full of garbage, cars couldn’t pass along the streets and people couldn’t live there due to the bad smell. Epidemics could break out, too.

  • get into trouble 厄介なことになる
  • due to A Aのために
  • epidemic 疫病
  • break out 勃発する

The fact is social lives, which we are apt to take for granted, are easy to collapse. The happening on that day made me reaffirm the importance of the unnoticeable people working for the whole society such as refuse collectors.

  • social life 社会生活
  • be apt to~  〜しがちである
  • take A for granted Aを当たり前と思う
  • collapse 崩壊する
  • reaffirm 再確認する

Their importance is also true of the spiritual world. Spiritualistic ideas remote from reality are useless, like high dimensions, spiritual ladders, aliens and so on.  These are nothing but illusion like daydreaming.

  • remote 離れた
  • psychic 霊能者
  • nothing but A Aにすぎない
  • illusion 幻想

Some psychics may say that they’ve found God through meditation. So what? They call themselves enlightened men and receive a lot of money from believers just by talking about their unusual experiences. What a peaceful world!

  • meditation 瞑想
  • enlightened 悟った
  • peaceful world 平和な世界
  • unusual 普通でない

However much they boast of their “high” spirituality, they cannot eat anything nor have their excreta and garbage collected without others’ help. Indeed, they are being kept alive by people working hard in the real world.

  • boast 自慢する
  • excreta 排泄物
  • indeed 実際

You have to observe the fact that you exist in this World of Reality with your physical body, which a succession of miracles can only make possible. This world is within God. In other words, only in your daily lives can you have the chance to see God.

  • observe よく見る
  • physical 肉体の
  • succession 連続

Thanks to your ancestors, you have your physical body now. Your body is a product of both your invisible ancestral spirits and your soul. Purify your physical body and ancestral spirits, and you’ll see this world is filled with God’s will. Only in your ordinary lives can you catch a glimpse of the blessings given by the Great Being.

  • thanks to A Aのお陰で
  • product 産物
  • be filled with A Aでいっぱいである
  • catch a glimpse of A Aを垣間見る
  • blessing 恩恵

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In the World of Reality only Efforts can Improve the Situations

A reader of this blog said, “Am I allowed to say ‘I’m grateful for being kept alive’ ?Because I live in misery and I don’t think I’m grateful for my present situations.” I replied “Repeat the phrase even if you don’t believe it.” Another reader said that she hated her husband so much that she could kill him. I replied “Say the phrase to him in silence for all your hatred against your husband.”

  • allow 許す
  • misery 悲惨
  • reply 答える
  • hate 憎む
  • for all A Aにも関わらず

Even if you keep on thinking “I’m miserable,” or “I hate him,” you can never change the reality. On the contrary, you will end up wearing negative magnetism all the more and your situations will get worse. It’s no use waiting for the time you can be grateful for the present situations. You have to make a move.

  • reality 現実
  • on the contrary それどころか
  • end up ~ing 結局は〜することになる
  • It is no use ~ing 〜してみても無駄だ
  • make a move 行動する

The World of Reality is where making efforts is important. Even when you are suffering from poverty, illness or hatred against someone, repeat the phrase “I am grateful for being kept alive,” which I received from the World of Gods, and you’ll come to see things objectively from the point of view of life and death and your hatred will disappear because the phrase is very powerful.

  • effort 努力
  • suffer 苦しむ
  • objectively 客観的に
  • disappear 消える

The souls of Amaterasu-o-ho-mi-kami (天照太御神)and Kunitokotachi-o-kami (国常立太神)dwell in the phrase “I am grateful for being kept alive”, or in Japanese “Ikashiteitadaite arigatougozaimasu.” To say the words is to call the names of the gods. In response to the call, the gods appear from the universe of your heart as Kanzeon Bosatsu(観世音菩薩), a bodhisattva of mercy and salvation, to save you.

  • dwell 住む
  • in response to A Aに応じて
  • save 救う

There is a tale in Buddhism called the Burning House. In the tale, some children are playing in a burning house without noticing the critical situation. Though an adult standing outside the house is telling the children to get out, they refuse to listen to him. Seeing the state of emergency, Kanzeon Bosatsu appears as a child of the same age and says to them “Hey, come outside! I’ve found three great toys. Amazing!” Then, the children come out of the house, dubious of what he said and they are all saved.

  • tale 説話
  • burning 燃えている
  • critical 重大な
  • refuse 拒む
  • emergency 緊急
  • amazing 凄い
  • dubious 疑わしい

To help someone, you need to tell necessary lies in some cases for the sake of the person. You have to believe that the mercy of God does exist in this world. It shows itself through your ancestral spirits, who watch over you all the time. With efforts, it would all work out OK.

  • for the sake of A  Aのために
  • mercy 慈悲
  • watch over A Aを見守る
  • work out なんとかなる

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A Lot of People Do the Opposite of Truth

Office workers are sometimes scolded by their bosses for unreasonable reasons. In such a case,  I’m willing to be scolded. Looking into his eyes, I give responses to what he’s saying. But you have to be careful not to do so too frequently because your attitude can be offensive.

  • scold  叱る
  • be willing to~ 進んで〜する
  • rensponse 反応
  • attitude 態度
  • offensive 相手を害する

It makes him more angry for you to say what you have to say while he’s scolding you. So, it’s better to say what you want to say briefly only after your boss has finished saying what he wants to say. You don’t need make him understand all of your say on the spot because you’ll have to get along well with him from this time on. It’s not your words but your behavior and attitude that matter at workplace.

  • briefly 簡潔に
  • on the spot その場で
  • matter 重要である
  • workplace 職場

If you’re right, what you said will turn out to be right sooner of later. When your boss finds what you said to him is right, he’ll remember your responses and attitude at the time. I don’t get angry even when I’m scolded by my boss for an unreasonable reason. During that time, I think about his everyday life or background. Seeing that he easily gets mad at trifle things, he must be full of stress and I feel sorry for him.

  • sooner or later 遅かれ早かれ
  • unreasonable 納得の行かない
  • get mad 怒る
  • trifle 些細な
  • feel sorry 可哀想に思う

People often suffer from their own “poison.” What tortures them is themselves, not others. The same thing can be said about people suffering from spirit possession. The more afraid you are of spirits, or the more you try to avoid them, the more spiritual dirt you’ll attract. “I want to avoid unpleasant beings,” “I wish I were the only one who enjoy happiness,” “I want useless people to keep away from me,” – this kind of selfish way of thinking attracts wandering spirits. Also, the desire that you want to attract only good things and what you want attracts evil spirits, too.

  • suffer 苦しむ
  • tortunre 苦しめる
  • possession 憑依
  • attract 引きつける
  • evil 邪悪な

Just trying to give something to others brings you good fortune, for spirits who want to give in the same way as you do will come near to you. More often than not, small business owners can’t make profit as long as they desire to make a lot of money. This is because such strong desire shows itself in their businesses or their attitudes to employees. Customers will sense their desire and won’t feel like buying their products somehow.

  • fortune 運
  • more often than not しばしば
  • employee 従業員
  • feel like ~ing 〜したい気がする

Also, if you believe in God, it’s no good to ask God for help all the time. It is those who want to make God happy, support God and offer gratitude to God that will be given delight, helped and thanked by others. There are a lot of people who do the opposite of truth.

  • ask A for B  AにBをくれと頼む
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • delight 喜び
  • opposite 逆

Now that the dark world where true gods have hidden themselves is over, the original right kind of current or world will get back. There are a lot of religions or customs that will backfire. It’s important for you to be grateful for your present situations and what you’ve taken for granted and make decisions with a heart to give.

  • now that S+V 今やSはVするので
  • be over 終わる
  • current 流れ
  • backfire 裏目に出る

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Human Genes are a Tunnel to the Universe

I once wrote in this blog;

It seems that the universe is composed of roughly two parts: the front universe and the back universe. These huge universes are connected at one pole. A star in the front universe has its counterpart in the back universe and their locations are similar to each other. There seems to be a regularity such as similar or symmetrical figures in these universities.

When I was looking at aspects of these two universes spiritually, I remembered a similar thing- the human brain. The front universe corresponds to the left brain and the back universe the right brain. The human brain might be a miniature of the universe. Nerval cells in the brain might correspond to stars in the universe.

  • be composed of A Aから構成されている
  • pole 極
  • counterpart 同等のもの
  • symmetrical 対象的な
  • correspond 相当する
  • miniature 縮図
  • nerval 神経の

As I try to look at the end of the universe furthest, I find myself looking at my own brain. I have had this kind of experience many times. The universe equals the human brain. Go beyond time and space, and you’ll find yourself returning to the inside of the body.

  • furthest とことん
  • return 戻る
  • inside 内側

I feel that the moment you are born in this World of Reality, the configuration and state of the stars at the time are copied to your brain. The copied information influences your genes, forming your physical body and life. Astrology is a kind of statistics of how stars influence your life.

  • the moment S+V SがVするやいなや
  • configuration 配置
  • gene 遺伝子
  • Astrology 占星術

Well, then, does it mean that as soon as you are born, the direction of your life is fixed? Is it impossible to change it? Do fortune tellings prove to be true? I can say like this;

* Stars used to act on dependant persons without indivuidual indenties like machines.

* Stars had influence on human lives until the end of Showa era when the World of the Dead was influential.

  • direction 方向
  • fix 固定する
  • impossible 不可能な
  • prove to~  〜であるとわかる
  • act on A Aに作用する
  • era 時代

At present, a reverse phenomenon has been occuring now that the spiritual vibration frequency of the earth has been rising. It’s a reverse turn. That is, human thought in the brain has begun to influence the universe through human genes. Genes are like a tunnel to the universe. It’s possible that human thought can even change the orbits of heavenly bodies.

  • reverse 逆の
  • phenomenon 現象
  • vibration 振動
  • gene 遺伝子
  • orbit 軌道

Fortune tellings based on astrology won’t prove to be true any more. The new age has already begun when your thought can change your destiny and future of your own free will. It’s your efforts that can actually make your dreams come true. Conversely, now is the time you must not feel sad or despair unnecessarily, for if you feel sorrow, the universe feels the same and breaks down.

  • not any more もはや〜ない
  • destiny 運命
  • conversely 逆に
  • despair 絶望する

Are you mad at your husband?  Is there someone you hate at workplace? That’s bad. You could break the universe. Smile and blow your worries away!

  • hate 憎む
  • blow A away Aを吹き飛ばす

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Do not Separate The Dead from God

In India, where Sakyamuni was born, there has been no custom of building gravestones since ancient times. They burn dead bodies and throw the ashes into the sea. It’s natural and reasonable that living things that were born on the land return to the sea because all creatures were born in the sea in ancient times and moved onto the land. I feel the custom of the deceased returning to the sea through the river reflects the world view of Shinto. There is no tomb in India, while a lot of tombs in Japan, the final destination of Buddhism.

  • custom  慣習
  • gravestone 墓石
  • reflect 反映する
  • world view 世界観
  • destination 目的地

Sakyamuni wouldn’t understand any Japanese Buddhist rituals for the dead. He doesn’t even know the Buddhist sutras written in Japanese at all. He would be surprised to hear Buddhist monks chanting them because they are meaningless, phonetic equivalents. Almost all of Buddhist sutras were made up hundreds of years after he passed away.

  • ritual  儀式
  • meaningless  意味のない
  • phonetic equivalent 当て字
  • pass away 亡くなる

Buddhists, however, believe in Buddhism or Buddhist scriptures just because they believe in Sakyamuni. The truth is the Japanese Buddhism lacks spiritual ground. They bury the dead under the name of Sakyamuni on the basis of Buddhist scriptures he doesn’t know, which is horrible. It’s no wonder they can’t send the deceased to the other world in the right way.

  • lack 欠く
  • on the basis of A Aに基づいて
  • horrible ひどい
  • no wonder 驚きではない
  • the other world あの世

Well, how did Japanese people treat the dead before the Buddhist custom of building gravestones diffused all over Japan? I feel that people in those days used to put dead bodies on the ground away from their houses and covered them with earth. When someone dies, they lay the dead body next to another and cover it with earth. If the space for the dead bodies reaches its limit, they put them onto other ones. As the result, the accumulation of dead bodies became like a small hill, which is the prototype of ancient tumuluses for the Emperor. A huge tumulus like a small hill was built for each emperor and its form was the result of accumulation of interments.

  • treat 扱う
  • diffuse 広まる
  • earth 土
  • limit 限界
  • prototype 原型
  • tumulus 古墳
  • interment 土葬

Japanese people in ancient times believed that death is returning to nature, and that the deceased become part of nature, or God. The essence of Shintoism is offering gratitude to Great Nature(=God)that gives them everything. So they offererd gratitude to the dead, too. This is why they devoted the magnetism of gratitude to ancestral spirits on a stated day or in a stated season in accordance with the movement of the sun.

  • essense 本質
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • stated 決まった
  • ancestral 先祖の
  • accordance 一致

Modern Buddhism is very costly and perform unnecessary rituals. It’s a shame that they lack the point of view, or the deeds, of offering gratitude to the dead. I hope all Buddhist sects adopt rituals that express gratitude to the dead and hold rituals at local temples to pray for the repose of the deceased. It’s unavoidable that Buddhist temples are dependant on  contributions from local people for their living expenses. I think it’s necessary for them to conduct activities based on their conscience so that local people can contribute to the temple of their own accord.

  • costly お金がかかる
  • unnecessary 不必要な
  • shame 残念な
  • deed 行い
  • conscience 良心
  • contribute 献金する

It was a mistake for Shintoism to hand over its role to hold funerals to Buddhism. Since Shintoism separated the dead from God due to the concept of impurity, Shintoism has lost its true ancient spirituality. I think Shinto Shrines have developed in such a way that they keep God to themselves and treat God as if God were a patented article.

  • hand over A Aを手渡す
  • funeral 葬式
  • impurity 汚れ
  • keep A to oneself Aを独り占めする
  • patented 特許を取られた

As more and more schools of Shintoism make up their original prayers, they have come to be self-assertive. Such prayers are meaningless for God. Ohara-e-no-kotoba(大祓詞) is the only prayer that reaches the World of Gods. It’s important to restore the deeds of offering gratitude to both God and the dead without separating them.

  • prayer 祝詞
  • self-assertive 独善的な
  • offer 捧げる
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち

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Humans Never Evolve Without Death

The other day, I met a doctor I knew, and had dinner with him. He used to be a hospital doctor working for two large hospitals. He’s now a medical practitioner. According to him, he worked for the hospitals more than ten hours a day for more than 300 days a year. At the hospitals, he faced a lot of patients’ deaths. For example, he had to inform his patients of their life expectancies, be on his patients’ deathbeds, have families see their parents’ dead bodies who were killed in car accidents, see unidentified dead bodies without relatives passing away and so on.

  • the other day 先日
  • medical practitioner 開業医
  • face 直面する
  • inform 知らせる
  • relative 親戚
  • pass away 亡くなる

What he realized after facing these deaths was that people never evolve without death. If humans were immortal, their spirituality, intelligence or cultures wouldn’t reach the present level. It is because they are mortal that they make efforts and suffer, trying to demonstrate their own personalities, which may be due to an instinct of a living thing, he said.

  • evolve 進化する
  • immortal 不死の
  • intelligence 知性
  • demonstratate 発揮する
  • be due to A Aが原因である
  • instinct 本能

Well, do creatures exist that never die? Yes, there is – myxomycetes, which have been on this planet since long before the emergence of humans. Myxomycetes are both animals and plants and turn themselves into either of them depending on the environment. Scientists cannot trace their evolution, which means that they don’t evolve. They have just existed as they are from time immemorial. Kumagusu Minakata(南方熊楠), a Japanese great scholar and an incarnation of a spirit of woods, saw God in the world of myxomycetes.

  • myxomycete 粘菌
  • emergence 出現
  • trace 辿る
  • evolution 進化
  • time immemorial 太古の昔
  • incarnation 化身

As long as you live, you cannot avoid unpleasant things and are troubled by many things. But these things are limited and come to an end. They will become good memories once you’ve got over them. Everything that happens to you in this world is a rare and precious chance to develop your mind. This World of Reality is where great gifts for you are all around. Yes, human minds are like myxomycetes. They never die.

  • unpleasant 不快な
  • trouble 悩ます
  • get over A Aを乗り越える
  • develop 育てる
  • gift 贈り物

Your mind never dies like a myxomycete however much your body changes. That minds never die means that the deep part of your mind never develop nor change. It doesn’t need to from the beginning. Spiritual awakening doesn’t mean changing yourself drastically to something other than you. It means that you realize that your mind has already been perfect.

  • however~ どれくらい〜でも
  • mean 意味する
  • awakening 目覚め
  • drastically 劇的に
  • other than A A以外の
  • realize 気がつく
  • perfect 完璧な

Be grateful for your present situations and enjoy them, and you will come to realize the meanings of everything. You will be quick of apprehension and a person to make peace with everything. After this, all you have to do is protect or cultivate your mind. There is nothing to be scared of in this world. You just enjoy both good times and bad times.

  • grateful  感謝して
  • present situations 現状
  • come to~  〜するようになる
  • apprehension 理解
  • make peace 和解する
  • scared 怖がる

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