essence of congratulatory address


Norito(祝詞)is congratulatory words devoted to gods, that is, words of gratitude for gods. This is never a sentence of prayer for making your desires come true, nor driving away evil spirits.

  • congratulatory 祝いの
  • devote 捧げる
  • that is  つまり
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • sentence  文
  • prayer 祈り
  • desire 願望
  • come true 実現する
  • nor また〜でもない
  • drive away A Aを追い払う
  • evil 邪悪な
  • spirit 霊

Any words including gratitude for gods can be a great congratulatory address. This prayer of gratitude causes sacred spirits to move for you.

  • include 含む
  • congratulatory address 祝文
  • cause A to~ Aが〜するのを可能にする
  • sacred 神聖な

Many people today are devoting their desires or problems before the alter at shrines, which makes gods weaker and weaker after all.  Even if you visit shrines, this kind of worship would never bring about anything fortunate.

  • problem 悩み
  • before the alter 神前で
  • weak 弱い
  • after all 結局は
  • even if S+V たとえSがVするとしても
  • this kind of A このようなA
  • bring about A Aをもたらす

Gods see right through to all. There is no need for you to whine.

  • see right through to A Aを見通す
  • need 必要
  • whine 泣き言を言う

You had better think of words of gratitude before an alter to have gods relieved even if you have any troubles. When you soothe them, the reaction comes back to you and reflects on you like a mirror. People who have them relieved will lead to surroundings where you can feel secure.

  • had better~ 〜した方が良い
  • think of A Aを思う
  • have A pp Aに〜してもらう
  • soothe なだめる
  • reaction 反動
  • come back to A Aに戻ってくる
  • reflect on A Aに反射する
  • mirror 鏡
  • lead to A Aをもたらす
  • surroundings 状況
  • feel secure 安心する

This is the right way to get grace of gods.

Your desires will be realized without your making prayers.

Many people visit shrines and lose grace of gods.

Let’s devote only gratitude to sacred spirits.

  • right 正しい
  • grace of gods 御陰
  • realize 実現させる
  • make a prayer 祈る



Thank you so much for keeping us alive.