memorial service is not only for your ancestors but for yourself


Even if a woman has got divorced, as long as she uses her ex-husband’s family name, her spiritual register belongs to that of her ex-husband. It is the family name now you’re using that matters. Therefore, if this divorced woman hold a memorial service for her ancestors, the name on the memorial tablet must be the present family name, or ex-husband’s family name.

  • even if S+V たとえSがVするとしても
  • get divorced 離婚する
  • as long as S+V SがVする限り
  • ex-husband 前の夫
  • register 籍
  • belong to A Aに属する
  • matter 重要である
  • therefore それゆえ
  • memorial service 供養
  • ancestor 先祖
  • memorial tablet 霊位
  • present 現在の

Name is also a kind of Kotodama(言霊), a spirit of language. When your name is called by others, you receive the vibration of Kotodama. What is important in people’s name is not the number of strokes in the Chinese characters but its sound.

  • a kind of A 一種のA
  • others 他人
  • recceive 受け取る
  • vibration 波動
  • number of strokes 画数
  • Chinese character 漢字

In Onomancy, only the number of strokes in a Chinese character of the name is focused. But this is meaningless. I wish there were Onomancy based on the pronunciation of names. If the sound of the name is focused, the new Onomancy applies to the name of foreigners.

  • Onomancy 姓名判断
  • focus 焦点を当てる
  • meaningless 意味が無い
  • be based on A Aに基づいている
  • pronunciation 発音
  • apply to A Aに当てはまる
  • foreigner 外国人

When I hear a name, I can feel the vibration of Kotodama and read the course of his/her ancestors and their Karma. That is, there is a spiritual connection in people’s name. That’s why your present family name is important.

  • course 流れ
  • connection 繋がり
  • That’s why S+V そういうわけでSはVするのです
  • important 重要な

If you change your family name, you feel something is wrong at first. This is because your spiritual line is changed, not just because of the problem of habituation. When you get divorced and change your name to the original one, your spiritual register is also changed back. But,  after you die, apart from a spiritual problem,your children, who are expected to hold a memorial services for you,  are apt to forget you unless their family names are the same as yours.

  • feel something is wrong 違和感を感じる
  • at first 最初は
  • habituation 慣れ
  • original 元々の
  • apart from A Aは別として
  • be apt to~ 〜しがちである
  • unless S+V SがVしない限り
  • the same as A Aと同じ

Here is an important thing to remember. If you have no children or are single all your life, I strongly recommend that you practice the memorial services under your present name. A person who have made Karma of giving comfort to  his/her ancestors as long as he/she lives is sure to led by them and rest in peace after death. What you did returns to you by a law of action and reaction. As to spiritual matters, it is much better to practice the services than just talk and imagine.

  • remember 覚えておく
  • single 独身
  • all one’s life 生涯にわたって
  • strongly 強く
  • recommend 勧める
  • practice 実践する
  • comfort 慰め
  • be sure to~  必ず〜する
  • rest in peace 安心して眠る
  • return 戻ってくる
  • action and reaction 作用反作用
  • as to A Aに関しては
  • imagine 想像する



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