Questions and answers (40)-(41)

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Question 40:

I have received “an initiation of energy for enlightenment” called D◯ksha for about two years. A certain Indian saint started it and instructors who took the professional course in India put their hand on the head of a participant and transmit some energy. It is said this energy changes neurons of the brain physically and leads to enlightenment. What do you think of D◯ksha?

  • receive 受ける
  • initiation 伝授
  • enlightenment 悟り
  • certain ある
  • saint 聖者
  • instrucor 指導者
  • participant 参加者
  • transmit 流す
  • neuron 神経細胞
  • physically 物理的に
  • lead to A Aをもたらす

Answer:

There was just one person who could do the D◯ksha in India in the last 200 years. But, he didn’t give D◯ksha to anyone. Because he thought the development of spirituality of each person was important. Any qualification you can get in exchange for money is all bullshit. I feel the vibration of a spiritual being greedy to collect money. This kind of ritual for initiations which contaminate people’s original spiritual magnetism will cause physical diseases or depression in later years.

  • development 成長
  • spirituality 霊性
  • qualification 資格
  • in exchange for A Aと引き換えに
  • bullshit デタラメ
  • vibration 波動
  • greedy to~ 欲深く〜しようとする
  • collect 集める
  • contaminate 汚す
  • magnetism 磁気
  • disease 病気
  • depression 鬱
  • in later years 後年

Question 41:

You say we should write  “the Place for such and such” on a memorial tablet. But some healers say we had better not write “the Place.” What do you think?

  • memorial tablet 位牌
  • had better not~ 〜しない方がよい

Answer:

It is dangerous to hold a memorial service by using Tanzaku or  a memorial tablet without the word “the Place” on it. Because spirits coming near can’t find any objects on which they alight, they will obsess the person who holds the service. In the early stage, many of the spirits coming close to you are ones in anguish, so it’s like you show them a feast without a seat and put it back. You’ll end up in making them wander unnecessarily. Therefore, you had better not hold any memorial service using Tanzaku or a memorial tablet lacking the word “the Place.”

  • dangerous 危険な
  • memorial service 供養
  • object 物
  • alight 止まる
  • obsess 取り憑く
  • in the early stage 初期の段階では
  • in anguish 苦悶する
  • feast ごちそう
  • put A back Aを片付ける
  • it is like S+V それはSがVするようなもの
  • wander 彷徨う
  • unnecessarily 不必要に
  • therefore 従って
  • lack 欠く

If you hold the service without any Tanzaku or memorial tablet, you can do it by using steaming hot tea instead. But its effect is less than half compared with the service using incense sticks plus Tanzaku. I always set great store on practicality in everything, so I think you should not do anything ineffectual. The thing mentioned above being put into practice, people who have more or less extrasensory perception would understand what I mean.

  • steaming 湯気の出ている
  • instead 代わりに
  • effect 効果
  • less than A A以下
  • half 半分
  • compared with A Aと比べて
  • incense stick 線香
  • set great store on A Aを重視する
  • practilality 実用性
  • inefectual 効果のない
  • mention 言及する
  • put A into practice Aを実行に移す
  • more or less 多かれ少なかれ
  • extrasensory perceptiuon 霊感

Questions and answers (37)-(39)

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Question 37:

In my home Buddhist altar there are some private Ihai(位牌), a memorial tablet, with a posthumous Buddhist name on it. There are as many as two tablets for a suicide among them, so I have been worried about it. Should I get rid of all of them?

  • Buddhist altar 仏壇
  • private 個人的な
  • posthumous Buddhist name 戒名
  • suicide 自殺者
  • worried 心配している
  • get rid of A Aを取り除く

Answer

It is good to reduce those memorial tablets to one on which  “a place for such and such family’s ancestors’ spirits” is written. But you should not get rid of all of them at once, but wrap them in a white cloth and put them in a drawer of your Buddhist altar, or arrange some private memorial tablets at the back in the Buddhist altar and ancestors’ memorial tablets at the front. Then after years have passed, you should dispose of them. This kind of acts means to go through proper procedures of previous notice of executing it for the spirits.

  • reduce 減らす
  • at once 一度に
  • cloth 布
  • drawer 引き出し
  • arrage 配置する
  • dispose of A Aを処分する
  • proper 適切な
  • procedure 手順
  • previous 事前の
  • notice 通告
  • execute 実行する

Question 38:

What do you think of a right wing idea? I wanna know what god or Kenzoku(眷属) has to do with it.

  • right wing idea 右翼思想
  • have to do with A Aと関係がある

Answer

Behind a person with such idea there are often spirits who used to be a military man and can’t rest in peace. In general, a right wing idea is often associated with Shinto or the imperial family but this is not true. It has nothing to do with those. It’s a shame.

  • millitary man  軍人
  • rest in peace 安らかに眠る
  • be associated with A  Aと結びつけて考えられる
  • the imperial family 皇室
  • have nothing to do with A Aと何の関係もない
  • shame 残念な事

Question 39:

If a memorial service for ancestors is held at the head family, does the effect reach a branch family?

  • head family 本家
  • effect 効果
  • reach 達する
  • branch family 分家

Answer:

The effect of a right memorial service reaches branch families, but it is important that the services are held at each branch family. The fact that a head family practices it doesn’t mean branch families don’t have to do it. Because all offsprings are connected with their ancestors one on one, it is necessary for each one to practice it. Since the righteous guardian spirits in the World of Reality are ancestors, offsprings who don’t hold any memorial service for his/her ancestors are likely to live an unfortunate life.

  • don’t have to~ 〜する必要はない
  • offspring 子孫
  • be connected with A Aと繋がっている
  • one on one 1対1の関係で
  • necessary 必要な
  • righteous 正当な
  • guardian spirit 守護霊
  • be likely to~ 〜しそうである
  • live a ~life 〜な生活を送る
  • unfortunate 不運な