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When I saw children playing a video game enthusiastically and having fun, an idea occurred to me. A system of a video game which appeared more than 20 years ago and that of a new video game are still the same in the basic components.

1.  controller itself to play a game

2.  software

3. TV screen and to use electricity

I tried imagining replacing these things with a physical body, soul, and an inherent god.

  • enthusiastically 熱狂的に
  • have fun 楽しむ
  • idea 考え
  • occur to A Aの頭に思い浮かぶ
  • appear 登場する
  • the same 同じ
  • component 構成要素
  • try ~ing 試しに〜してみる
  • replace A with B AをBと置き換える
  • physical body 肉体
  • soul 魂
  • inherent god 内在神

I think the controller of a video game machine corresponds to our body. The controller makes progress in appearance year by year. It has been improving steadily, though the basic structure is the same. Japanese human bodies have also changing dramatically over the last 50 years. They are getting taller, the legs longer, and women’s bust bigger. In terms of genetics, it is said to be a mystery for the Japanese to transform themselves so dramatically in such a short period of time just because of the change of food or the improvement of nourishment. I think the Japanese body form had been almost the same until the Meiji period for thousands of years.

  • correspond to A Aに対応する
  • make progress 進歩する
  • appearance 外観
  • year by year 年々
  • improve 良くなる
  • steadily 着実に
  • structure 構造
  • dramatically 劇的に
  • over the last ~years 過去〜年にわたって
  • tall 背が高い
  • bust 胸
  • in terms of A Aの観点から
  • genetics 遺伝学
  • mystery 謎
  • transform  変形させる
  • because of A Aのために
  • nourishment 栄養
  • body form 体形
  • thousands of A 何千ものA

The software of a video game corresponds to our souls. This software is furnished with an auto learning function and each of the softwares makes its own progress and has a various distinctive features. Recent video games are connected to the Internet, so the more you play a game, the more features it obtains just like each soul experiences its own life and takes on different individualities.

  • be furnished with A Aを備え付けている
  • function 機能
  • various 様々な
  • distinctive 他とは違う
  • feature 特徴
  • recent 最近の
  • be connected to A Aと繋がっている
  • obtain 獲得する
  • experience 経験する
  • take on A Aを帯びる
  • different 違った
  • individuality 個性

But, we have to be careful not to be infected by a virus through the Internet. There is a possibility that some wicked person infects a machine through the Internet with a program which causes self-destruction. The infection by way of the Internet is similar to the obsession by a spirit.

  • be infected 感染する
  • virus ウイルス
  • cause 引き起こす
  • self-destruction 自己破壊
  • infect A with B AにBを感染させる
  • by way of A A経由で
  • be similar to A Aに似ている
  • obsession 憑依

The suicidal virus can be coped with by a software of vaccination and a defensive system. If you have already been infected with a virus, you can use the latest vaccination software of ver.2007,I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te  A Ri Ga To U Go Za I Ma Su.” Hannya Shingyo(般若心経)or so-and-so Shingon(真言)are all ancient vaccinations. If you install them, the machine will go wrong or breakdown and end up in an infinite loop.

  • suicidal  自殺の
  • cope with A Aに対処する
  • defensive 防御の
  • the latest 最新の
  • so-and-so 何々の
  • ancient 古代の
  • install  インストールする
  • breakdown 故障する
  • end up in A 結局はAするはめになる
  • infinite loop 無限ループ

The latest defensive system is to hold a memorial service for your ancestors with gratitude using incense sticks and Tanzaku(短冊). When you practice this, you can prevent wicked viruses from making an invasion.

  • hold a memorial service 供養する
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • incense stick 線香
  • practice 実践する
  • prevent A from ~ing Aが〜するのを妨げる
  • wicked 邪悪な
  • make an invasion 侵入する

TV screens and electricity can be said to correspond to an inherent god in the sense that they are needed when you start up and many kinds of softwares need them in common. Oops! if I am explaining the system I’m not so familiar with, I might get told off, huh?

  • in the sense that… …という意味で
  • in common 共通して
  • Oops! おっと!
  • explain 説明する
  • be familiar with A Aをよく知っている
  • get told off お叱りを受ける

Today too,

I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te  A Ri Ga To U Go Za I Ma Su

Thank you so much for keeping us alive.


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