what is a mental attitude to a memorial service ?


To hold a memorial service for ancestors is to direct your heart to them. But if offsprings are always directing their mind to them, ignoring their lives or jobs, the ancestors will get in trouble and not be able to rest in peace. Your ancestors know what you have in mind and your present situations.

  • memorial service 供養
  • ancestor 先祖
  • derect 向ける
  • offspring 子孫
  • be always~ing いつも〜してばかりいる
  • ignore 無視する
  • get in trouble やっかいなことになる
  • rest in peace 安らかに眠る
  • present 現在の
  • situation 状況

For example, imagine your child doesn’t go to school and help you with household chores, always trying to gauge your feelings from your expression. To be sure, it makes you pleased a little bit as a parent. But when you think about his/her future, you might begin to get irritated , feeling ill at ease, wondering what would happen to him/her if I died. You might get involved in a car accident with worry.

  • imagine 想像する
  • help A with B AのBを手伝う
  • household chores 家事
  • gauge 窺う
  • expression 表情
  • to be sure 確かに
  • pleased 嬉しい
  • parent 親
  • get irritated イライラする
  • ill at ease 不安な
  • get involved 巻き込まれる

It is important that offsprings who practice the memorial service should do what they have to do in their daily lives, face his/her ancestors trying their best in life, and devote both gratitude for being kept alive and incense sticks to them. These things would make ancestors pleased the best.

  • daily lives 日常生活
  • face 向きあう
  • try one’s best 最善を尽くす
  • devote 捧げる
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • be kept alive 生かされている
  • incense stick 線香

It varies from person to person what to do. It is whether or not you always try your best in the world you live that matters. It doesn’t matter whether you are successful or not. Some of you might be students or the sick who cannot get out of bed. It is important that each of you exert your best effort in your given circumstances.

  • vary 様々である
  • from person to person 人によって
  • what to do 何をするべきか
  • whether S+V SがVするかどうか
  • matter 重要である
  • be successful  成功している
  • the sick 病気の人々
  • exert one’s best effort 最大限の努力をする
  • circumstances 状況

In the early stage where you began to hold a memorial service for your ancestors with gratitude, using incense sticks, if you can feel some effect, you will feel like doing it many times a day. But, trying to do it too much means you have some expectations. It is important that you do it only with gratitude. If you hold the service with a lively mind using incense sticks, your mind does reach them and make them feel relieved. Then, if they are relieved, the wave motions, in turn, will reach you back through a spiritual line, and your mind will be calm and peaceful naturally.

  • early stage 初期の段階
  • effect 効果
  • feel like ~ing 〜したい気がする
  • many times 何度も
  • mean 意味する
  • expectation 期待
  • lively 元気な
  • feel relieved 安心する
  • wave motion 波動
  • in turn 今度は
  • calm and peaceful 穏やかな
  • naturally 自然に

Ancestors and offsprings are like “a couple mirror”, and they grow up with each other. If your ancestors are relieved, they leave for the next world, and you can live through this life strongly.

  • couple mirror 合わせ鏡
  • grow up 成長する
  • each other お互い
  • leave for A Aに向けて出発する
  • strongly 強く

If you’re going to hold the service without a Tanzaku or a memorial tablet, you had better not do it. The Kotodama “I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te  A Ri Ga To U Go Za I  Ma Su” and incense sticks are practically effective, so spirits do come close to you. When they come, without Yorishiro, an object where they can stay temporarily, there is a possibility of obsessing your body. There are too many half way rituals without effect which lack a concept of Yorishiro.

  • had better not~ 〜しないほうがよい
  • practically 実際的に
  • effective 効果がある
  • come close to A Aに近づく
  •  object 物
  • temporarily 一時的に
  • possibility 可能性
  • obsess 憑依する
  • half way 中途半端な
  • ritual 儀式
  • lack 欠く

Spiritual waves from the sun will get stronger and stronger hereafter. We have both an inherent god leading to the Original God and our soul in our body, and by removing a barrier-the rock door-between the two and becoming as one, we can avoid the effects of the spiritual waves from the sun. As long as you are obsessed by other spiritual bodies, even if they are your ancestors’, you cannot break the rock door.

  • wave 波動
  • hereafter 今後は
  • inherent god 内在神
  • lead to A Aに通じる
  • the Original God 根源神
  • soul 魂
  • remove 取り除く
  • barrier 障壁
  • rock door 岩戸
  • become as one 一体となる
  • avoid 避ける
  • as long as S+V SがVする限り
  • even if S+V たとえSがVするとしても

There are many ignorant psychics in the world who practice spiritual healing for money or play a medium.  Physical and mental disorders are beginning to happen to these filthy psychics. It is important that you avoid such people and hold a memorial service for the spirits of your ancestors and have gratitude to God for the starting point of being kept alive, experiencing many things in social life.

  • ignorant 無知な
  • psychic 霊能者
  • play a medium 霊媒ごっこをする
  • disorder 不調
  • filthy 薄汚れた
  • the starting point 原点
  • social life 社会生活

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.