a way of the grace of God


What is grace given by a god of the World of Gods like?

  • grace ご利益
  • What is A like ?  Aはどのようなものか?

A god gives you a blessing in the way you understand its meaning after looking back later, like “Well, somehow I’m still doing it,” or “How have I managed it successfully?” Everyone must have an experience that though you went through an extreme state of adversity and you were in a desperate situation, you are now in a peaceful situation neither good nor bad. A righteous god would be sure to make us have an experience and then leads us to an amicable settlement. The genuine god doesn’t think it’s good for you to avoid having a bad experience from the beginning.

  • blessing 恩恵
  • meaning 意味
  • look back 振り返る
  • somehow どうにかして
  • manage 対処する
  • successfully うまく
  • experience 経験
  • though S+V SはVするけれども
  • go through A Aを経験する
  • extreme 極端な
  • state of adversity 逆境
  • desperate  絶望的な
  • peaceful  穏やかな
  • neither A nor B AでもBでもない
  • righteous 正しい
  • be sure to~ 必ず〜する
  • lead A to B AをBに導く
  • amicable settlement 穏便な解決
  • genuine 本物の
  • avoid 避ける

The reason why a righteous god gives us a blessing in a too difficult way to understand is that we come into being with a view of paying debt of karma and developing ourselves. A righteous god’s way is to lead humans to develop their souls. When in trouble, we humans tend to foolishly forget gratitude to God for protecting us.

  • reason 理由
  • too …to~ 〜するにはあまりに…
  • come into being 生まれる
  • with a view to ~ing 〜する目的で
  • pay 払う
  • debt 借金
  • develop 成長させる
  • lead A to~ Aに〜するよう仕向ける
  • soul 魂
  • tend to~  〜する傾向がある
  • foolishly 愚かにも
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • protect 守護する

In contrast, blessings given by spiritual beings in the World of the Dead or the World of Hell are the opposite. If you make a wish or make a petition to them, the favour appears in a visible, understandable form soon, such miracles as burgeoning business and dramatic improvement of illness. However, if you receive this kind of favour, you are bound to lose something in exchange for it before you know it. For example, you might fall ill though you’ve got money or you might not be able to have a baby though your dream has come true. The bigger the favour you’ve received, the more shortage or unhappiness is sure to come to you when least expected.

  • in contrast 対照的に
  • opposite 逆の
  • make a wish 願い事をする
  • make a petition 願掛けをする
  • favour ご利益
  • visible 目に見える
  • such A as B  BのようなA
  • miracle 奇跡
  • bugeoning 急成長する
  • dramatic 劇的な
  • improvement 改善
  • illness 病気
  • be bound to~ きっと〜する
  • in exchange for A Aと引き換えに
  • fall ill 病気になる
  • come true 実現する
  • shortage 不足
  • be sure to~ きっと〜するだろう
  • when least expected 忘れた頃に

Even if you get such blessings, you’ll find nothing is changed in the degree of happiness, or rather you’ll be all the unhappier in effect for your petition in the long run. The right faith is only to devote gratitude to God.

  • even if S+V たとえSがVするとしても
  • degree 程度
  • rather むしろ
  • all the 比較級 for A Aのためにますます〜
  • in effect 実質的には
  • in the long run 長い目でみれば
  • faith 信仰
  • devotge 捧げる

What spiritual beings of the World of the Dead and the World of Hell do is just do magic of redistributing of the value of life force each human soul has. The evil spirits didn’t anything miracle. They didn’t create anything out of nothing with effort. The happiness which was given to you got rapidly will soon be lost in exchange for something else. For all the miracle you get, the amount of happiness is the same in total.

  • magic 魔法
  • redistribute 再分配する
  • value 価値
  • life force 生命力
  • evil 邪悪な
  • create 創造する
  • out of nothing 無から
  • effort 努力
  • rapidly 急速に
  • for all A Aにもかかわらず
  • amount 量
  • in total 全体で

The problem is it never ends there. You need to give a reward to the evil spirits for working for you. Once you make a petition to them, you have to give your life force to them in return. You lifespan will be made short. This fee of exchange will be claimed by the evil spirits later, that is, they will eat human souls. If they are not satisfied enough, they will keep on charging your offsprings for the pay.

  • the problem is … 問題なのは…
  • end 終わらない
  • reward 報酬
  • once S+V いったんSがVしたら
  • in return お返しに
  • lifespan 寿命
  • fee 手数料
  • claim 請求する
  • that is つまり
  • keep on ~ing 〜し続ける
  • charge 請求する
  • offspring 子孫

With the World of the Dead disappearing, in order to get the last harvest, evil spirits have been supporting from behind spiritual commercial businesses and commodities, which instigates to redistribute value, and the market today is now overflowing with such spiritual things. It is fearful that sellers and psychics themselves are manipulated by evil spirits and they don’t know anything about it. To hold a memorial service to your ancestors with incense sticks and to remind yourself of gratitude to God for being kept alive is a way to keep away from these spiritual business of devildom.

  • disappear 消える
  • in order to~ 〜するために
  • harvest 収穫
  • support 支援する
  • commercial business 商業活動
  • commodity 商品
  • instigate 促進する
  • overflow with A Aで溢れる
  • fearful 恐ろしい
  • seller 販売者
  • psychic 霊能者
  • manipulate 操る
  • memorial service 供養
  • ancestor 先祖
  • incense stick 線香
  • remind oneself of A Aを想起する
  • keep A alive Aを生かしておく
  • keep away from A Aから離れておく
  • devildom 魔界

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.