hemp is a place for sacred spirits to stay temporally at

伊勢内宮 太陽写真

Around the 1980s, there was a fashion of a spirit world. Some books were on a trip to a different dimension caused by meditation using a mushroom which creates an illusion or using a “legal” drug.

  • fashion 流行
  • dimension 次元
  • meditation 瞑想
  • create 創り出す
  • illusion 幻覚
  • legal  合法の
  • drug 薬物

In Zen, what you see deep in your consciousness is regarded as a spiritual being in Devildom and dismissed. It is said that if you see something like God or Buddha, you must not confront it nor deal with it. This is true. If someone gets excited and moved to see a weird thing in his mediation and talk with it, he will be afflicted with schizophrenia and his mind will be sick.

  • consciousness 意識
  • regard A as B AをBと見なす
  • devildom 魔境
  • dismiss 斥ける
  • confront 立ち向かう
  • deal with A Aと取引する
  • get excited 興奮する
  • get moved 感動する
  • weird この世のものでない
  • be afflicted with A Aに苦しむ
  • schizophrenia 精神分裂
  • mind 心

In the early 80s, many books sold well on conversations with a space consciousness or on grades of consciousness. Most of the authors were gone in just about three years. Some people who became famous for a spiritual healing were also gone in a couple of years and a new healer appeared again and disappeared.

  • sell well よく売れる
  • conversation 会話
  • space 宇宙
  • grades 階梯
  • most of A Aの大部分
  • author 著者
  • be gone いなくなる
  • famous 有名な
  • a couple of A 2・3のA
  • appear 登場する
  • disappear 消える

What became of them? Some may have stopped writing books because they realized what they were doing. Others because they just couldn’t keep on that way anymore. Each of them must have had some reason for stopping.

  • What becomes of A? Aはどうなるのか?
  • may have pp 〜したかもしれない
  • realize 認識する
  • keep on  やっていく
  • not … anymore もう…ない
  • each それぞれ
  • must have pp 〜したに違いない
  • reason 理由

Drugs which causes illusions lead your mind to Devildom easily. It’s nothing more than a tool to escape from the precious reality in this world. The escape from the reality makes a blank period in your life. This is waste of time and a long way around. You had better realize the present situation and accept it as it is positively no matter how hard and miserable. As long as you don’t accept the reality and try to run away from it, your rigors of life lasts for good.

  • cause 引き起こす
  • lead A to B AをBに導く
  • nothing more than A Aに過ぎない
  • tool 道具
  • escape  逃げる
  • precious 貴重な
  • reality 現実
  • blank 空白の
  • period 期間
  • waste of time 時間の無駄
  • a long way around 回り道
  • had better ~ 〜した方がよい
  • the present situation 現状
  • accept 受け入れる
  • as it is あるがままに
  • no matter how~ どんなに〜でも
  • miserable 惨めな
  • as long as S+V SがVする限り
  • run away 逃げる
  • rigor 苦しみ
  • last 続く
  • for good 永久に

Hemp is one of the tools for rituals in Shinto, where sacred spirits stay temporally. There are many kinds of hemp. Hemp which includes an ingredient causing an illusion is bad for humans. Even if the ingredient itself is not bad, it is bad for mental health. People who have experienced pleasures secreting a brain chemical of ecstasy tend to suffer from depression and kill themselves late in life.

  • hemp 大麻草
  • ritual  儀式
  • sacred 聖なる
  • temporally 一時的に
  • many kinds of A 多くの種類のA
  • include 含む
  • ingredient 成分
  • human 人間
  • even if S+V たとえSがVするとしても
  • mental health 精神衛生
  • experience 経験する
  • pleasure 喜び
  • secrete 分泌する
  • brain chemical 脳内物質
  • ecstasy 快感
  • tend to~ 〜する傾向がある
  • suffer from A  Aに苦しむ
  • depression 鬱
  • late in life 晩年に

I feel there is a limitation to amount of a brain chemical of ecstasy, so it is important in life to secrete it evenly through life. Do not be made to secrete it unevenly with drugs. Be careful. Do not depend on drugs or alcohol which makes you feel good temporally, but it is important you look at conscience inside yourself.

  • limitation 限界
  • amount 量
  • important 重要な
  • evenly 均等に
  • be made to~ 〜させられる
  • depend on A Aに頼る
  • alcohol 酒
  • conscience 良心

You should grow your conscience big, which gives you reluctance when you are doing something wrong. It is the conscience that is the inner god.

  • grow 育てる
  • reluctance ためらい
  • inner god 内在神

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