I don’t understand the meaning of Kannagara(カンナガラ)very well. You wrote before about an old man who did chores at a shrine. Does Kannagara mean to work on a small salary and be grateful for living in a small house and eating simple meals like the old man ?

  • meaning 意味
  • chores 雑務
  • small salary 安月給
  • grateful  感謝している
  • simple meal 質素な食事


Kannagara is to live with the awareness of living with God. You already have your inner god and now are living. When you have the awareness that you are living with God, you cannot lead a shameful life to God. You will be true to your conscience. As this awareness deepens, your conducts will actually be those of God. If you do your best at everything you do, you’ll come to have no misgivings and your surroundings will also begin to change in fact. Kannagara is a state of mind of enjoying your life with God with gratitude and the consciousness that “life is gonna be alright.”

  • awareness 自覚
  • lead a ~life 〜な生活を送る
  • shameful 恥ずかしい
  • be true to A Aに忠実な
  • conscience 良心
  • deepen 深まる
  • actually 実際に
  • conduct 行動
  • do one’s best 最善を尽くす
  • come to~ 〜するようになる
  • misgiving 不安
  • surroundings 環境
  • in fact 実際
  • state 状態
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • consciousness 意識
  • alright 大丈夫



I want to know who my inner god is, but I also think I must not ask it until I find it. I’ve been puzzled.

  • inner god 内在神
  • must not- 〜してはいけない
  • be puzzled 困惑する


Just think that the inner god of the people who were born in Japan is Amaterasuohomikami(天照太御神), regardless of their bloodline. Part of deity of the nearest shrine to the house where a mother lives during pregnancy tends to come into her unborn baby as Ubusunakami(産土神), tutelary god of one’s birthplace. This Ubusunakami turns into the inner god as the baby grows up. Most of the Ubusunakmai of each region in Japan usually lead to Amaterasuohomikami. Your inner god is also your conscience. The conscience of human beings is common consciousness at a deep place.

  • regardless of A Aに関係なく
  • bloodline 血統
  • deity 神
  • pregnancy 妊娠
  • tend to~ 〜する傾向がある
  • tutelary god 守護神
  • turn into A Aに変わる
  • region 地方
  • lead to A Aに繋がる
  • conscience 良心
  • consciousness 意識