FAQ 28


My mother says that when she sleeps on the boundary line between the two rooms covered with tatami mats, she never fails to have a bad dream. She abhors snakes and often see a bad dream of snakes. Is there any reason for it?

  • boundary line 境目
  • never fail to~ 必ず〜する
  • abhor ひどく嫌う
  • reason 理由


It has been said through the ages that you must not step on the borderline of two traditional Japanese-style rooms. Because it is a borderline of a spiritual barrier. Where a spiritual borderline exists is so unstable a state that it is easy to have a nightmare when you sleep there. Don’t sleep with your body crossing the threshold.

  • must not~ 〜してはならない
  • step 踏む
  • exist 存在する
  • unstable 不安定な
  • state 状態
  • threshold 敷居

FAQ 27


I sleep with my head to the north because of the position of my bed. I have a spiritualistic medium constitution, but is it OK?

  • because of A Aのために
  • constitution 体質


To sleep with your head toward the north is good, which makes you lie along the current of terrestrial magnetism of the earth. Buddha seems to have eased the pain of stomachache when he was about to die by laying his body along terrestrial magnetism. I also do the same thing when it is possible, and it makes me sleep well.

  • current 流れ
  • terrestrial magnetism 地磁気
  • seem to have pp 〜したように思われる
  • ease 和らげる
  • stomachache 腹痛
  • be about to~ 今にも〜するところだ
  • lay 横たえる