FAQ 46

Question:

OK, I understand that a light pillar can be seen at Ise(伊勢), specifically speaking, at Geku(外宮)of Ise Grand Shrine(伊勢神宮) and Izawanomiya(伊雑宮) because the two stone pillars in question buried there. But why can a light pillar be seen at Mt. Hakusan(白山)too, from which the third stone pillar was taken away in the ancient times? And also could you tell me where at Mt. Hakusan’ area we can see such a light pillar?

  • light pillar 光の柱
  • specifically 特定的には
  • bury 埋める
  • take A away Aを奪い去る
  • the ancient times 古代

Answer:

Around the top of Mt.Hakusan exist bare columnar joints ( rocks with a pillar shape) which are made from lava having frozen.  The rocks looking like standing pillars are scattered around there in the same way that they were frozen in an instant when lava gushed out 5 million years ago. They exist as if they were proving the whole mountain to be the original energy body produced in the early age of the creation of the earth. And these rocks like pillars act as Yorishiro(寄り代), a place on which spiritual energy comes down temporarily , and we can see a light pillar coming down to Mt. Hakusan from the universe. Seeing from the Sea of Japan, with you standing in front of Mt. Hakusan, you could see a light pillar rising from an area at the lower left to Heaven.

  • bare むき出しの
  • columnar joint 柱状節理
  • lava 溶岩
  • freeze 凍る
  • shape 形
  • A is dotted with B AにはBが点在している
  • in an instant 瞬間的に
  • gush out 噴出する
  • exist 存在する
  • as if S+V あたかもSがVするかのように
  • prove A to be ~   Aが〜であることを証明する
  • whole 全体の
  • creation 創造
  • lower left 左下
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