FAQ 49

Question:

I came across a book written by the late Mr. Masaharu Taniguchi(谷口雅春), a founder of Seicho-no-Ie, 成長の家)at a bookstore. Its contents were deep. What he says in his book, such as a memorial service for ancestors and an inner god, have much in common with your saying. Do you classify him into a leader of just a new religion?

  • come across A Aに出くわす
  • the late 故
  • founder 創設者
  • religious group 宗教団体
  • content 中身
  • memorial service 供養
  • ancestor 先祖
  • inner god 内在神
  • in common  共通に
  • saying 発言
  • classify 分類する

Answer:

I feel that part of a spirit of Sumiyoshi-no-Okami(住吉大神), a holy spirit in the World of the Palace of the Dragon King(龍宮界), obsessed him and its name is Suekazu-Inari(スエカズ稲荷), acting based on an order from this Sumiyoshi-kami. It is rare for one of the supreme Suekazu-Inaris to obsess a human in this world, but it did this figure. Because of this side effect, I can see spiritually Suekazu-Inari overlapping the guru’s face.

  •  obsess 憑依する
  • order 命令
  • rare 珍しい
  • figure 人物
  • side effect 副作用
  • overlap 重なる
  • guru 教組

When he was young, his appearance seems to have taken on the figure of a lean fox spirit belonging to the World of Righteous Gods(正神界). Sitting straight with a writing brush in his mouth,  he must have written good sentences by inspiration from the World of Righteous Gods. I can see spiritually a lot of subordinates of the Inari running about all over Japan with his book in their mouths. He was a spiritual person and rare.

  • appearance 風貌
  • take on A Aを帯びる
  • lean 痩せた
  • subordinate 下位の者

Though I have a high opinion of him, any religious group in modern age goes against God’s will. A new age has already begun when each individual should seek his own heart for the truth.

  • have a high opinion 評価する
  • modern age 現代
  • go against A Aに反する
  • individual 個人
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