It is “conscience” that you can rely on when you are about to die.


When we die, we die alone. In the face of death, what can we depend on? Can it be your emotional support to know a famous psychic? Can it be your emotional support to be a believer of a great guru? Can it be your emotional support to know some magic words? Can it be your emotional support to have faith in a miraculous shrine or temple? No, they can’t. As you are faced with death by yourself, none of them can be your support at the last moment, which is also the time the lies of a pay psychics or a cult group are revealed. You’ll keenly feel that no one accompanies you.

  • die 死ぬ
  • alone 独りで
  • in the face of A Aに直面して
  • depend 頼る
  • emotional support 心の支え
  • believer 信者
  • faith 信仰
  • miraculous 霊験ある
  • shrine 神社
  • temple 寺院
  • at the last moment 最後の時
  • lie 嘘
  • reveal 明らかにする
  • keenly feel 痛感する
  • accompany 同行する

If you are dependent on a spiritual being or a thing other than you, you’re sure to get uneasy and lost in the face of death. Having faith in something outside of you would cause you a handicap which increases bewilderment in such a critical situation. If you try to depend on anything external that you suppose doesn’t exist in you,  you’ll realize, when you’re about to die, that you can never rely on such a thing. As long as you are dependent on a thing outside of your heart, it will fail you at a critical moment.

  • be dependent on A Aに頼っている
  • being 存在
  • other than A A以外の
  • be sure to~ きっと〜するだろう
  • uneasy 不安な
  • lost 迷う
  • increase 増加させる
  • bewilderment 当惑
  • critical 極めて重大な
  • external 外部の
  • realize 認識する
  • be about to~ 今にも〜するところだ
  • fail  いざという時に役に立たない
  • critical moment 危機の時

We human beings can feel relieved from the bottom of our heart if only we can believe that God is in our heart. Even if you’re about to die, you can absolutely feel like “OK. No problem. It’s just another journey with God.” To acquire such a mental attitude, it is important to form a habit in your daily lives of always trying to feel God in your heart.There will be a big difference in development of mind at the last stage of life between those who just experienced passage of time always subject to immediate phenomena and those who led their life always conscious of their inner God in their daily lives.

  • human beings 人間
  • feel relieved 安堵を感じる
  • if only S+V せめてSがVしさえすれば
  • absolutely 絶対的に
  • acquire 獲得する
  • form  形成する
  • habit 習慣
  • daily lives 日常生活
  • difference 違い
  • development 成長
  • those 人々
  • experience 経験する
  • passage 経過
  • be subject to A Aに左右される
  • immediate 目先の
  • phenomena 現象
  • conscious 意識している

It can be said that God is conscience. Not so hard to understand. Conscience is a considerate heart like “If I did this, I would annoy others,” ” It would be better to do this for others,” etc. Though there is a time that you know what to do but you can’t do, it is possible that you try to develop your conscience.

  • conscience 良心
  • hard to understand 理解しがたい
  • considerate 思い遣るのある
  • annoy 悩ます
  • what to do 何をしたらよいか

No matter what social status or how much money you have, you can never take it with you to the other world. All you can take with you is conscience. I would like  Enma(閻魔), the King of Hell,  not to say “What the hell is your undeveloped conscience?”  If you find it difficult to be aware  of God in your heart, it is important that you notice the greatness that you are kept alive in everyday life. If you remind yourself of the following words, it becomes much easier for you to find God in your heart :

  • social status 社会的地位
  • the other world あの世
  • undeveloped 未発達の
  • be aware of A Aを意識する
  • important 重要な
  • greatness 素晴らしさ
  • be kept alive 生かされている
  • remind oneself of A Aを想起する
  • the following 次の

I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te  A Ri Ga To U Go Za I Ma Su

生かして頂いて ありがとう御座位ます

Thank you so much for keeping us alive.