Filial piety and a memorial service for ancestors are the best way to separate from spiritual dirt.


According to a movie I saw the other day, the latest guided missile is correct within less than a millimeter . If the missile is launched hundreds of kilometers away, the result is the same. It is said that firstly someone irradiates a laser beam at a target to mark it as a sign. This mark can be made with a laser gun from a couple of kilometers away.

  • according to A Aによると
  • the other day 先日
  • the latest 最新の
  • guided missile 誘導ミサイル
  • launch 撃つ
  • irradiate 照射する

When this is done, the target is located exactly by a military satellite and guides the missile automatically. In short, once a mark is made, it’s over. This is the same as the spiritual aspects which are going to appear, no, have already appeared.

  • locate 位置を突き止める
  • military satellite 軍事衛星
  • in short 要するに
  • once S+V いったんSがVしたら
  • be over 終わり
  • aspect 側面

Human beings have worshiped an image, an object outside themselves or a mere figure as God since they lost the ability to perceive God despite the fact that each of us has God in our heart. Because of this, humans have been separated from God, which has caused them to suffer and wander off. This is the cause of tragedies of the human race. This has also caused wars where religions fight each other to prove their God’s, a false god outside of men, orthodoxy. This is really foolish.

  • worship 崇拝する
  • image 肖像
  • object モノ
  • figure 人物
  • ability 能力
  • perceive 知覚する
  • despite A Aにもかかわらず
  • be separated from A Aから離される
  • suffer 苦しむ
  • wander off 彷徨う
  • tragedy 悲劇
  • prove 証明する
  • orthodoxy 正当性
  • foolish 愚かしい

As long as human beings are dependent on some object outside of themselves or turn to psychic power of others, they cannot be in the state of Kannagara(カンナガラ), a state of being with God, so that they become more and more unhappy. We humans are now living in this world as a result of having experienced a lot of past lives. Our life this time is very important as the compilation of the whole human beings.

  • as long as S+V SがVする限り
  • dependent 依存している
  • turn to A Aに頼る
  • state 状態
  • compilatuion 集大成
  • the whole A A全体の

Earth Spirit, having provided us with a stage where souls can experience their lives, has begun to suffer in pain. If humans didn’t see God outside of themselves and kept on emitting the energy of gratitude with Inner God, there would be no war and we wouldn’t be in the present situations of the world.

  • Earth Spirit 地球霊
  • provide A with B AにBを供給する
  • suffer in pain もだえ苦しむ
  • keep on ~ing 〜し続ける
  • emit 放出する
  • gratitude 感謝する
  • Inner God 内在神
  • present situations 現状

In the first place, we have to change the direction of spirituality from outward to inward. Now is the last chance. If we can fix it, all of our problems, such as economy, education, war and so on, will also be fixed.

  • in the first place まず第一に
  • direction 方向
  • outward 外方向
  • fix 修正する
  • economy 経済
  • education 教育
  • and so on など

On the other hand, the number of people has been increasing who do the business which makes Inner God of the human beings atrophy and makes them dependent on something outside. This is a grave sin of weakening others’ Inner God, killing his own Inner God, and weakening Earth Spirit. The human race is in such a wretched state at the last stage of transmigration. To make money, such people, just a human being, abuse the name of God and sell healing commodities or practice spiritual healing that alienates the client from his/her Inner God. This is a deed of selling God.

  • on the other hand 一方
  • increase 増加する
  • atrophy 萎縮する
  • grave 深刻な
  • sin 罪
  • wretched 惨めな
  • transmigration 転生
  • abuse 濫用する
  • alienate 遠ざける
  • deed 行為

Now, the spiritual sunlight has begun to be emitted from the sunspots in order to go back the earth to the ancient times when each of us could perceive our Inner God. From now on, you had better stay away from any spiritual business, which confines Inner God and diverts the direction of your spirituality from inside.

  • spiritual sunlight 太陽霊光
  • sunspot 太陽黒点
  • ancient times 古代
  • had better~ 〜した方がよい
  • stay away from A Aから離れている
  • confine 閉じ込める
  • divert 逸らす

If you have any spiritual object or any relation to such business, your immunity will go down and you won’t be able to stop a feeling of irritation. Spiritual commodities will be like a mark of a laser beam for pinpoint assault. You don’t have to take the trouble to spend a lot of money on such things to become unhappy. If you can realize that you have spiritual dirt fortunately,  all you have to do is keep away from any spiritual thing and practice filial piety. If you have lost your parents, please hold a memorial service for your ancestors. This is the method of promoting the purification of your spiritually. A memorial service for ancestors with gratitude practiced in the right way is also the way to filial piety.

  • immunity 免疫力
  • irritation 苛立ち
  • pinpoint assault ピンポイント攻撃
  • take the trouble to~ わざわざ〜する
  • realize 認識する
  • dirt 汚れ
  • fortunately 幸運にも
  • filial piety 親孝行
  • method 方法
  • promote 促進する
  • purification 浄化

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.

Something that hinders the actions of ancestral spirits.


Human beings try to pray for something at a Shinto shrine or a Buddhist temple or turn to a healer or a psychic. And if our wish happens to be realized, we attribute it to the spiritual means on which we spent a lot of money and time. This may be because we humans don’t want to think our acts were useless. But the truth is our own life energy and the protective actions by our ancestral spirits made it happen.

  • pray 祈る
  • turn to A Aに頼る
  • happen to~ たまたま〜する
  • realize 実現させる
  • means 手段
  • spend A on B AをBに費やす
  • useless 無駄な
  • the truth is 実は
  • life energy 生命エネルギー
  • protective 保護的な
  • action 作用

Human beings, committing a fallacy of the effects of a spiritual means, would  cease to trust their own efforts and seek for something outside themselves without paying attention to their ancestral spirits. Ancestral spirits who have already rested in peace watch over us all the time feeling love and affection as if we were their own children. Even if we don’t care about them, they try to give us love that asks nothing in return.

  • commit 犯す
  • fallacy 錯誤
  • cease to~ 〜しなくなる
  • trust 信頼する
  • pay attention to A Aに注意を払う
  • affection 愛情
  • as if S+V あたかもSがVするかのように
  • even if S+V たとえSがVするとしても
  • in return お返しに

Even in the world today, parents with children are working hard feeling the responsibility and love with no condition for their children whether or not thanked by them. Parents believe that their children will understand them when they grow up to be parents themselves.

  • responsibility 責任
  • with no condition 無条件の
  • whether or not S+V SがVしようがしまいが

We are liable to ascribe good things to spiritual beings outside and bad things to wandering ancestors. But the truth is different and is the contrary. The spiritual truth is spiritual beings who interfere from outside try to color you with a different color from your own. They try to color you with the color of the spirit world they belong to. Many people happily mistake for a good thing this odd feeling of being colored with the different color from their original one.

  • be liable to~ 〜しがちである
  • ascribe A to B AをBのせいにする
  • contrary 逆
  • interfere 干渉する
  • color 染める
  • mistake A for B  AをBと間違って捉える
  • odd 奇妙な

For humans, the spiritual color of their own is very important like your own blood. If you are colored with a different spiritual color in the course of your life, negative rejection is to appear later in many forms, such as your health or fortune. You and your ancestors have the same kind of color in common. If an offspring is colored with a different color because of the dependence on other spiritual beings outside, his/her ancestral spirits try to get rid of the spiritual dirt. It is not until they remove it that they can work to realize their offspring’s wish. Yes. If the offspring is free from the unnecessary spiritual dirt, the protection power of the ancestral spirits will work much faster.

  • blood 血液
  • rejection 拒絶反応
  • such as A Aのような
  • fortune 運気
  • in common 共通に
  • dependence 依存
  • get rid of A Aを除去する
  • dirt 垢
  • It is not until S’+V’ that S+V S’がV’して初めてSはVする
  • be free from A Aがない
  • unnecessary 不必要な

Dependant people are always doing spiritual acts which worsen their fortune and going a long way around placing a burden on their ancestral spirits. Some spiritual beings outside try to expel your ancestral spirits trying to protect you because the latter prevent the former from making you dependent and binding you up spiritually.

  • dependant 依存しがちな
  • worsen 悪化させる
  • go a long way around 回り道をする
  • burden 負担
  • expel 排除する
  • the latter 後者
  • prevent A from ~ing Aが〜するのを妨げる
  • bind A up Aを縛り上げる

There are many religious groups that make its believers carry out the wrong kind of memorial service or put a curse which weakens their ancestral spirits. Some make them throw away a Buddhist altar for ancestors. There are so many artful spiritual traps which is truly cunning in this world that you have to be careful.

  • religious group 宗教団体
  • carry out A Aを行う
  • weaken 弱らせる
  • throw away A Aを捨てる
  • artful 巧妙な
  • trap 罠
  • cunning 狡猾な

Today too

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.

It is important not to forget.


It takes you only a few minutes, which is enough, to hold a memorial service with gratitude for your ancestors and the spirits related to you. If you don’t do it everyday, it’s no problem. To do it a couple of times a week would be fine. In short, it is important not to forget the spiritual beings you can’t see and you don’t know. So, as long as its purpose is not to forget the deceased related to you and to direct your mind to them, the simpler the manners of holding a memorial service, the better.

  • related 関係した
  • a couple of times 数回
  • in short 要するに
  • as long as S+V SがVする限り
  • purpose 目的
  • the decesed 故人
  • direcet 向ける
  • manners やり方

When you hold a memorial service, it is the most important thing to just direct your mind to your ancestral spirits and the spirits related to you, but each group of traditional Buddhism has come to persist in the manners and has disputed over it among the groups. For them, the manners are more important than the true purpose of directing a heart to the deceased.

  • Buddhism 仏教
  • come to~ 〜するようになる
  • persist in A Aに固執する
  • dipute 争う

Therefore, as long as there is some manner to show your gratitude in the basis of the service, you don’t necessarily have to follow the manners of Ise Hakusan Dou. It is OK for you to make a change to it originally. Though I recommend you follow the manners of Ise Hakusan Dou which has no useless part by virtue of many years of my experience and is simple and the most effective to have influence on the spirit world, it is important for you to feel right according to your level of spirituality.

  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • make a change 変更を加える
  • originally 独自に
  • useless 無駄な
  • by virtue of A Aのために
  • effective 効果がある
  • have influence on A Aに影響を与える
  • feel right しっくりくる
  • according to A Aに応じて
  • spirituality 霊性

People are apt to assume that the memorial service which is held with time and money and appears difficult to practice is a good one that can have influence on ancestral spirits. Many people are satisfied just by setting up a grand ceremony of a memorial service with a lot of money.

  • be apt to~ 〜しがちである
  • assume 思い込む
  • appear 見える
  • practice 実践する
  • ancestral 先祖の
  • set up A Aを設定する
  • grand 立派な

Memorial services held by traditional religions lack the original purpose of devoting gratitude. It is most important for you to devote gratitude everyday so as not to forget the spirits who have something to do with you.

  • lack 欠く
  • devote 捧げる
  • so as not to~ 〜しないように
  • have something to do A Aと何らかの関係がある

Spirits in pain and in trouble, forgotten, would try to inform those who are related to them of their being. And the living people, receiving this influence without knowing, would have various bad phenomena appear around them. But if you hold a memorial service for the deceased everyday directing your heart not to forget them before being affected by those spiritual influences, undesirable phenomena caused by such spirits won’t happen, because the spirits don’t have to remind you of their being anymore.

  • in pain 苦しんで
  • in trouble 困って
  • try to~ 〜しようとする
  • inform A of B AにBを知らせる
  • influence 影響
  • phenomena 現象
  • undesirable 望ましくない
  • cause 引き起こす
  • remind A of B AにBを思い出させる
  • not … anymore もう〜ない

For example, suppose there is a mother who lost a baby boy, who died mortified,  and that she goes about taking care of the second baby and wishes the second child’s happiness forgetting the first baby. Unless you hold a memorial service for the forgotten baby, the baby will have been in anguish until he rests in peace. The size of a lost baby(Mizuko, 水子) is the same as a living human’s.

  • suppose 考える
  • pass away 亡くなる
  • mortified 無念のまま
  •  in anguish 苦悶した
  • unless S+V SがVしない限り

There is a possibility that the lost baby, watching over the family, will interfere with the relationship between his parents and their second child or his brother and sister in order that they pay attention to himself. A lost baby tends to be very jealous of his brothers especially. If you hold memorial services for your ancestors as a whole everyday, you can sublime such spiritual hinderance in advance.

  • watch over A Aを見る
  • interfere with A Aの邪魔をする
  • relationship 人間関係
  • in order that S+V SがVするように
  • pay attention to A Aに注意を向ける 
  • be jealous of A Aに嫉妬する
  • as a whole 全体として
  • sublime 昇華させる
  • hindearance 障り
  • in advance 前もって

You don’t have to worry about what kind of spirits are asking you for help, for frequently a different spirit who has something to do with you is coming close to you by turns. The memorial service with three incense sticks can make all of the related spirits rest in peace. Ancestral spirits who have already rested in peace will take care of the other wandering spirits. So you don’t have to worry.

  • ask A for B AにBを求める
  • by turns 代わる代わる
  • frequently 頻繁に
  • incense stick 線香

The spirit who needs your memorial service the most will be taken care of first. Als0, if you want some spirit to rest in peace, the spirit will be taken care of preferentially. It is best to leave the things in the spirit world to the spirits. Memorial services with gratitude purify your spiritual body gradually and make it easier for your Inner God to appear on the surface. Then, you come to be in the state of Kannagara(カンナガラ), a state of being with God, and you can feel a sense of security.

  • preferentially 優先的に
  • leave A to B AをBに任せる
  • purify 浄化させる
  • gradually 徐々に
  • Inner God 内在神
  • on the surface 表面に
  • sense of security 安心感

Today too

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.

Money can’t make your ancestors rest in peace.


Today was a especially busy day. I had an idea when I was driving on business. I suspected that the relation among schools, teachers, children, and parents was similar to that among temples, chief priests, ancestral spirits, and offsprings.

  • especially 特に
  • on business 仕事で
  • relation 関係
  • similar 似ている

I’ve heard that according to an investigation of juvenile delinquency, many of those children are from rich families unexpectedly and what is in common to those families is that parents are too busy to have a meal or conversation with their children.

  • juvenile delinquency 少年非行
  • unexpectedly 予想外に
  • too…to~ とても…なので〜することができない
  • meal 食事
  • conversation 会話

There are many parents in fact who think they can leave the education of their children(=a memorial service for ancestors) to the school (= a temple) and a professional teacher(= a chief priest), and all they have to do is make money in earnest. No matter how much they spend on education, the lack of affection and contact from parents to children causes children to become delinquent. The same thing can be said of a memorial service for ancestral spirits.

  • leave A to B AをBに任せる
  • all A has to do is~ Aは〜しさえすればよい
  • in earnest 熱心に
  • lack 欠如
  • affection 愛情
  • contact 接触
  • cause A to~ Aが〜する原因となる
  • memorial service 供養
  • ancestor 先祖

No matter how much money you spend on a memorial service, withoug gratitude and contact(=daily memorial service) from offsprings to their ancestral spirits, they cannnot rest in peace. Just as parents suffer when their children do wrong, offsprings suffer when their ancestral spirits don’t rest in peace.

  • rest in peace  安らかに眠る
  • suffer 苦しむ
  • do wrong 間違ったことをする

There are many methods of educating children and many ways to console ancestral spirits. What’s important in both is for parents and offsprings to keep in touch with children and ancestral spirits. Don’t leave anything to others. If anything wrong happens, many people are apt to attribute the responsibility to others, but it is you who pay for it after all.

  • method 方法
  • console 慰める
  • keep in touch with A Aと接触を保つ
  • others 他人
  • be apt to~ 〜しがちである
  • attribute A to B AをBにする
  • pay つけを払う
  • after all 結局は

Last year an acquaintance’s second son passed the entrance examination of a prestigious junior high school.He attended a prep school everyday after school. The prep school was over after 9 o’clock and either of his parents took a train for 40 minutes to meet him everyday. And they talked about various trifle things on the way home.

  • acquaintance 知人
  • second son 次男
  • entrance examination 入試
  • prestigious 有名な
  • prep school 塾
  • various 様々な
  • trifle 些細な
  • on the way home 家に帰る途中で

This cannot be done without affection toward children. If all the parents do is pay the expensive tuition and tell the child to study harder or scold him whenever they meet, or often go golfing away from home or take a trip abroad or something, does the child grow up properly? In everything you do, when you do something, be proactive with affection and gratitude, and you can develop a person or a business or anything. Because God is in your heart.

  • expensive 高価な
  • tuition 授業料
  • properly 適切に
  • proactive 主体的な
  • develop 成長させる

Today too

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.

You can live strong with peaceful ancestors beside you.


Human beings will have various worries and troubles in their lives. But whether or not people worry about them so much as to hurt their heart(= Inner God) depends on the person. Some people look happy and their eyes are smiling. But it often happens that we’re surprised to hear their life story. They have gone through many hardships.

  • various 様々な
  • whether or not S+V SがVするかどうか
  • so…as to~ 〜するくらい…
  • depend on A Aしだいである
  • it happens that… …ということがある
  • life story 身の上話
  • go through A  Aを経験する
  • hardships 苦労

Whenever I see such a person, I never fail to see his guardian spirits beside him. More often than not, the guardian spirits are his ancestors with peaceful minds who passed away two to five generations ago and have been watching over him. With peaceful ancestral spirits beside us, our minds are also likely to be peaceful.

  • whenever S+V SがVする時はいつでも
  • never fail to~ 必ず〜する
  • guardian spirit 守護霊
  • beside A Aの傍らに
  • more often than not たいていは
  • pass away 亡くなる
  • watch over A Aを見守る
  • be likely to~ 〜しそうである

Even if any trouble happens, we can deal with it positively and get over it as long as our minds are stable. It is not that your peaceful ancestral spirits solve it or prevent it from happening. It is your efforts in this world that solve the problem. This is what the human life is all about.

  • even if S+V たとえSがVするとしても
  • deal with A Aに対処する
  • positively 積極的に
  • get over A Aを乗り越える
  • as long as S+V SがVする限り
  • stable 安定した
  • it is not that… それは…ということではない
  • solve 解決する
  • prevent A from ~ing Aが〜するのを防ぐ
  • This is what A is all about これがAというものだ

There is a law that the more ancestral spirits related to you you relieve by holding a memorial service, the more stable your mind becomes. If you want more money, you have only to make judgements and efforts with your stable mind.

  • law 法則
  • related 関係した
  • relieve 楽にさせる
  • have only to~ 〜しさえすればよい
  • make judgement 判断する 

Human beings, as long as their mind is peaceful and stable, have infinite possibility to be able to challenge anything, and can enjoy their lives, while when your mind is unstable, you will feel pain in everything you do and everything seems difficult. You cannot enjoy what should be fun to the full. And gradually things goes into a vicious cycle whatever you do.

  • infinite 無限の
  • possibility 可能性
  • challenge 挑戦する
  • unstable 不安定な
  • feel pain 苦しい
  • to the full 存分に
  • vicious cycle 悪循環

The cause of this lies in the clogging in the spiritual line of your family line. If you put rightly into practice that memorial service for your ancestors which is easy to have effects on them, you will find that your mind becomes stable and you can realize the grateful present situations. If you can find out good points of your present situations, you’re OK.

  • cause 原因
  • clogging 詰まり
  • put A into practice Aを実行する
  • have effects 効果がある
  • grateful 有り難い
  • present sitations 現状

From then on, the improvement and development of your life begins and fortunate things will begin to happen. If you are suffering, it is important to find out what you can appreciate even in such a situation. You can improve your life with efforts definately. Because this world is a dimension where all and everything keep on changing.

  • from A on Aから
  • improve 改善する
  • develop 発展する
  • fortunate 幸運な
  • suffer 苦しむ
  • definately 必ず
  • keep on ~ing 〜し続ける

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.

Memorial services for ancestors don’t necessarily lead to your wish being realized.


I recommend that those who I think are ready hold a memorial service for ancestors. As for whether to enshrine an Ofuda, a kind of talisman issued by a shinto shrine, I leave it to their autonomy.

  • recommend 勧める
  • as for A Aに関していえば
  • whether to~ 〜するべきかどうか
  • enshrine 安置する
  • leave A to B AをBに任せる
  • autonomy 自主性

But, I’d like to know the reason why they want to enshrine a Ofuda. Because if they don’t exchange Sakaki, species of evergreen, and water for a household shinto altar regularly, they profane God, and if they do it for the purpose of fulfilling their personal desires, their fortune gets worse conversely. A household shinto altar is just for devoting gratitude.

  • profane 不敬をする
  • for the purpose of ~ing 〜する目的で
  • fulfill 満たす
  • desire 欲望
  • get worse 悪化する
  • conversely 逆に
  • devote 捧げる
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち

Human beings prefer something fun to something painful. No matter how they pretend to be strong, pain is pain. It is natural for people to try to avoid pain as much as possible. Every one of us wants some results deserving our efforts. Now, let’s think about why things won’t proceed in such a way as you expected.

  • prefer 好む
  • painful 苦しい
  • pretend to~ 〜するふりをする
  • natural 当然な
  • deserve 値する
  • effort 努力
  • proceed 進む

All of the human beings were born because they were able to have God in their heart. You were born because the holy energy of Ubusuna-kami(産土神), a gurdian deity of one’s birthplace, and your soul became one. The true nature of the human beings is benevolent, bright and divine. To be born in this word, every human chose a family line according to his own karma and borrowed a physical body from the family line.

  • nature 本性
  • benevolent 大らかな
  • brigh 明るい
  • divine 神聖な
  • borrow 借りる
  • physical body 肉体

While you live, you have been affected all the time by the spiritual current through the spiritual line of your family line, whether or not you live far away from your parents or you don’t know your parents at all. As long as there are some ancestral spirits suffering or in anguish in your family line, things often go wrong however hard you make efforts in this world. Also you are likely to be depressed without reason.

  • affect 影響する
  • all the time ずっと
  • current 流れ
  • whether or not S+V SがVしようがしまいが
  • as long as S+V SがVする限り
  • go wrong おかしくなる
  • make efforts 努力する
  • depressed 鬱の
  • without reason 理由もなく

So, if you start to hold a memorial service for your ancestors rightly and become free from spiritual handicap, all you have to do is make efforts in your own way. It is only then that you can stand on the fair starting point of life. Memorial services are not for realizing your wish. Its purpose is just to stand on the right starting point without any handicap.

  • free from A Aがない
  • all you have to do is ~ あなたは〜しさえすればよい
  • fair 公平な
  • starting point スタート位置
  • purpose 目的

This World of Reality is a tough world. Things happen naturally so that you can realize the importance of putting the development of your soul before anything else. If you’re lacking in benevolence, mercy, consideration for others or grateful mind, your surroundings will go in such a way that you are made to awaken and reflect on yourself by losing something important.

  • tough 厳しい
  • so that S+V SがVするように
  • development 成長
  • lack 欠く
  • mercy 慈悲
  • consideration 思いやり
  • be made to~ 〜させられる
  • awaken 気づく
  • reflect on A Aを反省する

It is too late to have lost something. But to make matters worse, many people don’t awaken nor reflect on themselves even after they have lost something important. Rather than reflect on themselves and they wonder why they alone are unhappy, and visit a shrine to pray to God for something or a pay psychic, and as a result their lives go into a vicious cycle more and more.

  • to make matters worse 更に悪いことには
  • rather than~ 〜よりもむしろ
  • wonder 〜かしらと思う
  • pray 祈る
  • pay 有料の
  • vicious cycle 悪循環

It is advisable to have benevolent, merciful, considerate, and grateful mind in your daily lives. If you continue to practice holding memorial services for your ancestors with these minds in your everyday life, fortunate things will increase naturally. And even if a severe trial happens to you, you are sure to accept it happily.The human beings must be strong.

  • advisable 望ましい
  • fortunate 幸運な
  • increase 増える
  • even if S+V たとえSがVするとしても
  • trial 試練
  • be sure to~ 必ず〜する

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.

We are living on the dead bodies of our ancestors.


We need to hold a memorial service for our ancestors more and more in the days ahead. We have to console spirits related to us and be free of spiritual dirt. Because of the spiritual light from the sun, a spiritual body of each person is brought to light and as a result of it the way each one lives is projected more and more onto his physical body and surroundings. The time has already come when each one of us is responsible for being obsessed with spirits in anguish or being covered with the spiritual dirt due to some spiritual business.

  • memorial service 供養
  • ancestor 先祖
  • console 慰める
  • related 関係した
  • free of A Aがない
  • dirt 汚れ
  • because of A Aのために
  • bring A to light Aを明るみに出す
  • as a result of A Aの結果として
  • project 投影する
  • surroundings 状況
  • respoinsible 責任がある
  • be obsessed with A Aが憑いている
  • in anguish 苦悩している
  • due to A Aのための

We are now living on the dead bodies of a lot of ancestors who lived in the past. If it had not been for one single ancestor, a family line might have died out. We are now living no matter how difficult situations we are in. Unless we are grateful to our ancestral spirits for being kept alive as long as we live, the karma which enables us to create things won’t arise. If you keep on holding memorial services for your ancestors in the right way, things are going to get better.

  • dead body 屍
  • in the past 過去に
  • if it had not been for A もし仮にAがなかったならば
  • family line 家系
  • die out 絶える
  • unless S+V SがVしない限り
  • grateful 感謝している
  • keep A alive Aを生かしておく
  • as long as S+V SがVする限り
  • enable A to~ Aが〜するのを可能にする
  • arise 生じる
  • in the right way 正しい方法で
  • get better 好転する

Well, what is the right kind of memorial service for ancestors? It is for a living offspring to do it with gratitude on his own. A lot of people are apt to think that it should be left to a professional in exchange for money. But, a memorial service held by someone else has no effect on your ancestral spirits. It’s just the karma arose that you paid money for your ancestors.

  • offspring 子孫
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • on one’s own 自分で
  • be apt to~ 〜しがちである
  • leave A to B AをBに任せる
  • professional 専門家
  • in exchange for A Aと引き換えに
  • have an effect on A  Aに影響を与える

Like it or not, offsprings and their ancestral spirits are strongly related in terms of solidarity of lives. Therefore, the memorial service held by offspring never fails to have effects on the ancestors. Though ancestors resting in peace don’t want any memorial service to be held for them, it is important for you to hold it with gratitude being the key for the sake of unsatisfactory ancestral spirits.

  • like it or not 好むと好まざるとにかかわらず
  • related 関係している
  • in terms of A Aの観点から
  • solidarity 連帯
  • never fail to~ 必ず〜する
  • rest in peace 安らかに眠る
  • for the sake of A Aのために
  • unsatisfactory 満足していない

If you have a Buddhist altar in the house, toward the altar:

1. Stand three incense sticks

2. With gratitude in your mind

3. Say “I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te  A Ri Ga To U Go Za I Ma Su.”

With the words from the Original God being the key, the memorial service held by offspring can have effects on their ancestral spirits.

  • Buddhist altar 仏壇
  • incense stick 線香
  • the Original God 根源神

If you don’t have any memorial tablet with the words “The Place for the Spirits of So and so family” on it, prepare a Tanzaku, a kind of short, thick strip of paper, and write down the words on it for yourself. In the case of using a Tanzaku, it is important for it to stand like a memorial tablet, so you need to, for example, put it between two small pieces of wood so that it can stand. Because the stability of the Tanzaku is projected spiritually onto the person holding the memorial service.

  • memorial tablet 位牌
  • prepare 用意する
  • stability 安定

A memorial tablet or a Tanzaku acts as Yorishiro(依り代), a kind of perch for spirits,  and prevents some spirit from obsessing you. If you’re obsessed with a wandering spirit, you can feel sleepy or languid. By using Yorishiro you can do it safely, so you don’t have to worry about it.

  • act as A Aとして機能する
  • perch 止まり木
  • prevent A from~ing Aが〜するのを妨げる
  • feel languid だるさを感じる
  • worry 心配する

A memorial service with the words “I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te  A Ri Ga To U Go Za I Ma Su” does have effects on the spirit world, so you can make those spirits rest in peace who have been staying in your spiritual family line because of the wrong kind of service. The condition of ancestral spirits feeling relieved brings their offsprings a stable mind and life.

  • the spirit world 霊界
  • condition 状態
  • feel relieved 安心した
  • stable 安定した

Today too,

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.

True Aspect of the Present Emperor


There was a rumor that there would be a big earthquake in Kanto region on August 18, 2007. I’ve received permission to write about it from a holy spirit, so I’ll do it now.

  • rumor 噂
  • earthquake 地震
  • region 地方
  • permission 許可

Kanto area with Tokyo being the center was in danger as a matter of fact. Huge Ground Dragon(地龍) was on the verge of going southward from aboout Miyagi prefecture along Japan’s Pacific coast. I had been observing it.

  • be in danger 危険である
  • as a matter of fact 実際
  • be on the verge of ~ing 今にも〜するところだ
  • southward 南に
  • prefecture 県
  • observe 観察する

About a month before the time, July 18,  there was a rare incident that an earthquake whose seismic centre was hundreds of kilometers under the seabed off Kyoto brought about an magnitude 5 earthquake in the waters off Iwate prefecture in a moment jumping over the Japanese Archipelago. So that’s why I had been able to pay attention to the Ground Dragon.

  • rare 珍しい
  • incident 出来事
  • seismic centre 震源地
  • bring about A Aを引き起こす
  • in a moment 一瞬で
  • Japanese Archipelago 日本列島
  • that’s why S+V そういうわけでSはVする

Normally, it is difficult to perceive Ground Dragon, so difficult as to notice it by feeling a strong electromagnetic wave from underground at the epicenter just before an earthquake occurs.

  • perceive 知覚する
  • so … as to~ 〜するくらい…
  • electromagnetic wave 電磁波
  • occur 起こる

On July 18, the Ground Dragon was so huge that I could observe it from a distance. It had been staying under the seabed off Iwate prefecture with its head toward Kanto area, so I throw a question at a holy spirit, and then it told me that Kanto area would be in danger a month later, August 18. But there was a god man who drove back the Ground Dragon.

  • from a distance 遠くから
  • throw a question at A Aに質問をする
  • god man 神人
  • drive A back Aを跳ね返す

Though the huge Ground Dragon tried to pass the border between Hukushima prefecture and Kanto area many times, it had been blocked deep under the ground. Seeing this situations, I felt that there must’ve been a lot of people in Tokyo who must not die yet for the sake of the earth. No sooner had I taken an interest in what kind of people lived in Tokyo than a familiar face on TV occurred to me.

  • border 境
  • block ブロックする
  • for the sake of A Aのために
  • No sooner had S pp than S’+V’ Sが〜するやいなやS’はV’した
  • take interest in A Aに興味を持つ
  • familiar 馴染みのある
  • occur to A Aの頭に思い浮かぶ

It was the present Emperor. When he was the Crown Prince, I felt nothing special about him, but after he went through Daijo-sai festival(大嘗祭), a one time big festival held after the enthronement, he obviously changed into a different person. It can be said that he is the Arabito-gami(現人神), the living god with God in his physical body.We have now seen the living god called the Emperor. We also have God in our hearts.

  • the present Emperor 今上天皇
  • the Crown Prince 皇太子
  • go through A Aを経験する
  • enthronement 即位
  • obviously 明らかに
  • change into A Aに変わる

We have to be careful while he is away from Tokyo. Wherever he is, alarming incidents won’t happen or be buffered there though he himself is not conscious of it.

  • wherever S+V SがVするところはどこでも
  • alarming incident 大事
  • buffer 緩和する
  • concious 意識して

Recently, the boss of Rockefeller family, called upon by the Emperor to come, visited Japan to meet him. I feel that this year the Emperor met the boss of Rothschild family, too. Some journalists suspect machinations by men of superpower, but it is not true. The Emperor has been working with all his heart and soul to ask a favor of various people in various classes. As long as the present Emperor is alive, Japan is secured.

  • call upon A to ~ Aに〜するよう呼ぶ
  • suspect 〜ではないかと思う
  • machinations 策謀
  • superpower 超権力
  • with all one’s heart and soul 身を呈して
  • ask a favor お願いをする
  • various 様々な
  • class 階層
  • as long as S+V SがVする限り
  • alive 生きている
  • secured 安全な

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.


Hidden Great Chief Priest Cleaning a Shrine


When you visit a shinto shrine early in the morning, you’ll see a couple of people sweeping the precincts. Depending on the size of the shrine, a variety of people are working there, such as a staff or a volunteer living nearby. At a shrine where a holy spirit truly resides, the deity often attracts those who clean or take care of the shrine. Such people are loved by a holy spirit. Many of those a deity attracts are often an old man in fatigues. There is one person I can’t forget.

  • sweep 掃く
  • precinct 境内
  • depend on A Aに依る
  • a variety of A 様々なA
  • nearby 近くに
  • reside 鎮まる
  • attract 引きつける
  • fatigues 作業着

About more than 20 years ago, I had visited Izumo-daijingu Shrine(出雲大神宮) in Kameoka city(亀岡市) of Kyoto (京都)once a month for a year. According to my spiritual reading, the true prototype of Izumo-Taisha shrine(出雲大社) is here. This shrine used to be an important place for worshipping God, together with Mt. Hakusan, in the age of the lost previous civilization of more than tens of thousands of years ago, not that of the last thousands of years. There is an important relationship between an ancient place for worshipping God and dinosaur fossils. Mt. Hakusan is a world-famous repository of dinosaur fossils. A lot of dinosaur fossils would be excavated in Kameoka, too.

  • according to A Aによれば
  • prototype 原型
  • worship 祭る
  • lost 失われた
  • previous 以前の
  • tens of thousands of A 何万年ものA
  • relationship 関係
  • ancient 古代の
  • dinosaur 恐竜
  • fossil 化石
  • repository 宝庫
  • excavate 発掘する

There was a resident old man who cleaned the precincts of Izumo-daijingu shrine in those days. Asking one of those concerned, I was told that the old man came there wandering from nowhere and, as was a strange story thinking back now, he let the old man clean before he knew it and was wondering when to force him out. The person concerned asked me back why I was asking such a thing.

  • resident 住み込みの
  • in those days 当時は
  • those concerned 関係者
  • wander 彷徨う
  • from nowhere どこからともなく
  • thinking back now 今思うと
  • let A ~ Aに〜させる
  • when to~ いつ〜したらよいのか
  • force A out Aを追い出す

The first time I met the old man, I perceived behind him the spirit of Kunitokotachinomikoto(国常立尊)taking a human form. I have never seen such a person as I can feel the figure of Kunitokotachinomikoto except him. Though I didn’t ask the old man about himself, I felt that he got involved with Ohmoto-kyo(大本教) in his teens and ,after he left the religious group, wandered about all over Japan working temorarily. He seemed to have gone through hardships.

  • the first time S+V 初めてSがVした時
  • perceive 知覚する
  • human form 人間の形
  • figure 姿
  • except A Aを除いて
  • get involved 関わる
  • wander about 放浪する
  • temporarily 一時的に
  • go through hardships 苦労する

He was a man of few words and I just exchanged greetings with him, but I hoped they wouldn’t remove him, for if they do remove such a person as the deity has invited, accidents will happen to them. So, you had better be kind to a man who cleans a shrine. He might be the one the deity has invited. He might be the true Guji(宮司), a chief priest, of the shrine, not the one arranged by a bureaucratic organization.

  • a man of few words 無口な人
  • exchange greetings 挨拶を交わす
  • remove 排除する
  • invite 呼び寄せる
  • arrange 手配する
  • bureaucratic 官僚的な
  • organization 組織

Today too,

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 有難う御座位ます

Thank you so much for keeping us alive.

A revelation on New Year’s Eve


Yeseterday, on December 30, I put my household shinto altar and Hassokudai(八足台), a small low table used with it,  in the center of the Japanese style room and cleaned them up, which is an annual regular event of our family.

  • household 家庭用の
  • altar 祭壇
  • annual 一年に一回の
  • regular 定期的な

I had cleaned the body of the altar with a new dried towel and a tissue every year, but this time I did it with a wet towel soaked in salt water and wrung well after a long time of not doing so. The altar looked very refreshed and looked like a recycled one. What I thought cleaning up the altar was that the act itself of cleaning up was a sacred present to a holy spirit. So, it is not good to do it chatting or watching TV.

  • soak 浸す
  • wring 絞る
  • after a long time of not doing so 久しぶりに
  • refreshed すっきりした
  • recycled 再生された
  • act 行為
  • sacred 聖なる
  • holy spirit 神霊
  • chat おしゃべりする

It’s close to the end of the year 2007. I have been able to know a lot of people since I started writing this blog on May this year by order from an holy spirit. I haven’t seen any reader in fact, but I think I met them spiritually.

  • close to A Aに近い
  • by order 命により
  • in fact 実際は

The year of 2008 will be the time of the beginning of The Kingdom of God, when “the traditional vertical rock door will begin to open, fall down to lie and open up to infinity (∞),” that is, it will be the year of  humans beginning to realize their Inner God in themselves.

  • The Kingdom of God 神の王国
  • vertical 縦の
  • rock door 岩戸
  • fall down 倒れる
  • lie 横になる
  • to infinity 無限に
  • that is  つまり
  • human 人間
  • realize 気がつく
  • Inner God 内在神

It occurs to my mind that the 20th year of the Heisei era(平成) is when 20(Huto) …Hutonorito(太祝詞)…Amaterasuohomikami(天照太御神) will get out of the rock door. And according to a revelation I got this morning at the end of the year, it is next year that the World of  Hakusan-shin(白山神),uniting and ruling all gods, begins to move.

  • occur to one’s mind 〜の心に思い浮かぶ
  • get out of A Aから外に出る
  • revelation 啓示

Hakusan-shin is not a single god but a manifestation of the Original Being that rules all gods on earth. Seeing a divine light pillar rising above the top of Mt.Hakusan, I can feel in it the original energy body which created all religions, including Taoism, Indian religions, Islam, and Christianity as well as Amaterasuohomikami and Susanoo(スサノオ).

  • not A but B  AではなくB
  • manifestation 顕現
  • original being 根源の存在
  • divine 神の
  • light pilllar 光の柱
  • energy body エネルギー体
  • create 創造する
  • including A Aを含めて
  • Taoism 道教
  • as well as A Aだけでなく

Here is an anecdote. About 1300 years ago, Taicho Daishi(泰澄太師) , who had perceived and been inspired by Hakusan-shin, and En no Gyoja (役行者),who was very famous for his occult powers, were call upon by The Imperial Court to prove whose imprecation is the stronger. En no Gyoja was the founder of Shugendo(修験道), Japanese mountain asceticism-shamanism, and his occult power was well known all over the country. But the result of the match showed that his occult power was no match for that of Taicho Daishi.

  • anecdode 逸話
  • perceive 知覚する
  • inspire 霊感を与える
  • founder 開祖
  • be famous for A Aで有名である
  • call upon A to~ Aに〜するよう呼び出す
  • The Imperial Court 朝廷
  • imprecation 呪詛
  • be no match for A Aに歯が立たない

En no Gyoja admitted his complete defeat honestly, and on jumping onto the back of a fiend he went back to Mt. Katsuragisan(葛城山) . And later, Taicho Daishi was appointed by the government as the priest of the spiritual protection of the state without precedent.

  • admit 認める
  • complete defeat 完敗
  • honestly 正直に
  • fiend 鬼
  • appoint 任命する
  • the spiritual protection of the state 鎮護国家
  • without precedent 前例のない

Taicho Daishi saw in Hakusan-shin the Eleven-faced Kannon Bosatsu(十一面観世音菩薩). It is not strange at all for him to see a Buddha in it because Hakusan-shin is the original energy body of all religions. This strong energy of Hakusan-shin is going to be projected onto the World of Reality. I’m looking forward to the next year. Thank you everyone for this year.

  • strange 奇妙な
  • project 投射する
  • look forward to A Aを楽しみにする

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.

泰澄 2 役行者2