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.