Only Way to the Original God

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Recently, many of the readers of this blog have asked me how they can leave the religious groups their parents belong to. To be sure, if they had become the member of their own will, it would be easy to leave it when they realize what they have done, but if their parents are involved in it, it would be difficult in many ways.

  • recently 最近は
  • religious 宗教の
  • belong 属している
  • to be sure   確かに
  • will   意志
  • involved 関わっている
  • in many ways 多くの点で

It is sad for precious family relation to break up because of religion. I think it doesn’t need to be settled after arguing about it. It can be possible to stay away from the problem by saying “I’m busy with work,” “I’m working on my homework,” “I’m going out with my girlfriend” and so on. If you keep a distance, you will be able to see good points and bad points of the religion.

  • sad 悲しい
  • relation 関係
  • break up   壊れる
  • settle   決着をつける
  • argue 口論する
  • stay away from A   Aから離れておく
  • and so on   など
  • distance 距離

Any religion leads to the Original God. But there is one condition. It is that you have to make efforts in such a way that your consciousness moves toward your inner world with the recognition that some religious teachings or some object of worship have already existed in your heart. Therefore, if the religious group or organization you belong to is the one that makes you dependent on what is outside of yourself, you can never reach the true Original God. In the heart of living human beings lies the way to the supreme god.

  • lead to A   Aに通じる
  • the Original God    根源神
  • condition 条件
  • make effforts 努力する
  • consciousness  意識
  • in such a way that S+V SがVするようなやり方で
  • recognition 認識
  • particular 特定の
  • object 対象
  • worship 崇拝
  • exist 存在する
  • therefore 従って
  • dependent     依存的な

If you assume that God is outside of yourself and try to be one with what is outside, you won’t find “the Blue Bird of Happiness” for ever. Going out to find it, you may find a great visionary castle where the blue bird seems to be, or see a country of confectionary, but they are all illusion. Even if you have such a faith for decades, you can get a sense of insecurity out of your mind. As long as you look outside of your heart, you’ll be manipulated by what is outside.

  • assume    仮定する
  • confectionary お菓子
  • illusion   幻
  • faith 信仰
  • decade 十年
  • sense of insecurity 不安感
  • as long as S+V SがVする限り
  • manipulete 操作する

Human beings are a miniature of the universe. I feel the whole universe is already inside our hearts and physical bodies. Even the Original God is inside your hearts. We say that we study to “get” knowledge, but as for truth, it may be right to say that we “remember” the truth. Also, as for the true meaning of the famous sutra “Nam-myoho-renge-kyo”, on hearing the sutra I can hear the meaning resound in my head of  “I will open up the universe inside my heart like a lotus opens up beautifully. ”

  • miniature  縮図
  • universe 宇宙
  • as for A  Aに関して言えば
  • sutra 経
  • resound 響く
  • bloom  咲く

What humans do often brings about obsession and illusion. Purposes of religious groups are apt to be replaced with the enlargement of the organizations and the collection of money. Behind the scenes, spirit groups who try to maintain the groups have arisen in the World of the Dead or the Devildom.

  • bring about A  Aをもたらす
  • obsession 執着
  • illusion 妄念
  • purpose 目的
  • be apt to~  〜しがちである
  • replace 取って代わる
  • behind the scenes 見えないところで
  • maintain   維持する
  • arise 生じる
  • the World of the Dead     幽界
  • the Devildom   魔界

As you practice holding memorial services for your ancestors with gratitude and remind yourself of gratitude to deities, you’ll come to awake because your spiritual dirt peels off. And then, going back home, you will be able to return to your true self.

  • memorial service   供養
  • ancestor 先祖
  • gratitude   感謝の気持ち
  • awake   目が覚める
  • peel off 剥がれ落ちる
  • true self   本当の自分

生かして頂いて ありがとう御座位ます

I KA SHI TE I TA DA I TE    A RI GA TO U GO ZA I MA SU

Thank you so much for keeping us alive.

※ To read past articles of this blog, see the following website, a revised edition of this blog, whose article is supposed to be published every other day.

https://isehakusandoutheuniverse.wordpress.com/

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