Affection Without Expectation

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Parents love their children all the time, even when they get old. They think their children are like their doubles and when children suffer, parents can feel as if they were suffering.

  • parent 親
  • double 分身
  • suffer 苦しむ
  • as if S+V あたかもSがVするかのように

But why do they so? Getting pregnant, giving a birth, raising children, sending them to school for a long time, having them get a job and get married― time, labor, money, affection, expectation, dream that parents spend or have for their children are beyond description. When parents begin to feel that their unconscious expectation for their children, having spent most of their life time raising them,  is likely to be betrayed, they seem to begin to suffer.

  • pregnant 妊娠した
  • raise 育てる
  • labor 労働
  • affection 愛情
  • expectation 期待
  • beyond description 言葉に出来ない
  • unconscious 無意識の
  • be likely to~ 〜しそうである
  • betray 裏切る

But don’t you think affection without expectation can exist ? If you raise your children to be twenty, your responsibility ceases publicly.Parents should enjoy the rest of their lives together with their Inner God without counting on their children.

  • exist 存在する
  • responsibility 責任
  • cease 終わる
  • the rest 残り
  • count on A Aに頼る

Also you should bring up your children so that they won’t be dependant on you. Sooner or later parents die before their children. So you can’t help your children forever. And your children, unexpectedly, are often tormented with your tacit expectation for them.

  • so that S+V SがVするように
  • dependant 依存した
  • forever 永遠に
  • torment 苦しめる
  • tacit 暗黙の

That children, who are supposed to succeed to their family line, are suffering mentally often means that there exist some ancestral spirits who are also suffering. In such a case, all you have to do is practice holding memorial services with gratitude using three incense sticks. Memorial services out of love without any expectation really work on ancestral spirits. Just remember human beings can improve much more easily than you think.

  • be supposed to~ 〜することになっている
  • succeed to A Aを継ぐ
  • family line 家系
  • ancestral 先祖の
  • practice 実践する
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • incense stick 線香
  • work on A Aに作用する

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