Start to Hold Memorial Services for Your Ancestral Spirits Step by Step


You might be worried about what kind of incense sticks, including its price, you should buy or what size or color the tanzaku, a strip of Japanese paper, you’re going to buy should be. If you’re worried too much, you must be so because you’re not sure whether or not the gratitude you offer to your ancestral spirits actually  reaches them.

  • including A Aを含めて
  • whether or not S+V SがVするかどうか
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • ancestral 先祖の

Those people would never worry about such things whose gratitude dose reach their ancestors. Such people hold memorial services just because they want to. That’s the only reason for them to do it. They expect nothing in return, so the idea would never occur to them of whether or not their gratitude reaches their ancestors.

  • memorial service 供養
  • expect 期待する
  • in return お返しに
  • occur to A Aの頭に思い浮かぶ

What’s important is never to forget about your ancestral spirits. People today are too busy to remember their ancestors. Without the graves for their ancestors or a household Buddhist altar, they are apt to forget about them. Holding memorial services everyday is nothing more than a means of directing your mind to your ancestral spirits at least once a day.

  • too…to~ とても…なので〜することができない
  • Buddhist altar 仏壇
  • be apt to~ 〜しがちである
  • nothing more than A Aに過ぎない
  • means 手段
  • direct 向ける
  • at least 少なくとも

If you don’t remember your ancestral spirits at all, suffering ancestral spirits try to make you notice their existence to draw your attention somehow. So if you hold a memorial service for them before they try to, you won’t be made to notice them, which means that you don’t have any spiritual problems.

  • suffering 苦んでいる
  • try to~ 〜しようとする
  • existence 存在
  • draw 引きつける
  • somehow どうにかして

In the Ise-Hakusan-dou method of holding memorial services for ancestors,

  1. In holding a memorial service, offer only gratitude to your ancestors and never make a wish. Even if you have some wishes or troubles, do not make the wish upon your ancestral spirits.
  2. In offering three incense sticks, two for your male and female ancestors and one for other related spirits, offer each of them with your consciousness on each object.
  3. Use the spiritual words “I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te  A Ri Ga To U Go Za I Ma Su,” meaning “Thank you so much for keeping me/us alive,” which was given me by the holy spirit who governs the World of Gods, the World of Spirits and the World of the Dead.

That’s all. But this method contains all spiritual essences. It has the practical power of improving you in this World of Reality as well as consoling the deceased.

  • method 方法
  • make a wish 願い事をする
  • related 関連のある
  • consciousness 意識
  • object 対象
  • govern 統治する
  • contain 含む
  • essence エッセンス
  • practical 実践的な
  • improve 改善する
  • console 慰める
  • the deceased 故人

Human bodies will evolve from 100% physical one into 50% physical and 50% spiritual one because of the electromagnetic waves from the sun. The signs have already been found. For example, your nails will grow faster and faster and a menstrual cycle of a woman will get shorter and shorter as well.When your body evolves, you may feel pain if you have any spiritual dirt. The number of people will increase rapidly who suffer from bad physical conditions or mental illnesses.

  • evolve 進化する
  • electromagnetic wave 電磁波
  • nail 爪
  • menstrual cycle 生理周期
  • as well もまた
  • illness 病気

People have a tendency to attribute unfortunate things happening to them to something other than themselves. If you’re concerned about some spiritual things or acts, you should stop holding memorial services because your purpose of holding the services is to get your own benefit. This is why you associate your bad physical conditions to your memorial services.

  • tendency 傾向
  • attribute A to B AをBのせいにする
  • other than A A以外の
  • be concerned about A Aについて心配する
  • purpose 目的
  • benefit 利益
  • This is why S+V こういうわけでSはVする
  • associate A to B AをBと結びつけて考える

If you think you want to avoid your lost ancestral spirits because they’re bad influences to you, you must be holding your memorial service with selfish mind and desires. If your mind is still in such a stage, you’re likely to continue choosing to escape from obstacles and difficulties in your life. With your mind being like that, you won’t be able to lead your ideal life no matter what you do. You might as well try to realize that you’re being kept alive, above all things.

  • avoid 避ける
  • lost 迷える
  • influence 影響
  • selfish 利己的な
  • desire 欲望
  • continue 続ける
  • obstacle 障害
  • difficulties 困難
  • ideal 理想的な
  • might as well~ 〜した方がよいのではないか
  • above all things 何よりも

The reason why holding memorial services for your ancestors is important is to have your Inner God appear in front. With your lost ancestral spirits, you could not communicate with holy spirits. Many people, including would-be professional psychics, seek for God ignoring their ancestral spirits. God would never respond to such selfish people. Only spiritual beings who ask for conditions for exchange would respond.

  • Inner God 内在神
  • in front 全面に
  • would-be 自称の
  • psychic 霊能者
  • seek for A Aを求める
  • ignore 無視する
  • conditions for exchange 交換条件

As you relieve your lost ancestral spirits, your Inner God appears gradually. Your Inner God can manage to appear at the front of your mind, when you can become a medium for holy spirits, that is, a walking yorishiro(寄り代), a medium where spirits can stay at temporarily. Then you’re in the state of kannagara(カンナガラ), or being with God.

  • relieve 安心させる
  • gradually 徐々に
  • manage to~ どうにかして〜する
  • medium 媒介
  • state 状態

If there are a lot of such kannagara people in Japan, what they think will be projected onto the World of Reality. This is how Japan can save the world. Now that the stage of the earth has already begun to change, such people in Japan have to hurry to do this as soon as possible.

  • project 投射する
  • This is how S+V このようにしてSはVする
  • now that S+V 今やSはVするので
  • hurry 急ぐ
  • as soon as possible 可能な限り早く

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 me/us alive.

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