The Difference in Effect of Memorial Services for Ancestors Between Brothers


I wrote in an article “Even brothers of the same blood can be protected by different ancestral spirits according to their karma. But as a matter of course, the same ancestral spirits can come close to each of them.”

  • blood 血
  • according to A  Aに従って
  • article 記事

Suppose there are an older brother A, a younger brother B and a lost ancestral spirit of theirs D. D is giving off spiritual waves of agony and affecting the brothers. In fact, ancestral spirits with a strong, negative waves have strong effects on their descendants.

  • suppose 考える
  • lost 迷える
  • give off A  Aを発する
  • agony 苦悶
  • affect 影響を与える
  • descendant 子孫

If A succeed in relieving D as the result of holding memorial services for D before B starts to hold ones, you will think that B will cease to be affected by D thanks to his brother. But it won’t happen. D will still keep on affecting B.

  • succeed in ~ing 〜することに成功する
  • relieve 安堵させる
  • result 結果
  • cease to~ 〜しなくなる
  • thanks to A  Aのおかげで
  • keep on ~ing

However, if B starts to hold memorial services, he will be able to relieve D more easily and the result will be revealed more quickly than A. Negative spiritual waves a spirit emits diverge and affect his descendants at the same time. There is one-to-one relation between a spiritual magnetism and a descendant. Once you’ve got an ancestral spirit of yours rest in peace, you will be able to relieve other spirits more easily.

  • diverge 分岐する
  • at the same time 同時に
  • relation 関係
  • once S+V いったんSがVしたら
  • rest in peace 成仏する

Whether you’re the eldest son or daughter, you should hold memorial services for your ancestors because you do exist right here and right now thanks to them. As far as a spiritual practice is concerned, it’s enough for you to hold memorial services. In addition to it, you have only to respect and treasure gods and be grateful to them. Then the right kind of gods could understand you. If you feel like doing more than this, you must be trying to “use” gods for your own benefit at heart. As long as you’ve got such a selfish mind, righteous gods won’t come over to you.

  • an eldest son 長男
  • exist 存在する
  • practice 行為
  • as far as A is concerned Aに関する限り
  • have only t0~ 〜しさえすればよい
  • respect 尊敬する
  • treasure 大事にする
  • grateful 感謝して
  • feel like ~ing 〜したい気がする
  • benefit 利益
  • at heart 心では
  • righteous 正しい

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