Life is a Recording Time

森羅万象第6巻 表紙

There is a custom of offering flowers to a Buddhist altar where a portrait picture of a deceased person is decorated. This is practiced out of consideration for the ancestral spirit. It is not the flowers themselves that reach the spirit but the feeling of wanting to offer the flowers and the spiritual magnetism arising from the act of going to, say, a flower shop, a field or a garden to get the flower.

  • custom 習慣
  • offer 捧げる
  • deceased person 故人
  • decorate 飾る
  • consideration 思いやり
  • magnetism 磁気
  • arise 生じる

So, for example, if you don’t want your husband to think of you as neglecting your duty as a wife and you offer flowers to your Buddhist altar, thinking “This is a bother,” not the beautiful flowers but your reluctance to do it reaches your ancestors. Your feelings in preparing the flowers are attached to the living flowers as magnetism. Therefore, if you find yourself having such a bad feeing, think it over, feel sorry and change your mind, thinking “I want to please my ancestors,” the negative magnetism is overwritten and revised.

  • think of A as B AをBと考える
  • neglect 怠る
  • a bother やっかいなもの
  • reluctance 嫌々な気持ち
  • attach くっつける
  • overwrite 上書きする
  • revise 修正する

Human lives are like a recording time when you engrave various magnetism of your thought and action into your spiritual body. The duration of life corresponds to the recording time. Some have a recording capacity of 60 years and others 80 years. Some extend the capacity by exerting their originality and making efforts and others shorten it by doing bad deeds.

  • engrave 刻む
  • spiritual body 霊体
  • duration 寿命
  • correspond 相当する
  • extend 延ばす
  • shorten 短くする
  • deed 行い

When the recording is finished, the magnetism seems to be absorbed like a magnet into a playback device in another dimension. To which playback device the magnetism is attracted depends on its content. The magnetism is sorted out according to fields like a showcase in a video rental shop. The DVD are about action, education, love romance, pornography, crime, hell and so on.

  • absorb 吸収する
  • device 装置
  • sort out A  Aを分類する

In the playback device, what was recorded in this world is played repeatedly over and over again. Taken out of the playback device, fortunately, we are in the middle of recording. Even if there were bad scenes during the recording, you can overwrite and revise it to make a happy ending by recording good scenes. Well, what are you recording now? The recording time is limited. Why don’t you make the most of it?

  • in the middle of A  Aの真っ最中で
  • make the most of A  Aを最大限に活用する

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.