Ignore the “God” or ” Buddha” You See When You’re Tired

森羅万象第6巻 表紙

The other day, a man in his seventies and I patrolled my neighborhood at night as an activity of the neighborhood association. We waled about three kilometers. At first, I care about his walking pace but it turned out that I didn’t have to. Looking at his sneakers, I found that he walked a lot everyday. He had a good posture.

  • the other day 先日
  • neighborhood 近所
  • posture 姿勢

It is said that aging begins with legs. I often see some young men these days traipsing around with his pants being taken down to his waste. I thought I wanted to be like the old man, so I asked him questions about the food he ate, walking with him. Predictably, he said he ate small amount of vegetable, fish and rice, adding that they were a feast for him.

  • aging 老化
  • traipse だらだら歩く
  • predictably 予想通り
  • feast ご馳走

When he was in his growth period, he was truly in starved state because of the war. Living in the city, he was lacking in food. I thought that the lack of nutrition during a growth period doesn’t affect physical bodies in late years. Despite the lack of food more or less, people might have no problem as long as they are mentally healthy.

  • growth  period 成長期
  • starved 餓えた
  • lack 欠く
  • nutrition 栄養
  • affect 影響を与える

By the way, many of the people often possessed by spirits tend to have a weak body. For example, such people are apt to depend on spiritual healers mentally and physically, so that spiritual dirt of the healers, others in terms of genes, is attached to their body and as the result they become sickly later. As for an accurate fortune-teller, he/she tells a fortune by getting possessed with a spirit. So his/her clients are likely to fall sick in their late years.

  • possess 憑依する
  • be apt to~ ~しがちである
  • depend 依存する
  • attach くっ付ける
  • sickly 病気がちな
  • as for A Aに関していうと
  • accurate 正確な
  • fortune-teller 占い師

When you have a feeble body due to the lack of nutrition or are extremely tired mentally, you’re easily controlled by spirits or affected by other spiritual beings. As you get starve, you will see hallucination. This is because when your body gets weak, spiritual magnetism of a spirit affects your body. Some people might say that their physical body has become strong after their spiritual body got weak, but this is a big mistake.

  • feeble 弱い
  • due to A Aのために
  • hallucination 幻覚

In a Buddhist sect, there is a ascetic training of making believers starve, depriving them of sleep and making them tired physically for the purpose of seeing Buddha. In this training, it is important to find out whether the Buddha a believer saw is true or false. The believer explains what he saw to an experienced person and asks for the judgement. The details are top secret. They are never told even among practitioners of austerities. In light of my spiritual experiences, I think that the judgement is based on an explanation of the lower half of the body of what he saw. You can’t make the judgement based on its face.

  • sect 宗派
  • ascetic training 修行
  • deprive A of B  AからBを奪う
  • purpose 目的
  • experienced 経験豊かな
  • austerity 禁欲
  • the lower half 下半身

If you see “God” or “Buddha” when your body are mind are tired, you had better ignore it. When you’re in goof condition physically and mentally, you don’t see any strange beings, and you’ll just be grateful to everything in everyday life, when you’re touching the highest spiritual being without any visible form. This is the highest state of Kannagara, or being with God. In short, to see ghosts or demons would mean that you are far from enlightenment because your mind is still so low a level as to tune in to such low-level spiritual beings.

  • ignore 無視する
  • grateful 感謝して
  • visible 目に見える
  • in short 要するに
  • enlightenment 悟り
  • tune in to A    Aに波長を合わせる

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.