The Energy of Compassion on Spirits is the Best Offering to Them

森羅万象第6巻 表紙

There will be as many as two anniversaries of the atomic-bomb day this week. Really sad anniversaries. I think anniversaries are for keeping an incident in mind. Never forgetting about the victims is important for the spirits as well as for the future of Japan. Being forgotten is most heartbreaking for the spirits who have’t rest in peace. Since they haven’t left the World of Reality completely, they are anxious for drinks and foods because of the magnetism of habits formed while they were alive. Also, they can’t forget their physical pain or thought they had while they were alive even after they died.

  • anniversary 記念日
  • incident 出来事
  • victim 犠牲者
  • heartbreaking 堪える
  • completely 完全に
  • be anxious for A  Aを欲しがる
  • magnetism 磁気
  • habit 習慣

If spirits are forgotten, they try to inform someone of their existence because of pain. Such spirits will make troubles because they want to be noticed. Therefore, it’s good for you to direct your mind toward them before they try to make you notice them. If you do so, no trouble will happen. Ordinary people cannot sense such a thing before it happens. That’s why it’s important to hold a thankful memorial service every day for the whole spirits related to you. By doing this, you can console all of the spirits coming close to you.

  • inform 知らせる
  • existence 存在
  • pain 痛み
  • therefore それゆえ
  • direct 向ける
  • ordinary 普通の
  • thankful 感謝の
  • whole 全体の
  • related 関係した
  • console    慰める

When lost spirits get attention from living human beings, illusionary desires the spirits have are satisfied according to the amount of the attention. In this sense, it is really meaningful and practical for a lot of people to offer their compassion to the spirits at the same time on the fixed date at least once a year. The compassion of people on the lost spirits will send them over to the other side.

  • compassion 憐れみ
  • meaningful 意義深い
  • the other side あの世

Paying a visit to ancestors’ grave is also important during Obon Festival. In Japan, people move to visit their ancestor’s grave once a year during the same period of time, which is so big an event that the Shinkansen and highways are congested. Without such an event, people, lazy by nature, would put off visiting their ancestors’ grave and cease to do it after all. The most important purpose of this event is to make people pay attention to their ancestors at least once a year..

  • grave 墓
  • congest 混雑させる
  • by nature 生まれつき
  • put off A Aを先延ばしにする
  • cease   やめる

You don’t need to be so sensitive about the way or rules of visiting a grave, for the compassionate action for your ancestral spirits, like taking the trouble to visit the grave with a lot of time and money, is the best offering. It’s not easy to visit the grave during a hot summer. It’s so hard to take old people and young children to the front of the grave, with your body getting bit by bugs and sweating a lot. I myself have taken my parents having difficulty in moving about to my ancestor’s grave, holding them in my arms sometimes, which still remains in my mind as a good memory

  • take the trouble to~   わざわざ〜する
  • offering 捧げもの
  • bite 噛む
  • remain 残る
  • memory 思い出

It is especially delightful for ancestral spirits that their relatives connecting to them with a spiritual line visit their grave because they’ve been connected automatically to each other through spiritual genes.  As for consoling spirits, however, holding a thankful memorial service for ancestors at home everyday is more important than the events held several times in a year.

  • delightful 嬉しい
  • automatically 自動的に
  • gene 遺伝子

It is not others acting for you in exchange for money who can actually console ancestral spirits but living people related to them. This world is a really complicated and interesting wonderland. Let’s live with compassion for your ancestral spirits and faith in your Inner God, or conscience.

  • act for A Aの代理をする
  • in exchange for A Aと交換に
  • complicated 複雑な
  • conscience 良心

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.