Making a Greeting is Important When You Get Involved in a New Land

森羅万象第6巻 表紙

The other day, according to TV news, an elevator in a construction site fell down accidentally and two people in the elevator were killed. They said that, in the same construction site, there happened a death accident because of the fall of a machine. No sooner had I heard this news than I felt a furious anger of a spiritual being. Such spiritual beings are intense who hinder construction work like this. The spiritual being is hindering the construction work. There should be no building there.

  • construction 工事
  • machine 機材
  • furious anger 激しい怒り
  • hinder 妨げる
  • intense 強烈な

Some of those related to the construction company and the residents of the building will be harmed by the spiritual being according to their own karma. Those related to the construction who have practiced holding memorial services for their ancestors wouldn’t take the job somehow. Or if they are prospective tenants, they wouldn’t choose such an apartment, feeling that something is wrong with the building.

  • harm 害を与える
  • according to A Aに従って
  • prospective 見込みの
  • slight わずかな

When you need to build a building at the site where there used to be Koshinzuka(庚申塚), a roadside stone post dedicated to a Japanese legendary worrier, or a spiritual being resides , you have to offer a memorial service with Yorishiro(依り代), a place for spirits to stay at temporarily, set up as a mark before starting the construction. Normal shinto ceremony couldn’t cope with such a spiritual being. If you know the information that there used to be a tombstone at the construction site, you can take some appropriate measures, but if it’s been removed, it’s hard for you to do it.

  • dedicate 奉納する
  • cope 対処する

It’s very important to make a formal greeting to the spiritual being of a site before touching the ground. If you do this in advance, you’ll be forgiven by the spiritual being, even if the spirit is an intense one. As might be an inappropriate comparison, Yakuza in days of old wouldn’t hinder someone’s business as long as the merchant make a formal greeting to them before starting the business, and would often protect the business. Yakuza get mad when they’re ignored. There seems to be an analogy between Yakuza and intense spiritual beings.

  • greeting 挨拶
  • in advance 前もって
  • forgive 赦す
  • as long as S+V SがVする限り
  • ignore 無視する
  • analogy 類似点

When a person who practices holding memorial services for his/her ancestors always being grateful to holy spirits visits a local shrine to make a greeting, the spirit residing there recognizes the person immediately, for the person’s body is covered with the magnetism of what he/she is doing in everyday life.

  • reside 住む
  • immediately すぐに
  • magnetism 磁気

If you’re engaged in construction or real estate business, pay a visit to a local shrine to make a greeting before entering a new land and say “Please allow me to do my work here from now on. Thank you so much.”

  • engaged 従事して
  • real estate 不動産
  • enter 入る
  • allow 許す

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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