The Right Religious Faith Motivates You in Everyday Life

If you take some spiritual action and feel that you get a response from it or find it effective, the action comes to account for a large percent of  your day. Especially, if you have a religious faith that makes you think God is outside of you, you can be caught in a trap. Your mind would be bound up for fear that unless you do it, you will incur divine punishment or something bad will happen to you.

  • response 反応
  • effective 効果的な
  • religious faith 信仰
  • bind 縛る
  • fear 恐怖
  • incur 被る
  • divine punishment 罰

If you are a housewife, it is possible that you join a religious group that makes you believe God is outside of you, hoping that your family will be happy or saved, contribute not a little money from your husband’s small income to the group and go out for religious activities neglecting household chores with your family members missing you. As you give yourself up to the group thinking you’re doing it for the sake of your family, you might end up as an outlet for the sexual desire of a male belonging to the same group. It doesn’t make sense, for you started it for your family in the first place.

  • contiribute 寄付する
  • not a little A 少なからぬA
  • neglect 怠る
  • chore 雑事
  • prey 餌食
  • outlet 吐け口
  • in the first place まず第一に

Behind such religious groups as separate you from your family is an evil spirit that locks up your Inner God, no matter how good they appear to be. In the age of Inner God, vicious religious organizations that make you spend your precious time with your family and a lot of money in the name of God are never compatible with the mind of true God.

  • separate 分ける
  • lock up A  Aを閉じ込める
  • vicious 悪徳な
  • compatible 適合した

Holding memorial services for your ancestors and worshiping God don’t spare you the need to work hard. It is the efforts you make every day that improve your life. The right kind of religious acts that you can do at home by yourself motivate you in everyday life. Also, being grateful to your ancestors and God makes your mind, the biggest magnetism generator, stable. Righteous spiritual beings never ask for any incantation or complicated religious services. All you have to do is to be grateful in your own way.

  • ancestor 先祖
  • spare なしですます
  • improve 改善する
  • grateful  感謝して
  • magnetism 磁気
  • generator 発生装置
  • stable 安定した
  • righteous 正しい
  • incantation 呪文

By the way, I met an acquaintance of mine today after a long absence. According to him, a friend of his was devoted to a guru and had already contributed tens of millions of yen to the guru. One day, asked to meet the guru by the friend, he was reluctant to go to see him. The guru was a scary person, uptight about trifles or names of gods, but what surprised my acquaintance most was that the guru was holding a drink box for kids with caution during the meeting. Such a drink box of 2 to 3 liters was what was rarely found in ordinary stores.

  • acquaintance 知人
  • devoted 熱心な
  • tens of millions of A 何千万ものA
  • be reluctant to~ いやいや〜する
  • scary 恐ろしい
  • uptight 神経質な
  • with caution 大切に

My acquaintance was getting angry to see the guru, thinking “Where the hell did you get that?”  He regretted about having met the guru, thinking he wasted his precious time and wondering why believers were worshipping such a weird man. Wearing neat clothes and having common sense are important for everyone. The guru holding a big drink box all the time while meeting the guest looked abnormal to the eye of my acquaintance. It was like baby regression. Devotees hadn’t noticed his abnormality regarding his behavior as normal. As in The Emperor’s New Clothes, it’s necessary that even adults have the pure eyes to see through the other’s true identity. Don’t you think?

  • regret 後悔する
  • waste 無駄にする
  • worship 崇拝する
  • weird 気味の悪い
  • common sense 常識
  • abnormal 異常
  • regression 退行
  • devotee 信者
  • The Emperor’s New Clothes 裸の王様

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