Keeping Shrines Clean Leads to the Dawn of the World

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Yesterday was February 1, Sunday, before Setsubun-Day. Our family decided to visit  a couple of shrines in the local area. I knew there were two shrines in a village near my house, but I had never visited there before. So we paid a visit to the two shrines.

  • neighborhood  近所
  • village 村
  • pay a visit to A Aを訪れる

Entering the precincts of a small shrine, I saw a few children playing and found that the shrine was kept clean by someone because there was no trash there. Its explanation board said that Emperor Oujin(応神天皇)was enshrined at the shrine.

  • precinct 境内
  • trash ゴミ
  • explanation 説明
  • enshrine 祀る

Thinking that, since deities enshrined at shrines in the country were often Inari-shin(稲荷神) or Hakusan-shin(白山神), the shrine was a rare one, I was walking in the precincts, when I saw the light of a holy spirit leading to Amaterasu-o-ho-mi-kami(天照太御神). I thought that small shrines only local people visit were were pure and good because they didn’t visit there to pray for some unnecessary, selfish desire.

  • deity 神
  • rare 珍しい
  • lead 繋がる
  • pure   純粋な
  • desire 願望

To maintain the soul of a holy spirit, shrines should not necessarily be open to the public, I thought. It is the good care of local people that attracts the local holy spirit, regardless of the name of the enshrined deity.

  • maintain 維持する
  • necessarily 必ず
  • the public 一般の人々
  • attract 引きつける
  • reagardless of A Aに関係なく

Unexpectedly, Susanoo and Amaterasu-o-ho-mi-kami were enshrined at the other shrine. Though I saw nothing special there, I found that the shrine was also kept clean by someone. Then, I saw a vision that, with the aging of the Japanese population, more and more old people would help to maintain shrines of their neighborhoods voluntarily and  small, nameless shrines all over Japan would be kept more and more clean and rites and festivals would be held at shrines more often and as the result of it, the divine will of the parental God would begin to “thunder” from such small shrines.

  • unexpectedly 意外にも
  • the aging 高齢化
  • voluntarily 自発的に
  • divine 神の
  • thunder 鳴る

I hear that a lot of inexpensive PCs can be linked with one another to become more powerful than one supercomputer can be. Similarly, I anticipate that small shrines in the World of Reality will bring about a revolution in the World of Gods. It may have been inevitable that a lot of old people born in Showa era enjoyed Japan’s prosperity and luxury in this century because their souls who have realized the futility of the material civilization will take on the work to call back holy spirits.

  • inexpensive 安価な
  • similarly 同様に
  • anticipate 予期する
  • inevitable 必然的な
  • futility 虚しさ
  • material   物質的な

I feel that the magnetism of gratitude the readers of this blog, Ise-Hakusan Dou, offer to all shrines in Japan, including Inari shrines, will overwrite and change the spiritual magnetism of the shrines and cause them to function well. If you live abroad or an area far from shrines or you’re too sick to visit shrines, why don’t you worship the morning sun and offer your gratitude to it every day? Holy spirits know what you do.

  • overwrite 上書きする
  • cause A to~ Aが〜する原因となる
  • sick 病気な
  • the morning sun 朝日

A holy spirit tells me that when all people living in Japan, including foreigners, keep small shrines within four kilometers of their houses clean and offer their gratitude to them, the dawn of the world is near in all senses.

  • including A Aを含めて
  • keep A clean Aを綺麗に保つ
  • in all senses あらゆる意味で

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