Beautiful Flowers Need Healthy Roots

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Human beings like to avoid looking at reality and try to escape from it, thinking ” What I am now is not what I should be,” ” There must be my true mission somewhere else,” or “My life is miserable because of something other than me.” There are some young people who ascribe their dissatisfaction of life to their parents and ancestors and search the invisible, spiritual world for their escapes.

  • avoid 避ける
  • mission 使命
  • miserable 惨めな
  • ascribe A to B AをBのせいにする
  • invisble 見えない

You have to realize the very miracle that you exist now. You can’t put up any building without its foundation. If you want to put up a great building on the ground, you have to construct a foundation corresponding the structure under the ground. The taller a building is, the longer its underground support poles are. The same thing can be said about appeasing ancestral spirits, too.

  • miracle 奇跡
  • exist 存在する
  • foundation 基礎
  • correspond 対応する
  • appease  慰める

If you want to flourish physically and mentally in this world, you need to sink deep roots into the other world by appeasing your ancestral spirits and these roots, so to speak a spiritual line of your family line and through which you were born into this world, need to be healthy. Flowers don’t come out with their roots rotten. As long as you keep your roots healthy, you can flourish over and over again if you fail once. You don’t need any expensive chemical fertilizer or strange artificial beam to keep them healthy. It’s no use sticking to your flowers (=result) without taking care of the roots (=cause).

  • flourish 栄える
  • sink 沈める
  • so to speak 言わば
  • rotten 腐った
  • fail 失敗する
  • expensive 高価な

Everything happens between the parental gods called the sun and the ground. God is all around. Those are strong who deeply realize how lucky they are in their present situations. They can achieve any success free from care between heaven and earth. Everything changes in this World of Reality. Just as good things never last, bad things never last long. Some people may say that they’ve been unlucky all the time. But, in fact, they just don’t know how lucky they are in their present situations. They cannot enjoy the happiness they’ve already have.

  • parental 親の
  • realize 人しくする
  • present situation 現状
  • success 成功
  • last  続く

Ramakrishna, a holy man in India, would often go out, saying to his family “I’ll come back soon,” and not come back home for half a day. It often happened that his family, searching for him, caught watching in fascination flowers blooming along a road, sometimes a chained cow and at other times a rooster in a cage. Asked by a member of his family, he said “I’ve been fascinated by the beauty of God.”

  • would 〜したものだ
  • catch A ~ing Aが〜しているところを捕まえる
  • bloom 咲く
  • chained 繋がれた
  • rooster 鶏
  • fascinate  魅了する

Finding out the divinity in everything you see enables you to become the happiest person on this planet. Look at the angry person in front of you. Can you God inside of him? Inside a naughty, disobedient child is a joyful God. How can you need to hurt your heart?

  • divinity 神性
  • disobedient 言うことを聞かない
  • naughty わんぱくな
  • joyful 喜びいっぱいの

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

I AM GRATEFUL FOR BEING KEPT ALIVE

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