Focusing on “Now”

Many of the people living in the modern society want to know the reasons why things happened to them. Some, wanting to know the reason, visit psychics who charge huge amount of money, and end up in becoming repeaters and being smeared with spiritual dirt.

People are apt to regret what happened in the past and worry about the future. They pay attention only to the past and the future. They don’t know they’re wasting precious present time because of their concern about the past and the future. Spiritually speaking, what matters most is the present state of mind, because it determines the meaning of the past and makes up the future.

Unpleasant things happen in life because you’ve come into this world in order to experience them. So it’s no use trying to avoid them. However, you should avoid unnecessary experiences and you can do it if you’re on the alert for them. For example, if you belong to a bad religious group, you’re wasting your time and money. You can leave it on your own or avoid it from the beginning. Whether you’re involved in such a group or not determines your whole life.

It’s natural that you experience sad things, hardships and misfortunes. Human beings get antsy easily and are fragile in a way. This is why it’s important to do your best now. Those who do their best in life regarding their harsh reality as ascetic practices for development will find great happiness after all. Those are great who live their lives positively in spite of their anxiety.

Being grateful for the present situations, no matter how tough they are, will make the best future for you. People don’t know how to be grateful, so I’ll tell you what you should do.

* Remind yourself of how wonderful the present situations are where you can be alive and say to yourself “I’m grateful for being kept alive.”

* Hold a memorial serivice for your ancestral spirits and devote your gratitude to them, which is the safest and universal way to communicate with the other world.

To practice these will turn the hardships in the past into necessary lessons in life and make the future free of care.

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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