Four Things to Do During Your Journey of Life

A reader of this blog once said,

When I read that we have to hold a memorial service for our ancestors regularly, I thought doing it was something really special. But when I was given the reply, “If your memorial services have no effects on your ancestral spirits, you are sure to quit doing it. In other words, the fact that you keep doing it means that your memorial services do have effects on them,” I thought that holding a memorial service is like calling my parents living far away.

To be sure, it comforts my parents to keep in touch with them by calling them sometimes and ask them if they’re OK, how they’re doing or if something is wrong with them. If they are unresponsive to my call, I’ll stop calling them. So, being able to hold a memorial service every day proves that I’ve succeeded in communicating with my ancestors, right?

Many people, including me, seem to care too much about the way they hold it or their ancestors’ reactions. The parents who’ve got a call from their children must be happy just to have the call.

This explanation above accurately portrays the spiritual truth. Just holding a memorial service for your ancestors in your own way in your busy life does them good, but doing it with appreciative words for them to understand is much better.

However, even if my memorial services had no effect on my ancestors, I wouldn’t care, for I do it just because I want to. A memorial service for my ancestral spirits is like a dialogue between my conscience and I. The more you know the spiritual truth, the more you’ll realize the miracle of your having been born in this world and your present existence. Once you know the spiritual truth, you wouldn’t help being grateful for your ancestors who gave you a life.

Human beings have to be more conscious of the miracle of their parents having given them their lives. Many people take the miracle for granted and are always complaining about something. Some people have grudge against their parents or regret having been born due to their hardships. But they’ve just forgotten the truth that they themselves chose to be born in this world.

You’re on the journey called life, which has its beginning and end. On the way, you are to experience various challenges such as sex problems, getting old, falling ill and death. But remember that you yourself chose to face and arrange the challenges before you were born and set off on your journey.

During the journey,

  1. Help others who are related to you in terms of your karma.
  2. Be grateful toward your ancestral spirits, who gave you your life so that you could experience your journey.
  3. Show gratitude to your Kenzoku-shin and natural spirits, too.
  4. Be grateful toward God, who arranged the stage on which you can experience your journey.

If you put these into practice, you’ll overcome challenges more easily and come to be able to enjoy life. You can change your life for the better by making efforts. Your ancestral spirits have just finished their lives and know all about you. They can support you properly and strongly. The spiritual truth is that kenzokushin, natural spirits and God can’t give you direct personal support. Also, you have to know that there are spiritual beings who try to cajole you out of believing in your Inner God, squeezing money out of you, and forcefully terminate your life.

It is your ancestral spirits who are familiar with where gold is, where watering points are and the way you get food along the journey. But keep in mind that if you try to use them too dependent on them, they can leave you. As long as you’re grateful toward them, they can give you a hand. You’re in the middle of the journey. Are you enjoying it?

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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Becoming Aware of Patterns of Things

A copy of my new book, God of Happiness is With You, reached me the other day and saw its cover for the first time. It was lovable and soft and I was pleased with the design.

An experienced editor of another publishing company gave me an email saying that he can learn the character of the editor of a book and the publishing company by just looking at a cover of a book. What he pointed out was really correct.

According to him, he can learn those by looking at the type, color, allocation, and balance of the chosen words. He says “I’m not a psychic or something,” but his long experience enables him to learn such things.

This is an important point in life. As you devote yourself to a job for a long time, you will be able to see some pattern due to your experiences like “This case will lead to that and that case will end up in this.” The deeper your experiences are, the more accurate your predictions will be.

Craftsmen with a lot of experience make no mistake because their fingers move unconsciously. They know “patterns of things” through their long experience.

As you live your life carefully conscious of the outside and inside of yourself, not spending your time in a vague way, you will be able to realize various patterns in life and as a result avoid dangers or make good decisions somehow. You will know it in retrospect.

“What is that kind of life? How can I do it?” you might think.

* Be grateful toward those around you

* Be grateful toward your invisible ancestral spirits and God

Practice these, and you’ll know the existence of people or spirits who support you from behind the scene. Once you know it, your attitude toward them changes and you can have a good relationship with them. Being grateful toward various things happening in you present situations brings you great happiness. This is an important thing to remember.

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

Life is Good Because of Happiness after Unhappiness

Consecutive holidays are near at hand. Time flies so fast, doesn’t it? May is just around the corner. The acceleration of time is surprising, which was suggested by a revelation I received before. Workers who can take a lot of holidays may not be pleased at the consecutive holidays, feeling stressed at congested public transport.

My father would often tell me that gaps are good in life. This is true of work, meals, health and so on. He wanted to say “Never mind if you have difficulties.” For example, a young man living on a frugal diet would feel very happy to eat a luxurious dinner on a special occasion. If he eats rich foods every day, he won’t be moved by any luxurious food.

An old man who was not able to move on a bed at a hospital for several months because of illness must feel happy when he gets his home. He will understand how happy it is to be at home. If he hadn’t fallen ill, he wouldn’t realize it.

Married woman feeling frustrated by her husband every day may feel lonely and helpless and miss him when he has to live away from his family for a long time on a solo assignment.

Or, a man who started his own business with worries will feel great when his business is finally on track. You can feel such a sense of happiness thanks to the contrast between before and after.

My father often said to me that if you face a hardship even after you tried to avoid it, just accept it as a gift that will bring you pleasure and happiness. When you live your life with gratitude toward your “ordinary” lives, you can keep yourself away from unnecessary troubles.

As you live with gratitude toward God, your ancestors and everything, unnecessary troubles or difficulties will cease to happen to you. This is because your soul doesn’t need such things as teach lessons any more. Once your soul reaches such a level, you will come to accept any trouble and have a tough mind somehow.

It’s important to be grateful all the time no matter what. Having faith in God is a personal thing. Being grateful toward God inside yourself is the right kind of faith. You don’t need any religious organization, which is nothing but a business for money squeezing the believers. The right kind of spirits are absent in such groups.

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

It’s Important to be Content with ‘Ordinary’ Lives

In the world, there are various kinds of religious practices, spiritual healings, and meditation methods. People expect for something special by doing the unusual. And they surely experience something unusual by doing it. However, you must not mistake such unusual experiences for what makes you happy.

What you feel will make you happy is actually a spiritual feeling of strangeness. When it goes against your Inner God, you feel such a feeling. Most religious, mysterious experiences lead to the entrance to the World of the Dead. In fact, such strange feelings are due to spiritual possession.

The right kind of spiritual feeling is the natural feeling of contentment. Nothing strange or mysterious would happen. It’s beyond your consciousness, and is the absolute sense of security you feel at the bottom of your heart.

If you conduct a ritual for the first time that a religious organization teaches you, you will feel elation at first. And you’ll be moved by the strange feeling and addicted to it. But, you’ll come to find it more and more difficult to get the same feeling as you did in the early stage. And a leader of the organization you belong to may tell you that this is because of lack of belief in the religion. And you’ll fall all the more for the religion.

If you repeat this kind of thing even for decades, you won’t reach the absolute sense of security. You’ll find someday that you’ve lost your precious family and something important.

Holding memorial services for your ancestors in the Ise-Hakusan Dou method with the use of the word “I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te A Ri Ga To U Go Za I Ma Su,” causes the holy energy of Amaterasu-o-ho-mi-kami(天照太御神) and Kunitokotachi-o-kami(国常立太神) to purify and cleanse your spiritual body and the spiritual line of your family line.

In holding the service, you may belch or remember a traumatic experience or the deceased you have long forgotten. But don’t worry. Just let it go. These phenomena will be gone as you hold the memorial services every day. As the spiritual line of your family line is cleansed, you will be able to do it naturally.

Sympathizing with the right kind of spiritual beings doesn’t cause any strange feelings. No miracles happen. The spiritual vibration of higher spiritual beings is so high that you feel nothing. Do not mistake your strange feeling caused by a low-level spirit for that caused by a high-level spirit.

It is in your monotonous, tedious life that God hides himself. It’s important to realize how wonderful your ordinary life is and be content with it. Even when you’re going through difficulties, God is always with you. Those who realize this truth heartily can get the great sense of security.

Religious activities given by religious organizations are what puts a lid on your Inner God. The more you devote yourself to the religious activities, the lower your spirituality becomes and the more you get involved in the religious activities.

All incantations or spiritual rituals you’re taught by a religious group in exchange for money will turn into your spiritual handicaps. It’s absurd that you are delighted with spiritual handicaps and possession, which your memorial services for your ancestral spirits cannot offset completely.

When you die, you have to die alone. You cannot die with others. The life you lead always conscious of your Inner God is the greatest life. No matter how harsh and hard your life is at present, such a life is sure to elevate your soul.

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

The Essence of Samurai Spirit

When a day is over, I say to myself “I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te A Ri Ga To U Go Za I Ma Su,” thinking I’m happy to be alive. And I wake up with gratitude for being alive. I’m always conscious of life and death.

I’m very healthy now, but being able to live always and positively conscious of life and death is my asset and strong point, I think. And this is the essence of Samurai spirit. Fighting or killing is not. True samurai spirit lies in recognizing how precious one’s life is.

Samurais have to take care of their physical bodies, the carrier of of a soul, and live their lives in such a way that protects their bodies. In this respect, drivers who, always grateful for the present situations, drive their cars not to have any car accident can be said to be the practitioner of Samurai spirit.

There are people, regardless of sex and age, who live life so that they can protect both themselves and others. Until Meiji era, most Japanese people were so. Unfortunately, such a people have been decreasing in number these days.

Those who remind themselves of gratitude for being kept alive in everyday life know how precious their lives and live for themselves and others naturally. As you hold a memorial service for your ancestors every day, you will come to feel that your time is very precious and everything happening to you is a wonderful experience, no matter what, and to have an immovable, strong heart inside though you show your feelings such as joy, anger, grief and pleasure on the surface.

Even if you reach such a peaceful state of mind after falling ill, your scope of activities is restricted and may have difficulty enjoying your life. So it’s better to realize the fundamental truth that you’re being kept alive while you’re healthy enough to walk around.

It’s precious and fortunate that you’re well enough to work. Do not violate your inner self through work relationships. With regard to troubles with work, look on them calmly in terms of life and death. In this World of Reality, any trouble changes and comes to an end after all. Those who are conscious of life and death are strong and can enjoy life very much. Anyone can be such a strong person from now on.

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

Japan-Where the Spirit of Language Brings Happiness

This country Yamato is the one where the spirit of language brings happiness.ー Manyoshu, Collection of Thousand Leaves

It has been said since ancient times that Japan is the country where the power of language brings happiness. Language the people speak has a strong effect on the present and the future. Why so?

One of the reasons is that the Japanese language is made mainly of vowel sounds, which you can keep uttering for a while.Vowel sounds you utter from the abdomen travel through space very well. Vowels sounds are like the mother that creates something. I feel that the Japanese language influences spiritual bodies of creatures easily.

The second reason is that Japan is full of greenery. Any vacant land is covered with greenery very soon. You may think it’s a matter of course, but it’s not necessarily so in other countries. Plants, trees and water are important. Where they abound is where a lot of spirits of nature reside. I feel that vowel sounds resonate with spirits of nature very well. Kotodama, spirit of language, can gain over the spirits of nature all over Japan.

When you cut down a tree, you have to express your gratitude toward the tree in your own way. Say before cutting it, “I’m sorry, but I have to cut you down. I’m really sorry.” If possible, sprinkle some sake over the root of the tree with gratitude in mind before and after cutting it. Though the tree doesn’t drink sake, the tree receives the magnetism of your gratitude and consideration toward it.

The practice of preparing sake to express gratitude turns into the one that solace the tree in the other world. If you feel afraid of future troubles caused by cutting down a tree, sprinkle some sake and then seawater over the root of the tree before and after cutting it down.

In the same way, if you feel sorry for someone, you have to say sorry to the person face to face. Just telling yourself that you’re sorry is not enough.

In holding a memorial service for your ancestral spirits in the Ise-Hakusan-Dou method, you utter only appreciative words. This practice accumulates the magnetic energy of appreciative words in space every day. Without such a ceremony as a memorial service, you wouldn’t express gratitude toward your ancestors at all. Not to forget them, too, you need such a practice in everyday life.

In the country where the spirit of language brings happiness, the magnetic energy of gratitude you’ve accumulated in space will make your dreams come true.

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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

Appeasing Ancestral Spirits Improves Illness Caused by Spiritual Problems

As my family had asked me to take them somewhere during holidays, I was thinking about a place we could visit on a day trip, when I got a vision of the line connecting Ise(伊勢)and Mt. Hakusan(白山) on the map. I felt that by going to Mt. Hakusan first through Meishin Expressway, Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway and Hokuriku Expressway and then to Ise, I would receive the spiritual waves of the line between Ise and Mt. Hakusan.

Service areas on highways are great these days, where you can eat or buy local products or enjoy eating and drinking at famous bread and coffee shops. Though I had wanted to just drive on the expressways for a long time, my family disagreed to my plan, so I decided to visit an outlet mall in Gifu prefecture first. On the way, there was traffic congestion on the opposite lane.

We spent half a day at the mall and I bought an earthenware pot with double lid for brown rice, which I had always wanted to buy. My family members were all satisfied to spend the time there. And we went on the long driving trip again.

I had a Wifi router with me so that I could use the Internet anywhere. Its capability was better than I had imagined. I could check websites speedly even in a deep mountain as if I were using the Internet at home. The Internet speed was faster than that of my hotel room in Ise I stayed at.

While I was at the wheel, my wife read aloud comments from readers of this blog and posted them in this blog for me. I could perceive the readers’ feelings and backgrounds all the better because I concentrated on driving.

What impressed me most in reading the comments is that by holding a memorial service for ancestral spirits every day in the right way, illnesses, as long as they are due to spiritual problems, can improve dramatically.

However, most of the illnesses people suffer are not due to spiritual problems. They are just actual illnesses about which you should go to see a doctor.

* To hold memorial services for your ancestral spirits with gratitude for them is both to cleanse the origin of your life and to express your gratitude toward Inner God, or God in yourself, that helped you with your birth.

On the contrary,

  1. To have someone other than you hold a memorial service for your ancestors in exchange for money is to break your spiritual line connecting you to your ancestral spirits. Only descendants are allowed to hold memorial services for their ancestors. Do not ask others to do it for you.
  2. Spiritual beings behind religious groups bind their believers spiritually because such groups want the believers to come repeatedly to them so that they can make money.

If you should be in such a situation, you will repeat the cycle of falling ill suddenly and getting better soon and fall a prey to the religious group after all. You will end up losing most of your money and having your soul hurt. Such religious groups don’t want you to be happy and free in the true sense and leave them for good.

This is also true of psychics who use their spiritual ability to earn a living. They themselves will end up falling victims to evil spirits because of their ignorance of the spiritual principle.

If you want to save your ancestral spirits in pain and express your gratitude toward God, you don’t need anyone but you. Good deeds of your own doing will give you the true sense of security.

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