From ubusunakami into indwelling god


Everyone of us has our own indwelling god in our hearts. The place where it exists is about our chest. We often say like “My heart bounces” “My heart hurts” “Listen to your heart” . And these expressions are true. There are many old expressions including a truth, aren’t there? I don’t know for sure who first said so, though.

  • indwelling 内在する
  • exist 存在する
  • chest 胸
  • bounce 踊る
  • hurt 痛む
  • expression 表現
  • true 本当の
  • include 含む
  • for sure 確実には

In order to be born in this world as a human, your own soul and part of Ubusunakami(産土神),a guadianl deity of your birthplace,  have to merge. Many of you are anxious to know where and what the part of the deity is. But this is meaningless. Because you start your life combined with Ubusunakami at first, but as you grow up in this world, according to your spiritual level you improve for yourself, Ubusunakami is replaced with higher deity. Your own  god changing in the course of transitions is called the indwelling god.

  • in order to~ 〜するためには
  • be born 生まれる
  • as A Aとして
  • human 人間
  • soul 魂
  • part 一部
  • merge 合体する
  • be anxuous to~ しきりに〜したがる
  • meaningless 意味が無い
  • combine 組み合わせる
  • at first 最初は
  • grow up 成長する
  • according to A Aに従って
  • improve 改善する
  • for oneself 自分で
  • replace A with B AをBと置き換える
  • in the course of A Aの過程の中で
  • transtion 移行

For example, according to my spiritual reading, Ubusunakami of Mr.Munetada Kurozumi(黒住宗忠, a Shintoist in 1780-1850) seems to be Amenokoyanenokami(天児屋根神).When he was born into this world, he conceived Amenokoyanenokami but by virtue of his devotion to his parents, the right faith in sacred spirits, love of his family, and hard work of his vocation, his indwelling god sublimed and turned into  Amaterasuohomikami in the end. Amenokoyanenokami was replaced with Amaterasuohomikami.

  • for example 例えば
  • according to A Aによれば
  • conceive 宿す
  • by virtue of A Aのお陰で
  • devotion 献身
  • faith in A Aへの信仰
  • sacred 聖なる
  • vocation 天職
  • sublime 昇華する
  • turn into A Aに変わる
  • in the end  最後は

There is a case of vice versa, of course. It often happens that  Ubusunakami at your birth weakens according to your way of life. However, Ubusunakami=an indwelling god is a deity which branched from the Original God and is connected to it. So, we could regard  our own Ubusunakami, an indwelling god, as nameless Original God. All is one.

  • case 場合
  • vice versa 逆
  • of course もちろん
  • It happens that… …ということが起こる
  • weaken 弱くなる
  • way of life 生き方
  • be connected to A Aと繋がっている
  • regard A as B AをBと見なす
  • nameless 名前のない



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