My Personal View of Ghost Pictures

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Yesterday, I watched a TV show featuring ghost pictures, where three judges commentated on ghost pictures. Though comments about ghost pictures have been often quite different from mine recently, those made by judges who appeared on TV in Showa era would often correspond with mine. A famous psychic Aiko Gibo(宜保愛子) or Mr.T, who was a founder of a new religion and famous in Kansai area, were capable of seeing the spirit world, aside from the level of the spirits behind them and that of their spirituality.

  • feature 特集する
  • ghost picture 心霊写真
  • correspond 一致する
  • be capable of~ing 〜することができる
  • aside from A Aは別として

The producer of the TV show must have tried to make the TV program as objective as possible by having three judges commentate on ghost pictures in advance and introducing a judgement common among them. However, the comments in this program were very different from mine.

  • objective 客観的な
  • in advance 前もって
  • common 共通の

Since the spirit world is invisible, there is no proving the existence of the world. So comments about it on TV are often accepted as they are without being verified. I think it’s more important in such programs to impart the knowledge of, and an appropriate attitude to, the sprit world  to viewers rather than just introducing judges’ comments. Now I’ll explain about ghost pictures from my spiritual point of view.

  • invisible 目に見えない
  • prove 証明する
  • existence 存在
  • verify 検証する
  • impart 教える
  • appropriate 適切な

In some of the ghost pictures shown in yesterday’s program, part of a subject’s body was transparent or missing. This phenomenon mostly suggest notices from ancestral spirits. The person in such a picture has to heed the part of the body because there is a possibility of the part or the whole body becoming ill sooner or later.

  • subject 被写体
  • transparent 透明な
  • phenomenon 現象
  • notice 知らせ
  • heed 気をつける

A certain judge in the program said that such a phenomenon was due to the possession of an evil spirit. But it’s wrong. If the spirit had been an evil one, the part of the body in question would have had a color or been hidden by a strange form of the spirit because the spiritual body of an evil spirit is very coarse.

  • be due to A Aが原因である
  • possession 憑依
  • in question 問題の
  • form 形象
  • coarse 荒い

When an ancestral spirit wants to let a descendant know his/her physical problem, the spirit covers up part of the descendant’s body to make it transparent on a picture. The spiritual body of an ancestral spirits who can protect its descendants is so clear as to make part of their descendant’s body transparent or invisible. In the case of evil spirits, on the other hand, the subject’s face is made black or an unnatural form appears in the picture.

  • let A 原形不定詞  Aに〜させる
  • so … as to~ 〜するくらい…
  • on the other hand 一方

In yesterday’s program, a picture of an elementary school student was shown. His face was deformed in the picture. This was due to lack of his parents’ memorial services for their ancestral spirits and a spirit of an aborted child. It’s easy for children to be affected by evil spirits, depending on the way their parents live.

  • deform 変形させる
  • be due to A Aが原因である
  • aborted 中絶した

In another picture, only clothes were appearing behind a subject. In this case, the phenomena was due to the work of a wondering spirit who didn’t want to surprise nor worry the subject yet wanted to attract attention. It’s just like a person who is fond of standing out is waving his hands before a television camera. The judges in the program made serious comments about this picture, but there’s no cause for worry, for evil spirits normally appear at the under part of a picture and evil gods at the upper part as strange forms.

  • wonder 彷徨う
  • yet にも関わらず
  • attract 引きつける
  • stand out 目立つ

The judges suggested that the picture be taken to a psychic to have it burned or purified. But this is not good because the owners of such pictures can fall preys to bad psychics. When you want to do something with ghost pictures, it’s best and safest to put it in an envelope and throw it away with other domestic waste. Do not try to burn it by yourself because it’s dangerous when an evil spirit gets out of the picture. Put it in a white envelope and seal it with glue or rice. Since evil spirits hate to be thrown away, it may make you forget the day of taking it out. So it’s better to put it in a garbage bag with other waste before collection day.

  • suggest 提案する
  • burn 燃やす
  • purify 浄化させる
  • fall prey 餌食になる
  • domestic 家庭用の
  • envelope 封筒

A picture in which an evil god appears can generate spontaneous combustion though not so often. So be careful about the place you put the garbage bag with ghost pictures in it before a garbage day. It’s better to put it on  a conspicuous place under which there is no combustibles so that you won’t forget forget the day you take it out. Also, if you go to a shrine or Buddhist temple to dispose of it  by car, you can have a car accident on the way. So it’s best to put it at a garbage collection area in the neighborhood.

  • spontaneous combustion 自然発火
  • garbage ゴミ
  • conspicuous 目立つ
  • Buddhist temple お寺
  • dispose of A  Aを処理する
  • on the way 途中で

You may think “Is this picture OK?” or “What about that picture?” But don’t worry. You are not affected by such strange pictures as long as you hold a memorial service for your ancestral spirits every day. All you have to do is throw such pictures or films away or delete them. What I mentioned above is my personal view. Please use it as reference. Comments about ghost pictures on TV might change from now on, don’t they?

  • memorial service 供養
  • delete 削除する
  • mention 言及する
  • reference 参考

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Smart Students are Protected by Their Calm Ancestral Spirits

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If I had been holding memorial services for my ancestors in the Ise-Hakusan Dou way when I was a high school student, I could have gotten into a more prestigious and less expensive and university.

  • get into A Aに入る
  • prestigious 有名な
  • expensive お金のかかる

With a spiritual body that gives off negative magnetism or a spiritual being that affects you, you couldn’t concentrate on anything though you think you are. Even if you sit in front of a  desk studying for a long time, you wouldn’t get good results in exams. You would be worrying about the future, reading a text book.

  • spiritual body 霊体
  • magnetism 磁気
  • concentrate 集中する
  • result 結果
  • exam 試験

It’s difficult for grown-ups to judge whether they are under the influence of spiritually negative magnetism because results of their work depend on their mood or social situations. But in the case of students, it’s easy to judge it because of their test scores. Getting good scores depends on luck as well. Now that  a lot of universities use computer scored answer sheets, it’s important whether you can have a flash of inspiration that enables you to notice trick questions.

  • grown-up 大人
  • influence 影響
  • as well  もまた
  • inspiration 直感
  • notice 気がつく

Looking at smart students with my psychic eyes, I find that most of them are protected by a lot of calm ancestral spirits, who watch over their descendants in order to keep them away from spirits giving off negative magnetism. They also lead their descendants to find good books or teachers. If they find the existence of bad classmates, they make efforts so that the classmates won’t approach their descendants. They work hard trying to protect their descendants just like grandparents cherish their grandchildren.

  • calm 落ち着いた
  • ancestral 先祖の
  • watch over A Aを見張る
  • descendant 子孫
  • effort 努力する
  • cherish 大事にする

By the way, a lot of university entrance examinees visit shrines to pray for success with their examinations in Japan, but this is no good custom because to visit a shrine for personal desires makes visitors under the influence of negative spiritual magnetism. They throw small change into offertory boxes and “order” God to realize their dreams. If you were God and small change is thrown at you to make you realize their desires, what would you think? Don’t you think it’s rude?

  • examinee 受験者
  • personal 個人的な
  • small change 小銭
  • order 命令する
  • rude 失礼な

In fact, Kenzoku-shins(眷属神), spiritual beings protecting God, are angry at such people’s rude behavior because people are trying to make God work, or use God, for their own sake. Do not think that God is to make your dreams come true, or you’ll have great spiritual handicaps. God never works to realize your small personal wishes. If your wish should be realized as the result of your prayer “unfortunately,” it’s not by God but by a partial spiritual being who is sure to demand something precious to you in return.

  • in fact 実際
  • handicap ハンデ
  • partial 不公平な
  • in return お返しに

If small change is thrown at your face by another person and you’re asked to do something for the person, you’ll get angry or ignore the demand. You must not do to God what you don’t want to be done to yourself. Do to God what you want to be done to yourself.

  • throw A at B AをBに投げつける
  • ignore 無視する
  • demand 要求

If you have some wish, you have only to appease your ancestral spirits by holding grateful memorial services for them. Appeased ancestral spirits become your guardian spirits and take care of you like your parents. However, do not ask a favor of your ancestral spirts because your request makes them worry or bewilders them and prevents them from resting in peace. They would force themselves to help you.

  • have only to~ 〜しさえすれば良い
  • appease 慰める
  • grateful  感謝の
  • guardian spirit 守護霊
  • ask a favor お願い事をする
  • bewilder 当惑させる

Once your ancestral spirits have got relief thanks to your grateful memorial services, their sense of relief makes yourself feel relieved in turn and a good environment where you can feel truly secured will be offered to you in this World of Reality. In this sense, it can be said that discords or wars never cease where there is no custom of holding memorial services for ancestral spirits.

  • get relief 楽になる
  • discord 不和
  • cease 止む
  • custom  慣習

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Becoming Mentally Ill Stops Time

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“It has become difficult for companies to borrow money from banks these days,” lots of people from my work say. It used to be easy for a company to borrow, say 20 million yen a month, from a bank. But now it’s impossible without putting up collateral or another guarantor.

  • borrow  借りる
  • these days 近頃
  • collateral 担保
  • guarantor 保証人

I hear that it is difficult for a person to convert a housing loan to another low interest one without an additional guarantor. An acquaintance of mine told me that he was told by a bank to make his wife’s father another guarantor in converting his present housing loan. He was angry about that.

  • convert 帰る
  • acquaintance 知人
  • angry 怒った

I also hear that more and more regional banks are going bankrupt in the U.S.. If banks in Japan go bankrupt and payoff system is introduced, presidents of small companies will be forced into difficult situations. I hope for the improvement of this kind of financial system.

  • more and more A ますます多くのA
  • regional bank 地方銀行
  • bankrupt  破産した
  • introduce 導入する
  • improvement 改善

By the way, I saw a documentary program on TV the other day, where a homeless man was being interviewed, whose job was to sell an information magazine, by a reporter. He stands on a street all day to sell the magazine he purchased and when he sells a copy, he can pocket about 100 yen as profit. He used to be a day laborer working at construction sites, but one day he broke his leg and got fired.

  • by the way ところで
  • all day 一日中
  • purchase 購入する
  • profit 利益
  • day labor 日雇い
  • construction 工事

The reporter said to him “It’s easy to receive welfare if you visit the public park where volunteers distribute boiled rice to day laborers.” The homeless man said “I won’t. I can still walk. If I receive welfare, I don’t think I can bring myself to work again.” Seeing him trying to live his hard life as far as he could, I felt admiration for him. From God’s perspective, he would look shining more than a man working for a big company complaining all the time.

  • welfare 生活保護
  • distribute 配る
  • admiration 感心
  • perspective 観点
  • shine 輝く

Problems occur one after another in this World of Reality. But as long as you keep your mind healthy, you problems never fail to change with time and your agony will be over. If you become mentally ill, in contrast, the lapse of time stops and you’ll go through hell. And when you die in this state of mind, your agony is fixed. So it’s important to take care of your mind all the time.

  • one after another 次から次へと
  • never fail to~ 必ず〜する
  • as long as S+V SがVする限り
  • in contrast 対照的に
  • lapse 経過
  • state 状態
  • fix 固定する

A practical method for maintaining yourself mentally is holding grateful memorial services for your ancestral spirits and yourself, which can discharge your unnecessary negative magnetism.

  • practical 実践的な
  • maintain 維持する
  • grateful 感謝の
  • discharge 放電させる

In holding a memorial service for your ancestors with the use of three incense sticks,

  1. Offer the first incense stick for your male ancestral spirts, then the second one for female ones.
  2. Offer the third one for other spirits related to you.

In offering them, don’t call a particular name because there are a lot of dead people you don’t know or you’re not aware of. If you call some name, you can’t appease other spirits or living spirits affecting you and as a result your memorial services become ineffective.

  • ancestor 先祖
  • particular 特定の
  • aware  気づいて
  • appease 慰める
  • affect 影響する
  • ineffective 効果がない

You don’t know all of the spirits related to you. So, all you have to do is do what you should in this world and leave the rest to the other world. Calm spirits take care of other spirits who need help, using the magnetism of your gratitude. If you have some dead person you’re especially worried about, just think of the person when you offer the third incense stick. If you’ve come to forget to think of him/her, it means the person has already rested in peace.

  • rest 残り
  • leave A to B AをBに任せる
  • calm 落ち着いた
  • especially 特に
  • rest 休息する

If you’re going through hardships, call your name and offer one more incense stick during the service, saying “YOUR FULL NAME, I am grateful for being kept alive” after offering the third incense stick. This is called a memorial service for yourself. But this is a method only for a special occasion where you’re mentally troubled. In normal cases, you don’t have to do this. This cheers you up spiritually. Do your best whatever happens. Everyone has had trying experiences.

  • hardships 困難
  • occasion 機会
  • cheer 元気付ける
  • trying 困難な

If you’re reluctant to hold a memorial service for your ancestors, it’s OK. You don’t need to. If you do it against your will, the memorial service becomes for the sake of yourself, not your ancestors. And you can get antsy all the more. It’s important that you hold a grateful memorial service for your ancestral spirits naturally when you feel like doing it.

  • reluctant 気が進まない
  • against one’s will 意思に反して
  • get antsy 不安になる
  • feel like ~ing 〜したい気がする

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Being Positive Heals Sick Families and Friends

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There seem a lot of people who have depressed and anguished feelings, caring about sick families. They have to know that they can’t cure others’ diseases however hard they worry. Worrying too much would damage their own health, which makes the situation much worse.

  • depressed 憂鬱な
  • anguished 苦悶の
  • relative 親戚
  • disease 病気
  • situation 状況

Diseases are a consequence of your state of mind. Modern medicine can deal with the consequence as a supportive measure. Techniques of modern medicine have developed largely to be sure, but the fundamental cause of diseases is still unknown and often not paid attention to. It’s been regarded as outside of medical science and in the field of psychology or religion somehow.

  • consequence 結果
  • state 状態
  • modern 現代の
  • fundamental 根本的な

This is because human beings don’t know why life arises, after all. If invisible human mind is unraveled by science, the universe, seemingly unrelated to human mind, will be unraveled, too.

  • arise 生じる
  • invisible 見えない
  • unravel 解明する
  • unrelated 無関係の

The universe has the only one mind, which is the same as yours. People can understand each other’s emotional pain. This is not so much because they have the ability to imagine as because they share the same mind. Imagine you have a family or friend suffering from a disease. At this very moment, your mind is near the person. So, if you lift up your heart and send your gratitude to the person, you can heal him/her without saying anything. This is what true spiritual healers do.

  • emotional 感情的な
  • ability 能力
  • share 共有する
  • imagine 想像する
  • suffer 苦しむ
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち

Or, what if your child is mentally ill? Then you must not be pessimistic about your child’s future, spending your time in a blue mood. Enjoy your life and live positively, which will do much good to your child. Your child may make sarcastic remarks like “You look happy don’t you, huh?” But, at the bottom of his/her heart, your child is feeling relieved.

  • pessimistic 悲観的な
  • positively 積極的に
  • sarcastic 皮肉な

Most traditional religions or spiritual methods are apt to make people feel gloomy. They oppress people and make them depressed, for if the believers or clients should awaken and become light of heart, such religious groups or healers can’t make money or maintain their organizations by threatening or instilling a feeling of fear into them. Also, nonsensical incantations are no better than a placebo. It can only give you a false, temporary feeling of relief.

  • traditional 従来の
  • gloomy 陰鬱な
  • oppress 抑圧する
  • threaten 脅す
  • instill 植え付ける
  • incantation 呪文
  • false 偽の

You are like an end of a rope extending from the one and only mind, namely the Primordial Being. The part between you and the mind is like your ancestors. If the rope had been broken, you wouldn’t be here. Even if it’s not broken, the loosen fibers of the rope make the end loose.  Holding grateful memorial services for your ancestral spirits and reminding yourself of gratitude toward the one and only mind bunches the loosen fibers together and braces up the whole rope.

  • primordial 原初の
  • fiber 繊維
  • remind 思い出させる
  • bunch  束ねる
  • brace up A Aを引き締める

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I AM GRATEFUL FOR BEING KEPT ALIVE

Slow but Steady Wins the Race

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You can personalize the way you hold a memorial service for your ancestral spirits as long as you do it for the purpose of offering your gratitude to them. I myself can change it slightly. If there’s any useless part in the way, it will be gone naturally.

  • personalize  アレンジする
  • for the purpose of ~ing 〜する為に
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • slightly 微妙に
  • naturally 自然に

The way I hold memorial services these days when I do it alone is like the following:

A.

  1. I hold three incense sticks in my left hand and light them all.
  2. I take one of them with my right hand and say “My ancestors, please help yourself to the smoke.”
  3. I put it in the incense container in front of my household shinto altar, thinking of the whole male ancestors whose family name is mine and those of a family line related to me.
  4. After this, I repeatedly say  “I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te  A Ri Ga To U Go Za I Ma Su.”
  • Help yourself to A 自由にAを取って下さい。
  • incense stick 線香
  • household shinto altar 神棚
  • related 関係した

B.

  1. I take another incense stick with my right hand and say “My ancestors, please help yourself to the smoke.”
  2. I put it in the incense container, thinking of the whole female ancestors whose family name is mine and those of a family line related to me.
  3. After this, I repeatedly say “I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te  A Ri Ga To U Go Za I Ma Su.”
  • container 容器
  • whole 全体の
  • repeatedly 繰り返し

C.

  1. I take the third incense stick with my right hand and say “Other spirits related to me, please help yourself to the smoke.”
  2. I put it in the incense container, thinking of all spiritual beings related to me, such as aborted babies, ancestral spirits of parents’ family, if you’re married woman, spirits you don’t know directly, living spirits and pet animals. If you want to appease particular dead people, think about them at this timing.
  3. Then, I say repeatedly, until I’m satisfied, “I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te  A Ri Ga To U Go Za I Ma Su,” putting my hands together.
  4. Lastly, I say “A Ma Te Ra Su O Ho Mi Ka Mi, A Ma Te Ra Su O Ho Mi Ka MI” several times until I feel secured.
  • aborted  中絶された
  • recognize 認識する
  • appease 慰める
  • particular 特定の
  • secured  安心した

Part C is important, especially for married women. It’s essential not to limit the object of memorial services. You don’t need to think of each spirits one by one, such as your aborted babies, spirits of your parents’ family line, living spirits, your dead pet animal and so on. All you have to do is think that the third incense stick can take care of them all. If you have a friend or acquaintance who passed away recently, just offer your gratitude to them in offering the third incense stick.

  • especially 特に
  • essential 不可欠な
  • object 対象
  • acquaintance 知人
  • pass away 亡くなる

You hold a memorial service every day, so it’s OK to do it simply with gratitude and incense sticks. It takes one minute for me to do it. Since you are not sure what kind of spirits have influences on you, just hold it every day and leave the rest to the other world. If you choose the object of your memorial service, spirits who need appeasement most can’t be appeased. Even if you don’t choose who to appease, you can appease spirits who need help because of the magnetism of your unconsciousness in the brain.

  • leave A to B AをBに任せる
  • the rest 残り
  • the other world あの世
  • appeasement 慰め

If you hold memorial services for the purpose of the improvement of your health or  present situations, it’s not true memorial services for your ancestors. Keep in mind such selfish memorial services can’t appease them.

  • improvement 改善
  • present situations 現状
  • keep A in mind Aを心に留めておく

* “I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te”(for being kept alive)…  appreciative words toward Kunitokotachi-o-kami(国常立太御神), who controls life and death of all living things on this planet, including the other world.

* “A Ri Ga To U Go Za I Ma Su”(I am grateful)… apreciateive words toward Amaterasu-o-ho-mi-kami(天照太御神), the origin of all life or the Goddess with maternal love who produces and raises life.

  • appreciative 感謝の
  • maternal 母性の
  • produce 生み出す
  • raise 育てる

I hold a memorial service after changing the water of the small water cup in front of my household shinto altar and praying to God. Toward the shinto altar, I bow twice, clap my hands twice, say “I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te  A Ri Ga To U Go Za I Ma Su” several times and “Amaterasu-o-ho-mi-kami, Amaterasu-oho-mi-kami” a couple of times and bow once.

  • pray 祈る
  •  bow 礼をする
  • twice 二回
  • several いくつかの

“Bowing twice, clapping hands twice and bowing once” suggests “having two holy spirits shake hands so that they can be one holy spirit.” Or,

*Connecting your spirit to Inner God so that they can be one spiritual being

*Connecting the holy spirit of the shinto shrine at which you obtaind the Kamifuda, a kind of amulet provided by a shinto shrine, to your Inner God so that the holy spirit can be your own spirit

  • suggest 示唆する
  • that is to say つまり
  • connect 繋ぐ
  • obtain 手に入れる
  • amulet お守り

There are a lot of meanings included in the way you bow and clap your hands toward the shinto altar. By the way, the way visitors to a shrine bow four times, instead of two, toward the main building of a shrine, practiced in Izumo region, is more subdivided way.

  • include 含める
  • by the way ちなみに
  • region 地方
  • subdivided 細分化された

The point is you keep on holding memorial services for your ancestral spirits, which accumulates your magnetism of gratitude. And this magnetism protects you in many ways. You may wonder if your memorial services do good to your ancestral spirits. Whether you can keep on doing it or not is the answer. The fact that you hold a memorial service for your ancestral spirits every day shows it really works, for if it’s not effective, you are sure to get bored and stop doing it.

  • accumulate 蓄積する
  • protect 守る
  • wonder かしらと思う
  • work 効果がある
  • get bored 飽きる

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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

 

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

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I AM GRATEFUL FOR BEING KEPT ALIVE

Replacing the Magnetism of Greed with that of Gratitude

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When you’re in serious trouble, you will think that you want to die. When you lead an easy life, on the other hand, you will try to forget about death. According to your situations, you try to get close to death or keep away from it. With this mental attitude, your Inner God can’t be stable. If you can be conscious of how happy you are without forgetting about death even in your comfortable life, you can taste and enjoy your life in a true sense.

  • death 死
  • keep away from A Aを遠ざけておく
  • attitude 態度
  • stable 安定した
  • comfortable 快適な
  • taste 味わう

There are a lot of people in this world who try to live in the face of incurable diseases. People who go to hospital or are in hospital are trying to live. Human beings will try to live in the face of death, which is human nature and Inner God’s instinct. Therefore, if you think that you want to die soon, you have your Inner God hiding deep inside your heart. The deeper Inner God hides inside your heart, the more unstable your mind becomes, the more wrong decisions you make and the worse your situations go, like “It never rains but it pours.”

  • incurable 治せない
  • in the face of A  Aと直面の中で
  • nature 本質
  • instinct 本能
  • decision 決定
  • situations 状況
  • go wrorse 悪化する
  • pour 土砂降りになる

To improve this situation, try to find out what you should be grateful of in your present life and be grateful for the fundamental truth that you are kept alive. To accumulate the magnetism of gratitude has practical effects on the World of Reality. You can do it by praying toward your household shinto altar or offering three incense sticks to the memorial tablet or a tanzaku paper for your ancestral spirits and other spirits related to you. By setting up such a place in this world, you can accumulate the magnetism of gratitude in your spiritual body, which results from the reflection of the magnetism from the other world.

  • find out A Aを見つけ出す
  • grateful  感謝に満ちた
  • accumulation 蓄積
  • practical 実際的な
  • pray 祈る
  • related 関係した
  • reflection 反射

Prehistoric sites where religious ceremonies used to be held or shinto shrines are places for such magnetic-conversion. However, most of them have been contaminated with magnetism of personal greed. I hope a lot of people visit shrines to overwrite and replace the magnetism of greed with that of gratitude, so that the will of God can descend on the land of Japan. First of all, let’s start filling your home with magnetism of gratitude.

  • preshistoric 先史時代の
  • conversion 転換
  • contaminate 汚染する
  • greed 欲
  • overwrite 上書きする
  • descend 降りる

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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