Smile Shows Your Righteous Strength

The other day I had a chance to meet a man. He had a family member who worked at a hospital. According to him, the hospital had difficulty recruiting medical doctors because of short of doctors. A lot of emergency patients have been dying these days because of lack of proper emergency handling, which is becoming a big political issue.

  • short of doctors 医師不足
  • emergency patient 緊急患者
  • political issue 政治問題

This problem begun to appear several years ago, but it’s been receiving inadequate coverage. Because of the delay in emergency treatment, a number of patients have been dead in fact. One of the causes of doctor shortage is medical lawsuits. It seems that the more passionate and sympathetic docotors are, the more likely they are to be sued by their patients because such good physicians often enhance their patients’ expectations too much by giving them kind words. Their encouraging words are interpreted by the patients as the assurance that their diseases are sure to be cured.

  • inadequate 不十分な
  • delay 遅れ
  • medical lawsuit 医療訴訟
  • sympathetic 同情的な
  • sue 訴える
  • enhance 高める
  • interpret A as B  AをBだと解釈する
  • assuarance 保証

As the economy grows worse and worse, bad persons may go into public hospitals on purpose and sue the state or the local government later to get a lot of money. Conscientious doctors may well lose their passion for medical treatment under such circumstances. In fact, the shortage of medical doctors is partly caused by the fact that weary doctors retire from practice or change their jobs.

  • on purpose わざと
  • state 国
  • may well ~ 〜するのも当然だ
  • conscientious 良心的な
  • weary 嫌気がさした

By the way, according to the news report I saw on TV the other day, a passenger of a taxi accused the taxi driver falsely and extorted 30,000 yen from the driver, threatening to storm into the taxi company in a rage. All of this incident was recorded by the car camera recorder. A monthly salary of taxi drivers is said to be less than 150,000 yen on average. Since they have to work for many hours day and night, I think they are ill paid. If they catch such bad passengers, they should send them to the police directly pretending to be obedient to them, so as not to let him do the same thing to other taxi drivers, too.

  • accuse 責める
  • extort 強請る
  • threaten 脅す
  • incident 出来事
  • ill paid 給料が安い
  • obedient 従順な

Vicious claimers will increase in number who are possessed with spiritual beings of the World of Hell. Beware of such people. Fortunately, I have never been threatened by such a person before. Oh, there was one case on business where I was told by a customer to choose between a fight or paying him money. With a smile I said to him “Shall we go to the police?” Then he changed colour and made off.

  • vicious 悪意のある
  • possess 憑依する
  • choose 選ぶ
  • change color 顔色を帰る
  • make off 退散する

Those are strong who are always conscious of being kept alive and live with the clear consciousness of death. Even if the client I mentioned above had not compromised with me and as a result I had been fired because of the problem, I would care nothing about it. I don’t need to worry because it’s not the matter of life and death. If I had betrayed my weakness, compromised with him and given him money, I would have got in trouble bringing about a bad result.

  • conscious 意識して
  • compromise 妥協する
  • care 気にかける
  • get in trouble 厄介なことになる
  • bring about A Aを引き起こす

After all, ordinary people are the strongest in the World of Reality who lead their lives with gratitude for being kept alive. If you run into a person like a spirit from Hell, all you have to do is deal with the person with a smile filled with magnetism of gratitude. Smile shows your righteous strength. It makes the other person feel your confidence that you are ready for a fight anytime and causes him a bottomless anxiety. Smile is your weapon.

  • run into A  Aに出くわす
  • deal with A Aに対処する
  • magnetism 磁気
  • righteous 正しい
  • bottomless 底なしの

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

Thank you so much for keeping me/us alive.

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Great Men Are Great Men. I Am What I Am.

天津 神様

When you hear that there is a person with a special, strange power or a great or amazing person, you will feel like relying on such a person. But, you won’t be able to stop feeling uneasy no matter how hard you try to ask for help without directing your mind to your Inner God. Your life will never change with or without a great person.

  • feel like ~ing 〜したい気がする
  • rely on A  Aに頼る
  • feel uneasy 不安に思う
  • ask for A Aを求める

When you’re told something you don’t know and have something of a spiritual experience for the first time, feeling elation, you may think that you’ve got a sense of security at the time. However, you’ll find in time that such an experience was nothing but a sham. People trying to rely on gurus receiving money are wasting their money and time. Some of them, looking back in ten years, will find themselves in worse situations than before and begin to think that ordinary people who don’t try to rely on anything are happier compared with themselves. Others who have relied on something outside themselves for life, when they feel that their life will soon be over, will begin to feel scared of the simple fact that they have to die alone. People like these cannot meet God that they believed would come to meet them and die alone insecure, so that they will be attracted to a insecure world like magnets.

  • something of a A ちょっとしたA
  • elation 高揚
  • sense of security 安心感
  • sham まやかし
  • waste 無駄にする
  • insecure 不安な
  • attract 引きつける

Well, not to be like that, it’s important for you to direct your mind to the Great Being in your heart all the time. However, if I suggest that you believe in something great inside yourself, you’ll find it hard to believe it. If so, what I’m saying to you would be an empty theory. So, why don’t you start to hold memorial services for your ancestors with gratitude ? When you do that, you’ll understand that your ancestral spirits emitting negative waves begin to decrease in number, for they are relieved by your memorial services. You might be worried to think that if you hold memorial services for other spirits as well as your ancestral spirits, you could attract evil spirits too, but this is not the case. As long as you live, you cannot avoid being related to other spirits than your ancestral ones. Spirits coming near you in holding a memorial service are only ones related to you. Unless you do something about your ancestral spirits in pain, you’re to live under the influence of spiritual magnetism, which is a great handicap to your life.

  • suggest 提案する
  • empty 虚しい
  • theory 理論
  • emit 放つ
  • evil  悪い

If you live your life trying your best without being influenced by this negative spiritual magnetism, you’ll come to feel something important you haven’t noticed. You’ll come to feel that you’ve been kept alive thank to a lot of people. And you’ll go on to realize in your daily lives that God exists in all and everything. Then you’ll realize God exists in yourself too. In such a state of mind, you’d know what the true sense of security is.

  • influence 影響
  • magnetism 磁気
  • come to~ 〜するようになる
  • be kept alive 生かされている
  • thanks to A  Aのお陰で
  • go on to~ 次に〜する
  • exist 存在する
  • sense of security 安心感

Even if you reach this state of mind, problems occur in life while you’re alive. But you’ll be able to accept them with gratitude. When you’re going to die, you can accept it as it is together with your Inner God. You’re sure to go to a secure world.

  • accept 受け入れる
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • as it is そのまま

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

Thank you so much for keeping us alive.

Samurai Spirit Misunderstood By The World – PART 1

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A remark of Matthew Calbraith Perry, an American naval commander who came to Japan on a black warship in 1853 to open the country, on the Samurais he met for the first time is deeply moving to Japanese people in the modern age. He said, “The Japanese are a sophisticated and reasonable people. In no other country in the world have I seen such a friendly people who has both elegance and dignity.”

  • remark 発言
  • naval 海軍
  • commander 司令官
  • for the first time 初めて
  • the modern age 現代
  • sohsicticated 洗練された
  • reasonable 道理をわきまえた
  • elegance 優美さ
  • dignity 威厳

When people hear the word of “Samurai,” they are likely to think of swords, harakiri, top knots, killing themselves, or laying down their lives etc. But do these symbolize Samurai spirit? To make foreigners feel elegance and dignity, it is no use pretending to be violent and rough like the above. It’s just a funny pierrot.

  • top knots ちょんまげ
  • lay down A Aを捨てる
  • symbolize  象徴する
  • it is no use ~ing 〜してみても無駄だ
  • pretend ふりをする
  • violent 乱暴な

I sometimes see men and women with Samurai spirit even in the modern Japan―patients who have been given a notice that they have cancer and know the time of their death undergoing terminal care. They must have been perplexed full of disparity when they were told about the time of their death at first, but day by day→give up resisting→realize the preciousness of “now”→find out they have been kept alive→come to have a mind filled with decisiveness and a sense of security.

  • patient 患者
  • notice 告知
  • undergo 受ける
  • terminal care 末期医療
  • perplex 戸惑わせる
  • disparity 絶望
  • resist 抵抗する
  • preciousness 貴重さ
  • deciciveness 潔さ
  • a sense of security 安心感

We are apt to forget the fact in everyday lives that we are all doomed to die. We are under the illusion that we will live forever and are likely to have an obsession with things or other people and try to get as much money or many things as possible. We sometimes hurt others without care to do that.

  • be apt to~ 〜しがちである
  • be doomed to~ 〜する運命にある
  • illusion 幻想
  • be likely to~ 〜しそうである
  • hurt 傷つける

Well, if you were informed that you’re going to die next month, would you try to get much money and many things and increase them from now on? Could you vie with others for them? When human beings forget death, they will cling to things and have the illusion that they are living on their own.

  • inform 知らせる
  • increase 増やす
  • vie 争う
  • cling しがみつく
  • on one’s own 自分で

The true Samurai spirit is, so as not to regret when they have to die,

● to live to the full every moment

● not to cling to things and to keep a refreshed mind

● to feel the value of life by realizing with gratitude that we’re being kept alive

and so on.

  • so as not to~ 〜しないように
  • regret 後悔する
  • to the full 存分に
  • refreshed 清々しい
  • value 価値
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • and so on など

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

Thank you so much for keeping us alive.

memorial service and resting in peace

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It is very difficult for wandering spirits to sublimate, or go to heaven to rest in peace, on their own. Since they lived their lives making their indwelling gods shrink back, they have much bad karma attributed to themselves. The biggest reason why some spirits cannot rest in peace is that they have separated from their indwelling gods. In order for wandering spirits without indwelling gods in their bodies to feel relieved, sublimate and rest in peace;

1. To be remembered by living people (in a good sense)

2.  To have the right kind of memorial service held for them. The best prayer is to devote gratitude, which is appreciated most in spiritual worlds.

  • wander 迷う
  • sublimate 昇華する
  • rest in peace 成仏する
  • on one’s own 自力で
  • since S+V SはVするので
  • indwelling 内在する
  • shrink back 萎縮する
  • attribute A to B Aの原因はBにあると見なす
  • separate 分離する
  • in order for A to~ Aが〜するためには
  • depart 旅立つ
  • feel relieved 安心する
  • remember 思い出す
  • in a good sense 良い意味で
  • the right kind of A 正しいA
  • prayer 祈り
  • devote 捧げる
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • appreciate 評価される

The reason why gratitude is appreciated in spiritual worlds is that spirits who are thanked even after death have past records that they devoted themselves to help others and did a lot of good things. They are thought to have led the best life. As a matter of fact, if a living person devotes gratitude to the dead, it has good influences on them whether or not they did good in the past.

  • thank  感謝する
  • past record 実績
  • be thought to have pp 〜したと思われる
  • lead a ~life 〜な生活を送る
  • as a matter of fact 実際問題として
  • have a ~influence on A Aに〜な影響を与える
  • whether or not S+V SがVしようがしまいが
  • past 過去

If you carry out the two things mentioned above for wandering spirits, you can make their indwelling gods “plump” that separated from the spirits’ body at the time he/she died and returned to heaven. And as a result of it, the dwelling gods can raise the spiritual bodies wandering in the World of Reality later.

  • carry out A Aを実行する
  • mention 言及する
  • plump 太った
  • return  戻る
  • as a result  結果として

Only after a spirit resting in peace arrives at some spiritual world, the dwelling god truly separates from the spirit and goes back to the World of Gods and merges into its parent God. This parent God is Amaterasuohomikami(天照太御神)in the World of Gods of Japan, and dwelling gods tend to be Ubusunakami(産土神)or Ujigami(氏神), a local deity, of each person.

  • merge into A Aに溶け込む
  • tend to~ ~する傾向がある
  • local 地元の

Until now, after spirits resting in peace spend a certain amount of time in a spiritual world, they would go on a journey to the World of Reality so that they can improve their own soul, which is a core of the spiritual body. However, things seem to be different from the past in the future ahead. A great reset has already begun where spiritual bodies who have experienced life and death many times and made their souls bigger will merge into their parent God,while those who have always made their souls diminish by doing the wrong things will cease to exist after death.

  • until now 今までは
  • a certain amount of time ある一定の時間
  • go on a journey 旅に出る
  • so that S+V SがVするように
  • improve 改善する
  • core 核
  • however しかしながら
  • in the future ahead これからは
  • experience 経験する
  • many times 何度も
  • , while S+V 一方SはVする
  • diminish 小さくなる
  • cease to exist 消滅する

As long as we live in this World of Reality, there remains a chance to the last moment. Let’s live to the full doing the right things until the last day of our lives.

  • as long as S+V SがVする限り
  • remain 残る
  • to the last moment 最後の一瞬まで
  • to the full 思う存分

I・KA・SHI・TE・I・TA・DA・I・TE

A・RI・GA・TO・U・GO・ZA・I・MA・SU

Thank you so much for keeping us alive.

memorial service is not only for your ancestors but for yourself

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Even if a woman has got divorced, as long as she uses her ex-husband’s family name, her spiritual register belongs to that of her ex-husband. It is the family name now you’re using that matters. Therefore, if this divorced woman hold a memorial service for her ancestors, the name on the memorial tablet must be the present family name, or ex-husband’s family name.

  • even if S+V たとえSがVするとしても
  • get divorced 離婚する
  • as long as S+V SがVする限り
  • ex-husband 前の夫
  • register 籍
  • belong to A Aに属する
  • matter 重要である
  • therefore それゆえ
  • memorial service 供養
  • ancestor 先祖
  • memorial tablet 霊位
  • present 現在の

Name is also a kind of Kotodama(言霊), a spirit of language. When your name is called by others, you receive the vibration of Kotodama. What is important in people’s name is not the number of strokes in the Chinese characters but its sound.

  • a kind of A 一種のA
  • others 他人
  • recceive 受け取る
  • vibration 波動
  • number of strokes 画数
  • Chinese character 漢字

In Onomancy, only the number of strokes in a Chinese character of the name is focused. But this is meaningless. I wish there were Onomancy based on the pronunciation of names. If the sound of the name is focused, the new Onomancy applies to the name of foreigners.

  • Onomancy 姓名判断
  • focus 焦点を当てる
  • meaningless 意味が無い
  • be based on A Aに基づいている
  • pronunciation 発音
  • apply to A Aに当てはまる
  • foreigner 外国人

When I hear a name, I can feel the vibration of Kotodama and read the course of his/her ancestors and their Karma. That is, there is a spiritual connection in people’s name. That’s why your present family name is important.

  • course 流れ
  • connection 繋がり
  • That’s why S+V そういうわけでSはVするのです
  • important 重要な

If you change your family name, you feel something is wrong at first. This is because your spiritual line is changed, not just because of the problem of habituation. When you get divorced and change your name to the original one, your spiritual register is also changed back. But,  after you die, apart from a spiritual problem,your children, who are expected to hold a memorial services for you,  are apt to forget you unless their family names are the same as yours.

  • feel something is wrong 違和感を感じる
  • at first 最初は
  • habituation 慣れ
  • original 元々の
  • apart from A Aは別として
  • be apt to~ 〜しがちである
  • unless S+V SがVしない限り
  • the same as A Aと同じ

Here is an important thing to remember. If you have no children or are single all your life, I strongly recommend that you practice the memorial services under your present name. A person who have made Karma of giving comfort to  his/her ancestors as long as he/she lives is sure to led by them and rest in peace after death. What you did returns to you by a law of action and reaction. As to spiritual matters, it is much better to practice the services than just talk and imagine.

  • remember 覚えておく
  • single 独身
  • all one’s life 生涯にわたって
  • strongly 強く
  • recommend 勧める
  • practice 実践する
  • comfort 慰め
  • be sure to~  必ず〜する
  • rest in peace 安心して眠る
  • return 戻ってくる
  • action and reaction 作用反作用
  • as to A Aに関しては
  • imagine 想像する

I・KA・SHI・TE・I・TA・DA・I・TE

A・RI・GA・TO・U・GO・ZA・I・MA・SU

Thank you so much for keeping us alive.