What You Do Now Effects Your Future

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To offer magnetism of gratitude everyday toward Kamidana, a household shinto altar, and Yorishiro, a medium for spirits to stay at temporarily, is to accumulate the magnetism in the place. The magnetism you’ve accumulated works unconsciously when you’re in trouble.

  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • accumulate 蓄積する
  • unconsciously 無意識的に

While you’re in this World of Reality, where people are under restraint, you’re bound by physical matter. You get hungry and thirsty, have ache and pains, and are anxious for something. You may be keen on mediation or fantasy, saying “Real life is meaningless and everything is illusion,” but reality is reality. Babies won’t stop crying until they drink milk. You have to work hard for money to live on. You don’t need to resist this law of the World of Reality. This is why your action of accumulating the magnetism of gratitude is effective in fact. What you did in this World of Reality never disappears and has a great effect on your future.

  • restraint 束縛
  • matter 物質
  • anxious for A Aが欲しくてたまらない
  • be keen on A Aに熱心である
  • illusion 幻想
  • disappear 消える

While you work among people, you sometimes receive a negative magnetism from others or you yourself give it off. So it’s important for you to overwrite and erase it with the magnetism of gratitude. If you leave the negative magnetism as it is, the cells of your body will be ill. You need to discharge it. In this sense, it’s good to set a place in your house where you can accumulate the magnetism of gratitude. It would make a big difference. If your house is small, you can make the room by cleaning your room or putting things away. Just think it out. Be creative in making the room in your living environment.

  • overwrite 上書きする
  • erase 消す
  • as it is そのまま
  • discharge 放電する
  • put A away Aを片付ける
  • creative 創造的な

It’s better not to put a Kamidana or a Buddhist altar in the direction of the east, if possible. But you don’t need to stick to the direction, ignoring the shape of your house. If you should be homeless, you can write “The Place for Ancestral Spirits of So-And-So Family” on a slender piece of paper and erect it against the wall so that you can offer gratitude toward it.

  • Buddhist altar 仏壇
  • stick 固執する
  • ignore 無視する
  • erect 立てる

If you have a Kamidana in your house,

  1. Change the water of Mizu-tama, a water vessel, and Sakaki plant, Japanese cleyera.
  2. Offer three burning incense sticks toward a Tanzaku or a memorial tablet for your ancestral spirits and others.
  3. Have gratitude for the fact that all living things, including you, are kept alive.

In view of the law that what you give to God returns to you, what will be returned to you by virtue of these deeds?

  1. You are given new “water” everyday.
  2. You are given something to live on.
  3. By creating situations that keep others alive, you are also given such a situation and thanked by them.
  • vessel 容器
  • incense stick 線香
  • by virtue of A Aのおかげで
  • deed 行為
  • thank 感謝する

1 and 2 are easy to understand because they are physical matters. The “water” symbolizes “body” and you’re given a new body every day. And offering incense sticks for your ancestors creates spiritual magnetism and karma that give you something to live on. It’s wonderful and really great that you can give something for others, for it’s only possible when you’re healthy and have room in your heart.

  • symbolize 象徴する
  • possible 可能な
  • healthy 健康な
  • room 余裕

For example, only when you are healthy enough to move around and have free time can you go out to buy something for your aged parents. You’ll come to have a happy environment that you can do such things. Also, if you have your own business, you’ll come to have a good financial situation where your employees and customers prosper. This is amazing. According to your present situation, you can create karma that enables you to be kept alive, thanked by others.

  • move around 動き回る
  • aged 高齢の
  • financial 経済的な
  • employee 従業員
  • prosper 繁栄する
  • enable A to~ Aが〜するのを可能にする

By being grateful to God for being kept alive, by reflection, you’re given such situations that you’re thanked by others. You don’t need pray to God for trifle things. The whole things around you would be better and better.

  • reflection 反射
  • pray 祈る
  • trifle 些細な
  • whole 全体の

Reading comments from readers in trouble, Kenzkushin, or a subordinate, of Susanoo sometimes says laughing “Are you really happy with such a small desire? How small! You lack desires too much.” Let’s have the right kind of great desire, shall we?

  • subordinate 配下
  • desire 欲
  • lack A Aがない

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.

Parents’ obsession can involve their children.

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It is often said that marriage is not the goal of life. Married couple would face new challenges in life after the marriage.

  • marriage 結婚
  • face 直面する

If you have desire to want something, the desire ends as soon as you get it. But when you meet someone, new unexpected things will happen for better or worse.

  • desire 願望
  • as soon as S+V SがVするとすぐに
  • unexpected 予期せぬ
  • for better or worse 善かれ悪しかれ

Karma plays an important role in human relationships. Souls concern or attract each other. There are various levels of karmas―a karma between souls of living human beings or one between souls of the deceased and souls of living human beings etc. As a result of these karmas having effects on the World of Reality, human beings meet each other, get married or pregnant.

  • role 役割
  • relationship 関係
  • concern 関わる
  • attract 引き付ける
  • the deceased 故人
  • have effects 影響を与える
  • get married 結婚する
  • get pregnant 妊娠する

There has been a problem whether we should approve of artificial pregnancy made possible by the latest technology. I believe it’s better for people who really want children not to be obsessed by the desire one-sidedly. I think they should let nature take her course. But if they do have the desire, of course, they had better make right kind of efforts to make it happen.

  • approve of A Aを是認する
  • artificial pregnancy 人工妊娠
  • the latest 最新の
  • obsessed 捕らわれる
  • one-sidedly 一方的に
  • let nature take her course 自然に任せる

Some parents commit suicide worrying about the future of their children. Others try gene manipulation to have children. As there is a possibility that parents’ obsession with children or egoism can involve the children and confine their Inner God, I’d like to warn them.

  • commit 犯す
  • suicide 自殺
  • gene manipulation 遺伝子操作
  • possibility 可能性
  • egoism エゴ
  • confine 閉じ込める
  • Inner God 内在神

Try your best and let nature take her course. Then accept all the results. This is the way to Kannagara, or being always with God.

  • accept 受け入れる
  • result  結果

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.