The World of Reality is Where You can Find out God

The other day, our family was in charge of keeping an eye on the dump site so that animals such as crows or cats wouldn’t scavenge on garbage bags. People in my neighborhood have to do this job by turns.

  • be in charge  責任者である
  • keep an eye 見張る
  • dump site ゴミ捨て場
  • scanvenge 漁る

One of my family members got up early in the morning, went to the dump site and found the garbage was scattered by animals. I, together with the other family members, went there with cleaning devices and garbage bags to clean up the site. The dump site stunk.

  • scatter 撒き散らす
  • device 用具
  • stink 臭う

If I had left the site as it was, other inhabitants would have hesitated to put their garbage and garbage trucks wouldn’t have collected the broken garbage bags as a rule. This happening was stimulating for me because normally I’m not the person to take care of our house’s garbage.

  • inhabitant 住人
  • hesitate ためらう
  • collect 集める
  • as a rule 原則として
  • simulating 刺激的な

If garbage trucks were to stop collecting garbage in the city, the people would get into real trouble. The streets would be full of garbage, cars couldn’t pass along the streets and people couldn’t live there due to the bad smell. Epidemics could break out, too.

  • get into trouble 厄介なことになる
  • due to A Aのために
  • epidemic 疫病
  • break out 勃発する

The fact is social lives, which we are apt to take for granted, are easy to collapse. The happening on that day made me reaffirm the importance of the unnoticeable people working for the whole society such as refuse collectors.

  • social life 社会生活
  • be apt to~  〜しがちである
  • take A for granted Aを当たり前と思う
  • collapse 崩壊する
  • reaffirm 再確認する

Their importance is also true of the spiritual world. Spiritualistic ideas remote from reality are useless, like high dimensions, spiritual ladders, aliens and so on.  These are nothing but illusion like daydreaming.

  • remote 離れた
  • psychic 霊能者
  • nothing but A Aにすぎない
  • illusion 幻想

Some psychics may say that they’ve found God through meditation. So what? They call themselves enlightened men and receive a lot of money from believers just by talking about their unusual experiences. What a peaceful world!

  • meditation 瞑想
  • enlightened 悟った
  • peaceful world 平和な世界
  • unusual 普通でない

However much they boast of their “high” spirituality, they cannot eat anything nor have their excreta and garbage collected without others’ help. Indeed, they are being kept alive by people working hard in the real world.

  • boast 自慢する
  • excreta 排泄物
  • indeed 実際

You have to observe the fact that you exist in this World of Reality with your physical body, which a succession of miracles can only make possible. This world is within God. In other words, only in your daily lives can you have the chance to see God.

  • observe よく見る
  • physical 肉体の
  • succession 連続

Thanks to your ancestors, you have your physical body now. Your body is a product of both your invisible ancestral spirits and your soul. Purify your physical body and ancestral spirits, and you’ll see this world is filled with God’s will. Only in your ordinary lives can you catch a glimpse of the blessings given by the Great Being.

  • thanks to A Aのお陰で
  • product 産物
  • be filled with A Aでいっぱいである
  • catch a glimpse of A Aを垣間見る
  • blessing 恩恵

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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