Diary on a Trip to Ise – PART 7

After finishing my job, on the last day of my stay in Ise, I changed my clothes, put on the best suit I had brought with me and headed for Naiku(内宮)of Ise Grand Shrine(伊勢神宮). It is not how much your suit is that matters but how much consideration and thoughtfulness you try to show to God, which is the very offerings to God.

  • head for A Aに向かう
  • whether S+V SがVするかどうか
  • consideration  配慮
  • thoughtfulness 思い遣り
  • offering 捧げ物

Every time I visit Naiku, I often see a “guru” taking his several female believers along with him. One of the gurus I saw was wearing tattered shirt and jeans and carrying a backpack with his hair in disorder. He put an empty bin with a Sakaki plant in it on the top of the hedge in front of the main building of Ise Grand Shrine without permission and read a shinto prayer aloud. The female believers behind him looked ashamed. Other visitors in suit were directing a suspicious look at him. They looked sad because the guru was ruining their special occasions.

  • every time S+V SがVする度に
  • tattered ボロボロの
  • empty 空の
  • hedge 垣根
  • permission 許可
  • ashamed 恥じて
  • ruin 台無しにする

I perceived an ascetic monk who died crazed possessing the guru, so I thought words would be wasted on him. It is shameful that such weird persons do what they want at other shrines than the main building of Ise Grand Shrine where security guards keep an eye. If you find such a strange guru in front of a main building of a shrine, it’s better to make a bow at a distance or visit there again later because while you close your eyes and concentrate behind such a person, it’s possible for you to receive his spiritual dirt.

  • perceive 知覚する
  • ascetic monk 修行僧
  • crazed 狂って
  • shameful 残念な
  • keep an eye 見張る
  • at a distance 距離を置いて
  • dirt 垢

I went to the reception desk of the shrine office to hand over all of my Ofuda in my house because I had had a divine message that I should take them to Naiku. The five Ofuda should’ve been light, but when I put them on the hands of a priest, his hands were lowered under their heavy weight. The Ofuda were mediums for deities to settle on, so their accumulated spiritual magnetism must’ve been huge. At this time, I managed to return the holy energy of Kunitsu Kami(国津神) to Naiku.

  • reception 受付
  • hand over A Aを渡す
  • divine 神の
  • lower 下げる
  • medium 媒介物

After this, I went to the guard office to apply for a special visit that allows you to go inside the hedge in front of the main building of Naiku. But a ceremony that celebrates the fifth anniversary of the Emperor’s marriage were being performed at the time, so I prayed to God in front of the main building of Naiku and headed for Geku(外宮), instead.

  • apply for A Aを申し込む
  • allow A to~  Aが〜するのを許す
  • celebrate 祝う

When I got to the guard office in front of the main building of Geku to apply for a special visit, a pleasant, young shinto priest with short hair made the arrangement. He led me inside the small door and performed a purification ceremony with salt. I walked a path in the left side of the building led by him, passed through the gate, and stepped into the inside of the hedge.

  • get to A Aに着く
  • pleasant 爽やかな
  • purification 浄化
  • path 小道

The white stones on the ground were much larger than I had thought. Walking after him, I was looking down all the way. His wooden shoes with a high heel sometimes inclined because the ground paved with large white stones was uneven. I got a little bit worried about him.

  • all the way ずっと
  • wooden 木製の
  • incline 傾く
  • get worried 心配する

I stood in front of the main building and prayed to God. I got refreshed very much. I didn’t hear any construction noise outside somehow. Only a silent world was there. The white large stones were giving off special magnetism. The thought energy of priests and visitors was accumulated in the stones. I suppose that one of the reasons that all the buildings and stones of Ise Grand Shrine are renewed every twenty years is that the memory capacity of the stones fill in twenty years. Then, I left for the last shrine to visit that was located on the way back home from Geku.

To be continued.

  • get refreshed さっぱりする
  • construction 工事
  • silent 静寂の
  • give off A Aを放つ
  • suppose 思う
  • renew 新しくする
  • memory capacity 記憶容量
  • locate 位置する

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.

Questions and answers (29)-(30)

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Question 29:

There has long been a legend of Moses in Noto Peninsula of Japan. Has Moses really rested in peace in the place of Noto?

  • legend 伝説
  • Moses モーゼ
  • rest in peace 安らかに眠る

Answer:

Regarding Moses, according to my psychic reading, he landed on the Nanao City (七尾市)of Noto Peninsula in the first place with that famous Stone Tablets. It seems that the Stone Tablets were emitting so strong light that they were put in a coffin, but since the light shone through it, the coffin was put on a wheeled platform with cloths around the coffin and carried.

  • regarding A Aに関しては
  • according to A Aによれば
  • land 上陸する
  • in the first place まず第一に
  • the Stone Tablets 十戒石
  • It seems that…  …であるように思われる
  • emit 放つ
  • coffin 棺
  • since S+V SはVするので
  • wheeled platform 台車
  • carry 運ぶ

As to the route of his journey, I feel he travelled from Nanao(七尾) through Kyoto(京都)to Ise(伊勢)broadly speaking. I can see the coffin with the Stone Tablets inside was buried about 5 meters under the ground of the main shrine building of Takanomiya(多賀宮)at Geku(外宮)of Grand Shrine of Ise in the end. I feel the lore of this carried wheeled platform has remained as traditonal festivals of Seihakusai festival(青柏祭)in Nanao City, and Gion festival(祇園祭)in Kyoto.

  • as to A Aに関して
  • route 経路
  • journey 旅
  • broadly speaking 大まかに言って
  • bury 埋める
  • ground 地面
  • main shrine building  本殿
  • in the end 最終的に
  • lore 伝承

Having buried the Stone Tablets under the site of Takanomiya at Geku of Grand Shrine of Ise, Moses tried go back in the direction of the Middle East, but he died of fatigue and old age around Mt.Hodatsusan(宝達山)of Noto Peninsula.

  • site 用地
  • go back 戻る
  • in the direction of A Aの方向に
  • the Middle East 中東
  • die of A Aで死ぬ
  • fatigue 疲れ
  • old age 高齢

Question 30:

We Japanese are not so familiar with Angels, but what are they like, seen from you ? There is a theory saying that aliens who are advanced spiritually are deceiving Earthian. Is there any possibility that aliens try to deceive us pretending to be gods or angels ?

  • be familiar with A Aを良く知っている
  • angel 天使
  • theory 説
  • alien 宇宙人
  • advanced 進んでいる
  • deceive 騙す
  • Earthian 地球人
  • possibility 可能性
  • pretend to be~ 〜であるふりをする

Answer:

The angel in the West corresponds to Kenzokushin(眷属神)in Japan. They are both spiritual beings acting as agents between gods and humans.

  • correspond to A Aに相当する
  • being 存在
  • agent 代理

Many of the western angels, or Kenzoku, are incarnated as human beings, while they take on forms of a dragon, a snake, a fox in Japan. Differences in characteristics of magnetic fields each land has seem to make forms of energy differ between the West and the East.

  • be incarnated as A Aの姿を取る
  • ,while S+V 一方SはVする
  • take on A Aを帯びる
  • forms 形象
  • difference 違い
  • characteristic 特性
  • magnetic field 磁場
  • differ 異なる
  • the West 西洋
  • the East 東洋

The problem is that with regard to human forms there is sometimes a case where aliens are involved. There exist various aliens, good ones or bad. Aliens too belong to the World of the Dead.

  • The problem is … 問題なのは
  • with regard to A Aに関しては
  • be involved 関与している
  • exist 存在する
  • various 様々な
  • the World of the Dead 幽界