Faith Mediated by Other People No Longer Works

Bad new religions and psychics have to make money in order to maintain their organizations or lead a luxurious life. They use God not for their believers but for themselves. They work for money against their conscience. They care nothing about the people who visit them for help. If the believers feel great security and become happy, the gurus or psychics become unnecessary. This is why they make those in trouble temporarily happy and then unhappy again and again, stirring up trouble to get credit from the solution.

  • religion  宗教
  • maintain 維持する
  • organization 組織
  • luxurious 贅沢な
  • conscience 良心
  • this is why S+V  こういうわけでSはVする

Some gurus or psychics know what they’re doing and others don’t. Gods never support spiritual teachers working to maintain their organizations. What they do to make money to maintain their groups is like this:

● They make their believers scared, saying bad things are going to happen to them.

● They squeeze money out of their believers, suggesting the world or nation is in danger.

In short, it is wrong to form a religious group or to become a full-time psychic in the name of God. Such conducts make them away from true gods.

  • support 応援する
  • scared 怖い
  • squeeze 搾り取る
  • suggest 暗に示す
  • be in danger 危険にさらされている
  • full-time 専業の
  • conduct 行い

Such religious groups and psychics separated from true gods will be possessed by evil spirits. No other profit groups are better than bad new religions for evil spirits, who enjoy fear and greed of human beings. They consume negative energy such as sexual desire between believers, sadness of family members who have their family life ruined, sorrow by the believers who have become broke because of religious activities and so on. Devotees of such religious groups are nothing but immolations.

  • possess 憑依する
  • fear 恐怖
  • greed 貪欲
  • sadness 悲しみ
  • immolation 餌食

It is true that spiritual leaders, gurus or psychics who screw money out of those in trouble are possessed with evil spirits, no matter how much they appear to be good persons. Spiritual possession enables them to commit such bad deeds. They will keep producing such pathetic believers to earn their livings. They don’t know they themselves are bound to fall victims to the evil spirits in the end. They will see the true identity of the evil spirits at their deathbeds and, frozen with fear, be recalled from the World of Reality.

  • screw 搾り取る
  • pethetic 哀れな
  • earn 稼ぐ
  • be bound to~ ~する運命にある
  • victim 犠牲者
  • frozen 凍って
  • recall  回収する

It is natural and can’t be helped that greedy people are exploited by bad religions or psychics whom they got in contact with. But it’s very sad that their relatives or children who share the same family line are also affected. If they had had nothing to do with such religions or psychics, their living environment would have become much better.

  • natural 当然な
  • exploit 搾取する
  • get in contact with A Aと接触する
  • relative 親戚
  • affect 影響する
  • environment 環境

Keep away from any negative handicap that wastes your life energy and money. Spiritual light in the electromagnetic waves of the sun will divide companies, people and religions in two: those with conscience and those with no conscience.

  • waste 無駄にする
  • electromagnetic wave 電磁波
  • divide 分ける

It’s important that you hold a memorial service for your ancestral spirits at home to appease them every day, which deed develops your conscience, and remind yourself of gratitude to gods. The new age has already begun when the faith mediated by other people no longer works. True gods need no money. You have to know that, once you get involved with a fee-based psychic, it becomes impossible for the holy energy to approach you.

  • ancestral 先祖の
  • appease 慰める
  • develop 発達させる
  • remind 思い出させる
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • mediate 媒介する
  • approach 近く

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Enthusiastic Faith for Mt. Hakusan

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It was Taicho(泰澄)who first practiced Buddhism around the top of the Holy mountain, Mt. Hakusan(白山). It was about 1300 years ago. According to a legend handed down in Shiramine at the foot of Mt. Hakusan, Taicho spent 1000 days in total on the top of the mountain. You cannot stay there for a long time because it snows there for half a year during winter and it’s like an ice world. Since he went on a pilgrimage to other places as well as Mt. Hakusan, it is said that he practiced Buddhism at the top of the mountain for 1000 days during about two decades.

  • legend 伝説
  • spend 過ごす
  • in total 延べ
  • pilgrimage 巡礼の旅
  • decade 10年

Also, according to an old book of about 800 years ago, about 20000 Buddhist monks climbed the mountain a year in those days. Seeing that about 20000 to 30000 ordinary people climb the mountain a year at present, when transportation has developed and there’s no restriction on the number of climbers, you’ll see how enthusiastically people believed in Hakusan faith in those days. In light of the fact that the population of Japan was less than seven million 800 years ago, this is really surprising.

  • monk 僧
  • at present 現在では
  • transportation 交通
  • restriction  制限
  • enthusiastically 熱狂的に
  • faith 信仰
  • in light of A Aに照らして

Taicho is said to have been very good at carving Buddhist statues since he was a child. He could do it very well in great detail though he mustn’t have seen many other Buddhist statues. While he secluded himself at the top of the mountain, he made a lot of stone Buddhist statues. Most of them, unfortunately, were dispersed because of Haibutsu-kishaku(廃仏毀釈), anti-Buddhist movement at the beginning of the Meiji era.

  • carve 彫る
  • statue 像
  • in detail 詳細に
  • seclude 隠遁させる
  • disperse 散乱させる

A veteran climber told me that, at the top of the mountain, he sometimes witnessed a big seated statue of Buddha made from clouds and light in the sky at the time of dawn, and that some pictures of it other climbers took appeared in newspapers. He also told me that when he looked back in the morning sunlight, he saw his own shadow whose shape was like that of Buddha with golden halo shining from behind.

  • witness 目撃する
  • seated 座った
  • dawn 夜明け
  • halo 後光

It’s dangerous for beginners to climb Mt. Hakusan because of its snowy gorges, which remain even in July. It’s better to climb it from August to October. Mt. Hakusan is a high mountain with steep, long mountain slopes, so if you try to climb it, you need sufficient equipment and physical strength.

  • gorge 峡谷
  • steep 険しい
  • equipment 装備
  • physical 肉体的な
  • strength 強さ

While you’re climbing the mountain for faith, you’ll realize that your legs and loins are all you can depend on, which is easy to forget when you live in city. To reach the top of the mountain, you have to climb up step by step at your own pace. In climbing the mountain, it doesn’t matter how beautiful the views are or how many veteran climbers you make friends with.

  • realize 悟る
  • loins 腰
  • depend 頼る
  • view 眺め
  • make friends 仲良くなる

It’s meaningless to climb the mountain just with difficulty unless you do it with the consciousness of gods. Evil spiritual gurus might say “If you climb the mountain with me, you will receive good luck,” or “Let’s climb the mountain to perform a ritual together.” For them, the holy mountain is nothing more than a means of making a living. You had better not listen to them, or it leaves a blemish on your spiritual body.

  • meaningless 意味がない
  • unless S+V  SがVしない限り
  • nothing more than A Aにすぎない
  • means 手段
  • blemish 汚点

Getting ready to climb the holy mountain means that you’ve already started climbing it. It is not until you climb the mountain on your own and by yourself that the act of climbing the mountain has a spiritual value. I love looking at Mt. Hakusan from a distance to worship it because I can see the whole mountain. I’d like to live among ordinary people, sometimes taking a look at and revering the holy mountain.

  • on one’s own 自力で
  • value 価値
  • from a distance 遠くから
  • revere 崇める

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Multiplicity of Stories Hidden in Kojiki PART 1

Before the dimension of the World of Reality, that of the World of Gods formed first.  A lot of events occurred in the World of Gods among energy bodies that came to be unique. With such events being prototypes, the similar events have been transcribed into this World of Reality over and over through ages.

  • dimension 次元
  • form 形作られる
  • prototype 原型
  • transcribe 転写する

Kojiki(古事記) is a story book that describes the events, regardless of time series, that occurred in many civilizations or regions through various eras, from the period of the creation of the earth up to about 2000 years ago. I find that there are a number of places in this book that were written by the author who were receiving the spiritual vibration from a super-ancient holy spirit involved with the creation of the earth. As a matter of course, there are some places that were erased, manipulated, or interpolated by persons of power of the time. This is why Kojiki has a complicated structure and is not easy to understand.

  • region 地域
  • era 時代
  • creation 創造
  • super-ancient 超古代の
  • involved 関与した
  • erase 削除する
  • interpolate 付け加える
  • structure 構造

I’m going to explain the multiplicity of the story, using the scene of Ukehi(ウケヒ) in Kojiki as an example.

1)  Susanoo refused the order to “rule the open sea” from his father Izanagi(イザナギ) and kept crying wanting to go to Ne-no-kuni(根の国), or Yomi-no-kuni(黄泉の国), where his dead mother was. Because of his crying, lush green mountains with a lot of trees turned the ones of dead trees and the sea and rivers all dried up. Izanagi got angry with this and said to him “Then, you must not live in this country” and banished him.

  • multiplicity 多重性
  • refuse 拒む
  • lush 青々とした
  • dry up 干上がる
  • banish 追放する

Susanoo decided to go to Ne-no-kuni after visiting his older sister Amaterasu(アマテラス) and ran up to Taka-ama-hara(高天原) that Amaterasu was ruling over, with mountains, rivers and lands shaking. Amaterasu was surprised at this, and she thought he would come to seize the land, so she wore a men’s clothes and watched out for him, drawing her bow to its full extent.

  • run up 駆け上がる
  • seize 侵略する
  • bow 弓
  • watch out for A Aを警戒する

2) To remove her misunderstanding, Susanoo proposed making Ukehi, an oath, with each other. The two gods made an oath each on the opposite side of Ameno-yasu-no-kawa river(天の安の河). First, Amaterasu received a Totsuka-no-tsurugi sword(十拳剣) from Susanoo and broke it into three pieces, put them into Ama-no-manai waterside(天の真名井), shook them in it, crunched them in her mouth, and spewed them up. And from the fog of her breath then, three goddesses were born.

  • remove 取り除く
  • propose 提案する
  • oath 誓い
  • crunch 噛む
  • spew 吐き出す
  • goddess 女神

Next, Susanoo received from Amaterasu Yasaka-no-magatama-no-ihotsu-no-misumaru-no-tama (八尺の勾玉の五百箇の御珠の珠)that she wore, put it into Ama-no-manai, shook it in it, crunched it in his mouth, and spewed it up. And from the fog of his breath, five gods were born. Susano asserted that the fact that goddesses were born from his belonging proved that he had no intention to harm her. And she admitted it.

  • assert 主張する
  • inteintion 意図
  • admit 認める

Regarding 1), this kind of event actually happened in the World of Gods in super-ancient times. This pattern, that is, conflict between father and son or runaway from home, has been repeated in different countries and families throughout the ages and regions.

  • conflict 争い
  • runaway 家出
  • repeat 繰り返す

Other than this, I detect from the book an incident that occurred about 3000 years ago. There was a people living in Korean Peninsula who were good at seamanship, which is described by the sentence in Kojiki “ordered Susanoo to rule the open air.” In this case, Susanoo refers to the people from Korean Peninsula. This has nothing to do with the tales of gods in ancient times, of course. This is just an example of patterns in the World of Gods being transcribed into the World of Reality.

  • detect 探知する
  • incident 出来事
  • Korean Peninsula 朝鮮半島
  • seamanship 航海術

One day, a large military unit of the maritime people from Korean Peninsula caused a trouble and was banished from the country. And the place it headed for was Taka-ama-hara with rice harvest culture where people worshipped the sun−Japan.

  • maritime 海洋の
  • head for A Aに向かう
  • worship 崇拝する

Japan was surprised to see groups of ships rolling in and Japanese armed soldiers watched out for them. The representative of the groups said that they just came to seek for safe refuge and had no intention to invade Japan. But the Japanese side won’t believe what he said.

To be continued.

  • roll in 続々とやってくる
  • representative 代表
  • seek for A Aを探す
  • safe refuge 安住の地
  • invade 侵略する

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