Smoke of Incense Sticks has the Power to Cut off Negative Magnetism

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In my opinion, bad dreams are phenomena that happen instead of the realization of them. I think that bad dreams are not to be realized in the World of Reality and their negative energy is sublimated in the dreams. For example, if you have a bad dream of a car crash, you will drive more carefully or stop driving for a while. As the result, you can avoid a car accident. If you have a good dream, on the other hand, you might make more effort so as to realize the dream, which may make it happen.

  • opinion 意見
  • phenomena 現象
  • sublimate 昇華させる
  • car crash 衝突事故
  • on the other hand 一方
  • effort 努力

There is a good way to prevent bad dreams from happening intentionallyーholding thankful memorial services for your ancestral spirits with the use of three incense sticks. Holding such a memorial service every day, even for a couple of minutes, generates magnetism of gratitude, and this magnetism counteracts accumulated negative energy. The simple action of a few minutes in the morning like this can offset what otherwise would happen later that day. Magnetism of gratitude does neutralize accumulated negative magnetism.

  • prevent 妨げる
  • intentionally  意図的に
  • thankful 感謝の
  • ancestral 先祖の
  • incense stick 線香
  • generate 発生する
  • magnetism 磁気
  • counteract 相殺する
  • otherwise さもなければ

Smoke of incense sticks is very effective not only for appeasing ancestral spirits but also for cutting off negative magnetism. It’s more effective than salt. My impression is that “cutting ” or “cutting off”  is more suitable expression than “purifying.” Spiritual magnetism, or ectoplasm, looks like smoke. It differs in color and subtlety according to its dimensional level and content. I perceive that the spiritual magnetism of holy spirits, for example, has a certain color and consists of fine particles, while that of low-level evil spirits feels damp and sticky.

  • effective 効果がある
  • appease 慰める
  • cut off A  Aを切断する
  • impression 印象
  • subtlety 精妙さ
  • dimension 次元
  • consist 成る
  • particle 粒子

Spiritual magnetism and smoke of incense sticks are so similar in complexion and physical matter that the smoke can have a strong influence on spiritual magnetism. The smoke can give comfort or solace to your ancestral spirits or other spirits related to you and counteracts negative spiritual magnetism.

  • similar 似ている
  • complexion 様相
  • influence 影響
  • solace 慰め

I know various kinds of methods to corp with evil spirits, whose spiritual magnetism is negative,  but the use of incense sticks is one of the most effective methods for repelling them. This is derived from a secret ceremony of Taoism and very effective in cutting off a target. Incantations or prayers can’t match the power of smoke of incense sticks. One of the reasons that the successive Imperial Families have adopted Taoism in performing rites is that an Emperor who first adopted it was very surprised at the effectiveness of smoke of incense sticks.

  • varous 様々な
  • corp with A Aに対処する
  • repel 撃退する
  • be derived 由来する
  • Taoism 道教
  • target 対象
  • match 敵う
  • the Imperial Family 皇室
  • successive 歴代の

The secret ritual with the use of incense sticks is not performed in modern shintoism. But incense sticks used to be used at rituals in the past when Taoism was introduced in shintoism.  I feel the secret ritual was passed down to the Imperial House and became the origin of Kodo(香道), the cult of incense-burning. In Taoism, long incense sticks are still used in performing rituals.

  • modern  現代の
  • used to~ 〜したものだった
  • pass down A Aを伝える
  • origin 起源

The essence of my personal method of holding the memorial service with the use of incense sticks lies in spiritual phrases and the timing of saying them. While you’re holding a memorial service, great things are happening in the other world you cannot see. The smoke of the third incense stick for other spirits related to you keeps you away from negative spiritual magnetism of evil spirits and erases your own negative magnetism.

  • personal 個人的な
  • lie 在る
  • the other world あの世
  • keep A away from B AをBから遠ざける

However hard you try to cover up your own bad things, you can’t bring good fortune as long as you keep it inside. The World of Reality is where you get something with a struggle. Running away from reality gets you nowhere. I don’t recommend my personal method to anyone, especially those who lack the will to practice it on their own, because it can have adverse effect on such people. The holy spirit helps those spiritually who try to help themselves and others gratuitously.

  • however~ どれくらい〜でも
  • cover up A Aを隠す
  • fortune 運
  • struggle 苦闘
  • get A nowhere どうにもならない
  • lack 欠く
  • adverse effect 逆効果
  • gratuitously 無償で

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

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Slow but Steady Wins the Race

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You can personalize the way you hold a memorial service for your ancestral spirits as long as you do it for the purpose of offering your gratitude to them. I myself can change it slightly. If there’s any useless part in the way, it will be gone naturally.

  • personalize  アレンジする
  • for the purpose of ~ing 〜する為に
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • slightly 微妙に
  • naturally 自然に

The way I hold memorial services these days when I do it alone is like the following:

A.

  1. I hold three incense sticks in my left hand and light them all.
  2. I take one of them with my right hand and say “My ancestors, please help yourself to the smoke.”
  3. I put it in the incense container in front of my household shinto altar, thinking of the whole male ancestors whose family name is mine and those of a family line related to me.
  4. After this, I repeatedly say  “I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te  A Ri Ga To U Go Za I Ma Su.”
  • Help yourself to A 自由にAを取って下さい。
  • incense stick 線香
  • household shinto altar 神棚
  • related 関係した

B.

  1. I take another incense stick with my right hand and say “My ancestors, please help yourself to the smoke.”
  2. I put it in the incense container, thinking of the whole female ancestors whose family name is mine and those of a family line related to me.
  3. After this, I repeatedly say “I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te  A Ri Ga To U Go Za I Ma Su.”
  • container 容器
  • whole 全体の
  • repeatedly 繰り返し

C.

  1. I take the third incense stick with my right hand and say “Other spirits related to me, please help yourself to the smoke.”
  2. I put it in the incense container, thinking of all spiritual beings related to me, such as aborted babies, ancestral spirits of parents’ family, if you’re married woman, spirits you don’t know directly, living spirits and pet animals. If you want to appease particular dead people, think about them at this timing.
  3. Then, I say repeatedly, until I’m satisfied, “I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te  A Ri Ga To U Go Za I Ma Su,” putting my hands together.
  4. Lastly, I say “A Ma Te Ra Su O Ho Mi Ka Mi, A Ma Te Ra Su O Ho Mi Ka MI” several times until I feel secured.
  • aborted  中絶された
  • recognize 認識する
  • appease 慰める
  • particular 特定の
  • secured  安心した

Part C is important, especially for married women. It’s essential not to limit the object of memorial services. You don’t need to think of each spirits one by one, such as your aborted babies, spirits of your parents’ family line, living spirits, your dead pet animal and so on. All you have to do is think that the third incense stick can take care of them all. If you have a friend or acquaintance who passed away recently, just offer your gratitude to them in offering the third incense stick.

  • especially 特に
  • essential 不可欠な
  • object 対象
  • acquaintance 知人
  • pass away 亡くなる

You hold a memorial service every day, so it’s OK to do it simply with gratitude and incense sticks. It takes one minute for me to do it. Since you are not sure what kind of spirits have influences on you, just hold it every day and leave the rest to the other world. If you choose the object of your memorial service, spirits who need appeasement most can’t be appeased. Even if you don’t choose who to appease, you can appease spirits who need help because of the magnetism of your unconsciousness in the brain.

  • leave A to B AをBに任せる
  • the rest 残り
  • the other world あの世
  • appeasement 慰め

If you hold memorial services for the purpose of the improvement of your health or  present situations, it’s not true memorial services for your ancestors. Keep in mind such selfish memorial services can’t appease them.

  • improvement 改善
  • present situations 現状
  • keep A in mind Aを心に留めておく

* “I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te”(for being kept alive)…  appreciative words toward Kunitokotachi-o-kami(国常立太御神), who controls life and death of all living things on this planet, including the other world.

* “A Ri Ga To U Go Za I Ma Su”(I am grateful)… apreciateive words toward Amaterasu-o-ho-mi-kami(天照太御神), the origin of all life or the Goddess with maternal love who produces and raises life.

  • appreciative 感謝の
  • maternal 母性の
  • produce 生み出す
  • raise 育てる

I hold a memorial service after changing the water of the small water cup in front of my household shinto altar and praying to God. Toward the shinto altar, I bow twice, clap my hands twice, say “I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te  A Ri Ga To U Go Za I Ma Su” several times and “Amaterasu-o-ho-mi-kami, Amaterasu-oho-mi-kami” a couple of times and bow once.

  • pray 祈る
  •  bow 礼をする
  • twice 二回
  • several いくつかの

“Bowing twice, clapping hands twice and bowing once” suggests “having two holy spirits shake hands so that they can be one holy spirit.” Or,

*Connecting your spirit to Inner God so that they can be one spiritual being

*Connecting the holy spirit of the shinto shrine at which you obtaind the Kamifuda, a kind of amulet provided by a shinto shrine, to your Inner God so that the holy spirit can be your own spirit

  • suggest 示唆する
  • that is to say つまり
  • connect 繋ぐ
  • obtain 手に入れる
  • amulet お守り

There are a lot of meanings included in the way you bow and clap your hands toward the shinto altar. By the way, the way visitors to a shrine bow four times, instead of two, toward the main building of a shrine, practiced in Izumo region, is more subdivided way.

  • include 含める
  • by the way ちなみに
  • region 地方
  • subdivided 細分化された

The point is you keep on holding memorial services for your ancestral spirits, which accumulates your magnetism of gratitude. And this magnetism protects you in many ways. You may wonder if your memorial services do good to your ancestral spirits. Whether you can keep on doing it or not is the answer. The fact that you hold a memorial service for your ancestral spirits every day shows it really works, for if it’s not effective, you are sure to get bored and stop doing it.

  • accumulate 蓄積する
  • protect 守る
  • wonder かしらと思う
  • work 効果がある
  • get bored 飽きる

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

 

The Way of Holding Memorial Services for Animals Different from That for Humans

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I’m going to tell you about the way of holding memorial services for souls of animals. I know how you feel when your pet dies and you might wonder where your pet’s soul goes, because I have kept a cross-bred collie dog before.

  • wonder かしらと思う
  • cross-bled 雑種の

Seeing souls of animals, I feel that it takes centuries for animals to be reincarnated into humans. Frankly, it seems almost impossible. There is such a huge difference and distinction between human souls and animal ones in the spirit world.

  • century 生気
  • be reincarnated 転生する
  • frankly 正直に言えば
  • impossible 不可能な
  • difference 違い
  • distinction 区別

On the other hand, it is possible for humans to be reincarnated into animals. I have seen some animals who used to be Caucasian in their previous lives. I have never seen any animals who used to be a Japanese or a Jew so far. I’m not sure if I see such animals in the future, though.

  • on the other hand 一方
  • used to be~ 以前は〜であった
  • Caucasian 白人
  • previous 以前の
  • so far 今のところ

I feel that this has something to do with a secret of DNA related to the origin of the human race or their dietary habits. Well, a physical aspect and the reincarnation of a soul who resides in the physical body are related, in fact. Also, there are cases that an errand for the holy spirit possess an animal to express his will. But in this case, once his will is expressed, the energy of the holy spirit leaves the animal soon.

  • have something to do with A Aと何か関係がある
  • secret 秘密
  • related 関係した
  • origin 起源
  • dietary habit 食習慣
  • errand 御使い
  • possess 憑依する
  • will 意志
  • once S+V いったんSがVすると

If you hold a memorial service for your pet animal, please do it like the following;

  1. If you kept the animal outside of your house, put a round bowl to put an incense stick in where your animal would often be and then stand one or two half-broken incense sticks there. If the place is soil, you can stick them into it.
  2. If you kept the animal inside of your house, put a round bowl on the floor where your animal would often be and then do the same thing. ※ You don’t need Tanazku(短冊), or a strip of paper, in either case.
  3. If you hold a memorial service for animals that were used for some research or eaten or killed in car accidents for example, stand a half-broken incense stick in the center of the bowl and offer gratitude to them after you hold a memorial service for your ancestors with the use of Yorishiro and three incense sticks and then the smoke is gone.
  • round 丸い
  • soil 土
  • research 研究
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • ancestor 先祖
  • gone 無くなる

When you hold a memorial service for your pet animal, it’s important not to empathize with it too much. Please do it formally and calmly. Because animals are born into another world in fast cycle, your sad feelings to try to prevent them from leaving will do them no good. Just see them off positively.

  • empathize 同情する
  • formally 形式的に
  • calmly 穏やかに
  • in fast cycle 早いサイクルで
  • prevent A from ~ing Aが〜するのを妨げる
  • do A good Aのためになる
  • see A off Aを見送る
  • positively 明るく

The reason why you use an incense stick for animal spirits which is different in length from the one for human spirits is that they go to a different spirit world from the ones human souls go. It is not that the longer, the better. If the smoke of an incense stick doesn’t reach the animals, it means nothing.

  • length 長さ
  • the longer, the better 長ければ長いほどいい
  • mean nothing 意味が無い

Laws of nature work like magnet in the spirit world much more than we think. They act on souls according to their levels like human feelings don’t matter at all in a way. You can make the smoke of the incense stick reach your pet animal by showing a different “form” of holding a memorial service from that for human souls.

  • law 法則
  • act on A Aに作用する
  • according to A Aに応じて
  • matter 重要でない
  • in a way ある意味で
  • form 型

The World of Reality where feelings or compassion is valid is a precious dimension. That’s why it’s sometimes hard to live there, though.

  • the World of Rality 現実界
  • compassion 情け
  • valid 有効な
  • precious 貴重な
  • dimension 次元
  • That’s why S+V  そういうわけでSはVす

When your spiritual body leaves your physical one, you are to be attracted to another world according to the magnetism etched into your spiritual body. I hope you etch good magnetism into your physical body as long as you live. If you do so, you are to go on to another world automatically that matches with the amount of the good magnetism.

  • attract 引き付ける
  • magnetism 磁気
  • etch 刻む
  • as long as S+V SがVする限り
  • go on to A Aに進む
  • automatically 自動的に
  • match 見合う
  • amount 量

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.

A lesson lies in the disappearance of incense sticks.

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Spirits who need to have a memorial service held for them have lost their physical bodies yet remain in a dimension near this world because of regret or lingering affection for this World of Reality

  • yet にもかかわらず
  • remain 残っている
  • because of A Aのために
  • regret 後悔
  • concern 未練

They have to be gone once they have graduated from this World of Reality. No matter how much they have attachment to this world, they’re not allowed to stay here. Unless they leave for another world to go to with no regret or lingering affection for this world, they will cause their descendants, living in this world, troubles by clogging up their family lines.

  • graduate 卒業する
  • unless S+V SがVしない限り
  • cause もたらす
  • clog up A Aを詰まらせる

As they see the smoke of incense sticks offered to them disappearing, they will awake to the principle that even the precious smoke, which turns into whatever they want in the World of the Dead or the World of Spirits, “has to disappear.”

  • principle    理
  • precious 貴重な
  • turn into A Aに変わる

Provided that you hold memorial services for your ancestors with gratitude everyday while you’re alive, one of your ancestral spirits you is sure to come for you after you die. Also, provided you have had a lot of ancestral spirits of yours rest in peace, they will come for you as a group.This is because you have made karma (= a cause)of being welcomed by holding memorial services while you’re alive. What you give is given to you.

  • alive 生きている
  • cause 原因
  • welcome 歓迎する

On the other hand, if you haven’t practiced holding memorial services and after you die you cannot rest in peace because of the state of your mind, you’ll be at a loss  what to do because there’s no one coming for you.Whatever  you do in this world has a meaning and causes some karma. If you do it at all, leave good karma behind. You can choose freely whether you make good karma or bad karma.

  • on the other hand 一方
  • state 状態
  • be at a loss 途方に暮れる 
  • leave A behind Aを置いていく

Seen through the eyes of the holy spirit, lives of human beings are like short plays of a moment. You can play a good role of your own accord and it’s important. What you played never disappears no matter how short it is. But if you force yourself to play, you won’t be able to keep on playing because you’ll be tired. As you practice holding memorial services for your ancestors with gratitude and reminding yourself of gratitude all the time, you will come to feel like playing a good role naturally.

  • moment 瞬間
  • of one’s own accord 自ら進んで
  •  force A to~ Aに〜するよう強いる
  • remind 思い出させる
  • all the time いつも
  • come to~ 〜するようになる
  • feel like ~ing 〜したい気がする

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

Thank you so much for keeping us alive.

The Meaning of The Third Incense Stick

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As for the words you say in holding a memorial service for your ancestors, you can use your own words or make a change to them as long as they mean gratitude to your ancestors. But I hope that you say “I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te  A Ri Ga To U Go Za I Ma Su” meaning “Thank you so much for keeping us alive” because they have an important spiritual meaning.

  • as for A Aに関して言えば
  • make a change to A Aに変更を加える
  • as long as S+V SがVする限り
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • meaning  意味

Well, after offering two incense sticks, you offer the third one. This has a spiritual meaning. In the way of Ise-Hakusan Dou, when you have a memorial service for your ancestral spirits and the spirits who have something to do with you, all you need is a Tanzaku(短冊, a strip of paper)or a memorial tablet for spirits to stay at temporarily like a perch with the words “The Place For Spirits Of So-and-So Family” written on it.

  • incense stick 線香
  • have something to do with A Aと何らかの関係がある
  • memorial tablet 位牌
  • perch 止まり木

No matter how complicated the situations you’re in, you have to write your own surname you’re now using on the Tanzaku. If you change your surname, you have to change the name on it, too. Using Yorishiro(寄り代), or a place for spirts to stay at, you console your ancestral spirits who have the same surname as yours preferentially.This is because you have to increase the number of ancestral spirits who have been relieved by memorial services and then have them help other related spirits.

  • complicated 複雑な
  • surname 氏名
  • console 慰める
  • preferentially 優先的に
  • increase 増やす
  • related 関係した

If you expanded the object of a memorial service by writing your family name and all other related family names on the Tanzaku or memorial tablet, the memorial service would be halfway for each of the family lines and as the result you couldn’t accomplish its intended purpose because the object is too broad. Keep in mind that there are a huge number of ancestors in your family line only.

  • expand 広げる
  • object 対象
  • halfway 中途半端
  • accomplish 成し遂げる
  • intended 意図された
  • purpose 目的
  • keep A in mind Aを心に留めておく

To prevent this, it’s better not to write the names of other related family lines on the Tanzaku intentionally and instead to take care of them by offering the third incense stick. By offering it, you can console the spirits who have something to do with you one by one according to the need. I know from my long experience and spiritual sense that holding memorial services for ancestors does have practical effects on the person who holds it eventually.

  • prevent 防ぐ
  • intentionally 意図的に
  • instead 代わりに
  • according to A Aに応じて
  • practical 実際的な
  • effect 影響
  • eventually 最終的には

A lot of spirits who need memorial services are in suffer. They are suffering so much that they afford no ease and reassurance. I learned from a special topic of a TV documentary program I saw before that the biggest factor of fights between prisoners is a little difference of the amount of meals served to them and the order of serving is also important. It’s hard to understand in an affluent, free society, but it could be a conflict of life and death in such a closed space. In the TV program, a prisoner, who was selected from among the prisoners regularly, was checking the amount of each meals with a ruler. This is not a funny thing but a serious matter.

  • suffer 苦しみ
  • afford A Aの余裕がある
  • reassurance 安心
  • factor 要因
  • conflict 喧嘩
  • prisoner 囚人
  • difference 違い
  • serve 出す
  • affluent 豊かな
  • conflict 争い
  • ruler 定規

The same kind of thing exists between ancestral spirits and other related ones. It’s important to offer two incense sticks to your ancestral spirits first, and after that to offer one incense stick to other related ones. This is not discrimination against spirits. This way of offering incense sticks is to make much of the relationship between spirits and the person who offers them. First you console your ancestral spirits who have the same surname as yours and then have them help other spirits related to you.

  • exist 存在する
  • discrimination 差別
  • make much of A Aを重視する
  • relationship 関係

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.

You can live free with three incense sticks.

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When you start holding a memorial service for your ancestors, it’s better to do it with the use of three incense sticks from the beginning. I used to explain that you should hold it first with the use of two incense sticks, and after making your ancestral spirits’ protection stronger you should hold it with three incense sticks for other spirits as well as your ancestral ones. But in view of the situations of the World of Reality, I feel that you need to do it with the use of three incense sticks from the beginning.

  • memorial service 供養
  • ancestor 先祖
  • incense stick 線香
  • used to~   〜したものだ
  • explain 説明する
  • as well as A Aだけでなく
  • in view of A Aを見ると

But remember that only if you feel like doing it after reading “how to hold a memorial service for your ancestors,” you should practice it. I’m never recommending you to do it forcibly.

  • only if S+V SがVする場合のみ
  • feel like ~ing 〜したい気がする
  • recommend    勧める
  • forcibly    無理に

If you are worried about or afraid of holding a memorial service, you haven’t reached the stage of consoling spirits related to you yet. What you’re caring about the most is you, which is also an important step for you to develop though.

  • console 慰める
  • related 関係した
  • develop 成長する

The way of consoling related spirits with the use of a Tanzaku(短冊), a strip of paper,  or a memorial tablet as Yorishiro(寄り代), a medium for spirits to stay at temporarily, three incense sticks, and words of gratitude is a revelation I received from Kunitokotachi-oh-kami(国常立太神), the ruler of Meikai(冥界), the world after death.

  • medium 媒介
  • gratitude    感謝の気持ち
  • revelation 神示
  • ruler 支配者

This way of holding memorial services will have more and more powerful, practical effects on the World of Reality. If you succeed in purifying your spiritual body with your own efforts before it’s too late, you can get through the baptism of spiritual light of the sun―I got this message from above.

  • practical 実践的な
  • effect 影響
  • succeed in ~ing 〜することに成功する
  • purify 浄化する
  • baptism     洗礼

In holding the service, the first two incense sticks you offer to your ancestral spirits mean that one is for your male ancestors and the other is for your female ancestors, including the spirits of your parents’ family lines.

  • including A Aを含めて

To be exact, the first two incense sticks mean “infinity” expanding endlessly. In the Japanese myths, myriads of deities sprang and branched off from Izanagi(イザナギ) and Izanami(イザナミ), a couple of husband and wife. So the two incense sticks you offer mean that tracing back your family line, you offer gratitude for “being kept alive” to the Original God ultimately.

  • to be exact 厳密に言えば
  • infinity    無限
  • expand 拡大する
  • endlessly 無限に
  • myth 神話
  • myriads of A 無数のA
  • deity 神
  • spring 生じる
  • branch off 分岐する
  • track back A Aをたどる
  • the Original God 根源神
  • ultimately 究極的に

Wandering spirits who belong to your family line would come close to the smoke of the third incense stick. You, now living,  don’t have to worry about the order of their coming or which smoke they will come to. Leave the matter of the spirit world to the spirit world. You yourself would be consoled first and then spirits who need help one by one. Also, there is a big difference in protection among brothers or sisters, depending on whether or not they hold memorial services.

  • wander 彷徨う
  • order 順番
  • leave A to B AをBに任せる
  • console 慰める
  • one by one 順番に
  • depending on A Aによって

If you are married, you might be afraid that only your husband’s ancestors are made much of, but you don’t have to worry about it because spirits related to you who need consolation are sure to be taken care of whether or not they belong to your family line or your parents’ family lines.

  • married 結婚した
  • make much of A Aを重要視する
  • be sure to~    必ず〜する

Take a look at your hands and feet. They haven’t appeared from nowhere, right? Because you have a physical body, you cannot help being affected by the state of your ancestral spirits during your short life.

  • take a look at A Aを見てみる
  • appear 現れる
  • cannot help ~ing 〜せざるを得ない
  • affect 影響する
  • state 状態

Self-appointed professionals of the spirit world give lectures on God or angels neglecting their own ancestral spirits. A lot of Shintoists also neglect to hold memorial services for their ancestors. It’s impossible to sympathize with a subtle holy spirit if you’re being affected by the wave motions of wandering ancestral spirits. Spirits you can sympathize, with you neglecting your ancestral spirits in suffer,  must be spiritual beings in the World of the Dead where wandering spirits live.

  • self-appointed 自称の
  • lecture 講義
  • neglect 無視する
  • subtle 精妙な
  • wave motion 波動
  • in suffer 苦しむ

Human beings have an aspect of foolishness and complexity. Even if you think it’s important in life to study or train yourself, you will suffer all the same when your present state of mind is bad. You cannot carry on the study nor training. As your tooth is hurting, any food will taste bad no matter how expensive it is.

  • aspect 側面
  • foolishness 愚かさ
  • complexity 複雑さ
  • even if S+V たとえSがVするとしても
  • all the same   やはり
  • carry on A Aを続ける
  • expensive 高価な

If you practice holding practical memorial services in order to make your ancestral spirits rest in peace, your state of mind will come to be stable in this World of Reality. As long as your state of mind is stable, you can do anything you want with efforts and I’m sure your can do it.

  • in order to~   〜するために
  • come to~ 〜するようになる
  • stable 安定した
  • as long as S+V SがVする限り

The reason why you need to hold a memorial service in the the way of Ise-Hakusan Dou is that human beings are forgetful creatures. So it’s important to make it a rule to offer your gratitude to your ancestral spirits as a habit. Without it, you couldn’t keep on holding the services. You’ll stop doing it in just three days.

  • forgetful    忘れやすい
  • creature 生物
  • make it a rule to~   〜するようにする
  • habit    習慣

While you’re alive, you can move freely on your own accord. You can do whatever you want, good things or bad. It’s your choice to be grateful to your invisible ancestors, who have passed the baton of a physical body to you.

  • on one’s own accrord 意のままに
  • invisible   見えない

What you did in the World of Reality is much more valuable than thinking. Therefore, what you do is very important. A result caused by your action of offering three incense sticks is far beyond an ideal you think of with twisted logic.

  • valuable 価値がある
  • therefore   従って
  • ideal 理想
  • twisted logic 屁理屈

If you hold a memorial service at all, you should do it in the truly effective way. Once you do it, you’ll know whether or not this way of holding it is genuine. You’ll have a new experience anyone else never knows.

  • genuine 本物の
  • experience 経験

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 services for yourself is very effective on dissolution of your past trauma.

いざわのみや写真

It is possible for human beings to forget something unbearable you want to forget superficially. But your spiritual body will remember it.

  • unbearable 耐えられない
  • awful ひどい
  • superficially 表面的に

Violence directed against you when you were a child by your relative to depend upon especially remains in your spiritual body deeply. Violence you can talk about with others is no problem. The experience that you were hit by your father to bleed when you did something wrong, for example, can be a good memory after he passes away.

  • violence 暴力
  • direct 向ける
  • relative 親戚
  • especially 特に
  • remain 残る
  • possibility 可能性
  • pass away 亡くなる
  • bleed 出血する

But the kind of violence that you cannot talk about can be a problem. It is memorized as a wound in the magnetism of your spiritual body. The same thing can be said in the case of your social life. So, it is very good mentally and spiritually that you can talk about such an awful experience with others or confess it to others. Because it means that you have already sublimated it in your own way.

  • wound 傷
  • confess 告白する
  • magnetism 磁気
  • sublime 昇華する

In this respect, the custom of confession of Christianity is reasonable. Interesting enough, you can confess it with an animal or a plant. It seems that the Original God has set the default of life so that unless creatures get in touch with each other, their life force will decrease.

  • respect 点
  • custom 慣習
  • reasonable 理にかなっている
  • the Original God 根源神
  • unless S+V SがVしない限り
  • creature 生物
  • decrease 減る

If you notice your family member or colleague stop chatting or talking positively, you have to worry. It is a sign that he or she is in a mentally tight spot. You have to take care of your conversations to prevent some mental disorder, too.

  • notice 気がつく
  • cease to~  〜するのをやめる
  • conversation 会話
  • prevent 防ぐ
  • mental disorder 精神障害

Even if you have come of age and think you have forgotten some past mental trauma, the memories engraved in your spiritual magnetism can be remembered again without knowing it because of stress you receive in your social life. You cannot not understand the reason why you’re so depressed or sad because you’ve forgotten the past memories. You cannot associate the phenomena with their causes. In an extreme case, self-injurious behaviour such as wrist cutting might begin. I think alcoholism without any clear reason is also an act of self-harm.

  • c0me of age 成人になる
  • engrave 刻む
  • because of A A のために
  • reason 理由
  • depressed 落ち込んだ
  • sad 悲しい
  • associate A with B AをBと結びつけて考える
  • phenomena 現象
  • cause 原因
  • self-injurious behaviour 自傷行為
  • alcoholism アルコール中毒

To improve this phenomena fundamentally, you should have the faith to be conscious of God in your heart, and hold memorial services for your ancestors with gratitude, though you might think it takes a long time or think it strange. I believe this is the shortest way to improve mental problems naturally and solve them.

  • improve 改善する
  • fundamentally 根本的に
  • faith 信仰
  • conscious 意識して
  • ancestor 先祖
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • solve 解決する

You can suppress symptoms by drug therapy, but there are side effects that do harm to your health. So I recommend that you practice holding memorial services for your ancestors, drink a lot of tepid water and do some exercise together with a little drug therapy. If you do this, you will be OK without any drug. Ideally, it is best not to take drugs from the beginning.

  • suppress 抑える
  • drug therapy   薬物療法
  • side effect 副作用
  • do harm 害を与える
  • recommend 勧める
  • tepid ぬるい

Spiritually speaking, there are two cases like the following:

1. There are some negative wounds in your spiritual body because of trauma inflicted by others.

2. Though you don’t have any traumatic experience, you’re covered with magnetism of dissatisfaction of your ancestral spirits related to you.

  • inflict 与える
  • dissatisfaction 不満
  • related 関係した

Regarding to 1, you should say ” Thank you so much for keeping YOUR NAME alive” several times  after holding a memorial service for your ancestors. Or when you have free time, after three incense sticks have burnt out, you should put an incense stick and say the same thing many times while the incense stick is burning. This is a memorial service for you, and can heal spiritual wounds of your past. Fire of incense sticks can burn the negative, spiritual magnetism.

  • regarding to A Aに関して
  • incense stick 線香
  • heal 癒やす

Also, if you have any mental disease, growing up plants is also good. If the mental disease is serious, you should water plants everyday and raise them. To raise living things is to raise your heart.

  • disease 病気
  • water 水をあげる
  • raise 育てる

As for 2, as your spiritual body is sublimed by holding memorial services with three incense sticks, the symptoms will be improved. But don’t expect for the result hastily. If you hurry, you’ll have an unnecessary clinging mind. It’s important you practice this steadily, living a social life.

  • expect for A Aを期待する
  • hastily 急いで
  • clinging mind 依存心
  • steadily 着実に

Spiritual magnetism (= ectoplasm)looks like smoke at a glance. You can neutralize magnetism of anxiety by fragrant smoke. Some self-appointed psychics make light of the effects of smoke of incense sticks, which proves that they don’t have any ability to grasp spiritual reality.

  • at a glance 一目では
  • neutralize 中和する
  • anxity 不安
  • self-appointed 自称の
  • make light of A Aを軽視する
  • prove 証明する
  • ability 能力
  • grasp    把握する

Taoism is very spiritual, practical teachings, which has affected Ise Grand Shrine and the Imperial Household. Smoke cannot have any influence on deities, but it does have huge influence on spirits. Smoke is valued in Taoism more than in Japan. Smoke of incense sticks plays a role of connecting deities to spirits.

  • Taoism 道教
  • teaching 教え
  • affect 影響を与える
  • the Imperial Household 皇室
  • connect 結びつける

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

Thank you so much for keeping us alive.