Inertia and Habituation Prevent Your Soul from Developing

天津 神様

Human beings, as long as they live, will have troubles and concerns one after another. You may know it’s wise to accept them with gratitude, but soon you’ll find it difficult to do so. However, there is a good solution to it. You have only to think that you may die tomorrow. By doing so, you can clear your mind of trifles and you’ll begin to look for what you have to do now.

  • as long as S+V SがVする限り
  • cancern 心配事
  • one after another 次から次へと
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • solution  解決策
  • have only to~ 〜しさえすればよい
  • trifle つまらないもの

While you’re alive in the World of Reality, you’re influenced by gravitational power preventing your soul from developing, which you can call inertia  or habituation. For example, a lot of people feel stressed about work. Suppose Mr.A is not satisfied with his job and is always complaining. He’s getting sick physically and mentally. Mr.A takes it for granted that he’s got a steady job, getting paid every month. Forgetting this fortune, he has attachment to his job and is suffering with it by himself. What do you think  Mr. B, who has a family and is currently unemployed, would think to know what Mr.A is troubled about?

  • gravitational 重力の
  • prevent A from ~ing Aが〜するのを妨げる
  • inertia 惰性
  • habituation 慣れ
  • satisfied 満足した
  • complaint 不平
  • take A for granted Aを当たり前に思う
  • attachment 執着
  • currently 現在
  • unemployed 失業中

Or, Ms.C, a housewife, is thoroughly discontented, feeling stressed about his husband and children. She tells Ms.D, who is a friend of hers and has been single for a long time, that she’s getting tired of life. Ms.C has failed to realize how happy she is to have her husband and children. Ms. D envies Ms.C  having her own children.

  • discontented 不満な
  • get tired of A Aにうんざりする
  • fail to~ 〜することができない
  • envy 羨む

Distress of this kind is all due to inertia and habituation, which make people take everything for granted. To break through the barrier of these, return to the point of origin of life and death in your daily lives. To recall appreciative words “Thank you so much for keeping us alive” in everyday life would make you go back to the point of origin of life and death. Those are strong who can be conscious of death, which reminds them of the breath of the Original God giving birth to them and blows off unimportant problems of social life.

  • due to A Aが原因である
  • the point of origin 原点
  • appreciative 感謝の
  • conscious 意識して
  • breath 息吹
  • blow off A Aを吹き飛ばす

However, something you don’t like or feel stressed about still remains. In this World of Reality, where negative gravity dragging you down exists, you need positive gravity, too. The positive gravity, which makes you live positively, is caused by your concrete actions such as holding a memorial service for your ancestors or paying a visit to a shrine.

  • remain 残る
  • gravity 引力
  • drag A down Aを引っぱり落とす
  • concrete 具体的な
  • ancestor 先祖
  • pay a vist 訪れる

Etched into the space of the World of Reality, the positive gravity caused by concrete actions has spiritually strong, huge effects, because where you live is the World of Reality, where actions are more important than anything else. Normal people couldn’t move a cup an inch put in front of them by thought. But if you take an action of using your hand, you can easily move it. This world is a dimension where actions are much more important than  thought.

  • etch 刻み込む
  • dimension  次元

The reason why sacred places like Geku(外宮) of Ise Grand Shrine(伊勢神宮) or Izougu(伊雑宮)exist in this World of Reality is that they are necessary for the earth and people. The accumulation of efforts of people concerned has enabled such sacred shrines to exist. Holy spirits come where people take the act of worshipping. What is great about Japanese Shinto is that it has existed for thousands of years despite the lack of teachings biding people. Behind anything that has existed for thousands of years left to people’s autonomy, not by compulsion is the silent will of the Original Being. Visiting such a sacred place sometimes may be one of the important actions as an event of life.

  • sacred 神聖な
  • accumulation  蓄積
  • effort 努力
  • enable A to~ Aが〜するのを可能にする
  • holy 神聖な
  • worshipping 崇拝
  • lack 欠如
  • teachings 教義
  • bind 縛る
  • autonomy 自主性
  • compulsion 強制
  • silent 無言の
  • will 意思

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.