Memorial Services for Ancestors can be the Practice of Being Considerate to Others

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In offering the third incense stick to ancestral spirits during a memorial service,  some people worry about how they should call to their ancestors. But, in fact, on remembering your ancestors during the service, you can console them immediately. It doesn’t matter how you call to them. In the spirit world, no sooner do you remember the face of your ancestor than you can get your consideration across to him/her.

  • call to A  Aに呼びかける
  • console 慰める
  • consideration 思いやり

I myself sometimes remember a face of the deceased whose name I’ve forgotten. But just remembering his face or figure will make him rest in peace for sure. Around the anniversary of his death, I sometimes remember him with a smile on his face. Names in this world are no longer important for spiritual beings in the other dimensions. Posthumous Buddhist names don’t have any meaning, either. To adhere to forms could cause your memorial services to be superficial and ineffective like the ones held by conventional religions that have already lost their practical spiritual power.

  • the deceased 故人
  • anniversary of one’s death 命日
  • posthumous 死後の
  • ineffective 効果のない
  • conventional 従来の

Even if you tried to say all of the names of spirits related to you when you offer the third incense stick, the names you can remember would be very few in number. Can you recognize all the spirits affecting you? Someone may have grudge against you and his/her living spirit may be coming near you without knowing it. Or some relatives you don’t know may be trying to depend on you.

  • related 関係した
  • recognize わかる
  • grudge 恨み

If you call out to particular dead people, your memorial services will tell on a part of them and you cannot console the other important spirits. As a result, you won’t be freed from negative spiritual magnetism affecting you in this world. As long as you hold such memorial services that don’t cover the whole spirits, you won’t get peace of mind. They are lacking in practical power like the ones held by conventional religions.

  • particular 特定の
  • magnetism 磁気
  • practical 実践的な

In holding memorial services, it’s important to do it with compassion and mercy for others, whether they are alive or dead. What matters is your merciful heart and consideration for others. Though how far you can be merciful varies from person to person, by holding memorial services for your ancestors, you can practice showing mercy to others and develop your merciful heart.

  • compassion 憐れみ
  • mercy 慈悲
  • alive 生きている
  • vary 異なる
  • from person to person 人によって

As you keep on doing this, you’ll be more and more merciful and come to understand what the selfless, great mercy and love of God are like. Understanding part of God means that you’ve come one step closer to God. And you’ll have your Inner God appear on the surface and come to lead your life like God, which is called Kannagara(カンナガラ), being with God.

  • selfless 無償の
  • come close to A Aに近く
  • on the surface 表面に

If you’re afraid to offer the third incense stick during a memorial service, thinking you might conjure up unnecessary spirits, you can stop doing it because this failure shows the level of your present spirituality. Don’t push yourself too hard.

  • conjure up A  Aを呼び出す
  • spirituality 霊性
  • push oneself too hard 無理をする

I’ve been receiving various thought energy every day from a huge number of readers of this blog since I started writing this blog about two years ago. Most of the energy is the energy of gratitude but some is that of aggression. But I’m totally fine, for I console other various spirits as well as my ancestors by offering the third incense stick.

  • a huge number of A 莫大な数の
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • aggression 攻撃
  • as well as A  Aだけでなく

When I give healing to spirits out of mercy without the object being specified, aggressive thought energy coming to me is sent back to the sender. It can also be said that Yorishiro, a short strip of paper where spirits can stay at temporarily, receives the negative energy for me.

  • object 対象
  • specify 特定する
  • sender 送り手

Aggressive thought energy is especially weak against healing energy. Even in the case that the aggressive thought energy is so strong that it takes on a concrete figure, it, touching my mercy, would make an apology and go back to the sender. When the grudge against others is returned to the sender, the impact would be huge beyond the sender’s cognitive capacity.

  • concrete 具体的な
  • apology 謝罪
  • cognitive 認知の

So, if you hold memorial services with gratitude for your ancestors and other spirits related to you as a whole every day, someone who has grudge against you might go arse over tit somewhere before you knew it, haha. Anger can never defeat mercy and gratitude.

  • go arse over tit こける
  • defeat 打ち負かす

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 me/us alive.

Villains are Saved who can be Aware of their being Villains

Shinran(親鸞), the founder of Jodo Shinshu sect of Buddhism, once said “Good men can become Buddha, much more bad men.” He affirmed that even bad men could be Buddha absolutely. Hearing this, it is said, some people in those days did wrong things intentionally, claiming  that they did it to become Buddha. Since his saying became a social problem, Shinran said “You don’t need to take in poison because there is good medicine.”

  • affirm 断言する
  • social problem 社会問題
  • medicine 薬

What I feel he wanted to say is the importance of recognition and awareness. Those are great who can be aware of their being bad persons, for they have already regretted and repented of his sins. As is common more or less in this world, some people think of their evil deeds as nothing and others something bad. Some neighbors take out their garbage on the days other than fixed ones without feeling guilty, for example. They are not even aware that they are doing wrong things.

  • recognition 認識
  • awareness 気づき
  • regret 後悔する
  • repend 懺悔する
  • common よくある
  • fixed 決められた

Bad men Shinran referred to are villains who are aware that they are villains, not villains others cast stones at. There is a big difference between those who regard themselves as bad and those whom others regard as bad. This World of Reality is a dimension where it’s difficult to distinguish good from bad. Shakuson also told about the difficulty of recognizing things rightly and its importance. He suggested that if people failed to recognize things rightly, they would commit a sin without knowing it and make bad karma, which would affect their afterlives, too.

  • refer 言及する
  • villain 悪党
  • regard 見なす
  • dimension 次元
  • sin 罪
  • afterlife 来世

Then, what should you do? All you have to do is to live according to your conscience while you decrease your negative magnetism around your body by holding memorial services for your ancestral spirits with gratitude to them and being grateful to God. If you admit having done something wrong, you have only to do something good that surpasses the wrong thing. It’s best if you can do something good for others, including your family. If you can also console invisible beings such as your ancestral spirits on this journey called a life, your life is a better one.

  • conscience 良心
  • decrease 減らす
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • grateful 感謝して
  • admit 認める
  • surpass 上回る
  • console 慰める

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 me/us alive.

What Should You Do to Make a Decision without Regret?

天津 神様

The other day, I talked with a business acquaintance coming from another prefecture on business. According to him, a second-tier construction company listed as a stock in the region that he lived went bankrupt.  An executive of a local major relationship bank became the president of the construction company a month ago after removing its founding family.

  • acquaintance 知人
  • prefecture 県
  • second-tier 準大手の
  • construction 建設
  • go bankrupt 倒産する
  • executive 役員
  • remove 排除する

The bank must’ve known the inside affairs of the company. What happened during the month? It seems that the suspension of the loan to the company triggered the bankruptcy. The local bank, unlike major ones, made an unshrinking decision to make the company go bankrupt without hesitation, I thought. The bank itself must’ve been desperate. Bold decisions of this kind will be difficult to make.

  • affairs 事情
  • suspension 一時停止
  • trigger 引き金となる
  • unshrinking 大胆な
  • hesitation ためらい
  • desperate 必死の

The company seems to have got contracts too easily for the past few years. If you work for a company closely related to such a prime contractors, when it begins to get contracts taking no account of profits, you can think about what to do next observing the situation. But subcontractors, sub-sub contractors or individual subcontractor can’t do this. They don’t know what’s going on in its client companies, no matter how hard they work. The employees have no choice but to believe the contractor, work hard receiving a draft payable four months later and manage to make a living expecting the money. But suddenly one day, they can’t cash the bill.

  • contract 契約
  • prime contractor 元請け
  • take account of A Aを考慮に入れる
  • profit 利益
  • observe 観察する
  • make a living 生計を立てる
  • cash 現金化する

I feel pity for subcontractors. They cannot help continueing getting contracts with their prime contractor providing them with work steadily, even when they feel something is wrong, like relationship between men and women. If you made a quick decision, you could avoid a tragedy of the future. But it’s difficult to do. You’re likely to avoid facing up the reality, thinking “Economy might get better soon,” or “I think I can handle it.” The same thing can be said about personal matters.

  • feel pity かわいそうに思う
  • cannot help ~ing 〜せざるをえない
  • provide 供給する
  • steadily 安定的に
  • avoid 避ける
  • economy 経済
  • personal 個人的な

So, what should you do to make up your mind? First, practice holding appreciative memorial services for your ancestors to get rid of your unnecessary, negative spiritual magnetism and then do what you can do to the best of your ability. By doing so, you can make a clear decision by yourself. You could do it without any hesitation. You would be ready to accept any consequences.

  • practice 実践する
  • appreciative 感謝の
  • ancestor 先祖
  • get rid of A Aを取り除く
  • to the best of one’s ability 精一杯
  • by oneself 一人で
  • consequence 結果

When you can’t make up you mind despite the practice of holding the memorial services, it can be the best not to make a decision for the time being, which means that challenges for you to experience and overcome still remain. If you don’t try your best to get over them, you’ll regret.

  • despite A Aにもかかわらず
  • for the time being しばらく
  • overcome 乗り越える
  • remain 残っている
  • regret 後悔する

Also, if you leave a decision to a fortuneteller or another person, you’re sure to have regret about the decision and feel uneasy endlessly because you’ve abandon what you should’ve overcome and left it as it was. The same kind of problem will happen to you again.

  • leave A to B AをBに任せる
  • fortune teller 占い師
  • be sure to~ きっと〜するだろう
  • feel uneasy 不安に感じる
  • endlessly 際限なく
  • abandon 放棄する

In modern society, a lot of people, not knowing what to do, are apt to consult pay-charging psychics or healers, rely on mumbo jumbo attaching to them unnecessary, negative spiritual magnetism, and be lost in a maze with no exit, making their situations much worse. Therefore, it’s important to know the following phrase, which definitely improves your life without the help of others:

  • modern society 現代社会
  • be apt to~ 〜しがちである
  • consult 相談する
  • pay-charging 有料の
  • rely on A  Aに頼る
  • maze 迷路
  • exit 出口

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.

Great Men Are Great Men. I Am What I Am.

天津 神様

When you hear that there is a person with a special, strange power or a great or amazing person, you will feel like relying on such a person. But, you won’t be able to stop feeling uneasy no matter how hard you try to ask for help without directing your mind to your Inner God. Your life will never change with or without a great person.

  • feel like ~ing 〜したい気がする
  • rely on A  Aに頼る
  • feel uneasy 不安に思う
  • ask for A Aを求める

When you’re told something you don’t know and have something of a spiritual experience for the first time, feeling elation, you may think that you’ve got a sense of security at the time. However, you’ll find in time that such an experience was nothing but a sham. People trying to rely on gurus receiving money are wasting their money and time. Some of them, looking back in ten years, will find themselves in worse situations than before and begin to think that ordinary people who don’t try to rely on anything are happier compared with themselves. Others who have relied on something outside themselves for life, when they feel that their life will soon be over, will begin to feel scared of the simple fact that they have to die alone. People like these cannot meet God that they believed would come to meet them and die alone insecure, so that they will be attracted to a insecure world like magnets.

  • something of a A ちょっとしたA
  • elation 高揚
  • sense of security 安心感
  • sham まやかし
  • waste 無駄にする
  • insecure 不安な
  • attract 引きつける

Well, not to be like that, it’s important for you to direct your mind to the Great Being in your heart all the time. However, if I suggest that you believe in something great inside yourself, you’ll find it hard to believe it. If so, what I’m saying to you would be an empty theory. So, why don’t you start to hold memorial services for your ancestors with gratitude ? When you do that, you’ll understand that your ancestral spirits emitting negative waves begin to decrease in number, for they are relieved by your memorial services. You might be worried to think that if you hold memorial services for other spirits as well as your ancestral spirits, you could attract evil spirits too, but this is not the case. As long as you live, you cannot avoid being related to other spirits than your ancestral ones. Spirits coming near you in holding a memorial service are only ones related to you. Unless you do something about your ancestral spirits in pain, you’re to live under the influence of spiritual magnetism, which is a great handicap to your life.

  • suggest 提案する
  • empty 虚しい
  • theory 理論
  • emit 放つ
  • evil  悪い

If you live your life trying your best without being influenced by this negative spiritual magnetism, you’ll come to feel something important you haven’t noticed. You’ll come to feel that you’ve been kept alive thank to a lot of people. And you’ll go on to realize in your daily lives that God exists in all and everything. Then you’ll realize God exists in yourself too. In such a state of mind, you’d know what the true sense of security is.

  • influence 影響
  • magnetism 磁気
  • come to~ 〜するようになる
  • be kept alive 生かされている
  • thanks to A  Aのお陰で
  • go on to~ 次に〜する
  • exist 存在する
  • sense of security 安心感

Even if you reach this state of mind, problems occur in life while you’re alive. But you’ll be able to accept them with gratitude. When you’re going to die, you can accept it as it is together with your Inner God. You’re sure to go to a secure world.

  • accept 受け入れる
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • as it is そのまま

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.

While You’re Alive, You Are the Main Character Of Your Own Movie

天津 神様

When I was looking over readers’ recent comments of this blog and the world situation, an interesting idea came to my mind this morning. The idea was that human beings are being filmed while they’re alive. Each of us is playing the main role of their movie. During the shooting of their original movie, many people are apt to wonder what happens next in the movie whose story has not been completed yet(= a person who loves fortune telling, for example), or seek for someone’s direction about how to act on camera(=a dependent person). If they want to know the story of the future, they have to act by themselves and make the filming going on.

  • look over A Aを眺める
  • film 撮影する
  • main role 主人公
  • be apt to~ 〜しがちである
  • seek for A  Aを探し求める
  • direction 指示
  • dependent 依存的な
  • go on 進む

If an actor or actress can only act as a director tells them to, they are nothing but robots. They don’t speak ad-libs or have any individuality. Can they get another offer of a new movie(=reincarnation of a soul)? Only when an actor or actress is playing his or her role, expressing their individuality in a limited time of a movie(= a life)can the audience have a great experience.

  • nothing but A Aに過ぎない
  • individuality 個性
  • audience 観客

Suppose you’re watching a movie in which you’re playacting sheepishly, seeking for direction or paying attention to the main character of another movie. What would you think then? You would think “Ah, I should’ve played my role to my heart’s content, adopting what I though of, never looking aside.” Some people are willingly play as an extra in the movie in which another person(=a guru of a religious group)is its main character and their lives end there. No other movie would be more boring than such a movie(= a life).

  • suppose 仮定する
  • sheepishly おどおどと
  • pay attention 注意を払う
  • to one’s heart’s content 思う存分
  • look aside よそ見をする
  • willingly 進んで
  • boring

Well, the content of the recording film never disappears, remaining in the space of the World of Reality in the form of magnetism. Your images, lines, and strange enough what was on your mind are all stored in the space. A feature of the director is shooting a film without saying anything. And if the movie is not praised, the director takes the responsibility in silence. Who do you think the director is?

  • content 中身
  • magnetism 磁気
  • store 保存する
  • feature 特徴
  • praise 称賛する
  • responsibility 責任

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.

Tornade Into Which Magnetism of Prevalence Gathers

廃墟の中の鳥居

There have been a lot of suicides these days with the use of a certain chemical. The chain reaction, it seems, has been happening in the depth of consciousness of people. I haven’t heard that this kind of suicide has been occurring in foreign countries yet, so I think it’s happening only in Japan.

  • suicide 自殺
  • these days 近頃は
  • certain ある
  • chemical 化学薬品
  • consciousness 意識

This has something in common with a craze for popular things. When magnetism of preference for something begins to gather around an area and the body of the magnetism exceeds a certain size, the vortex of the magnetism begins to move and grows bigger and bigger involving other irrelevant magnetism.

  • craze 流行
  • magnetism 磁気
  • preference 嗜好
  • gather 集まる
  • exceed 越える
  • vortex 渦
  • involve 巻き込む
  • irrelavant 関係のない

This looks like a craze in this World of Reality. Each of us is a kind of generator of magnetism and a unique mass of magnetism. If you have interest in, or are attracted to, something popular somehow, it means that you are beginning to touch the periphery of the vortex of the magnetism of the craze.

  • generator 発生装置
  • have interest 興味を持つ
  • attract 引き付ける
  • somehow どういうわけか
  • periphery 外周

You might think that you just had interest in something, but as you are absorbed in the tornado, you’ll find yourself in trouble when you realize the situation. The tornado of suicide with the chemical has been growing in modern Japan. As long as you keep away from the tornado of the craze, you won’t receive any damage. You had better not kid yourself, thinking that if you know it’s bad, just to have interest is no problem. It’s important that you control yourself in an early stage because in the case of suicide with drugs, spirits who killed themselves try to lead you to join them.

  • be absorbed in A Aに夢中になる
  • as long as S+V SがVする限り
  • keep away from A Aに近づかないでおく
  • damage 損害
  • had better not ~ 〜しない方がよい
  • kid oneself 甘く考える
  • lead A to~ Aに〜するよう仕向ける

This is also similar to the case of depression. In an early stage, you can see yourself objectively wondering if you’re suffering from depression, but as you’re more and more depressed, you will come to be unable to see your surroundings and be bound by the depression. And your physical functions will also be bound down and restrained in fact. This causes you a great deal of pain. I have never suffered from depression but I know it well because I receive vibration of depression when I see through such people with my psychic power.

  • depression 鬱
  • objectively 客観的に
  • wonder かしらと思う
  • suffer 苦しむ
  • surroundings 周りの状況
  • bind 縛る
  • restrain 抑制する
  • in fact 実際
  • pain 苦痛
  • vibration 波動

Also, when I see through spirits who committed suicide due to depression, I see that they remain bound down in the state of the last moment just before death. Literally they are in a living hell. They can never die spiritually. If you begin to feel something is wrong, you should remind yourself of gratitude quickly before it’s too late. It’s important that you make your “fire of life” disappearing burn up again by thinking “Thank you so much for keeping us alive.” To remind yourself of gratitude keeps away depression and evil tornades.

  • remain 〜のままである
  • state 状態
  • literally 文字通り
  • living hell 生き地獄
  • literally 文字通り
  • remind oneself of A Aを想起する
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • evil 邪悪な

If you have already begun to practice holding memorial services for your ancestors with gratitude, you won’t get into such a trouble. But it takes time for you to become strong enough. If you feel depressed, just think of the following words repeatedly in everyday lives :

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 Secret of Kagome Song having Predicted Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Disaster

廃墟の中の鳥居

“Enclose, enclose

When will the bird in the cage get out of it?

At dawn, still in the dark, a crane and a turtle slipped.

Who is it that stands behind?”

Though there are already a lot of spiritual interpretations of this children’s song, I’m going to write my own spiritual reading about it.

  • enclose 囲む
  • dawn 夜明け
  • crane 鶴
  • turtle 亀
  • slip 滑る
  • interpretation 解釈

What I see first is a scene of a port at Kobe(神戸) about a hundred years ago. A powerful guru of Taoism from Hong Kong, under the auspices of an industrialist of trading business, came to Kobe to make into a citizen. He could perceived the current of magnetism, called “Dragon Path(龍道)”,  flowing from Hakusan(白山) region far away at the rear through the direction of Awaji Islnad on a global scale. He seems to have suggested to an influential person that he should make use of the terrestrial magnetism for the development of Kobe, and have him carry it out. As the result of it, Kobe port grew much bigger.

  • scene 場面
  • Taoism 道教
  • guru 導師
  • auspices 後援
  • industriarist 実業家
  • perceive 知覚する
  • magnetism 磁気
  • direction 方向
  • suggest 提案する
  • influential 影響力のある
  • make use of A Aを利用する
  • terrestrial 地球の
  • carry A out   Aを実行する

Time passed and the redevelopment of Kobe began in the 1980s with the economy bubbling. Kobe was an important city in the previous civilization of ancient times. There are a lot of remains related to the holy spirit there like Kabuto Yama(甲山)and they began to be destroyed due to the redevelopment in Showa era. Some of the buildings and roads the guru put to dam up and seal up the terrestrial magnetism were also destroyed.

  • revevelopment 再開発
  • previous 前の
  • civilization 文明
  • ancient times 古代
  • remain 遺跡
  • related 関係した
  • due to A Aのために
  • dam up A Aを塞き止める
  • seal up A Aを封印する

With various spiritual factors occurring simultaneously, the collapse of the blockage of the Dragon Path, which had been flowing from Hakusan to Awaji Island for a long time , caused it to open up. And due to the reaction to the accumulation of energy that lasted for more than 100 years, the energy flowed back to Kobe from Awaji Island with a single swoop. The current of magnetism of Dragon Path circulates, so one round trip makes one cycle. And then Hanshin-Awaji(阪神淡路) Earthquake disaster occurred “at dawn, still in the dark.”

  • simultaneously 同時に
  • collapse 崩壊
  • accumulation 蓄積
  • last 続く
  • flow back to A Aに還流する
  • with a single swoop 一挙に
  • circulate 循環する
  • round trip 往復
  • disaster 災害

I see the writer of Kagome Uta is an ancient shintoist, Mr. Arafuka Michinari(荒深道済). He was observing all the situation about hundred years ago, when the guru began to influence the Dragon Path at Kobe, and got a vision that this interference would trigger off a big earthquake in the future and left the message as a song. I assume that the reason that it spread among people all over Japan as a children’ song was because of God’s will.

  • ancient shito 古神道
  • influence 影響を与える
  • interference 干渉
  • trigger 引き金となる
  • assume 推測する

“The bird in the cage” in the song is a secret language and a bird stands for “the holy spirit.” Chickens are taken good care of in the sacred place in Ise Grand Shrine(伊勢神宮), too, for example. As for “Enclose, enclose…in the cage,” this refers to the area.

  1. Because of Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake disaster, the Dragon Path between Awaji Island and Mt.Hakusan was opened up.
  2. Because of Noto Peninsula(能登半島) Earthquake disaster, the Dragon Path between Mt.Hakusan and Ise was opened up.
  3. When the Dragon Path between Ise and Awaji Island is opened up at last, the dragon of a big triangle among Awaji Island, Mt.Hakusan and Ise is completed.
  • secret 秘密の
  • stand for A Aを意味する
  • take good care of A  Aをよく世話する
  • sacred 神聖な
  • as for A  Aに関して言えば、
  • refer to A Aについて言及する
  • complete 完成させる

When will the big earthquake mentioned above occur? I’m not sure. All I can do is watch the movement of a great ground dragon(大地龍), a subordinate deity of Kunitokotachiohkami(国常立太神). There are eight great ground dragons in the world at present. When a turmoil occurred at Chibet in China last month (March, 2008), the 14th Dalai Lama prayed for the coming of a great ground dragon and it rose to the surface from the depth of the earth. Its head is now directed toward Beijing.

  • movement 動き
  • subordinate 下位の
  • at present 現在は
  • turmoil 騒動
  • depth 奥底

In Japan, a great ground dragon exists in the depth of the ground in Tokai region, but it still doesn’t seem to move between Ise and Awaji Island. Its head is also directed toward Beijing somehow.

  • exist 存在する
  • somehow どういうわけか

Since my book “The Road to Inner God” (内在神への道)was published, it has been easier and easier to calm down the ground dragon thanks to the gratitude of readers of my book as well as that of this blog. I’ve been praying so that the damage of the earthquake will be minimum even if it occurs here in Japan.

  • publish 出版する
  • calm down A Aを鎮める
  • thanks to A Aのお陰で
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • as well as A Aだけでなく
  • so that S+V SがVするように
  • minimum 最小限の

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.