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.

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Memorial services for ancestors with gratitude are necessary for you to reach the true Christ.

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A soul of a man who has realized the Self by becoming one with his Inner God breaks into parts infinitely, transgressing the law of cause and effect of the earth, and dwells in all of the spirits of human beings who are born from then on.

  • Inner God 内在神
  • break into A Aに分岐する
  • infinitely 無限に
  • transgress 越える
  • cause and effect 因果
  • dwell 宿る

The same thing can be said about the soul of Christ. A part of his consciousness has dwelled in all of the souls of human beings born on the earth. It dwells in them as the consciousness of “forgiveness” and “tolerance.” Also, Buddha’s consciousness dwells in the souls of the Western people too who have no relationship with Buddhism as that of “mercy.” That is, the more people realize the Self, the higher the level of consciousness of the whole human beings.

  • consciousness 意識
  • forgiveness 赦し
  • tolerance 寛容
  • relationship 関係
  • mercy 慈悲
  • in short 要するに

Even if you were a Christian, you would find it difficult sometimes to bring out the consciousness of “forgiveness.” Why? In the World of Reality, conflicts never seem to end between people or states, whether or not their state religion is Christianity. To feel the consciousness of Christ within yourself, there is a thing you have to do first of all.

  • conflict 争い
  • state 国家
  • religion 宗教
  • first of all 何よりもまず

Where are human beings born from? – mothers. Where are they born from? That is, you are the result of your ancestors having relayed a baton of life without a break since the genesis of the human race. Genetically speaking, all of your ancestors dwell in you. Not having any gratitude or respect to them is denying yourself. As long as you deny yourself, you can never get happiness for ever.

  • genesis 発生
  • genetically 遺伝的に
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • respect 尊敬心
  • deny 否定する
  • as long as S+V SがVする限り

Even if you don’t like your parents and ancestors, it was your soul who chose them when you borrowed your physical body from a family line, which you will understand after you die, but it’s too late. It’s not sure if you can have another journey of life, which depends on the way you live in this life.

  • depend on A Aしだいである
  • the way you live 生き方

To offer gratitude to ancestral spirits is the most powerful way to influence the spirit world. If your ancestral spirits are restless in suffer, you can console and save them by so doing. Ancestral spirits who have already rested in peace would go up to a higher dimension and help you descendants.

  • offer 捧げる
  • influence 影響する
  • restless 落ち着かない
  • in suffer 苦しみの中で
  • console 慰める
  • dimension 次元
  • descendant 子孫

As the number of restless ancestral spirits related to you gets smaller, you will come to be able to tune in to the vibration of Christ. To feel the true consciousness of Christ, it is necessary before everything that you console restless ancestral spirits in suffer and send them to heaven.

  • tune in to A Aに同調する
  • vibration 波動

People in the world seek for God neglecting their restless ancestral spirits. As things are, they couldn’t reach God. If you felt something like God with your ancestral spirits emitting negative energy of restlessness, it wouldn’t be true God. A spiritual being in the World of the Dead, which is a world for restless spirits, must be deceiving you.

  • seek for A Aを探し求める
  • neglect 放ったらかしにする
  • as things are これでは
  • emit 放つ
  • being 存在
  • deceive 騙す

This is true of all of the religions such as Christianity, Judaism, Islam etc. To feel righty and believe in God of your religion too, it’s important to hold memorial services for ancestors.

  • be true of A Aに当てはまる
  • Chritianity キリスト教
  • Judaism ユダヤ教
  • Islam イスラム教

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.

Jozo-son appearing to be weak is the incarnation of the strongest being.

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In Japan, you can often see stone Buddha statues or stone images of Jizo along busy streets or at spots which stand out. Looking at a Jizo Bosatsu statue along the road, I can see that trying to escape from agony, spirits who were killed in car accidents or died near there are coming close to people praying to Jizo, because their families don’t hold enough memorial services for them or the dead still don’t know they’re already dead.

  • stone image 石像
  • stand out 目立つ
  • agony 苦しみ
  • pray 祈る
  • memorial service 供養

Roughly speaking, there are two types of people who visit Jizo.

1. those who visit Jizo for the purpose of having their wishes come true

2. those who don’t know exactly what Jizo is but visit Jizo to clean the place it stands feeling that if rubbish were thrown away there, Jizo, whose face is like a child’s, would feel sad.

  • roughly speaking 大まかに言うと
  • for the purpose of ~ing 〜する目的で
  • come true 実現する
  • exactly 正確に
  • rubbish ゴミ
  • throw away A Aを捨てる
  • sad 悲しい

As for people of 1, spiritual beings who have the same feelings as the visitors’ will come close in synchrony. Spirits who desire to be saved or want someone to do something for them will come close and possess them. The visitor will go home together with the spirit. That is, those who depend on others are possessed with the same kind of spirits in suffer who cry for help like the visitor. Such people would be more and more unstable mentally.

  • as for A Aに関していえば
  • the same A as B BとおなじA 
  • in synchrony 同調して
  • save 救う
  • possess 憑依する
  • that is つまり
  • depend on A Aに頼る
  • in suffer 苦しむ
  • unstabel 不安定な
  • mentally 精神的に

In regard to 2, such people will attract the same kind of spiritual beings who have mercy for others. Spirits who are willing to do something helpful for others will come close without asking. As a result, such people come to be in satisfactory situations naturally. In short, what matters is the attitude of the visitors.

  • attract 引き付ける
  • mercy 慈悲心
  • be willing to~ 進んで〜する
  • without asking 頼まないでも
  • as a result 結果的に
  • satisfactory 満足の行く
  • in short 要するに
  • matter 重要である
  • attitude 態度

Jizo-son(地蔵尊)… a noble(尊) of the warehouse(蔵) of the ground(地) … a noble man of the ground…the noble of the earth. Jizo is the deity who wants to save even spiritual beings in the World of the Hell, spirits who went to hell because of their ignorance and innocent spirits who died as child or baby.

  • deity 神
  • ignorance 無知
  • innocent 無垢な

Jizo is described as a clean-shaven boy in this World of Reality, but its true identity is very strong in my spiritual sight. It seems that the strongest deity appears in the outskirts of this world pretending to be weak. In a way, spiritual beings who choose to have a vulnerable figure are much more fearful than those who look strong like Fudo Myoo(不動明王), for they do have very strong power. If you bully a weak person, there will be the deuce to pay. The bullied will have grudge against you everlastingly.

  • describe A as B AをBと描写する
  • clean-shaven 坊主頭の
  • true identiy 正体
  • sight 視力
  • outskirt 場末
  • pretend to~ 〜するふりをする
  • choose 選ぶ
  • vulnerable か弱い
  • bully いじめる
  • grudge 恨み
  • everlastingly 末永く

The true identity of Jizo is a Buddhistic embodiment of Kunitokotachi-oh-kami(国常立太神), the king of the World of Gods and the World of the Hell of the earth. This is also the deity of the ground of the earth, who is accompanied with even Susanoo(スサノオ)and Shiva.

  • embodiment 化身
  • be accompanied with A Aを従える

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.

Questions and answers (31)-(32)

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Question 31:

What do you think of a strange orb, like a ball, in a picture? A friend of mine said orbs were not good. Is there a good orb or a bad one? Or both? Do I have to worry about an orb in a picture?

  • orb オーブ
  • picture 写真
  • have to~ 〜しなければいけない
  • worry 心配する

Answer:

Many orbs are restless spiritual bodies at the place. Black and white orbs are the spiritual bodies who cannot rest in peace. There can be cases of taking a picture of energy bodies of gods. In such cases, the orb tends to have a geometric pattern and thin green color. If you have taken a picture with orbs in it, just put it in a white envelope, seal it, and throw it away with other garbage.

  • restless 迷える
  • spiritual body 霊体
  • rest in peace 成仏する
  • case 場合
  • tend to~ 〜する傾向がある
  • geometric pattern 幾何学的模様
  • thin 薄い
  • envelope 封筒
  • seal 封をする
  • throw A away Aを捨てる
  • garbage ゴミ

Question 32:

I didn’t notice that there is a sound of “n” between “Ze” and “On” of the words “Na Mu Kan Zen On Bo Sa Tsu  Nen Pa Kan Non Riki”(南無観世音菩薩 念波観音力).  Should there be “n” as you said ? I’m going to use the words only if I’m really in trouble.

  • notice 気がつく
  • be going to~ 〜するつもりだ
  • only if S+V SがVする場合だけ
  • be in trouble 困っている

Answer:

Na Mu Kan Zen On Bo Sa Tsu = Extol the perfect (Kanzen, 完全) sound(On, 音, Kotodama,言霊)!

  • extol 讃える
  • perfect 完全な
  • sound 音

The words include this kind of meaning, so there should be the sound of “n”. Nen Pa(念波)has an image of the mercy of Kannon spreading. I’ve made up this way of reading sympathizing with the sun. The words calling for Kannon are a magic word,which brings out the heart inside yourself of wanting to be of any help to others. The words bring out Kannon out of your body. If you have a heart that you want to help people, you’ll be helped at the same time. It seems that as long as you want only yourself to be helped, you can never have the power of Kannon.

  • include 含む
  • this kind of A このようなA
  • meaning 意味
  • image イメージ
  • mercy 慈悲
  • spread 広がる
  • way of reading 読み方
  • sympathize 感応する
  • call for A Aを求めて呼ぶ
  • magic word 呪文
  • bring out A Aを引き出す
  • inside A Aの中の
  • of help 役に立つ
  • others 他人
  • at the same time 同時に
  • It seems that… …であるように思われる
  • as long as S+V SがVする限り
  • want A to be pp  Aが〜されるのを望む