How to Repair the Damage of Your Soul

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Why are memorial services for ancestral spirits necessary? I have had a spiritual reading about this question when I was deep in concentration. What I saw and felt then was a vision of the profound process through which a soul takes on a physical body to come into being in this World of Reality.

  • ancestral  先祖の
  • necessary 必要な
  • concentration 集中
  • profound 深い

When a soul in the other world, led by Inner God, tries to tune in to a mother’s body the soul chose, the soul goes inside of her family’s spiritual line back and forth many times. While this innocent soul goes through it, the bumps of the inside damages the soul and makes a mark on it. The soul cannot get through the spiritual line without being damaged  by the bumps. That is , all souls that pass through the spiritual line of the same family line are damaged on the same spot.

  • the other world あの世
  • tune in to A Aに同調する
  • innocent 無垢な
  • bump 凸凹
  • damage 傷をつける

The marks of damage are etched into the soul and form physical characteristics, genetic disease, personality or preference, which are to be handed down from generation to generation of the family line. The wave motion of the spiritual magnetism the damaged soul produces affects the DNA of its physical body. Holding grateful memorial services for your ancestral spirits repairs the ragged surface of your spiritual line and makes it smooth.

  • form 形成する
  • genetic 遺伝の
  • preference 好み
  • hand down 伝える
  • wave motion 波動
  • affect 影響する

The ragged surface of the inside of your spiritual line affects not only the prototype of your physical body but also your life even after birth. Because you receive life energy flowing through your spiritual line from the Primordial God, your physical body cannot help being influenced by it. The life energy is changed by the ragged surface of your spiritual line and flows into you.

  • prototype 原型
  • receive 受け取る
  • primordial 根源の
  • influence 影響する

If you succeed in making the ragged surface smooth, spiritual problems caused by the clogging of your spiritual line will disappear because all cells that constitute a human body are renewed every three months, each cell being renewed every day.

  • succeed in ~ing 〜するのに成功する
  • clogging 詰まり
  • constitute 構成する
  • renew 再生させる

What I mentioned above is just an aspect of effects the spiritual line of your family line has on your physical body. What’s more important is that by holding memorial services for your ancestral spirits can you trace back your spiritual line and realize the connection between you and the holy spirit and, beyond it, the Primordial Being.

  • mention 言及する
  • aspect 側面
  • trace back 遡る
  • connection 繋がり

You can never go back to the Primordial Being by the help of evil spiritual beings or self-appointed psychics or spiritual gurus. To receive any help from them could be a fatal obstacle to your life. Now that you live in this world, it is the safest and reasonable way  for you to take advantage of your spiritual line that connects you to your ancestral spirits, like it or not.

  • self-appointed 自称の
  • fatal 致命的な
  • obstacle 障害
  • like it or not 好むと好まざるとに関わらず

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Those Connected to the World of Gods Come to be Able to Render Gratuitous Service

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In Showa era, there lived a strange old woman in a mountainous area of Nara prefecture. When exorcists training themselves in Omine mountain range got possessed by evil spirits and couldn’t get rid of them by themselves, she was the last person for them to turn to. She didn’t give any advice to people in general. She just warded off evil spirits possessing professional exorcists or their spiritual dirt for food in return.

  • era 時代
  • exorcist 祈祷師
  • get rid of A Aを取り除く
  • turn to A Aに頼る
  • ward off A Aを清める

When I was young, I knew two cult leaders who had met this woman. According to what one of them told me about her, if psychics or spiritual leaders making a lot of money using the name of God died in Japan, they have to spend 21 days in the ground of her garden in the form of big earthworms before leaving this world.

  • earn 稼ぐ
  • spend 過ごす
  • form 形
  • earthworm ミミズ

She showed the earthworms to him on request. Taking off two seat mats on the ground of her garden, he saw various large and small earthworms moving on it. Strangely, the earthworms were various in kind, length, thickness and color. Some of them looked like snakes 30 centimeters long.

  • on request 要望に応じて
  • various 様々な
  • length 長さ
  • snake 蛇

The day he met her was just ten days after a religious leader died secretly, so he told her only the name of his religious organization and asked her if his soul had come to the ground. She said “Ah, Mr. so and so came here recently” and pointed to one big earthworm. The earthworm was a black one about twenty centimeters long and had a weird appearance. It looked as if it were writhing in agony. The name she said was correct.

  • secretly 内密に
  • organization 組織
  • point  指差す
  • weird 奇妙な
  • appearance 姿
  • writhe のたうち回る

I’ve never met her before. I feel that she has something to do with a spiritual being involved in the underworld, for the area she lived in is where a huge black dragon acting for Kunitokotachi-o-kami (国常立大神)descended a long time ago.

  • have something to do with A Aと何か関係がある
  • involved 関係した
  • the underworld 冥界
  •  descend 降臨する

God is like air and serves everyone for free. So, you must not claim that God is yours, nor price it to exploit unfortunate people. Those who are connected to the World of Gods know with awe that the world is the one full of service and love. They would feel sorry for unfortunate people and be anxious to help them without expecting anything in return.

  •  serve 役に立つ
  • claim 主張する
  • price 値段をつける
  • exploit 搾取する
  • connect 繋ぐ
  • awe 畏怖
  • be anxious to~ 〜したくて仕方がない

Self-appointed psychics, spiritual gurus or spiritual healers who cannot make a living without accepting money from unfortunate ones are never qualified to do so, because those connected to the higher energy come to be able to live a life of simplicity without accepting any money from the unfortunate. Without such spiritual ability, you couldn’t possibly heal people.

  • self-appointed  自称の
  • be qualified to~ 〜する資格がない
  • simplicity 簡素
  • heal 癒す

If a psychic or spiritual healer accepts money from people, they are never connected to the right spirit world. Indeed, they hold an event one after another in order to squeeze money from people in trouble. Those who are connected to a devildom don’t hesitate to accept money from the poor. They make easy money and “eat” flesh of the opposite sex in the name of God, even breaking others’ families.

  • squeeze 搾り取る
  • hesitate ためらう
  • divildom 魔界
  • flesh 肉

In light of the destination of their souls after death, what they do for a living is anything but a paying business. Their accounts of life are made to balance after all. Japan is a spiritually distinctive country where strange figures like her are born.

  • in light of A Aを考えると
  • destination 目的地
  • distinctive 他とは違った
  • figure 人物

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Shrines and Temples Encouraging Visitors to Pray for Things Blaspheme their Enshrined Deities

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During the times when the World of the Dead had great influence on society, such as Edo period, a lot of people doing business would often enshrined Inari-shin(稲荷神) at their shops or restaurants. Though Inari-shin is the god of agriculture originally, they used it for money making.

  • the World of the Dead 幽界
  • enshrine 祀る
  • agriculture 農業
  • originally 元々は

Inari-shin has a lot of minions called fox spirits, and some of them become corrupt and delinquent. They escape from their group, wander around the street, and possess pedestrians, making them drink alcohol to taste it or making them fall in love with someone to enjoy their love.

  • minion 子分
  • corrupt 堕落した
  • delinquent 不良の
  • wander ぶらつく
  • possess 憑依する

Once a fox spirit has enjoyed a man’s love affair, it gets tired of it and leaves the man, trying to possess another man. The moment the fox leaves the man’s body, he loses interest in his lover and breaks up with her. So if you’re in love, it’s important for you to make sure if you’re possessed with a spirit. Seeking your friends’ objective advice is good, of course, for as long as you’re possessed, all you can think about is your loved one. Your friends or parents may say to you “Why him?” or “What do you like about her?” You don’t need to accept everything they say, but try to listen to what they say.

  • once S+V 一旦SがVすると
  • get tired 倦きる
  • make sure 確かめる
  • objective 客観的な
  • as long as S+V SがVする間は

As you hold a memorial service for your ancestors with gratitude for being kept alive every day, you’ll come to be able to see the other person objectively and make right decisions.

  • come to~ 〜するようになる
  • make a decision 判断を下す

Going back to the subject, as such bad fox spirits fool around, they become tired of hunting people. They begin to seek for places where they are offered food and shelter constantly. And they look on small shrines on streets or in shops as convenient for them and stay on there. But it often happens that another fox spirit has already occupied the place and fight each other for the place. Just as a murder sometimes takes place where a homeless man kills another over a place to sleep, the same kind of thing happens in the World of the Dead, too.

  • fool around 遊び回る
  • offer 提供する
  • constantly 継続的に
  • convenient 都合が良い
  • occupy 占領する

If you have a psychic power and visit a shop where Kami-fuda(神札), a kind of talisman, of Inari-shin is renewed every year and food is offered to it every day, you can find a fox spirit sent by its boss. Idle fox spirits are no match for such trained ones belonging to groups. They possess people walking by to make them buy things. The instant he leaves the shop, the fox spirit leaves the person. Later he wonders why he bought such an unnecessary thing.

  • renew 新しくする
  • idle 怠けた
  • be no match 敵わない
  • trained 訓練された
  • walk by 通り過ぎる
  • article 品物

The problem is that every time the shop owner gets help from the fox spirit, the boss of the fox spirit absorbs life energy from the owner’s family line. Family lines who use fox spirits to meet their selfish desires begin to go to ruin in three generations or so. If the shop owner understands the mechanism of the World of the Dead and begins to offer only magnetism of gratitude for being kept alive to his small shine, the fox spirit will turn into the righteous one. Once it becomes a righteous fox spirit, it tries to have contact with another boss in the higher dimension because its spiritual vibration cannot be attuned to that of its old greedy boss. Ultimately, all spiritual beings, good or bad, are connected to the Primordial Being.

  • every time S+V SがVするたびに
  • collect 回収する
  • family line 家系
  • meet 満たす
  • go to ruin 衰退する
  • generation 世代
  • righteous 正しい
  • attune 合わせる

Shrines and temples that encourage visitors to pray for deities so that they can fulfill their personal desires blaspheme their enshrined deities. You should know that it’s very dangerous to visit such shrines and temples to pray for things. Also, it’s more dangerous to visit a self-appointed psychic or a spiritual healer or guru who are in bent on gain and charge a lot of money for consultation. If you’re acquainted with such people, you’ll be induced to come to them again and again. That is, misfortunes will happen to you one after another, and you’ll end up asking them for help everytime. Getting acquainted with such villains causes you to suffer fatal handicap. They make their livings taking advantage of others’ misfortunes. You’d better swear never to meet such people again.

  • encourage A to~ Aに〜するよう奨励する
  • blaspheme 貶める
  • self-appointed 自称の
  • be in bent 熱心な
  • charge 請求する
  •  induce A to~ Aに〜するよう誘導する
  • misfortune 不運
  • suffer 被る
  • take advantage of A  Aを利用する

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Not Sublimating Bad Magnetism of the Past You Causes You to Suppress Yourself

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As you keep holding memorial services for your ancestral spirits, you may remember your bad memories. This is a kind of sublimation of the past magnetism, which is very important and good.

  • memory 思い出
  • sublimation 昇華
  • magnetsim 磁気

Though you consciousness appears to have forgotten the memories, the magnetism of your spiritual body at that time still remains. Both you at present and you in the past are alive at the same time, which is due to a law of time and dimension that is beyond the province of modern science.

  • consiouness 意識
  • remain 残る
  • be due to A Aが原因である

Especially, bad memories of the past hold strong magnetism, which affects your subconsciousness. Please remember them, thinking that you’re alive now because you hung tough at that time, and offer gratitude to you in the past. By saying to yourself “I am grateful for being kept alive, ” you can renew and sublimate the bad magnetism.

  • affect 影響する
  • hang tough 頑張る
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • renew 更新する

To have forgotten deceased persons who died in agony or your bad memories would have bad effects on you. So, it’s very effective to remember deceased persons related to you during a memorial service for your ancestors. Unless you sublimate your bad magnetism, you’ll come to suppress it. It’s selfish of you to try to be happy while leaving the past you as it is. This is like you’re holding yourself in bondage.

  • deceased person 故人
  • agony 苦悶
  • related 関係した
  • suppress 抑圧する
  • bondage 束縛

If you go on like this, it is possible that you pass up good chances somehow, become sick at a critical time, make the worst choice ignoring your parents’ advice and so on. Looking back, you’ll find yourself moving in a bad direction of your own accord as if you were attracted to misfortunes. You would blame anything bad on something other than you though you made the choice. Also, you wouldn’t look at yourself objectively, attributing the causes of bad things happening to you to the place you live, relationships, spirits, graves, feng-shui and so on.

  • somehow どういうわけか
  • critical 極めて重要な
  • ignore 無視する
  • of one’s own accord 自ら
  • in spite of A Aにも関わらず
  • attract 引きつける
  • attribute A to B AをBのせいにする

There are a lot of people who think that they are unhappy or misfortunate and don’t reflect on themselves, always blaming other people or things. Some people, to make matters worse, turn to wicked religious groups or psychics whose objects are just to make money. Such people will be caught up in evil spirits and end up becoming like puppets with their Inner Gods hiding deep inside.

  • reflect 反省する
  • turn to A Aに頼る
  • object 目的
  • puppet 操り人形

To avoid such situations, the way you live is important because most troubles are caused by your unconscious deeds. Though I have seen a lot of people in trouble, most of their troubles were caused by themselves. Spiritual causes are about 20 percent of all cases. When you have a sad or bad experience, try not to let it hurt your heart. Though the cause or reason for your sadness may be others, it is only you who can hurt your heart. Try to live so as to protect your heart, and your Inner God will begin to appear on your life.

  • deed 行い
  • sad 悲しい
  • hurt 傷つける
  • so as to~ 〜するように
  • appear 現る

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Sins Committed Through Ignorance

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I have seen a lot of people in trouble. I feel evil effects of corrupt, fee-based psychics to be more serious problems than their immediate ones. Especially as to how to deal with living spirits, such immature psychics, not knowing the spiritual truth, make huge mistakes.

  • evil effect  悪影響
  • corrput 堕落した
  • immediate 目の前の
  • especially 特に
  • immature 未熟な

A long time ago, I was asked for help by a man who lost his wife. Taking care of his two small children, he had difficulty managing chores and work. He told me that the cause of her death was unnatural and he was not convinced by it, and asked me if she was resting in peace.

  • chore 家事
  • cause 原因
  • convince 納得させる

Taking a look at her through my psychic vision, I found that she had been in pain for about three years. One of the reasons for her pain was that she was worrying about her children but this was not the major one for her pain. Her spiritual body was tied up with spiritual ropes in layers because of an occult art. At the sight of it, I knew that some psychic did a wrong thing to her.

  • psychic vision 霊視
  • pain 痛み
  • in layers 何層にも
  • occult art 呪術

I said to him “You’ve met a psychic before, haven’t you?”  He told me that, one year before his wife died, he was suffering from work-related stress and had a mental breakdown, so he asked a psychic for help. The psychic was famous in his neighborhood and had written several books.

  • work-related 仕事関係の
  • mental breakdown ノイローゼになる
  • neighborhood 近隣

He was told by the psychic that his wife’s living spirit had possessed him. Since he had a quarrel with her many times in those days, he was surprised to hear that and thought what the psychic said was accurate. The psychic performed a ritual of clearing his spiritual body of her living spirit two times. He paid the psychic fifty thousand yen at each time. He told me that his wife became weaker and weaker since then when he thought back.

  • possess 憑依する
  • accurate 正確な
  • ritula 儀式
  • clear A of B AからBを取り除く
  • think back 振り返って考える

Living spirits are not ones of dead people. Therefore they are not the subject of exorcism. Low-level psychics lump all kinds of spirits together and  perform the same spiritual ritual. Though there may be psychics who they say can perform different rituals depending on the subjects, they only know a few types of rituals at most. They throw a rough, aggressive magnetism at the subject, not knowing what they’re doing. The fee-based psychic was responsible for his wife’s death. Later, she managed to rest in peace thanks to her husband’s grateful memorial services.

  • subject 対象
  • exorcism お祓い
  • lump 一緒に扱う
  • at most せいぜい
  • aggressive 攻撃的な
  • responsible 責任がある

There are not a few people losing their luck because of their dependence on something spiritual or strange. Lucky persons, more often than not, make efforts in real life and have no relation with religious groups or weird psychics. Living persons give off their living spirits so often that you cannot cope with them all. If you meet someone and feel something strange, all you have to do is utter words like “Go back where you were,” or “I’m sorry” together with his/her name. Adding “I am grateful for his/her being kept alive,” makes the words much more effective.

  • luck 幸運
  • dependance 依存
  • more often than not 大抵
  • relation 関係
  • utter  発する
  • effective 効果的な

When you have a bad feeling about someone and your living spirit is about to arise, just try to be grateful for being kept alive and remind yourself of gratitude to your ancestors. You don’t need to say his/her name, nor do you need to turn to fee-based psychics who exaggerate possession or exorcism. Rather, your present situations would be worse. You may feel it’s good at first, receiving help from the psychic but later you’re sure to regret what you’ve done, when you’ll find yourself having lost a lot of precious money and good relationships.

  • be about to~  今にも〜しそうである
  • arise 生じる
  • exaggerate 誇張する
  • relationship 人間関係

As long as you live in this World of Reality, you cannot avoid falling ill, having a broken heart, making a blunder in your work and so on. These are the right things to happen, for you’ve come into this world for the purpose of experiencing unavoidable circumstances such as propensity, aging, sickness and death. Do not waste your great adventure called life.

  • blunder 大失敗
  • for the purpose of ~ing 〜する目的のために
  • unavoidable 避けられない
  • propensity 性向
  • aging 老化
  • waste 無駄にする

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Keyword for Spiritual Enlightenment is a Merciful Heart

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There are many spiritual training methods in this world that are said to improve your spirituality. What kind of method is the best one everyone can use that does everyone good? It matters for your life what method you choose because your choice of it can affect your destination after you die and the whole journey of you soul.

  • spirituality 霊性
  • affect 影響を与える
  • destination 目的地

Observe someone’s life for ten or twenty years, and you’ll know whether his/her choice was right or wrong. Most spiritual training methods don’t last even ten years and almost all are fakes. Since it takes as many as ten years for you to know the consequences, the spiritual training method you adopt can ruin your life.

  • observe 観察する
  • last もつ
  • fake 偽物
  • ruin 台無しにする

Shakuson, the founder of the Buddhism, abstained from food and meditated thoroughly to the point of death. But still he failed to become one with the universe in his mind. Even Shakuson couldn’t reach spiritual enlightenment through meditation.

  • abstain from A Aを断つ
  • maditate 瞑想する
  • fail to~ 〜することができない
  • spiritual enlightenment 悟り

Shakuson gave up his ascetic trainings and couldn’t move emaciated. One day, he was waiting for death in a hazy state lying in the shade of a tree, when a working woman of the lowest social group in the Hindu caste system passed by. At the sight of Shakuson unusually thin and scrawny, she felt very sorry for him. Her job was carrying milk. So if she had spilt milk at all, she could’ve been hit with a whip or the amount of money worthy of the spilt milk would’ve been deducted from her wages. But she couldn’t abandon Shakuson, so she dared to have him drink a cup of milk and left him.

  • ascetic training 苦行
  • emaciated 衰弱した
  • hazy 朦朧とした
  • pass by 通りがかる
  • spilt こぼす
  • deduct 引く
  • abandon 見捨てる

No sooner had he felt her mercy than he merged into his inner universe. Later, leading her ordinary, poor life as a worker, she reached an absolute, peaceful state of mind naturally. Her soul came from the same one as Avalokitesvara, or bodhisattva of mercy and salvation.

  • mercy 慈悲
  • merge into A Aと一体になる
  • absolute 絶対的な

This is a story of Sujata that I feel to be true, a little bit different from the traditional one. Though most people pay attention to Shakuson, I feel that a hint on spiritual enlightenment lies in this woman. To describe in an extreme manner, receiving mercy from working people enables you to reach spiritual enlightenment easily.

  • traditional 従来の
  • pay attention 注意を払う
  • enable A to~ Aが〜するのを可能にする

George Ivanovich Gurdjieff, a Russian mystic, also associated labor with spiritual enlightenment. Self-claimed psychics or spiritual gurus who make easy gains would laugh at Gurdjieff’s thought. But the strong association between them is true in light of the intention of God appearing in the World of Reality, for human society is supported by an innumerable number of workers working hard honestly, in fact.

  • mystic 神秘家
  • associate 結びつける
  • self-claimed 自称の
  • intention 意図
  • innumerable 数えきれない

There are many kinds of labor. Domestic chores are hard work if housewives have desire for self-improvement. Apartment owners who obtain a secured rental income also go through the efforts in management of real estate. People unable to get jobs also work by doing what they can do for those around them.

  • domestic chores 家事
  • desire 願望
  • obtain 得る
  • real estate 不動産

Fee-charging psychics who make their livings by using the name of God or their spiritual power can never console the souls of the deceased. On the contrary, they bind up the souls and seal them up. They are inferior to normal people in spirituality, ignorant of this spiritual truth. That’s why they can do such business.

  • fee-charging 有料の
  • console 癒す
  • the deceased 死者
  • on the contrary それどころか
  • inferior 劣っている

Descendants who offer gratitude to their ancestral spirits out of mercy does console them and other related spirits. And such descendants will come to realize the spiritual truth in return just as Sujata led Shakuson to spiritual awakening. Even Shakuson couldn’t reach spiritual enlightenment alone. He managed to do it in the relationship with other people. Remember that Sujata was an ordinary person who was not interested in seeking for truth and that it’s her merciful heart that brought about his spiritual enlightenment.

  • decendant 子孫
  • out of mercy 慈悲心から
  • related 関係した
  • bring about A Aをもたらす

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Correct Memorial Services for Ancestors are to Return them Where they Belonged

I’m going to explain more about how to hold a memorial service for ancestors. At the end of the service, you say “Amaterasu-o-ho-mi-kami” twice with your hands together. You can do it several times until you get peace of mind. It’s better to do it with the image of all the spirits going back to the primordial mother’s love. After this, you can also say “I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te  A Ri Ga To U Go Za I Ma SU,” several times. If it doesn’t feel right to say “Amaterasu-o-ho-mi-kami,” it’s no problem, for the most important is offering your gratitude to your ancestral spirits in your own way.

  • primordial 根源の
  • feel right しっくりくる
  • ancestral 先祖の

You might think it wrong or strange to say “Amaterasu-o-ho-mi-kami”, the Sun God in Shintoism, when you hold a memorial service for your ancestors. The truth is Amaterasu-o-ho-mi-kami is not a deity of a religion but the parent of all creatures, the origin of our lives. The figure of Amaterasu-o-ho-mi-kami is really that of the sun. In upper dimensions, it is the sun with no individuality. As the dimension where it appears becomes a lower level, it takes on a variety of  human figures.

  • religion 宗教
  • creature 生物
  • figure 姿
  • dimension 次元
  • individuality 個性

Some say Amaterasu-o-ho-mi-kami has the figure of a male, not a female. They’re just seeing a figure by tuning in to a lower dimension. In lower dimensions, it can take the figure of both a male and a female. The truth is you can only see a figure of God according to the dimension you can tune in to. The true identity of God in the highest dimension looks as if it were the sun. When people die, they go back to the sun, the origin of their lives, which makes them truly rest in peace and the right thing to do. In terms of Buddhism, the sun equals Amida-nyorai(阿弥陀如来).

  • tune in to A Aに同調する
  • as if S+V あたかもSがVするかのように
  • rest 休む

Saying “Amaterasu-o-ho-mi-kami” twice means Futo-norito, the secret of the oharae-no-kotoba(大祓詞) of Shintoism.

“fu” means “two.”

“to” means “ten”, or the ten words of A-ma-te-ra-su-o-ho-mi-ka-mi.

That is, Futo-norito is to repeat the ten words twice. You can do it many times as you like. Even numbers are divisible, meaning “multiply and thrive.”

  • that is つまり
  • as you like 好きなように
  • even number 偶数
  • divisible 割り切れいる
  • multiply 増殖する
  • thrive 栄える

In religions and religious sects all over the world, there are a lot of names representing the origin of life or the Sun God. But the pronunciation of “Amaterasu-o-ho-mi-kami” is the best sound for creatures that breathe. That is, the pronunciation is beyond languages and religions and it’s the sound of breath of living things, too. I perceive that the sound resounds around the universe. If you live in a foreign country, it’s better to say slowly “Amaterasu-o-ho-mi-kami” in the morning sun with the image of your ancestral spirits getting peace of mind.

  • religious sect 宗派
  • represent 象徴する
  • pronunciation 発音
  • breathe 呼吸する
  • resound 鳴り響く

The correct memorial service is to return your ancestral spirits where they belonged. Only if a descendant hold a memorial service can it be effective. In Ise Grand Shrine, there is a secret ritual to return the ancestral spirits of the Imperial Family to the Sun God. Similarly, you can practice it so that your ancestral spirits and the Sun can become one. In the past history, people in general were prohibited from seeing the secret ritual because of its strong effectiveness and the ritual was sealed up. It’s also a shinto ritual concerning Shin-no-mi-hashira(心の御柱), the Center Pillar. In this way, there was a period when general people couldn’t visit Ise Grand Shrine. With the passage of time, Shinto shrines and ancestor worship have been divided.

  • descendant 子孫
  • effective 効果がある
  • ritual 市議き
  • the Imperial Family 皇室
  • seal up A Aを封印する
  • concern 関係する
  • ancestor worship 先祖崇拝

False psychics may say “I can do it for you if you pay me,” but memorial services held by others don’t have any effect on your ancestors. Memorial services can only be effective if held with gratitude by the same family members or people related to them. The spiritual truth is that memorial services don’t have meaning until you’re connected to your ancestral spirits by the spiritual line between you and them. Therefore, it’s important that you practice it with a pure heart and the consideration for your ancestors. You don’t need to be particular about small things. Memorial services are also to thank your physical body you’ve borrowed from your ancestors. They rejuvenate you both mentally and physically and enable you to enjoy the present.

  • false 偽の
  • related 関係した
  • consideration 思いやり
  • particular 細かい
  • rejuvenate 若返らせる
  • the present 今

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.