To Avoid Contact With Others Would Cause Your Soul to Rot

天津 神様

I listened to an interesting talk show on the radio this morning which was about fermentation. According to it, fermentation and putrefaction are different things. Putrefaction is mainly caused by a particular single microbe, while fermentation by a lot of microbes and as the result of their cooperation, ingredients good for human bodies are produced. Working by a single microbe results in bad ingredients and a lot of microbes good ingredients.

  • fermentation 発酵
  • putrefaction  腐敗
  • microbe 微生物
  • cooperation 協力
  • ingredient 成分
  • result in A Aという結果になる

One day, as one episode of the talk show, a man and his wife were trying to make home-brewed sake, but the fermentation wouldn’t begin. They had had a quarrel before making it. They wondered why. Then, it occurred to the wife that the atmosphere of their quarrel might have affected the fermentation. So they indulged in affectionate familiarities in front of the wooden barrel, when the fermentation began.

  • home-brewed 自家醸造の
  • quarrel 口喧嘩
  • it occurs to A that … …ということがAの頭に思い浮かぶ
  • familiarity 馴れ馴れしい行為
  • barrel 樽

I felt this showed a fundamental law of this world God laid at the inception of the World of Reality. More often than not, cooperative actions are more important than independent ones in company organizations. In the same way, to seclude yourself up in a house could make yourself physically and mentally sick.

  • fundamental 根本的な
  • inception 初め
  • more often than not しばしば
  • organization 組織
  • in the same way 同様に
  • seclude 引きこもらせる

If you were to live alone in this world, your life might be easy. Such an easy life, however, couldn’t cause the fermentation of your soul. God has made this world in such a way that souls of the selfish persons trying to avoid contact with other people rot. It is not until you receive good and bad stimulations from others that you can make your soul ferments and your conscience develops.

  • in such a way that S+V  SがVするように
  • rot 腐敗する
  • It is not until S’+V’ that S+V S’がV’して初めてSはVする
  • ferment 発酵する
  • conscience 良心
  • develop 発達する

○ Bullied at office and home

○ Bullied at school

○ Troubled by the relationship with neighbors  etc.

Don’t worry. All you have to do is accept them positively thinking of them as precious stimulations that make your soul ferment for the better. If you regard them as bad and try to avoid them, the fermentation will stop and putrefaction will begin. The phrase to cause fermentation that raises your Inner God is:

  • bully いじめる
  • trouble 悩ます
  • relationship 関係
  • neighbor 隣人
  • All you have to do is ~ あなたは〜しさえすればよい
  • positively 積極的に
  • stimulation 刺激
  • for the better 良い方向に
  • avoid 避ける

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