Those who can Have Consideration for What is Invisible are Spiritually Virtuous

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If you’ve been able to hold memorial services for your ancestors for more than one year, even with a few breaks, I recommend you to set a household shinto altar at your house to enshrine Kamifuda(神札), a kind of amulet provided by a shinto shrine, in. That you can continue doing it means you have consideration for invisible beings, which is rare and valuable.

  • break 休止
  • recommend 勧める
  • enshrine 祭る
  • consideration 思いやり
  • invisible 見えない

For example, when you share something with someone in neighborhood, you’re expecting at heart that the person will give you something in return in the future. But when you hold a memorial service or pray to God, you can’t see the object.  Therefore,

● You can’t be sure if you could make yourself understood.

● You can’t be sure if your deed is effective or not.

● You may think what you’re doing is selfish or uselss.

  • share 分かち合う
  • in return お返しに
  • object 対象
  • effective 効果的な

Sometimes you may worry about these. But this is the very reason why your deed is very valuable and admirable. In fact, it’s easy to do something for visible reactions. Anyone can do it. This is nothing but an expedient action for you to receive something in return. You may be able to hold memorial services for a short period of time as an experiment, even with concern about the possibility of their being meaningless, but you couldn’t keep on doing it long without your mercy or kindness. Many of you aren’t aware of your virtue. Some might think you’re able to continue holding memorial services because of your greed. But this is not true. Being able to hold memorial services for your ancestors shows that you’re a righteous person. The continuation is the proof. No one can deny the fact that you hold memorial services continuously.

  • admirable 立派な
  • expedient 功利的な
  • mercy 慈悲心
  • virtue 美徳
  • greed 欲
  • righteous 正しい

Those who only believe in something recognizable or perceivable may think that memorial services for ancestors are nothing but superstition and worthless. Such people are likely to take only expedient actions for themselves in everyday lives. They try to avoid worthless things .

  • recognizable 認識できる
  • perveivable 知覚できる
  • superstition 迷信

More often than not, however, you are not aware that you’re taken care of by someone without knowing it nor that you’re annoying someone. Those who can’t care about what they’re not aware of will miss the chance to be happy or, even if their dreams come true, they will lose something important in exchange. This is a law of the universe.

  • more often than not しばしば
  • annoy 悩ませる
  • in exchange 交換に

Those who can take care of what is invisible and hiding are spiritually virtuous. They can’t see nor understand God. They can’t be sure of how effective their memorial services for ancestral spirits are, but still they hold memorial services and express their gratitude to God just because they are grateful for having been kept alive. What matters is this kind of attitude. Those who can practice holding memorial services for their ancestors are those who can be considerate of others in the real world, too. They are kind at heart.

  • virtuous 徳のある
  • graitude 感謝の気持ち
  • grateful  感謝して
  • attitude 考え方
  • considerate 思いやりのある

Many self-claimed professionals assert that since ancestral spirits have no power, worshipping gods is the most important. The true God would avoid such people who abandon the weak, their ancestral spirits, and try to make approaches to God, saying “God, please,” for they believe in the logic of the strong like animals. Their attitude is the proof that they’re not connected with the true God. God will approach on its own those who try to help the weak.

  • assert 主張する
  • the logic of the strong 強者の論理
  • connect 繋げる

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.

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.

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.

Energy from Outside Causes Your Energy to Drain Away

A spiritual healer asserts that if he gives a certain spiritual treatment three times, he can cure any disease. You may think that if it’s true, that’s a good thing to do. Is it really good for the patient? I don’t think so.

  • assert 主張する
  • disease 病気
  • patient 患者

Because such a spiritual healing is only to make the disease invisible in exchange for shortening the patient’s lifetime. This is nothing more than the replacement of spiritual values. Every time a patient is given the treatment, the patient’s life energy is changed into the healer’s spiritual energy and as a result the patient’s lifetime is shortened by several years each time.

  • invisible 目に見えない
  • shorten 短くする
  • nothing more than A  Aにすぎない
  • replacement 付け替え
  • each time 毎回

Inflow of energy from outside into your spiritual body makes your own life energy drain away. Then, your Inner God would wither and hide herself, and you’d end up becoming a repeat customer. For spiritual healers to be able to show patients theatrical effects by only a few spiritual treatments shows that spiritual beings behind the healer are very active. I feel sorry for such patients who have been involved with such active energy bodies.

  • infow 流入
  • drain away 流出する
  • wither 弱まる
  • be involved with A Aに関わる

Problem is spiritual healers are not aware of the spiritual beings behind them who cause such a spiritual phenomenon. For example, most religious leaders I know faced the spiritual beings behind them just before they died and at the sight of the spiritual beings they died in fear.

  • aware 気がついて
  • phenomenon 現象
  • at the sight of A   Aを見て
  • fear 恐怖

One of the leading members of a certain famous religious organization told me that he was bewildered by his leader’s abnormal speech and behavior just before he died and that he had fear of his faith in his group.

  • leading member 幹部
  • bewilder 当惑させる
  • abnormal 異常な
  • behavior 行動
  • faith 信仰

Why on earth are there such people as cause bizarre things? This is due to a deep spiritual karma that has existed since time immemorial when the earth was born. The eternal battle has continued even now between gods who raise humans as a copy of God and spiritual beings who tries to eat and destroy humans.

  • bizarre 奇異な
  • due 原因で
  • time immemorial 太古の昔
  • eternal 永遠の

This battle is described metaphorically in Japanese myths,too. In the myths, Izanami (イザナミ)declared that she would kill 1000 people a day, and Izanagi(イザナギ) that he would bear 1500 people a day. This is a metaphor, so it doesn’t mean Izanami is an evil god. This story is a description about the spiritual karma from time immemorial.

  • metaphorically 比喩的に
  • declare 宣言する
  • bear 産む

The conflict underlies the World of Reality between the spiritual beings raising humans and those eating humans, and it is reflected in the base of society and economy,too. Troubles occur between the two, making human consciousness develop.

  • conflict 争い
  • underlie 根底にある
  • develop 発達する

A lot of patients will visit such spiritual healers who can cure diseases by giving them a few treatments. Most of the patients will become repeat customers. If a follow-up survey on what will become of them 10 or 20 years from now is conducted, however, you will get an interesting finding. But if they know the finding in the future, it’s too late. I have seen a lot of such patients’ ends. They will find themselves in a horrible situation.

  • survey 調査
  • conduct 行う
  • finding 調査結果
  • end 行く末
  • horrible ひどい

Human beings are sure to become ill and die sooner or later, and so were great sages. This is the right way human beings are. Do not be afraid of becoming ill. You had better keep away from spiritual healings that are against the law of the universe. Otherwise, you would lose a lot because of their exchange condition.

  • sage 聖人
  • keep away from A Aに近づかないでおく
  • otherwise さもないと
  • exchange condition 交換条件

生かして頂いて ありがとう御座位ます

I Ka She 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.

When You are Getting Controlled by Anger, Say “Ei!”

As I foretold in an article of this blog before, spiritual beings from other worlds have begun to possess people who have the same kind of spiritual vibrations as the spiritual beings. According to a TV news report the other day, a 19-year-old boy ran over a bank clerk and killed him. The boy said “I just wanted to kill somebody.” A passer-by who witnessed the scene replied in an interview “There was something weird about him. The mere sight of him made me scared.” The boy’s colleagues testified that he was normal until just before he caused the incident. Since the spiritual frequency of vibration of the earth has been heightening, spiritual beings can easily move, which phenomenon has never happened before.

  • foretell 予告する
  • article 記事
  • possess 憑依する
  • run over A Aを轢く
  • passer-by 通りがかりの人
  • witness 目撃する
  • incident 事件
  • frequency 振動数
  • heighten 高まる

Your past reincarnations result in your present state of mind. Spiritual beings come close to all human beings who are of the same mind as the spirits like a pair of magnets. Some people attract spirits from the World of Hell and others the World of Gods. Just as iron sand is attracted by magnets, spiritual beings are attracted naturally by human beings of the same kind.

  • reincarnation 生まれ変わり
  • magnet 磁石
  • attract 引き付ける
  • iron sand 砂鉄

Such people as attract spirits from the World of Hell have to repent of their sinful lives. In a way, they themselves are responsible for their possession. There are some people who tend to attract evil spirits because of their past lives, but the binding power of their tendency is not so strong. Because the way you live in this World of Reality causes such possession after all, you should not blame it on your past lives or karma you really don’t know. Conversely, you can attract good spirits, including your ancestral spirits, according to your good intentions and efforts. And with the stable state of mind, you could make efforts rightly and improve your present situations.

  • repent 悔い改める
  • possession 憑依
  • binding power 拘束力
  • blame A on B AをBのせいにする
  • improve 改善する

By the way, I’ve got a comment from a housewife like the following:

I’ve post a comment about my child. Every time I get mad at my son, a precious, lovable small boy, I scold him so violently. As I get more and more angry, my character changes like a devil. Filled with anger and hatred, I get into such a state as to kill somebody or cause an irremediable harm. I’ve hurt my son many times. At such times, I forget gratitude to God completely. Am I possessed by something then? My fear of other people might cause anger. I think we all don’t want to be hated or isolated, but I don’t want to too much.

  • lovable 愛すべき
  • iiremediable 取り返しのつかない
  • completely 完全に
  • fear 恐怖
  • isolate 孤立させる

This housewife is so conscious of others that she makes herself, or Inner God, cower. In a sense, she has too much pride and is very afraid of being humiliated as if she were a warrior. She doesn’t seem to hold memorial services for her ancestors every day, which makes the protection of her by her ancestral spirits weak. And as a result, she has been affected by wicked wandering spirits. She has to continue holding memorial services firmly for her husband’s ancestors. It would be effective for her to offer the third incense stick to the spirits related to her and those of her aborted children related to her family line.

  • conscious 意識して
  • cower 萎縮する
  • humiliate 恥をかかせる
  • warrior 戦士
  • protection   保護
  • wicked 邪な
  • effective 効果のある
  • aborted 中絶した

Child abuse is largely caused by the possession of spirits who have grudge against the family line. Therefore, it’s important that she hold the memorial services positively and calmly. It seems that she often has a vacant expression suddenly. This is one of the characteristics of the people who are overwhelmed by uncontrollable emotions.  She has a constitution to be possessed easily. I’m sure she can feel signs of her anger swelling inside. She knows it, bus she can’t control herself somehow.

  • abuse 虐待
  • grudge 恨み
  • vacant 虚ろな
  • charcteristic 特徴
  • overwhelm 圧倒する
  • constitution 体質

When you begin to feel anger, say “Ei !” shaking your head vertically. Saying it aloud will enhance its effectiveness. When others are around, say it to yourself shaking your head a little. In Shugendo(修験道), Japanese mountain asceticism-shamanism incorporating Shinto and Buddhist concepts, there are many ways of psyching yourself up, but especially saying “Ei! ” deep down from your gut is good. You can purify yourself in a moment.

  • vertically 縦に
  • enhance 高める
  • psych A up Aに気合いを入れる
  • purify 浄化する
  • in a moment 一瞬で

As you hold memorial services for your ancestors and your Inner God manifests itself, the effectiveness of saying “Ei !” will increase.  Spiritually speaking, it’s like a knife turns into a butcher’s knife, then a sword and finally a divine sword. My sword is like a big ax flying away.  Why don’t you give it a try? In order to enhance the effectiveness, say the following words after saying “Ei!” ;

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.

Lack of Concentration is Caused by the Clogging of Spiritual Lines

People cannot concentrate on things rightly with a lot of ancestral spirits wandering in their spiritual lines of their families or the magnetism of spiritual beings of the World of the Dead on their spiritual bodies. Affected by the vibration of magnetism of other spiritual beings all the time, they have difficulty concentrating on anything. Under such circumstances, they will make wrong choices and head for infelicitous circumstances naturally.

  • concentrate 集中する
  • wander 彷徨う
  • magnetism 磁気
  • vibration 波動
  • infelictous 不幸な

This is true of children, too. Seeing children who can’t keep still, walking around the classroom without permission, I find that they’re always affected by spirits related to them because of the clogging of their spiritual lines. Their eyes wander. Their physical bodies are so pure that spirits can easily go into and out of their spiritual bodies. Every time another one goes into their spiritual bodies, their consciousnesses change and their focuses move. Though there is nothing wrong with their intellectual abilities, they can’t control their physical bodies. They’re crying at the bottom of their hearts.

  • keep still じっとした
  • clogging 詰まり
  • pure 純粋な
  • consciousness 意識
  • focus 焦点
  • ability 能力

The same thing can be said about adults. Seeing women who can’ stop having affairs, I find that they are mentally unstable. Their minds are restless all the time at work and at home. They tend to cling to such men as others think have no good point, and once they awaken, they begin to search for other men. When a possessing spirit changes, the types of men they like also change. Adultery can be said to be a kind of spiritual problem caused by the clogging of spiritual lines.

  • have an affair 不倫をする
  • unstable 不安定な
  • restless 落ち着かない
  • cling 執着する
  • adultery 不倫
  • cause 引き起こす

When your spiritual line, which connects you to your ancestral spirits, is filthy, it is easy for you to be possessed by various spiritual beings. Trouble is when a male Yako(野狐, an evil spirit with the form of a fox) and a female Yako possess a man and a woman each, they lose control and get involved in affairs, abandoning their families. And as soon as Yako leave them, they awaken and begin to regret the choices they made.

  • connect 結びつける
  • Touble is 厄介なことに
  • form 形
  • each それぞれ
  • conscience 良心
  • abandon 見捨てる
  • awaken 目がさめる

There are some people who justify adultery by asserting that it’s a fateful meeting of souls or that it’s eternal love, but this is a foolish idea in fact. They are only being  possessed by Yako. You cannot remove Yako by traditional exorcism because it provides you no more than a temporary treatment. The reason why they are possessed by Yako is that they sympathize with Yako like “Birds of a feather flock together.” As Yako are all around, they will do the same thing over and over again.

  • justify 正当化する
  • assert 主張する
  • fateful 運命的な
  • eternal 永遠の
  • illusion 幻想
  • temporary 一時的な
  • sympathize 同調する

To prevent this from happening, you have to cleanse your spiritual line by holding memorial services for your ancestral spirits so as not to be affected by evil spiritual beings. There is no other way for the protection against such spirits than by practicing memorial services for your ancestors with gratitude.

  • prevent 防ぐ
  • cleanse 綺麗にする
  • protection 保護
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち

The more your spiritual dirt decreases, the more your ability to concentrate increases.  It seems that parents who hold memorial services for their ancestors even if by traditional Buddhist ceremonies, tend to have smart, calm children. The purification of the spiritual line of your family line does influence your children’s concentration power and academic ability.

  • dirt 汚れ
  • decrease 減る
  • smart 頭の良い
  • calm 穏やかな
  • purification 浄化
  • academic 学業の

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 me/us alive.

Smile Shows Your Righteous Strength

The other day I had a chance to meet a man. He had a family member who worked at a hospital. According to him, the hospital had difficulty recruiting medical doctors because of short of doctors. A lot of emergency patients have been dying these days because of lack of proper emergency handling, which is becoming a big political issue.

  • short of doctors 医師不足
  • emergency patient 緊急患者
  • political issue 政治問題

This problem begun to appear several years ago, but it’s been receiving inadequate coverage. Because of the delay in emergency treatment, a number of patients have been dead in fact. One of the causes of doctor shortage is medical lawsuits. It seems that the more passionate and sympathetic docotors are, the more likely they are to be sued by their patients because such good physicians often enhance their patients’ expectations too much by giving them kind words. Their encouraging words are interpreted by the patients as the assurance that their diseases are sure to be cured.

  • inadequate 不十分な
  • delay 遅れ
  • medical lawsuit 医療訴訟
  • sympathetic 同情的な
  • sue 訴える
  • enhance 高める
  • interpret A as B  AをBだと解釈する
  • assuarance 保証

As the economy grows worse and worse, bad persons may go into public hospitals on purpose and sue the state or the local government later to get a lot of money. Conscientious doctors may well lose their passion for medical treatment under such circumstances. In fact, the shortage of medical doctors is partly caused by the fact that weary doctors retire from practice or change their jobs.

  • on purpose わざと
  • state 国
  • may well ~ 〜するのも当然だ
  • conscientious 良心的な
  • weary 嫌気がさした

By the way, according to the news report I saw on TV the other day, a passenger of a taxi accused the taxi driver falsely and extorted 30,000 yen from the driver, threatening to storm into the taxi company in a rage. All of this incident was recorded by the car camera recorder. A monthly salary of taxi drivers is said to be less than 150,000 yen on average. Since they have to work for many hours day and night, I think they are ill paid. If they catch such bad passengers, they should send them to the police directly pretending to be obedient to them, so as not to let him do the same thing to other taxi drivers, too.

  • accuse 責める
  • extort 強請る
  • threaten 脅す
  • incident 出来事
  • ill paid 給料が安い
  • obedient 従順な

Vicious claimers will increase in number who are possessed with spiritual beings of the World of Hell. Beware of such people. Fortunately, I have never been threatened by such a person before. Oh, there was one case on business where I was told by a customer to choose between a fight or paying him money. With a smile I said to him “Shall we go to the police?” Then he changed colour and made off.

  • vicious 悪意のある
  • possess 憑依する
  • choose 選ぶ
  • change color 顔色を帰る
  • make off 退散する

Those are strong who are always conscious of being kept alive and live with the clear consciousness of death. Even if the client I mentioned above had not compromised with me and as a result I had been fired because of the problem, I would care nothing about it. I don’t need to worry because it’s not the matter of life and death. If I had betrayed my weakness, compromised with him and given him money, I would have got in trouble bringing about a bad result.

  • conscious 意識して
  • compromise 妥協する
  • care 気にかける
  • get in trouble 厄介なことになる
  • bring about A Aを引き起こす

After all, ordinary people are the strongest in the World of Reality who lead their lives with gratitude for being kept alive. If you run into a person like a spirit from Hell, all you have to do is deal with the person with a smile filled with magnetism of gratitude. Smile shows your righteous strength. It makes the other person feel your confidence that you are ready for a fight anytime and causes him a bottomless anxiety. Smile is your weapon.

  • run into A  Aに出くわす
  • deal with A Aに対処する
  • magnetism 磁気
  • righteous 正しい
  • bottomless 底なしの

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 me/us alive.