Abdominal Breathing is a Key to Health

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Life habits are very important for improving your health, life span, destiny and spirituality. What’s more important than food is abdominal breathing, breathing out and in from the nose with the belly moving up and down.

  • habit  習慣
  • improve 改善する
  • destiny 運命
  • breathe 呼吸する

You have to do this not consciously but unconsciously and naturally in such a way that your belly moves up and down. It doesn’t take so long to get used to it. Once you’ve acquired this way of breathing, you can do it unconsciously in your daily life. Those who breathe like this are full of energy and healthy, both physically and mentally.

  • get used to A Aに慣れる
  • acquire 獲得する
  • full いっぱいで
  • mentally 精神的に

Respiration of people who are suffering and worrying is shallow. Their bellies don’t move very much. Because they lack in oxygen, their mouthes open naturally, so that they take in viruses and dust in the air, their immunity go down and they’ll end up becoming sickly.

  • respiration 呼吸
  • shallow 浅い
  • lack 欠く
  • immunity 免疫
  • sickly 病気がちな

Abdominal breathing fills you with vigor, makes you positive in making a choice in life and helps you achieve your goal. This is how your life changes. Breathing deeply leads you to Inner God, too. Mouth breathing, on the other hand, makes you take in spiritual dirt looking like smoke, which is composed of evil, rough spiritual particles and easily intrudes into your body. Once it gets into your physical body, it’s difficult to get it out.

  • vigor 活量
  • achieve 達成する
  • on the other hand 一方
  • compose  構成する
  • particle 粒子
  • intrude 侵入する

The hairs of the nostrils prevent spiritually evil things from entering your body. So you had better not cut them too short. The hairs of your head or body have also the same kind of function as that of the nose hair.

  • prevent 妨げる
  • had better not~ 〜しない方が良い
  • function 機能

It is said that baldness is related to hormone, heredity or illness, but why does hormone secretion affect baldness? The main cause of baldness, I suppose, is worrying too much. As long as your spiritual line is clogged, you are apt to attach your mind to worldly things, developing the disposition to worry about anything. Worrying disrupts your respiration and affects your hormone.

  • baldness 禿げ
  • related 関係している
  • heredity 遺伝
  • affect 影響する
  • clogged 詰まった
  • be apt to~ 〜しがちである
  • disposition 性向

Because hair catches spiritual magnetism easily, the physical bodies of people who are always worrying about something seem to drop their hairs as a kind of defense reaction, in order to prevent evil spirits from possessing them. In this sense, you may grow your hair by making efforts not to worry too much and holding memorial services for your ancestral spirits, which cleanse your spiritual line as a result.

  • magnetism 磁気
  • defense  防御
  • possess  憑依する
  • cleanse 綺麗にする
  • as a result 結果的に

Buddhist monks shave their heads to prevent wondering spirits from attaching themselves to monks’ hair during meditation. I feel that, a long, long time ago, Buddhist monks with hair often lost their minds during meditation. So they tried shaving their heads. As a result, such insane monks decreased in number.

  • meditation  瞑想
  • try ~ing 試しに〜してみる
  • insane 気が狂う
  • decrease 減る

Ascetic monks in India wash nasal cavities, passing a string from the mouth to the nose, for the secret of meditation is nasal respiration. It’s important to take care of your nasal cavity. When you breathe through the nose, try to imagine that clean air is coming into your body through the nasal cavity and reaches the belly. Abdominal breathing is very effective in the prevention of influenza, too.

  • ascetic monk 修行僧
  • string 紐
  • effective 効果的な
  • prevention 防止

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Truth of Spiritual Healing – PART 2

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On a long, long journey of a soul, everyone has various challenges to overcome, such as what was left half-done in the previous life or debts of karma to pay. This is why you were born into this world.

  • challenge   課題
  • overcome 克服する
  • previous 前の

As the challenges decreases in number, the period between reincarnations becomes shorter and shorter and at last your soul merges into the primordial, maternal being, or Amaterasu-o-ho-mi-kami(天照太御神)in Japanese, when your cycle of reincarnation ends. Such a soul would reside in each heart of human beings as Inner God and with the absolute security watch over traveling souls.

  • reincarnation 輪廻転生
  • merge 溶け込む
  • primordial 根源の
  • maternal 母性の
  • reside 住む
  • watch over A Aを見守る

The problem is that there are spiritual beings who try to prevent you from paying the debts of your karma. Unless you pay them, the debts increase. Though you were born with a view to paying the debts, it is possible that you can end up increasing them. The world you go after death is the one that appears according to your present life. There is no time in the other world and it’s like a fixed world. So if you end your life in agony with a lot of debts of karma unpaid, your agony will expand all the more for the lack of your physical body. This is very agonizing and more than you can bear.

  • prevent 妨げる
  • unless S+V SがVしない限り
  • with a view to ~ing 〜するために
  • fixed 固定した
  • agony 苦悶
  • expand 拡大する
  • bear 耐える

That’s why souls ask God for the permission to come into this world again to pay the debts. In this case, the environment for them to be born into will be more harsh than before. But they approved of this condition and begged Ubusuna-kami(産土神), a guardian deity of one’s birthplace, to help them come into this World of Reality.

  • ask A for B AにBをくれと頼む
  • permission 許可
  • harsh 過酷な
  • condition 条件
  • deity 神

Ubusuna-kami must have worried about them because harsh environments can make them increase the debts. But Ubusuna-kami decided to go along with them with the hope of their souls growing. But people, once they was born, are apt to become worn out from the bad environments, come to complain and try to escape from reality though they should overcome their own challenges.

  • grow 成長する
  • once S+V いったんSがVすると
  • be apt to~ 〜しがちである
  • worn out 疲弊した
  • complain 不平をいう
  • escape 逃げる

It is then that evil spiritual beings give a hand to them. By saying “I’ll save you from the pain, ” or “I’ll make sure you can make a lot of money,” the evil spirits try to deceive them with honeyed words. Such spirits who prevent people from paying their debts, are mistaken as being God or angels in the public mind. But they are far from God.

  • evil 邪悪な
  • give a hand 手を貸す
  • deceive 騙す
  • mistake A as B AをBと間違える
  • far from A Aどころではない

The evil spirits expect that souls of people will go to a world full of pain after they die due to the attracting force caused by their unpaid debts of karma. Their next lives will be so harsh that they will find it much more difficult to pay the debts. In short, I want you to know that there exist evil spirits taking in the energy of agony, dissatisfaction, discontent, grudge and so on. They are demons.

  • expect 期待する
  • full of A Aでいっぱいの
  • attracting force 引力
  • in short 要するに
  • exist 存在する
  • dissatisfaction 不満

On this planet, there has been a tug of war since ancient times between the false gods eating souls and the true god raising souls. The latter maintains this world of action and reaction and grows souls, expecting them to return to the origin. Among the former, there are spiritual beings without bodies who lived on a planet in outer space and experienced a civilization in a super ancient time. They, preventing people’s souls from growing, have been breeding people filled with discontent in this world in order to “eat” their negative energy.

  • a tug of war  綱引き
  • raise 育てる
  • action and reaction 作用反作用
  • outer space 外宇宙
  • civilization 文明
  • breed 飼育する

Spiritual healers or channelers charging money are used by evil spiritual beings. Because their souls are led by the attracting force of their own karma after death, their destinations have already been determined – Hell and the devildom. It’s very hard to escape from the attracting force.

To be continued.

  • charge 請求する
  • destination 目的地
  • determine 決定する

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Truth of Spiritual Healing – PART 1

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Spiritual beings are involved in spiritual healing, where a guru, a healer or a psychic uses the name of God, an angel or a visitor from space. Though there are many types of healings, most gurus or healers have gained their healing ability after almost dying from a serious, sudden fever or recovering from an incurable disease, which means that they were possessed by spiritual beings. It was when they fell seriously ill that they were possessed. Their lives were virtually over at that time. They are no better than the spirits’ puppets after this.

  • involved  関与した
  • gain 手に入れる
  • ability 能力
  • fever 熱
  • incurable 不治の
  • possess 憑依する
  • virtually 実質的に
  • puppet 操り人形

If gurus possessed by spirits were not born with spiritual ability or gained their spiritual power suddenly because of possession, or they demand money from those in trouble, the true identities of the spirits behind them are demons pretending to be God. The problem is that the gurus assume the spirits to be God or want to believe them to be God because they are unsure what the spirits really are.

  • suddenly 突然
  • demand 要求する
  • true identity 正体
  • demon 魔物
  • pretend ふりをする
  • assume 思い込む
  • unsure よくわからない

The spirits can reveal themselves before the gurus die. When gurus are so physically weak that their spiritual bodies are about to leave their physical bodies, the spirits appear on the surface of their bodies. A guru, with his skin having a pattern of scale, died in agony crawling like a snake. Another guru died insane pointing to a corner of the hospital room.

  • reveal 明らかにする
  • weak 弱い
  • surface 表面
  • scale ウロコ
  • agony 苦悶
  • crawl 這う
  • insane 狂って

A certain founder of a religious group called the leaders of the group together and confessed to them that what he had believed in was not God, and ordered them to break up the group and run away. After he died, the leaders, unable to break up the group because it was too lucrative to bring to an end, continued its administration, changing the teachings and the object of veneration little by little.

  • founder 創始者
  • confess 告白する
  • order 命令する
  • lucrative 儲かる
  • administration うえん
  • object 対象
  • veneration 崇拝

Most pitiful are the believers. They didn’t know what was going on among the leaders, devoting their precious time with their families and what little money they had to the religious group. They, including their family members, are being robbed of their life energy by the demon behind the group. Many of them are likely to have cancer or suffer from incapacitating illness in later years due to allergic reaction caused by the attachment of spiritual dirt to their spiritual bodies.

  • pitiful  かわいそうな
  • devote 捧げる
  • precious 貴重な
  • what little money なけなしのお金
  • rob A of B AからBを奪う
  • be likely to~ 〜しそうである
  • due to A  Aのために
  • attachment 付着

Even a young man full of energy would be in a miserable plight by the time he turns forty if he keeps on giving spiritual healings to others for ten years. Spiritual healings by young people are very effective because they uses their young life energy. They may be serious and pure, but at the end of the spiritual line connected to his healings is a demon taking in life energy. The person being offered the healing is also connected to the spiritual line of the demon.

  • miserable 悲惨な
  • plight 苦境
  • effective 効果がある
  • take in A Aを取り込む
  • connect 繋げる

The improvement at an early stage you can see in a spiritual healing is due to the resistance of your physical body against magnetism of others, which is an alien substance to your physical and spiritual body. The fact is the resistance of your body against the spiritual dirt causes the temporary improvement.

  • improvement 改善
  • resistance 抵抗
  • magnetsim 磁気
  • alien substance 異物

Just as wrong blood transfusion leads a patient to death, spiritual healing, wrong transfusion of another’s magnetism, is fatal to the receiver. As you are given spiritual healing again and again, the effect becomes less and less remarkable and your body and life energy will be weaker and weaker. This is why most healers die before they turn sixty. Your ancestral spirits, interrupted by the magnetism of the demon, try to protect you, but the power of the demon who has caught a prey is so strong.

  • blood transfusion 輸血
  • patient 患者
  • fatal 致命的な
  • remarkable 目立つ
  • interrupt 邪魔する
  • prey 獲物

To be sure, some people are allowed by the World of Gods to give healings to others. But they have received rules and conditions about spiritual healings as divine messages. These rules and conditions are common regardless of times, nationality and ethnicity. Ask a healer if he/she knows about this or make sure he/she gives spiritual healings in the right way, and you’ll know what kind of spirit behind the healer is.

To be continued.

  • allow  A to ~   Aが〜するのを許す
  • condition 条件
  • divine 神の
  • common 共通の
  • regardless of A Aに関係なく
  • ethnicity 民族

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My Personal View of Ghost Pictures

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Yesterday, I watched a TV show featuring ghost pictures, where three judges commentated on ghost pictures. Though comments about ghost pictures have been often quite different from mine recently, those made by judges who appeared on TV in Showa era would often correspond with mine. A famous psychic Aiko Gibo(宜保愛子) or Mr.T, who was a founder of a new religion and famous in Kansai area, were capable of seeing the spirit world, aside from the level of the spirits behind them and that of their spirituality.

  • feature 特集する
  • ghost picture 心霊写真
  • correspond 一致する
  • be capable of~ing 〜することができる
  • aside from A Aは別として

The producer of the TV show must have tried to make the TV program as objective as possible by having three judges commentate on ghost pictures in advance and introducing a judgement common among them. However, the comments in this program were very different from mine.

  • objective 客観的な
  • in advance 前もって
  • common 共通の

Since the spirit world is invisible, there is no proving the existence of the world. So comments about it on TV are often accepted as they are without being verified. I think it’s more important in such programs to impart the knowledge of, and an appropriate attitude to, the sprit world  to viewers rather than just introducing judges’ comments. Now I’ll explain about ghost pictures from my spiritual point of view.

  • invisible 目に見えない
  • prove 証明する
  • existence 存在
  • verify 検証する
  • impart 教える
  • appropriate 適切な

In some of the ghost pictures shown in yesterday’s program, part of a subject’s body was transparent or missing. This phenomenon mostly suggest notices from ancestral spirits. The person in such a picture has to heed the part of the body because there is a possibility of the part or the whole body becoming ill sooner or later.

  • subject 被写体
  • transparent 透明な
  • phenomenon 現象
  • notice 知らせ
  • heed 気をつける

A certain judge in the program said that such a phenomenon was due to the possession of an evil spirit. But it’s wrong. If the spirit had been an evil one, the part of the body in question would have had a color or been hidden by a strange form of the spirit because the spiritual body of an evil spirit is very coarse.

  • be due to A Aが原因である
  • possession 憑依
  • in question 問題の
  • form 形象
  • coarse 荒い

When an ancestral spirit wants to let a descendant know his/her physical problem, the spirit covers up part of the descendant’s body to make it transparent on a picture. The spiritual body of an ancestral spirits who can protect its descendants is so clear as to make part of their descendant’s body transparent or invisible. In the case of evil spirits, on the other hand, the subject’s face is made black or an unnatural form appears in the picture.

  • let A 原形不定詞  Aに〜させる
  • so … as to~ 〜するくらい…
  • on the other hand 一方

In yesterday’s program, a picture of an elementary school student was shown. His face was deformed in the picture. This was due to lack of his parents’ memorial services for their ancestral spirits and a spirit of an aborted child. It’s easy for children to be affected by evil spirits, depending on the way their parents live.

  • deform 変形させる
  • be due to A Aが原因である
  • aborted 中絶した

In another picture, only clothes were appearing behind a subject. In this case, the phenomena was due to the work of a wondering spirit who didn’t want to surprise nor worry the subject yet wanted to attract attention. It’s just like a person who is fond of standing out is waving his hands before a television camera. The judges in the program made serious comments about this picture, but there’s no cause for worry, for evil spirits normally appear at the under part of a picture and evil gods at the upper part as strange forms.

  • wonder 彷徨う
  • yet にも関わらず
  • attract 引きつける
  • stand out 目立つ

The judges suggested that the picture be taken to a psychic to have it burned or purified. But this is not good because the owners of such pictures can fall preys to bad psychics. When you want to do something with ghost pictures, it’s best and safest to put it in an envelope and throw it away with other domestic waste. Do not try to burn it by yourself because it’s dangerous when an evil spirit gets out of the picture. Put it in a white envelope and seal it with glue or rice. Since evil spirits hate to be thrown away, it may make you forget the day of taking it out. So it’s better to put it in a garbage bag with other waste before collection day.

  • suggest 提案する
  • burn 燃やす
  • purify 浄化させる
  • fall prey 餌食になる
  • domestic 家庭用の
  • envelope 封筒

A picture in which an evil god appears can generate spontaneous combustion though not so often. So be careful about the place you put the garbage bag with ghost pictures in it before a garbage day. It’s better to put it on  a conspicuous place under which there is no combustibles so that you won’t forget forget the day you take it out. Also, if you go to a shrine or Buddhist temple to dispose of it  by car, you can have a car accident on the way. So it’s best to put it at a garbage collection area in the neighborhood.

  • spontaneous combustion 自然発火
  • garbage ゴミ
  • conspicuous 目立つ
  • Buddhist temple お寺
  • dispose of A  Aを処理する
  • on the way 途中で

You may think “Is this picture OK?” or “What about that picture?” But don’t worry. You are not affected by such strange pictures as long as you hold a memorial service for your ancestral spirits every day. All you have to do is throw such pictures or films away or delete them. What I mentioned above is my personal view. Please use it as reference. Comments about ghost pictures on TV might change from now on, don’t they?

  • memorial service 供養
  • delete 削除する
  • mention 言及する
  • reference 参考

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“The Way to Inner God” was Published through the Attack by a Certain Evil Deity

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With Setsubun-day, February 3, drawing near, I remember an incident that happened about this time last year, when I almost finished the proofreading of my first book entitled the Way to Inner God.

  • incident  出来事
  • proofreading 校正

Everything was going well at first and spiritual problems didn’t happen. But a few months later, when I  almost finished all the work, it happened. I was looking over the manuscript a week before Setsubun-day, thinking about when to submit it to the publisher. Then, I perceived a spiritual being touch the spiritual barrier covering my house.

  • look over A Aに目を通す
  • submit 提出する
  • publisher 出版社
  • perceive 近くする

Since then, spiritual beings from the World of the Dead began to try to break the barrier, only to disappear spluttering, like an insect flying into an insect trap. It was clear that evil spirits really hated my book to be published because no evil spirits had been able to touch the spiritual barrier before.

  • the World of the Dead 幽界
  • disappear 消える
  • insect 虫
  • hate ひどく嫌う
  • publish 出版する

I was used to this kind of attack since I began to get rid of running-away Kenzoku-shins about twenty years ago, so I thought that the evil spirits would be destroyed by my Kenzoku-shin, but this time they never gave up easily. My book may have been a book that a certain evil deity wanted to prevent from being published by all means. They tried to break the spiritual barrier over and over every night when I was sleeping.

  • be used to A Aに慣れている
  • get rid of A  Aを退治する
  • by all means 何としても
  • over and over 繰り返し

The wether was so stormy on the day I left the manuscript at a delivery company that I couldn’t see anything what with sudden hailstones, what with snowstorm. I met a fierce resistance from evil spirits persistently. However, as soon as I sent the manuscript to the publisher after Setsubun-day, they stopped attacking. I remember that the sunset was very beautiful on the day. Some agreement seemed to have been reached in another dimension.

  • weather 天気
  • stormy 嵐の
  • delivery 配達
  • hailstone 雹
  • persistently しつこく
  • dimension 次元

Every time I open this book, I feel like reading it over again. It has such a strange magnetism that I hear shouts of gods hidden for many centuries.

  • every time S+V SがVする度に
  • shout 雄叫び
  • century 世紀

On Setsubun day, Japanese people throw roasted beans, which custom is a kind of incantation to prevent hidden gods who were made bad ones from reviving. As the earth has been gaining its spiritual frequency, all plants, trees, rocks and living things have also begun to gain their spiritual frequencies. When their spiritual frequencies become higher, you will be able to hear the frictional sounds of molecules that make up their bodies. Plants, flowers, trees and rocks will begin to “chat” as they used to in the super ancient times.

  • incantation 呪い
  • frequency 振動数
  • creature 生物
  • frictional 摩擦の
  • molecule 分子

The molecules of roasted beans might begin to revive and germinate because of the high spiritual vibration. This book seems to have begun to chat a little sooner.

  • roasted 炒った
  • germinate 芽が出る
  • vibration 振動

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Smart Students are Protected by Their Calm Ancestral Spirits

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If I had been holding memorial services for my ancestors in the Ise-Hakusan Dou way when I was a high school student, I could have gotten into a more prestigious and less expensive and university.

  • get into A Aに入る
  • prestigious 有名な
  • expensive お金のかかる

With a spiritual body that gives off negative magnetism or a spiritual being that affects you, you couldn’t concentrate on anything though you think you are. Even if you sit in front of a  desk studying for a long time, you wouldn’t get good results in exams. You would be worrying about the future, reading a text book.

  • spiritual body 霊体
  • magnetism 磁気
  • concentrate 集中する
  • result 結果
  • exam 試験

It’s difficult for grown-ups to judge whether they are under the influence of spiritually negative magnetism because results of their work depend on their mood or social situations. But in the case of students, it’s easy to judge it because of their test scores. Getting good scores depends on luck as well. Now that  a lot of universities use computer scored answer sheets, it’s important whether you can have a flash of inspiration that enables you to notice trick questions.

  • grown-up 大人
  • influence 影響
  • as well  もまた
  • inspiration 直感
  • notice 気がつく

Looking at smart students with my psychic eyes, I find that most of them are protected by a lot of calm ancestral spirits, who watch over their descendants in order to keep them away from spirits giving off negative magnetism. They also lead their descendants to find good books or teachers. If they find the existence of bad classmates, they make efforts so that the classmates won’t approach their descendants. They work hard trying to protect their descendants just like grandparents cherish their grandchildren.

  • calm 落ち着いた
  • ancestral 先祖の
  • watch over A Aを見張る
  • descendant 子孫
  • effort 努力する
  • cherish 大事にする

By the way, a lot of university entrance examinees visit shrines to pray for success with their examinations in Japan, but this is no good custom because to visit a shrine for personal desires makes visitors under the influence of negative spiritual magnetism. They throw small change into offertory boxes and “order” God to realize their dreams. If you were God and small change is thrown at you to make you realize their desires, what would you think? Don’t you think it’s rude?

  • examinee 受験者
  • personal 個人的な
  • small change 小銭
  • order 命令する
  • rude 失礼な

In fact, Kenzoku-shins(眷属神), spiritual beings protecting God, are angry at such people’s rude behavior because people are trying to make God work, or use God, for their own sake. Do not think that God is to make your dreams come true, or you’ll have great spiritual handicaps. God never works to realize your small personal wishes. If your wish should be realized as the result of your prayer “unfortunately,” it’s not by God but by a partial spiritual being who is sure to demand something precious to you in return.

  • in fact 実際
  • handicap ハンデ
  • partial 不公平な
  • in return お返しに

If small change is thrown at your face by another person and you’re asked to do something for the person, you’ll get angry or ignore the demand. You must not do to God what you don’t want to be done to yourself. Do to God what you want to be done to yourself.

  • throw A at B AをBに投げつける
  • ignore 無視する
  • demand 要求

If you have some wish, you have only to appease your ancestral spirits by holding grateful memorial services for them. Appeased ancestral spirits become your guardian spirits and take care of you like your parents. However, do not ask a favor of your ancestral spirts because your request makes them worry or bewilders them and prevents them from resting in peace. They would force themselves to help you.

  • have only to~ 〜しさえすれば良い
  • appease 慰める
  • grateful  感謝の
  • guardian spirit 守護霊
  • ask a favor お願い事をする
  • bewilder 当惑させる

Once your ancestral spirits have got relief thanks to your grateful memorial services, their sense of relief makes yourself feel relieved in turn and a good environment where you can feel truly secured will be offered to you in this World of Reality. In this sense, it can be said that discords or wars never cease where there is no custom of holding memorial services for ancestral spirits.

  • get relief 楽になる
  • discord 不和
  • cease 止む
  • custom  慣習

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Becoming Mentally Ill Stops Time

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“It has become difficult for companies to borrow money from banks these days,” lots of people from my work say. It used to be easy for a company to borrow, say 20 million yen a month, from a bank. But now it’s impossible without putting up collateral or another guarantor.

  • borrow  借りる
  • these days 近頃
  • collateral 担保
  • guarantor 保証人

I hear that it is difficult for a person to convert a housing loan to another low interest one without an additional guarantor. An acquaintance of mine told me that he was told by a bank to make his wife’s father another guarantor in converting his present housing loan. He was angry about that.

  • convert 帰る
  • acquaintance 知人
  • angry 怒った

I also hear that more and more regional banks are going bankrupt in the U.S.. If banks in Japan go bankrupt and payoff system is introduced, presidents of small companies will be forced into difficult situations. I hope for the improvement of this kind of financial system.

  • more and more A ますます多くのA
  • regional bank 地方銀行
  • bankrupt  破産した
  • introduce 導入する
  • improvement 改善

By the way, I saw a documentary program on TV the other day, where a homeless man was being interviewed, whose job was to sell an information magazine, by a reporter. He stands on a street all day to sell the magazine he purchased and when he sells a copy, he can pocket about 100 yen as profit. He used to be a day laborer working at construction sites, but one day he broke his leg and got fired.

  • by the way ところで
  • all day 一日中
  • purchase 購入する
  • profit 利益
  • day labor 日雇い
  • construction 工事

The reporter said to him “It’s easy to receive welfare if you visit the public park where volunteers distribute boiled rice to day laborers.” The homeless man said “I won’t. I can still walk. If I receive welfare, I don’t think I can bring myself to work again.” Seeing him trying to live his hard life as far as he could, I felt admiration for him. From God’s perspective, he would look shining more than a man working for a big company complaining all the time.

  • welfare 生活保護
  • distribute 配る
  • admiration 感心
  • perspective 観点
  • shine 輝く

Problems occur one after another in this World of Reality. But as long as you keep your mind healthy, you problems never fail to change with time and your agony will be over. If you become mentally ill, in contrast, the lapse of time stops and you’ll go through hell. And when you die in this state of mind, your agony is fixed. So it’s important to take care of your mind all the time.

  • one after another 次から次へと
  • never fail to~ 必ず〜する
  • as long as S+V SがVする限り
  • in contrast 対照的に
  • lapse 経過
  • state 状態
  • fix 固定する

A practical method for maintaining yourself mentally is holding grateful memorial services for your ancestral spirits and yourself, which can discharge your unnecessary negative magnetism.

  • practical 実践的な
  • maintain 維持する
  • grateful 感謝の
  • discharge 放電させる

In holding a memorial service for your ancestors with the use of three incense sticks,

  1. Offer the first incense stick for your male ancestral spirts, then the second one for female ones.
  2. Offer the third one for other spirits related to you.

In offering them, don’t call a particular name because there are a lot of dead people you don’t know or you’re not aware of. If you call some name, you can’t appease other spirits or living spirits affecting you and as a result your memorial services become ineffective.

  • ancestor 先祖
  • particular 特定の
  • aware  気づいて
  • appease 慰める
  • affect 影響する
  • ineffective 効果がない

You don’t know all of the spirits related to you. So, all you have to do is do what you should in this world and leave the rest to the other world. Calm spirits take care of other spirits who need help, using the magnetism of your gratitude. If you have some dead person you’re especially worried about, just think of the person when you offer the third incense stick. If you’ve come to forget to think of him/her, it means the person has already rested in peace.

  • rest 残り
  • leave A to B AをBに任せる
  • calm 落ち着いた
  • especially 特に
  • rest 休息する

If you’re going through hardships, call your name and offer one more incense stick during the service, saying “YOUR FULL NAME, I am grateful for being kept alive” after offering the third incense stick. This is called a memorial service for yourself. But this is a method only for a special occasion where you’re mentally troubled. In normal cases, you don’t have to do this. This cheers you up spiritually. Do your best whatever happens. Everyone has had trying experiences.

  • hardships 困難
  • occasion 機会
  • cheer 元気付ける
  • trying 困難な

If you’re reluctant to hold a memorial service for your ancestors, it’s OK. You don’t need to. If you do it against your will, the memorial service becomes for the sake of yourself, not your ancestors. And you can get antsy all the more. It’s important that you hold a grateful memorial service for your ancestral spirits naturally when you feel like doing it.

  • reluctant 気が進まない
  • against one’s will 意思に反して
  • get antsy 不安になる
  • feel like ~ing 〜したい気がする

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I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te  A Ri Ga To U Go Za I Ma Su

I AM GRATEFUL FOR BEING KEPT ALIVE