Shogatsu niju roku niche o matsu 3-73
In chapter 11, Ku(nisazuchi) passes away, the original mind forgotten.
January 26th day, I await.
Verse 3-75 in the Ofudesaki has always been a puzzle to me. What is ku? It appears to be a number 9 as written in Japanese. But how can a number die or pass away? What is the number eleven referring to? This is my translation, and obscure interpretation of this verse. The number nine is pronounced as ku in Japanese. In the genesis of human beings, Kunisazuchi was one of the instruments used in the creation of human bodies. Can ku be an abbreviation for Kunisazuchi? We presume Kunisazuchi to have the soul of Kokan. So ku is referring to Kokan, who passes away for rebirth. So what does the number 11 stand for? In part 11, or chapter 11 of the Ofudesaki, the passing away for rebirth of Kokan is told; also why God received her soul, are fully explained.
The following verse follows with:
Kono aida shin mo tsukikuri yoku wasure
Ninju sorote Tsutome koshirae 3-74
This interval, the original mind (pure) will have come forth, and greed forgotten.
The performers assembled, perform the Service.
This verse written in 1874, refers to the date of January 26, 1887, when the Service was finally performed with a pure mind.
By these two verses, God is again talking about what will happen in the future. The Ofudesaki is about the future, especially concerning the most important date of January 26, 1887. This is the date that God truly will begin to help us save the world.