CHAPTER 2

OFUDESAKI/CHAPTER 2/ 1869

Korekara wa okwan michi o tsuke kakeru

sekai no kokoro mina isameru de 2-1

From now, I shall begin to open a broad path (Path of joy).

I shall make all minds in the world spirited ( mind becomes spirited when the mind is pure).

Kami taru wa kokoro isande kuru hodoni

Nandoki ni kuru kokugen ga kita 2-2

Those in high places will come spirited because

The appointed time has arrived (1887).

Cha tsunde ato karitorite shimota nara

Ato i deru no wa Yoki-zutome ya 2-3

After the tea is trimmed and the plants are trimmed  (talking of weeding the minds of the early followers/illness placed as guidance to purify the mind),

the Joyous Service will follow (this service brings people to our churches if we pray with a pure mind).

Kono Tsutome doko kara kuru to omou kana

Kami taru tokoro isami kuru zo ya 2-4

This Service, from where do you think they will come from? (who’s mind is the service talking about when we pray and chant, “Evil sweeping, save them please”).

From the high places they will come spirited. (Jan. 26, 1887).

Dandan to Kami no shugo to yu mono wa

Mezurashi koto o mina shikakeru de 2-5

It is said that God’s protection, step by step

will begin marvelous things for everyone  (illness as guidance by the Joyous service or weeding of the followers).

Nichinichi ni Kami no kokoro no sekikomi o

Mina ichiretsu wa nanto omoteru

Day by day, the mind of God hastens.

What are you all thinking of?

Nani nitemo yamai itami wa sarani nashi

Kami no sekikomi tebiki naru zo ya 2-7

Whatever happen, illness and pain do not exist.

They are God’s hastening and guidance (talking to early followers about weeding, or purifying their own minds first).

Sekikomi mo naniyue naru to yu naraba

Tsutome no ninju hoshii koto kara 2-8

The reason for my hastening, if you should ask,

is that I desire numbers for the Service (prayer).

Kono Tsutome nanno koto ya to omote iru

Yorozu tasuke no moyo bakari o 2-9

What do you think of the Service?

It is only for the preparation for universal salvation (brings new members to our churches).

Kono tasuke ima bakari towa omouna yo

Kore matsudai no Koki naru zo ya 2-10

Do not think this salvation (this prayer) is for the present time alone.

It will be the Divine record forever (this prayer still works today).

Choto hanashi nobose kanteki yute iru

Yamai dewa nai Kami no sekikomu 2-11

Just a word, you are saying that it is a fit or madness.

It is not an illness, but the urging (hastening) of God.

Dandan to shinjitsu Kami no ichijo o

Toite kikasedo mada wakari nai 2-12

Step by step, I have taught the truth of single-heartedness (pure mind) with God.

But you still do not understand.

Hayabaya to omote deyo to omoedomo

Michi ga note wa deru ni deraren 2-13

Though I desire to go forth quickly (God needs the people to perform the Joyous Service to get God’s blessings/work).

I cannot go out because there is no path. (no places that teach the Joyous Service and God’s truth or the Kanrodai location not identified yet to direct prayer toward).

Kono michi o hayaku tsukeyo to omoedomo

Hoka naru toko de tsukeru toko nashi 2-14

This path I wish to start quickly,

but there is no other place  to start it (the early followers have to purify their minds to locate the Kanrodai, the location of the original mind so they can direct their prayers).

Kono michi o shinjitsu omou koto naraba

Mune no uchi yori yorozu shiyan se 2-15

This path if you truly think about it

ponder over it from your innermost heart, everyone (ponder with a pure mind to locate it).

Kono hanashi nano koto ya to omote iru

Kami no uchiwake basho sekikomu 2-16

What do you think this talk is about?

I am hastening for God’s residence location (place of the original mind/Kanrodai).  God talking to early followers to find God’s residence by having a pure mind to locate where to place Kanrodai the location of the original mind).

Kono michi ga choto miekaketa koto naraba

sekai no kokoro mina isami deru 2-17

When this path can be seen, even a little,

all mind in the world will become spirited.

Nani nitemo Kami no yu koto shikato kike

Yashiki no soji deketa koto nara 2-18

Whatever happen, listen to whatever God says firmly.

If the cleaning (making the minds pure) of the Residence is completed (Occurs either 1875 (Kanrodai located) or 1887 (Oyasama passes away).

Mo mieru yokome furu ma mo nai hodoni

Yume mita yoni hokori chiru zo ya 2-19

It will soon be seen.  Without a moment to look aside,

the dust will disappear  as if it was a dream.

Kono hokori sukiyaka harota koto naraba

Ato wa yorozu no tasuke ichijo 2-20

When this dust is completely swept away (Jan 26, 1887 ),

afterwards there will be only universal salvation.

Konosaki wa dandan Tsutome sekikonde

Yorozu tasuke no moyo bakari o 2-21

Hereafter, little by little, I shall hasten the Service,

preparing only for universal salvation.

Sekaiju doko ga ashiki ya itamisho

Kami no michiose tebiki shirazu ni 2-22

Illness and pain throughout the world; you do not know

that these are the road signs or guidance of God.

Kono yo ni yamai to yute nai hodoni

Minouchi sawari mina shiyan seyo 2-23

There is nothing in this world that should be called illness (to the early followers).

Whenever there is a disorder of the body, everyone ponder (directed to the followers).

Nichinichi ni Kami no sekikomi kono tasuke

Mina ichiretsu wa nanto omoteru. 2-24

Day after day, God is hastening this salvation.

Everyone throughout the world what are you thinking about?

Takayama no oike ni waita mizu naredo

Debana wa nigori gomoku majiri de 2-25

Though it is spring water that fills the pond in the

high mountains, yet at its spout, it is mixed with mud(pure mind of God mixed with evil of greed, arrogance, self love,etc.)

Dandan to kokoro shizumete shiyan suru

Sundaru mizu to kawari kuru zo ya 2-26

When one calms the mind step by step and ponder  (pondering over illness and misfortune /Calm mind of greed, arrogance, miserliness, covetousness, and self love, and  do not take action on these evil thoughts),

It will change into clear water (pure mind). Like the water that is agitated with particles, when no movement occurs, the particles settle to the bottom, leaving pure water at the top.

Yama naka no mizu no naka i to irikonde

Ika naru mizu mo sumasu koto nari 2-27

I shall go into the water (minds) in the high mountains (people that don’t know God),

whatever kind of water (minds), I will make it pure (after the Joyous service).

Nichinichi ni kokoro tsukusuru sono kata wa

Mune o osame yo sue wa tanomoshi 2-28

Day by day, the mind is improving (evil disappearing), that person

the heart is settling (restored), the future is promising (due to positive causality).

Korekara wa takayama ike i tobihairi

Ikana gomoku mo soji suru nari 2-29

From now on, I shall plunge into the pond in the high mountains,

and clear it of any mud (evil)  (Only occurs after the Joyous

Service).

Gomoku sai sukiyaka dashite shimota nara

Ato naru mizu wa sunde aru nari 2-30

If I only remove the mud (evil) from it completely,

the remaining water (mind) will be clear.

Korekara wa kara to nihon no hanashi suru

Nani o yu tomo wakari arumai 2-31

From now on, I will talk about kara (closed mind/not pure mind) and nihon (open mind/pure mind).

You may not understand what I say.

Tojin ga nihon no jii i irikonde

Mamani suru no ga Kami no rippuku 2-32

The towns people (kara) have entered the land of nihon,

and their willful acts cause the anger of God.

Dandan to nihon tasukeru moyodate

Tojin Kami no mamani suru nari 2-33

Step by step, I am preparing to save Nihon.

God will deal with the town’s people as God wishes.

Konosaki wa kara to nihon o wakeru de na

Kore wakaritara sekai osamaru 2-34

Hereafter, I shall make a distinction between  kara  and Nihon (God will place illness on kara, to purify the mind).

When this is understood, the world’s heart will settle (all mankind purified).

Imamade wa kami taru kokoro wakaraide

Sekainami ya to omote ita nari 2-35

Until now, those in high places have not understood.

They thought my teachings to be worldly common.

Korekara wa Kami ga tainai irikonde

kokoro sumiyaka wakete miseru de 2-36

From now on, God will enter their bodies

and clearly distinguish their minds  (place illness according to their mind /only after our Joyous Service prayer).

Nichinichi ni yorikuru hito ni kotowari o

Yueba dandan naomo masu de 2-37

Day by day, you turn away  those who come (after the Joyous service).

To say step by step, their numbers will increase (the prayer brings members to our churches).

Ika hodono oku no hito ga kitaru tomo

Nanimo anjina Kami no hikiuke 2-38

No matter how great a number of people may come,

do no worry, for it is God’s undertaking.

Mezurashii kono yo hajime no Kanrodai

Kore ga nihon no osamari to naru  2-39

Marvelous is the Kanrodai that represents the beginning of mankind

This will  settle Nihon (mankind purified).

Takayama ni hii to mizu to ga miete aru

Tare ga me nimo kore ga mien ka 2-40

In the mountain, I can see fire  and water (God placing illness after the Joyous Service to kara)

Can’t anyone see this with your own eyes? 

Dandan to ikana hanashi mo toite aru

Tashikana koto ga miete aru kara 2-41

Step by step, I have given you teachings on every matter,

for I have seen what is certain.

Shiyawase o yoki yoni tote jubun ni

Mi ni tsuite kuru kore o tanoshime 2-42

Everything has been fully arranged for

your happiness. Look forward to it.

Nanimo kamo goyoku tsukushi sono ue wa

Kami no rippuku miete kuru zo ya 2-43

In any matter, if you indulge in extreme greed,

the anger of God will begin to be seen.

Dandan to ju go ichi yori miekakeru

Zen to aku towa mina arawareru.2-44

From the fifteenth day it will be seen,

little by little good and evil will be revealed. 

Kono hanashi doko no koto tomo yuwan de na

Miete kitareba mina tokushin se 2-45

By this talk, I do not indicate any place in particular.

Become convinced, all of you, when it is seen.

Takayama no nihon no mono to tojin to

Wakeru moyo mo kore mo hashira ya 2-46

Among the high mountains, the preparation to distinguish nihon and those of the town’s people  will be made also by the Pillar (Joyous service directed to the Pillar where the original mind/God is ) (God compares the prayer’s mind with the original mind of the pillar, to see if  he would give the prayer the blessings of guidance to kara)

Tojin to nihon no mono to wakeru no wa

Hi to mizu to o irete wakeru de 2-47

The town’s people and Nihon in distinguishing between,

fire and water (illness) will be placed to distinguish them (illness/guidance placed on kara).

Summary of chapter 2/ Both chapter one and two may be a summary of the complete Ofudesaki?

God says that those in the high mountains will come to the residence (Ojiba) in the future. The time has come. They will come to be saved. (1887)

After the minds of the early followers become pure, the prayer (Joyous Service) will follow.

God says that the service is intended for the people in the high mountains. Evil sweeping, save them please. God will bring them to the residence to be saved.

God tells the early followers that he is preparing them to perform the service. This is why he has entered in them, and is guiding them with illness.  God is hastening the prayer by guidance of the early followers.

God says he has warned the early followers, but they still cannot understand. This is why he has entered in them to guide them. When they ponder their illness, they will be healed, and continue to purify their minds.

God telling early followers that he wants to go out to save mankind, but he cannot because there is no path. The location of the origin of mankind has not been located. The early followers have to purify their minds to find this location. The Kanrodai will identify the location of human creation, and also will serve as the Shrine of God in the future (1887).

Message to the early followers to prepare the Residence(church) where the truth is conveyed. This is done by purifying their minds and locating the exact location where the first humans were created. This location signifies the original pure minds of the first couple, and the residence of God on earth. This location has not been found as of 1869. An hexagonal structure (Kanrodai) will be placed to signify this location when it is found. This location will be identified in 1875.

When the early followers become pure in mind in their prayers, God will then enter the bodies of the people in the high mountains, and begin guiding them by distinguishing their minds. God will place illness (fire and water) on their bodies as guidance.  This will be only possible when the prayer (Joyous Service) by the followers is accepted by God.

God helps the early followers by warning them by the Ofudesaki (Tip of the Writing Brush) when their thoughts are wrong, and also guides them with illness when the warnings are not accepted. This helps them purify their minds. God tells the early followers to calm their minds and ponder, especially when illness or sufferings occur as God’s guidance.

God is preparing for January 26 1887, when the Joyous Service becomes effective. This is when Oyasama returns to the original location (Kanrodai), and with God begins to work to save mankind. The location of the original pure mind has  not been located as of 1869.  When the location is identified, a temporary hexagonal structure will be built (Kanrodai). This location is where our prayers will be directed toward.

When the Joyous Service is performed with a pure mind toward the Kanrodai, God promises he will bring new members to our place of worships. This will happen January 26, 1887.

God will enter and place illness (fire and water) in distinguishing the minds of  the people in the mountains (kara) when the Joyous Service is performed with a pure mind by the early followers. These people will come spiritedly to be healed.

The prayer must be directed toward the Kanrodai for God to accept our sincere prayer. This specific location not yet located  as of 1869 due to the impure minds of the early followers.

When all mankind is purified, God promises that all mankind will have joy.

note: Oyasama was the Shrine of God, which means that God was inhabiting her body. People directed their prayer in the direction of Oyasama. It is said that God then compared the mind of the prayer with Oyasama’s mind. If there was sincerity, God gave out his blessings.  The location of the prayer changed on January 26, 1887 when Oyasama passed away, and her soul returned to the location of the Origin (Kanrodai), where God resides on earth. This is why we pray toward the Kanrodai after January 26, 1887.

Opinion: The day January 26, 1887 is very important for the spreading of God’s truth, because Oyasama (shrine of God) was often hidden to protect her from the authorities (police) or was often taken into custody. This prevented people from praying to God. But when her soul transferred to the location of the original pure mind (Kanrodai), everyone in the world now has access to God.

Heaven’s Truth Church/Tenrikyo Church

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