OFUDESAKI/CHAPTER 3/ 1874
Konotabi wa Mon no uchi yori tachimono o
Hayaku isoide toriharai seyo 3-1
This time from the person’s home, the food (abstained to get wish),
quickly hasten to clear it away (it does not work).
Sukiyaka ni soji shitateta koto naraba
Nawamune isogi tanomi iru zo ya 3-2
When you have completed the sweeping (sweeping of greed,arrogance, self love, miserliness, and covetousness),
one will quickly have been entrusted with a pondering (flexible like a rope/understanding) mind.
Shinjitsu ni soji o shitaru sono nochi wa
Kami ichijo de kokoro isamuru 3-3
After you have truly finished sweeping (mind becoming pure of greed, arrogance, and self love),
you will be single hearted with God, and your mind will become spirited.
Dandan to sekai no kokoro isamu nara
Kore ga nihon no osamari to naru 3-4
Step by step, when the minds of the world become spirited,
this will settle Nihon (bring peace and Kanrodai completed).
Imamade wa nani yono koto mo wakari nai
Korekara mieru fushigi aizu ga 3-5
Until now, you have understood nothing.
From now on you will see miraculous signs (illness as God’s guidance after the Joyous Service / New members will come to our churches or weeding/guidance of early followers).
Kon mono ni muri ni koi towa yu de nashi
Tsukikuru naraga itsu made mo yoshi 3-6
I do not force anyone to come if they do not want to.
But if they do come, it will be good forever.
Korekara wa mizu ni tatoete hanashi suru
Sumu to nigori de satori toru nari 3-7
From now on, I shall speak in the metaphor of water.
Understand the difference between muddy (evil in mind) and clear (pure mind).
Shinjitsu ni Kami no kokoro no sekikomi wa
Shin no hashira o hayaku iretai 3-8
Truly, the hastening in the mind of God
is to put in the pillar (Kanrodai) of the original mind quickly.
Kono hashira hayaku ireyo to omoedomo
Nigori no mizu de tokoro wakaran 3-9
This pillar I am thinking to put in quickly.
Because of the muddy water (evil in the minds of the early followers), I can not find the place (early followers need to purify their minds to locate the kanrodai).
Kono mizu o hayaku sumasuru moyodate
Suino to suna ni kakete sumase yo 3-10
This water (mind), prepare to clear it quickly.
Purify it by using a filter and sand.
Kono suino doko ni aru ya to omouna yo
Mune to kuchi to ga suna to suino ya 3-11
This filter, where do you think it is.
The heart and the mouth are the sand and filter.
Kono hanashi sumiyaka satori tsuita nara
Sono mama ireru shin no hashira o 3-12
This talk, if understanding quickly occurs (all mankind purified),
I shall put in the original mind’s pillar at once.
Hashira sai shikkari ireta koto naraba
Kono yo tashikani osamari ga tsuku 3-13
If the pillar is completely put in (all the world must be purified),
the world will certainly settle.
Kono hanashi satori bakari de aru hodoni
Kore satoritara shoko dameshi ya 3-14
This talk requires only your understanding (need purified mind).
With understanding, will come tested proof (God will begin to place illness as guidance/ Jan. 26 1887).
Kono yo no ningen hajime moto no Kami
Tare mo shiritaru mono wa arumai 3-15
This world’s God who started the creation of human beings,
there is no one who knows.
Doroumi no naka yori shugo oshiekake
Sore ga dandan sakan naru zo ya 3-16
From the muddy ocean, I began to teach my providence (protection)
and you have come to prosper step by step.
Kontotabi wa tasuke ichijo oshieru mo
Kore mo nai koto hajime kakeru de 3-17
This time, I will teach single hearted-salvation (Prayer to bring in new members).
This is something that never existed, and will now begin.
Imamade ni nai koto hajime kakeru no wa
Moto Koshiraeta Kami de aru kara 3-18
Beginning things which never existed before,
because God that created the origin exist.
Nichinichi ni Kami no hanashi ga yamayama to
Tsukaete aredo toku ni tokaren 3-19
Day by day, God’s words pile up mountainously.
I cannot speak, though I desire to.
Nani nitemo tokaren koto wa nai keredo
Kokoro sumashite kiku mono wa nai 3-20
In whatever, there is nothing that I cannot explain; but
there is no one listens with a purified mind.
Sumiyaka ni kokoro sumashite kiku narable
Yorozu no hanashi mina tokikikasu 3-21
If you quickly purify your mind and listen,
I shall give you all my teaching on everything.
Kono yo no tashika tameshi ga kakete aru
Kore ni machigai nai to omoe yo 3-22
This world’s definite test I have put in effect (illness as guidance/ Shuji leg).
Be convinced there is no error in this.
Kono tameshi sumiyaka mieta koto naraba
Ikana hanashi mo mina makoto ya de 3-23
If this test is quickly seen (illness as God’s guidance),
you will all understand that everyone of my words are all true.
Nanimo kamo ikana hanashi mo toku hodoni
Nani o yutemo uso to omouna 3-24
On any matter, any talk I will explain.
Whatever I say, never think of it as false.
Me ni mien Kami no yu koto nasu koto wa
Nani o suru tomo chotto ni shiremai 3-25
A God you can not see, hear or work.
You do not know what I am going to do.
Hayabaya to mieru hanashi de aru hodoni
Kore ga tashikana shoko naru zo ya 3-26
But my teachings can be seen quickly (True sincerity for God’s blessings).
This will be certain proof of it occurring.
Kore o mite nani o kiitemo tanoshime yo
Ikana hanashi mo mina kono dori 3-27
When this is seen, be pleased with whatever you hear.
Any of my teaching proceeds in this way (true sincerity/pure mind for God’s blessings).
Hito no mono karitaru narabe ri ga iru de
Hayaku hensai re o yu nari 3-28
If you borrow something from someone, you would need
to pay interest. Quickly return it with a word of thanks.
(If God gives you guidance (illness or disorder), Ponder and
quickly return the illness with a word of thanks).
Ko no yonaki omou kokoro wa chigau de na
Ko ga nakude nai Kami no kudoki ya 3-29
Your mind is mistaken on your child’s crying at night.
The child is not crying, it is God’s persuasion (guidance).
Hayabaya to Kami ga shirashite yaru hodoni
Ikana koto demo shikato kikiwake 3-30
As God desires to inform you quickly,
you must understand whatever occurs.
Oyaoya no kokoro chigai no nai yoni
Hayaku shiyan o suru ga yoi zo ya 3-31
Lest there be any error in the minds of your parents,
you had better ponder quickly for it to be good.
Shinjitsu ni hito o tasukeru kokoro nara
Kami no kudoki wa nanimo nai zo ya 3-32
If you are truly a mind to save others (praying with sincere mind),
there is no need for the persuasion of God (no guidance needed or weeding needed).
Meme ni imasai yokuba yoki koto to
Omou kokoro wa mina chigau de na 3-33
The thought that all is well for the present for the self
alone, is entirely mistaken (true joy is shared joy/one must save others by performing the Joyous Service).
Degake kara ikana omichi toritemo
Sue no hosomichi miete nai kara 3-34
From the start, however a path you may have set out on,
you do not see the narrow path ahead.
Ningen wa azanai mono de aru karani
Sue no michisuji sarani wakaran 3-35
As you human beings are shallow,
you can never see where your paths will lead (what you plant, you sow).
Ima no koto nanimo yu dewa nai hodoni
Saki no okwan michi ga mieru de 3-36
This matter, I do not say anything because
A broad path will be seen in the future.
Ima no michi ikana michi demo nagekuna yo
Saki no honmichi tanoshunde iyo 3-37
Do not grieve over whatever path you are now on (due to causality).
Take delight in the main path in the future (the good path will result in a future of joy).
Shinjitsu ni tasuke ichijo no kokoro nara
Nani yuwai demo shikato uketoru 3-38
If you are a mind to save others single-heartedly,
whatever you say (request), I shall firmly accept.
Kuchi saki no tsuisho bakari wa iran mono
Shin no kokoro ni makoto aru nara 3-39
Words of flattery are unwanted.
If only there is truly purity of the original mind (having no greed, arrogance or self love).
Dandan to nani goto nitemo kono yo wa
Kami no karada ya shiyan shite miyo 3-40
Step by step whatever happens (God’s guidance), this mankind is God’s bodies.
Ponder, and realize it (realize God’s guidance and that God controls our bodies).
Ningen wa minamina Kami no kashimono ya
Nanto omote tsukote iru yara 3-41
All human bodies are things lent by God.
What thoughts are you using them?
Kotoshi niwa mezurashi koto o hajime kake
Imamade shiranu koto o suru zo ya 3-42
This year, I shall begin marvelous things (show God’s blessings as illness).
I shall do things that were never known.
Imamade wa nani yono koto mo sekainami
Korekara wakaru mune no uchi yori 3-43
Until now, you have understood everything in an worldly way (greed, arrogance, and self love in mind).
From now, you will understand from your innermost heart (understand from a pure mind).
Konotabi wa tasuke ichijo ni kakaru no mo
Waga mi no tameshi kakaritaru ue 3-44
This time, I begin the single-hearted salvation
after having tested it upon myself (illness as guidance in Shuji).
Tasuke demo ogami kito de iku de nashi
Ukagai tatete iku de nakeredo 3-45
This salvation is not brought about by formulas of worship,
or by exorcism, or by calling oracles.
Kono tokoro yorozu no koto o tokikikasu
Kami ichijo de mune no uchi yori 3-46
At this place, I will teach everything about the world.
Be single hearted with God from your innermost heart (having a pure mind).
Wakaru yo mune no uchi yori shiyan seyo
Hito tasuketara waga mi tasukaru 3-47
Ponder from your innermost heart to understand (having no greed, arrrogance or self love).
Through saving others (performing the Joyous Service), you are saved.
Takayama wa sekai ichiretsu omou yo
Mamani suredomo saki wa mien de 3-48
The high mountains are doing as they please with the world.
But they cannot see the future (cannot understand causality).
Dandan to oku yosetaru kono tachiki
Yoboku ni naru mono wa nai zo ya 3-49
Step by step, I have gathered many trees,
but there is none yet that will become useful timbers (missionaries).
Ikana ki mo oku yosete wa aru keredo
Igami kagami wa kore wa kanawan 3-50
Though I have gathered many and varied trees,
those that are like a distorted mirror will not do (Those who cannot understand due to having greed, arrogance and self love).
Sekaiju mune no uchi yori Shinbashira
Kami no sekikomi hayaku misetai 3-51
To the world, from the innermost heart, the Pillar of the Original mind
God hastens to show it (Kanrodai which represents the pure mind of God and the original parent) .
Sekaiju mune no uchi yori kono soji
Kami ga hoke ya shikato mite iyo 3-52
To the world, from the innermost heart, this sweeping,
God is the broom (God placing illness as guidance after our prayer). Watch vigilantly.
Korekara wa Kami ga omote i arawarete
Yama i kakarite soji suru zo ya 3-53
From now God will go forth and be revealed
and attend to the sweeping in the mountains (sweep evil from the minds by placing illness as guidance after accepting our sincere prayer).
Ichiretsu ni Kami ga soji o suru naraba
Kokoro isande yokizukume ya 3-54
When God accomplishes the sweeping of all mankind,
all minds will be spirited and full of joy.
Nanimo kamo Kami ga hikiuke suru kara wa
Donna koto demo juyojizai o 3-55
As it is God who undertakes all matters,
Everything will be done freely(does not force) and unlimitedly.
Konotabi wa uchi o osameru Shinbashira
Hayaku iretai mizu o sumashite 3-56
At this time, after purifying the minds, I desire quickly
to put in the Pillar of the Original mind, which will settle matters within (God guarantees paradise when all mankind is purified).
Takayama no shin no hashira wa tojin ya
Kore ga daiichi Kami no rippuku 3-57
The High mountains’ Pillar of the Original mind (pure) is that of the town’s people (impure mind).
This is the prime cause of the anger of God.
Kami taru wa dandan sekai mamani suru
Kami no zannen nanto omou zo 3-58
Those in high places are doing as they please with the world.
What are you thinking about God’s regret?
Imamade wa nani o yutemo miete nai
Mo konotabi wa setsu ga kita 3-59
Until now, nothing was seen that was said,
now at last, the time has come (will see illness as God’s guidance after our sincere prayers).
Korekara wa Yoki-zutome ni mata kakaru
Nanno koto yara choto ni shiremai 3-60
From now on, look forward to the Joyous Service being effective (January 26, 1887 or 1875 when Kanrodai site is located).
What is this? You may not understand (understand what the service does).
Imamade mo shirite hanashite hanashi tomo
Toite aredomo nanno koto yara 3-61
I have already told you what is known to me.
It has been taught, but you do not know what it means (what the Joyous Service does).
Koremade wa ikana hanashi o toita tote
Hi ga kitaran de miete nai zo ya 3-62
Until now, you have not seen whatever I told you,
the day had not yet come (the Joyous Service was not effective yet).
Korekara wa mo setsu ga kitaru kara
Yueba sono mama miete kuru zo ya 3-63
From now on, as the time has come,
you will see it just as I tell you (will begin to see illness as God’s guidance through performing the Joyous Service, bringing members to our churches).
Shikato kike san roku ni go no kureyai ni
Mune no soji o Kami ga suru zo ya 3-64
Listen carefully. In the evening of the twenty fifth day in the 36 year (1874),
God will clean the heart (God beginning to sweep the minds of the early followers, so the location of the original mind/Kanrodai can be identified).
Shiyan seyo nanbo sundaru mizu ya tote
Doro o iretara nigoru koto nari 3-65
Ponder this, no matter how clear the water (mind) may be,
if you put mud (evil) into it, it will become turbid.
Nigori mizu hayaku sumasan koto nitewa
Shin no hashira no ireyo ga nai 3-66
Unless the muddy water is purified quickly (unless the minds are purified),
there is no way to put in the Original mind’s Pillar (location cannot be identified).
Hashira sai hayaku iretaru koto naraba
Matsudai shikato osamari ga tsuku 3-67
If only the Pillar is quickly put in,
everything will be settled firmly forever (paradise).
Kono yo o hajimeta Kami no shinjitsu o
Toite kikasuru uso to omouna 3-68
God, who began this world teaches the truth.
Do not think it to be false.
Imamade mo shingaku koki aru keredo
Moto o shiritaru mono wa nai zo ya 3-69
Even until now, there have been teachings, ethical and ancient.
But there is no one who knows the Origin.
Sono hazu ya doroumi naka no michisugara
Shiritaru mono wa nai hazu no koto 3-70
So should it be, for there is no one
who knows the course of the path in the muddy ocean (how mankind was created).
Koremade wa kono yo hajimete nai koto o
Dandan toite kikasu koto nari 3-71
From now on, this mankinds beginnings that is unknown,
I will tell you step by step.
Nanimo kamo nai koto bakari toku keredo
Kore ni machigota koto a nai zo ya 3-72
Though I teach solely of things unknown,
There is nothing that is untrue.
Ju ichi ni ku ga nakunarite shin wasure
Shogatsu niju roku niche o matsu 3-73
On the eleventh, the nine will have disappeared (in chapter 11, tells of Kokan’s (Ku…..) demise), the Original mind (pure) forgotten.
I await the twenty sixth of the first month (when Oyasama passes away and the Joyous Service becomes effective/ Jan. 26, 1887).
Kono aida shin mo tsukikuru yoku wasure
Ninju sorote Tsutome koshirae 3-74
By that time, the Original mind (pure) will have come forth, and greed forgotten.
Let all performers assemble, and prepare for the Service.
Nichinichi ni Kami no kokoro no sekikomi wa
Juyojizai o hayaku misetai 3-75
Day be day, the mind of God hastens
to show you free and unlimited workings quickly (illness as God’s guidance by our prayer to the Kanrodai to take place 1887).
Korekara wa ninju sorote Tsutome suru
Kore de tashikani nihon osamaru 3-76
From now on, the members will assemble and do the Service.
This will truly settle Nihon.
Shinjitsu ni tasuke ichijo de aru karani
Nanimo kowami wa sarani nai zo ya 3-77
Since there is truly single hearted salvation,
there is nothing to fear in anything.
Nanimo kamo tasuke ichijo tomeru nara
Kami no zannen mi ni sawari tsuku 3-78
In anything, if one stops single hearted salvation,
God’s regret will show up as disorder in your body (like Shuji‘s leg).
Shiyan seyo yorozu tasuke no kono moyo
Ningen waza to sarani omouna 3-79
Ponder, this preparation for world salvation,
never think as human workings.
Imamade wa nanika yorozu ga wakaraide
Mina ningen no kokoro bakari de 3-80
Until now, you have not been able to understand anything.
There was nothing but human thinking only (one needs pure mind to understand).
Korekara wa Kami no kokoro to kami taru no
Kokoro hikiyawase suru 3-81
From now on, God’s mind and those who are in high position’s
mind (not pure), God will distinguish (this done by performing the Joyous Service).
Kono hanashi chotto no koto ya to omouna yo
Kami ga shinjitsu mikanetaru yue 3-82
These talks, do not think as trifle.
God truly cannot bear to look on.
Korekara wa Kami no chikara to kami taru no
Chikara kurabe to omoe yo 3-83
From now on, compare the strength of God and the strength of
the high places.
Ika hodono goteki araba dashite miyo
Kami no ho nimo bai no chikara o 3-84
Have your strongest come against me.
God has twice the strength.
Shinjitsu no Kami ga omote i deru kara wa
Ikana moyo mo suru to omoe yo 3-85
As the true God is going out to the fore,
know that every preparation will be made.
Imamade wa kara ga nihon o mamani shita
Kami no zannen nanto shiyo yara 3-86
Until now, those of kara(not pure mind) have done as they please with Nihon(pure mind).
What can be done about the regret of God?
Konosaki wa nihon ga kara o mamani suru
Mina ichiretsu wa shochi shite iyo 3-87
Hereafter, Nihon will do as they please with Kara.
Everyone in the world, ponder over it.
Onaji ki no ne to eda to no koto naraba
Eda wa orekuru ne wa sakai deru 3-88
Root (pure mind) and branches (not pure minds) of the same tree,
branches will break; roots will prosper (due to causality).
Imamade wa kara wa erai to yu taredo
Korekara saki wa oreru bakari ya 3-89
Until now, those of kara were said to be great,
But from now on, they will only be broken (illness placed on them as guidance).
Nihon miyo chiisai yoni omotaredo
Ne ga arawareba osore iru zo ya 3-90
Look at Nihon. It is thought to be small,
but when the roots (original mind) appears, you will be overwhelmed.
Kono chikara ningen waza to omowaren
Kami no chikara ya kore wa kanawan 3-91
This strength is not thought to be human.
It is the strength of God which cannot be matched.
Kono yo wa nigiwashi kurashi iru keredo
Moto o shiritaru mono wa nai node 3-92
In this world, people are living merrily,
but there is no one who knows the origin (causality effect).
Kono moto o kuwashiku shirita koto naraba
Yamai no okoru koto a nai no ni 3-93
This origin (Causality) if known in detail,
there should be no occurrence of illness.
Nanimo kamo shirazu ni kurasu kono kodomo
Kami no me niwa ijirashiki koto 3-94
These children, living their lives knowing nothing,
in God’s eyes are pitiful things.
Nani nitemo yamai to yute sarani nashi
Kokoro chigai no michi ga aru kara 3-95
There is nothing at all which should called illness.
It is because there are paths of the mistaken mind.
Kono michi wa oshii hoshii to kawaii to
Yoku to koman kore ga hokori ya 3-96
This path are miserliness, covetousness, self love,
greed, and arrogance. These are the dusts (called evils also).
Kono yo no ningen wa mina Kami no ko ya
Kami no yu koto shikato kikiwake 3-97
This world’s human beings are all God’s children.
God’s sayings, listen and understand.
Hokori sai sukiyaki harota koto naraba
Ato wa mezurashi tasuke suru zo ya 3-98
If only the dusts (evils) completely swept away,
Afterwards I shall do marvelous salvation (Paradise on earth).
Shinjitsu no kokoro shidai no kono tasuke
Yamazu shinazu ni yowari naki yo 3-99
By this salvation given to the mind of sincerity,
you shall be freed from illness, death, and weakening (when all mankind is purified).
Kono tasuke hayaku ju go sai jomyo to
Sadame tsuketai Kami no ichijo 3-100
This salvation, to fix the natural term of life to one 115 years
is the single desire of God.
Nichinichi ni Kami no kokoro no sekikomi o
Soba naru mono wa nanto omoteru 3-101
Day by day, the mind of God hastens.
You who are close to me, what are you thinking?
Kami taru o kowai to omote izumi iru
Kami no sekikomu kowami nai zo ya 3-102
For fear of those in high places, you are depressed.
God is hastening. Do not be afraid.
Mune ashiku kore o yamai to omouna yo
Kami no sekikomi tsukaetaru yue 3-103
The tightness in your chest. Do not think this as an illness.
God’s hastening is being blocked.
Dandan to Kami no kokoro to yu mono wa
Fushigi arawashi tasuke sekikomu 3-104
What is said to be God’s mind, hastens for miraculous salvations
step by step (we must pray to hasten these miraculous salvations/illnesses as guidance).
Kono fushigi nanno koto ya to omote iru
Hokori harote soji shitateru 3-105
This miracle (illness as guidance) what are you thinking?
I will sweep the dust, and complete the cleaning.
Ato naru ni hayaku hashira o ireta nara
Kore de kono yo no sadame tsuku nari 3-106
Thereafter, the pillar will be put in quickly (when all mankind is purified).
When it is done, this world will settle.
Kono hanashi hayaku mietaru koto naraba
Ikana mono demo mina tokushin se 3-107
This talk if it is seen quickly,
Any one, will all be convinced.
Imamade wa shoko tameshi to yue aredo
Kanrodai mo nanno koto yara 3-108
I have told you before about the proof/test.
But you do not even know about the Kanrodai.
Kono mono o yon en izen ni mukaitori
Kami ga dakishime kore ga shoko ya 3-109
Having received this one 4 years ago (passed away),
God is holding her in a tight embrace. This is the proof (was instrument of the origin).
Shinjitsu ni hayaku kayasuru moyodate
Kami no sekikomi kore ga daiichi 3-110
Truly, the preparation to return her quickly
is God’s hastening. This is paramount. (When all mankind purified, all the instruments of creation will be brought together to perform the Kagura, initiating the gift from Heaven of paradise on earth).
Koremade wa juyojizai to mama tokedo
Nanimo mietaru koto wa nakeredo 3-111
Until now, I have told you often about my free and unlimited workings,
but you have seen nothing yet about this.
Korekara wa ikana hanashi mo tokiote
Sore mieta nara juyojizai ya 3-112
From now on, I will teach you everything beforehand.
When it is seen, you will see my free and unlimited workings.
Imamade no koto wa nan nimo yute kurena
Niju roku niche ni hajime kakeru de 3-113
The current issue, do not come and say it is too difficult
I shall begin on the twenty six day (when God begins to work/ when our prayers become effective ).
Korekara wa sekai no kokoro isame kake
Nihon osameru moyo suru zo ya 3-114
From now on, I shall make the minds of the world spirited.
I will prepare to settle Nihon.
Ningen no kokoro to yu wa azanote
Mietaru koto o bakari yu nari 3-115
Man’s mind is said to be shallow.
You only talk about what is seen.
Korekara wa nai koto bakari toite oku
Korekara saki o tashika mite iyo 3-116
From now on, I shall talk only about things that have not occurred.
From now on, watch the future closely (watch for illness as guidance after the Joyous Service).
Dono yona koto mo dandan yuikakeru
Mietaru koto wa sarani yuwan de 3-117
I shall begin to tell you everything step by step,
but never about things that are already visible.
Kono yo o hajimeta Kami no Shinbashira
Hayaku tsuketai Kami no ichijo 3-118
To set up this this pillar of God, who began the world,
is God’s single desire.
Me ni mien Kami no yu koto nasu koto o
Dandan kite shiyan shite miyo 3-119
Step by step, ponder and look at the saying
and working of a God you can not see.
Ima no michi kami no mama ya to omote iru
Kokoro chigau de Kami no mama nari 3-120
You are thinking that this path is at the mercy of the high places.
But your mind is wrong. It will be as God pleases.
Kami taru wa sekaiju o mamani suru
Kami no zannen kore o shiran ka 3-121
Those in high places are doing as they please with the world.
God’s regret, don’t you know.
Koremade wa yorozu sekai wa kami no mama
Mo korekara wa monku kawaru zo 3-122
Until now, everyone in the world has gone according to those in high places.
From now on, there will be changes.
Kono yo o hajimete kara wa nanimo kamo
Toite kikashita koto wa nai node 3-123
Since the time I began this world, I have not
taught you anything to listen to about.
Kami taru wa sekaiju o waga mamani
Omote iru no wa kokoro chigau de 3-124
Those in high places are thinking of the world on their terms.
But their minds are wrong.
Takayama ni sodatsuru kii mo tanisoko ni
Sodatsuru kii mo mina onaji koto 3-125
The trees that grow in the high mountains
and the trees which grow in the low valley are all the same (all souls are equal).
Ningen wa minamina Kami no kashimono ya
Kami no juyo kore o shiran ka 3-126
All human bodies are things lent by God.
You do not know God’s free and unlimited working.
Ichiretsu wa minamina waga mi ki o tsuke yo
Kami ga nandoki doko e iku yara 3-127
Everyone, Let all of your bodies be spirited.
There is no knowing when and where God will go.
Choto hanashi Kami no kokoro no sekikomi wa
Yoboku yoseru moyo bakari o 3-128
Just a word. God’s minds hastening
is to prepare for only to assemble timber (missionaries with pure minds).
Dandan to oku tachiki mo aru keredo
Dore ga yoboku naru ya shiremai 3-129
Though there are many and varied trees,
which one will become timber is not known.
Yoboku mo chotto no koto dewa nai hodoni
Oku yoki ga hoshii koto kara 3-130
Of these timbers, it is not to be just a few.
I want a great number of timber.
Nichinichi ni yoboku nitewa teiri suru
Doko ga ashiki to sarani oumouna 3-131
Day by day, I shall tend those trees, which are to become my useful timber.
Never take it to be an illness (guidance/weeding of the mind).
Onaji ki mo dandan teiri suru mo ari
Sono mama kokasu kii mo aru nari 3-132
Among the same trees, there will be some that I guide step by step (weeding/illness as guidance).
and others that I shall let fall as they are (no guidance by illness).
Ika naru no juyojizai no kono tameshi
Hoka naru toko de sarani sen zo ya 3-133
This test for my free and unlimited workings
I will never do at any other place.
Imamade mo tameshi to yute toitaredo
Mo konotabi wa tameshi osame ya 3-134
Until now, I have often told you saying that it is to be a test.
Now at this time, I will settle the test.
Dandan to nani goto nitemo kono yo wa
Kami no karada ya shiyan shite miyo 3-135
In whatever matter, this world is God’s body (God can place illness). Gradually
Ponder and look at it.
Konotabi wa Kami ga omote I deteru kara
Yorozu no koto o mina oshieru de 3-136
At this time, as God is openly revealed,
I shall teach you any and all things.
Meme no minouchi yori no karimono o
Shirazu ni ite wa nanimo wakaran 3-137
So long as you do not know that the body is a thing borrowed,
you cannot understand nothing at all (cannot understand the guidance on your body that God places).
Shiyan seyo yamai to yute sarani nashi
Kami no michiose iken naru zo ya 3-138
Ponder, there is nothing called illness.
It is God’s road sign or warning.
Choto shitaru me no ashiku mo dekimono ya
Nobose itami wa Kami no tebiki ya 3-139
I will let you know. Ailment of the eye, swelling, dizziness, and
pain are God’s guidance.
Imamade wa takai yama ya to yuta tote
Yoboku mieta koto wa nakeredo 3-140
Until now, among the high mountains,
no timber was seen.
Konosaki wa takayama nitemo dandan to
Yoboku midasu moyo suru zo ya 3-141
Hereafter, step by step I shall make preparations
to find timber even in the high mountains.
Ichiretsu ni hayaku tasukeru kono moyo
Kami shimo tomoni kokoro isamete 3-142
This preparation is to save everyone quickly.
God will make the minds spirited.
Nichinichi ni sekai no kokoro isamu nara
Mono no ryuke wa mina isami deru 3-143
Day by day, if the minds of the world become spirited (purified in mind),
the growth of all crops (members) will become spirited (more members to our churches).
Nani nitemo tasuke ichijo de aru karani
Muhon no ne o hayaku kiritai 3-144
In all matters, my intent is single hearted salvation,
I want to cut the root of rebellion quickly.
Ima no michi hokori darake de aru karani
Hoke o mochite soji o shitate 3-145
Since the path now is covered with dust and mud,
take up God, and do the sweeping (by the Joyous Service one asks God to sweep away evil).
Ato naru wa michi wa hirokute gomoku nashi
Ikutari nari to tsurete tore yo 3-146
There after, the path will be wide and without dust.
Take along with you as many others as you wish (Joyous Service brings new members).
Nii nii no nii no istutsu ni hanashi kake
Yorozu innen mina tokikikasu 3-147
I shall begin to speak at five on the twenty second of the
Second month and teach you the causality of everything.
Takayama no sekkyo kite shinjitsu no
Kami no hanashi o kite shiyan se 3-148
After listening to the sermons of those on the high mountains,
listen to the teaching of God and ponder.
Nichinichi ni Kami no hanashi o dandan to
Kite tanoshime Koki naru zo ya 3-149
Day by day, listen and enjoy God’s teachings step by step.
It will become the divine record (The prayer is effective forever).
Summary: Chapter 3
God tells us to purify the mind of greed, arrogance, miserliness, covetousness, and self love. This will give our mind flexibility to think. This will make one spirited and happy.
When our minds are purified, we are able to understand God.
God promises that when all mankind is purified in mind, the Kanrodai will be permanently constructed on the site of the origin of human beings. When this happens, there will be everlasting joy.
God telling us to share this information with others. He is giving us a a special prayer (Joyous Service)to bring people to us to teach them of God’s truths; but we needs to find the exact location of the original mind and the residence of God, and where we will direct our prayer toward in the future.
God telling the early followers to identify the location of the origin of mankind. But because of the evil (dusts) in the early followers, they are not able to find the location to place the temporary pillar (Kanrodai).
God tells us that the heart and mouth are the sand and filter. The filter refers to not taking action on our evil thoughts (calming our minds), and the heart (soul) attracts and retains the evil thoughts, and eventually eliminates them as causality. This causality, when it returns back to us as sufferings, we continue to calm our minds, and eventually our minds become pure.
God enters the body and places illness as guidance to early followers to sweep their minds of evil. God tells them to calm their minds and ponder. When this happens their minds will become pure, and they will be able to easily identify the the location of the original pure mind at creation (Oyasama’s mind).
God tells us that when we calm our minds, we will be able to ponder. With understanding, God will give us guidance/test (blessings as illness) to purify our minds.
God telling us that illness is a result of dust in our minds. These dusts are greed, arrogance, covetousness, miserliness, and self-love.
God tells us if we are sincere (pure in mind), there is no need for God to Guide us.
God tells us that we are saved ourselves when we share God’s truth with others.
God tells us that the universe is God’s body. He lends us our bodies.
God tells us that all souls are equal.
God tells us that what we plant, we reap (cause and effect). It is the mind that causes joy or suffering.
God tells us not to worry about the path we are on; we can change our future by our thoughts and acts of today.
God tells us not to have a mind like a distorted mirror. A distorted mirror does not reflect the true image; as mind that is contaminated with evil thoughts, cannot understand truth. This is why God tells us to calm our minds to remove these evil thoughts.
God tells us that God’s blessings originate from our pure minds. Our special prayer (Joyous Service), with a pure mind directed at the Kanrodai (Pillar of the original pure mind) will bring people to our churches to be saved.
All souls are equal.
God tells us that on January 26, 1887, our sincere prayer will become effective again. God will bring new members to our churches. This is when Oyasama passes away, and her soul returns to the location of the origin or the Kanrodai. This is where our prayers are directed to, where God resides. God compares our mind with Oyasama’s pure mind. If our minds are pure, our prayers are accepted by God. God then gives us his blessings of new members.