In this wide world, within the country,
are there no stones or standing trees (new members)?
Hiroi sekai ya kuni naka ni,
ishi mo tachiki mo nai kai na.
Though I carry out marvelous construction,
I never ask a favor of anyone.
Fushigina fushin o suru naredo,
Tare ni tanomi wa kaken dena.
All coming from the world step by step,
It will be accomplished.
Mina dandan to sekai kara,
Yorikita koto nara dekete kuru.
Forgetting a greedy mind,
Set out to determine your mind firmly (to not act on evil thoughts).
Yoku no kokoro o uchiwasure,
tokuto kokoro o sadame kake.
However long one may hesitate to come,
It will never be accomplished by yourselves (need God’s help).
Itsumade miawase itaru tomo,
Uchi kara suru no ya nai hodoni.
Never hasten so thoughtlessly.
From what comes forth from your innermost heart (negative energy surrounding the soul manifesting into suffering), ponder.
Musho yatara ni sekikomu na,
mune no uchi yori shian seyo.
When your minds becomes clear (from pondering the suffering that comes from the heart, and not acting on your evil thoughts),
begin the construction quickly (spread the truth/hinokishin and pray with the Joyous Service).
Nanika kokoro ga sunda nara,
hayaku fushin ni torikakare.
Having (God) entered the mountains,
I have already seen the stones and standing trees (new members).
Yama no naka e to irikonde,
ishi mo tachiki mo mite oita.
Whether to cut this tree or take that stone
It depends on the heart of God.
Kono ki kiro ka ano ishi to,
Omoedo Kami no mune shidai.
This time, the innermost hearts of all equally
Have become completely purified (God will now begin to work).
Kono tabi ichiretsuni,
sumikiri mashita ga mune no uchi.
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Summary of Song 9: We must remove greed from our minds and go out to spread God’s truth of the Soul and tell people that God will guide them to purify their minds. If we do not spread the truth and have a pure mind, our prayers will not bring people to our places of worship.