SONG 8

Hiroi sekai ya kuni naka ni,

ishi mo tachiki mo nai kai na.

In this wide world, within the country,

stones or standing trees are there not?

 

Fushigina fushin o suru naredo,

Tare ni tanomi wa kaken dena.

Marvelous construction will be done, however,

to anyone asking, I do not do.

 

Mina dandan to sekai kara

Yorikita koto nara dekete kuru

All step by step, from the world,

coming and gathering, it will be accomplished.

 

Yoku no kokoro o uchiwasure,

tokuto kokoro o sadame kake.

Greedy mind forgetting,

thoroughly the mind, determine (settle) it.

 

Itsumade miawase itaru tomo,

Uchi kara suru no ya nai hodoni.

However long one may hesitate to arrive, 

From within to do, is nonexistent, because

 

Musho yatara ni sekikomu na,

mune no uchi yori shian seyo.

If free and unlimited blessings are given, do not be agitated.

From what comes forth from your innermost heart, ponder.

 

Nanika kokoro ga sunda nara,

hayaku fushin ni torikakare.

In everything, the mind becomes clear

quickly the construction, to set out.

 

Yama no naka e to irikonde,

ishi mo tachiki mo mite oita.

Inside the mountain, the area entering,

The stone and standing trees you have seen.

 

Kono ki kiro ka ano ishi to

omoedo Kami no mune shidai.

This tree to cut, that rock (to pick)

God thinking, is dependent on the heart.

 

Kono tabi ichiretsuni

sumikiri mashita ga mune no uchi

This time, everyone 

has completely purified the innermost hearts.

 

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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.