SONG 9

In this wide world, households you visit.

Once twice, you go to save them. (hinokishin).

(Hiroi sekai o) (uchi mawari),   7-5 waka

(issen nisen de) (tasuke yuku).   7-5

 

So there be no hardships, perform (hinokishin) it.

God’s mind, lean against it .

(Fuju nakiyo ni) (shite yaro),   7-5

(Kami no kokoro ni) (motare tsuke).   7-5

 

Looking into the world’s mind,

There exist greed intermingled.

(Mireba sekai no) (kokoro ni wa),

(yoku ga majirite) (aru hodoni).

 

If you have greed, cast it away and come,

God’s acceptance, will not appear.

Yoku ga aru nara yamete kure,

(Kami no uketori) (deken kara).

 

It is the same with everyone.

Ponder and determine, to come to settle.

Izure no kata mo onaji koto,

shian sadamete tsuite koi.

 

Inconveniently to go out (hinokishin),  I do not say,

until you settle your own mind (until mind is pure).

Murini deyo to yu de nai,

kokoro sadame no tsuku made wa.

 

Indeed, this time all of you equally

Must ponder over it deeply.

Nakanaka kono tabi ichiretsuni,

shikkari shian o senya naran.

 

Even in the mountains, here and there

The service is performed.

Yama no naka demo achi kochi to,

Tenri-O no Tsutome suru

 

Though the service is done here

There is no one who understands the heart (we need to spread the truth by hinokishin to make people understand the heart/soul before God begins to work)

Koko de Tsutome o shite iredo,

mune no wakarita mono wa nai.

 

You are often invoking God (asking God by prayer to save people),

quickly go out to visit their homes (spread God’s truth so prayer would be effective).

Totemo Kamina o yobidaseba,

hayaku komoto e tazune deyo.

 

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Summary of Song 10:  Talking about hinokishin of spreading God’s truth of the soul/heart. We must have a pure mind for our prayers to be effective; but we also have to spread the truth (hinokishin) before our prayers are accepted.  This is why God tells us the people we want to convert by performing the Service, do not understand the soul/heart. Remember we also have to understand the soul/mune/heart to be able to convey this truth to others.  It also helps us to purify our minds so our prayer (Joyous Service) become effective in bringing people to our places of worship.

 

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