OFUDESAKI/ CHAPTER 4 1874 TENRIKYO
Ima no michi nanno michi ya to omote iru
Nanika wakaran michi de aredomo 4-1
The present path what kind of path do you think it is?
Though it seems to be a path you do not understand.
Konosaki wa okwan michi ga miete aru
Mo ako ni aru koko i kita nari 4-2
This time, a broad path is seen
You are saying that it is over there, but it has come here already.
Kono higara itsu no koto ya to omote iru
Go gatsu itsuka ni tashika detekuru 4-3
This date, when do you think it is?
On the fifth of the fifth month, it will definitely appear.
Sore yori mo ikage hajimaru kore o miyo
Yoru hiru shiren yoni naru zo ya 4-4
Then a thanksgiving pilgrimage will begin. Look for it.
People will come whether it be night or day (people wanting Oyasama to save them ).
Dandan to roku gatsu ni naru koto naraba
Shoko mamori o suru to omoe yo 4-5
Step by step, when the sixth month comes,
I am thinking to grant the Proof of the Protection.
Sorekara wa dandan fushin sekikonde
Nanika isogashi koto ni naru nari 4-6
After that, step by step, the construction will be hastened,
and it will become busy in all matters.
Korekara wa Kami no kokoro wa nichinichi ni
Sekikomi aru to omoikoso shire 4-7
From now on, the mind of God will hasten day by day.
Be aware of it.
Ika hodono oku sekikomi aru totemo
Kuchi dewa nanimo yu de nai zo ya 4-8
No matter how great my haste may be,
I have said nothing by mouth.
Konosaki wa oku miekuru hitobito
Hayaku shirashite oko to omoedo 4-9
This time I am thinking to let you know quickly
of the many people that will come.
Dandan to mezurashi (fire and water)hito ga miete aru (due to illness)
Tare ga me nimo kore ga mien ka 4-10
I see people with illness ( mind and body or water and fire ) coming one after another.
Is there no one who can see them with his or her eyes?
Korekara no ato naru hanashi yamayama no
Michi o mite iyo mezurashiki michi 4-11
From now, there will be mountain of stories of what will occur later.
Watch this path, a marvelous path.
Omoshiro ya oku no hito ga atsumarite
Ten no atae to yute kuru zo ya 4-12
How delightful, so many people will assemble
coming and calling for the gift of heaven .
Nichinichi ni mi ni sawari tsuku mata kita ka
Kami no machikane kore o shirazu ni 4-13
Day by day, disorders will befall them, and I anticipate for them to come?
God’s anticipation I will let you know this.
Dandan to Tsutome no ninju te ga soroi
Kore o aizu ni nanimo dekakeru 4-14
Step by step, the number for the service, the hands will assemble.
Taking this as a sign, I shall go out to work on everything ( placing illness as guidance when God distinguishes our sincere prayer/ occurs 1887).
Nichinichi no Kami no kokoro wa dandan to
kami no kokoro ni hayaku misetara 4-15
Day by day, If I should make the mind of God quickly known
to the minds of the high places step by step (fertilizing).
Kami taru wa nanimo shirazu ni tojin o
Shitagau kokoro kore ga okashii 4-16
Knowing nothing, those in high places obey those of the town’s people.
Their minds are funny/strange.
Nichinichi ni Kami no kokoro no sekikomi wa
Tojin korori kore o matsu nari 4-17
Day by day, the mind of God hastens
for the town’s people to change completely. This I await to occur.
Imamade no ushi no sakimichi omote miyo
Kami taru tokoro mina ki o tsuke yo 4-18
Think about the present concept of future paths to cows (soul entering animals due to evil in minds) .
Those in high places, you all beware.
Kore saika mina mie kitaru koto naraba
Sekai no kokoro mina isami kuru 4-19
This calamity, If all of this comes to be seen ,
the minds of the world will all become spirited.
Nani nitemo sekai no kokoro isamu nara
Kami no kokoro mo mina isamu nari 4-20
I f the minds of the world are spirited in all matters,
the mind of God, also will be spirited ( world will prosper) .
Kyonohi wa ika naru michi to omou kana
Mezurashi koto ga miete kuru zo ya 4-21
Today, what do you think this path will become?
Marvelous things will come into sight.
Dandan ni nanika no koto mo miete kuru
Ika naru michi mo mina taonoshime yo 4-22
Step by step, all things will come into sight.
Whatever your path may be, take delight in it all.
Nichinichi ni Yoki-zutome no te ga tsukeba
Kami no tanoshimi ika hodono koto 4-23
Day by day, perform the hand movements of the Joyous Service.
How delightful God will be.
Hayabaya to Tsutome no ninju machikaneru
Soba na kokoro wa nani o omou ya 4-24
I impatiently wait the members of the service.
What are you close to me thinking?
Ika naru no yamai to yute nai keredo
Mi ni sawari tsuku Kami no yomuki 4-25
Any future illness should not exist.
Should your body be afflicted, it is God’s call for your service (weeding of mind of the follower).
Yomuki mo nanino koto yara choto shiren
Kami no omowaku yamayama no koto 4-26
This call for service might not easily be understood,
for God’s thoughts are mountainous things!
Nanimo kamo Kami no omowaku nani nitemo
Mina toita nara kokoro isamu de 4-27
Perhaps If all the thoughts of God about everything are taught to you,
your minds will be spirited .
Dandan ni nanimo omowaku tokikireba
Minouchi yori mo susuyaka ni naru 4-28
Step by step, if God’s thoughts of everything are taught,
your bodies too will be refreshed (mind affecting the body) .
Matasaki no Yoki-zutome o machikaneru
Nanno koto nara Kagura-zutome ya 4-29
In the future, I impatiently wait for the Joyous Service ( . teodori)
What is it to become? , it is the Kagura Service.
Sekaiju oku no hito de aru keredo
Kami no kokoro o shirita mono nashi 4-30
Though there are many people in the world,
there is no one who knows God’s mind.
Konotabi wa Kami no kokoro no shinjitsu o
nanika isai o mina oshieru de 4-31
This time, the truth of God’s mind
about everything will be shown to everyone. ( Show illness as guidance ).
Nani nitemo Kami ichijo o shirita nara
Kara ni makeso na koto wa nai zo ya 4-32
In all matters, if you understand God completely,
you will never lose to Kara.
Konosaki wa kara to nihon o sumiyaka ni
Dandan wakeru moyo bakari 4-33
Hereafter, to completely distinguish between Kara ( not pure mind) and Nihon (pure mind)
step by step, will be my concern (this is done by the Joyous Service) .
Kore saika hayaku wakarita koto naraba
Kami no zannen hareru koto nari 4-34
I f only this is quickly understood,
the regret (negative energy of the dust of mankind) of God will be cleared away.
Shinjitsu no Kami no zannen hareta nara
Sekai no kokoro mina isami deru 4-35
If the regret of God in truth is cleared away,
all minds of the world will be spirited.
Dandan to sekaiju o shinjitsu ni
Tasukeru moyo bakari suru zo ya 4-36
Step by step, I am solely making preparations
truly to save the whole world.
Sono nochi wa yamazu shinazu ni yowarazu ni
Kokoro shidai ni itsu made mo iyo 4-37
After that, you may stay as long as you wish,
without illness, death, or weakening ( when all mankind is purified ) .
Matasaki wa nengen tachita koto naraba
Toshi o yoru me wa sarani nai zo ya 4-38
Further, after the passage of long years,
there will be no aging at all ( all mankind purified ) .
Imamade wa nanino koto demo shirenanda
Korekara saki wa mina oshieru de 4-39
Until now, you have known nothing,
but from now on, I will tell you everything about the future.
Ima dewa na mina no kokoro to uchi naru no
Kokoro ga oi chigai naredomo 4-40
At present, the minds of all, as well as the minds of those within,
the minds are mistaken.
Asunichi wa nandemo tanomi kakeru de na
Kami no iijo ni tsukaneba naran 4-41
From tomorrow, I shall begin to request anything of you.
You must follow the words of God.
Nichinichi ni mi ni sawari tsuku tokushin se
Kokoro chigai o Kami ga shirasuru 4-42
Day by day, disorders will come to your bodies. Ponder it.
God will inform you of your mistaken mind (weeding ).
Meme no minouchi yori mo shiyan shite
Kokoro sadamete Kami ni motare yo 4-43
From your suffering of your body, ponder over it.
Settle your mind, and lean on God.
Nani nitemo Kami no omowaku fukaku aru
Soba naru mono wa sore o shirazu ni 4-44
In all matters, the thoughts of God are profound.
But those who will be close to me do not know it.
Kyomade wa nani yono michi mo miene domo
Hayaku mieru de shiyan sadame yo 4-45
Until today, you have not been able to see any path (did not understand what the soul/heart does) but it can be seen by pondering and settling. (Do not act on negative thoughts).
Kono michi o hayaku shiraso to omoe domo
Satori ga note kore ga mutsukashi 4-46
Though I wish to have you know this path quickly ( path of the heart) ,
this is difficult because there is no understanding (of the heart/soul ).
Dandan to fude ni shirashite aru keredo
Satori nai no ga Kami zannen 4-47
Though I have made it known to you step by step in the Tip of the Writing Brush (Ofudesaki),
you have no understanding (no understanding of the soul) . This is God’s regret.
Nani nitemo Kami no yu koto shikato kike
Mina meme no kokoro shidai ya 4-48
In everything, listen closely to the words of God.
Everything depends on the mind of each of you.
Shinjitsu ni kokoro isande shiyan shite
Kami ni motarete Yoki-zutome o 4-49
Truly let the mind be spirited and ponder.
Lean on God and perform the Joyous Service.
Kono hanashi nanino koto ya to omouna yo
Koe ichijo no hanashi naru zo ya 4-50
Do not wonder what this talk is about.
It is solely about the matter of the fertilizer ( Joyous Service) .
Koe ya tote nani ga kiku towa omouna yo
Kokoro no makoto shinjitsu ga kiku 4-51
T his fertilizer ( Joyous Service ) , do not wonder what makes it effective.
True sincerity of the mind (pure mind) is what makes it effective.
Shinjitsu no kokoro misadame tsuita nara
Ikana shugo mo suru to omoe 4-52
When you have gained a mind of sincerity (able to see what the soul manifest, and accept it as God’s guidance to purify the mine), believe that a ny protection will be provided.
Shikato kike yorozu no koto o mina oshie
Doko ni hedate wa sarani nai zo ya 4-53
Listen closely, I teach all things to everyone.
I do not discriminate among any of you ever.
Dono yona tokoro no hito ga detekite mo
Minna innen no mono de aru kara 4-54
Wherever people come from,
it is because there is a thing of causality.
Ningen o hajime dashitaru yashiki nari
Sono innen de amakudarita de 4-55
This is the residence where I began mankind.
Because of this causality, I have descended here.
Konosaki wa sekaiju o ichiretsu ni
Tasuke shugo o mina oshieru de 4-56
Hereafter, I shall teach the world all about my protection for
the salvation of everyone.
Dandan to yorozu tasuke o mina oshie
Kara to nihon o wakeru bakari ya 4-57
Step by step, I will teach you about universal salvation,
and solely distinguish between kara and nihon (placing illness as guidance on kara) .
Nichinichi ni kara to nihon o wakeru michi
Kami no sekikomi kore ga ichijo 4-58
Day by day, the path that distinguishes between kara and nihon;
This is the single intent of God’s hastening.
Kono michi o hayaku waketaru koto naraba
Ato no yorozu wa Kami no mama nari 4-59
If this path (path of heart/soul ) is quickly distinguished,
The world will proceed as God intends (pe ople will understand the heart) .
Kyonohi wa nanika mezurashi hajime dashi
Yorozu innen mina tsuite kuru 4-60
Today is the beginning of marvelous things.
You will all come because of causality.
Innen mo oku no hito de aru karani
Doko ni hedate wa aru to omouna 4-61
About causality, because there are many people,
never think that I discriminate anywhere among you.
Kono yo o hajimeta Kami no koto naraba
Sekai ichiretsu mina waga ko nari 4-62
To God who began mankind,
everyone in the world is a child of mine.
Ichiretsu no kodomo ga kawai sore yue ni
Iroiro kokoro tsukushi kiru nari 4-63
Because of the love for my children in the world,
I exhaust my mind in every kind of way.
Kono kodomo nanimo oshiete hayabaya to
Kami no kokoro no sekikomi o miyo 4-64
These children I wish to teach everything quickly.
Take notice of this hastening in the mind of God.
Dandan to kodomo no shusse machikaneru
Kami no omowaku kore bakari nari 4-65
I wait impatiently for my children to awaken to the truth ( about the soul/heart ) .
There is nothing else in the thoughts of God.
Kodomo sai hayaku omote I dashita nara
Kara o nihon no jii ni suru nari 4-66
If my children quickly come out ( surface ) and get out (hinokishin, spread and perform the joyous service),
kara will become nihon.
Shinjitsu ni kodomo no kokoro shikato seyo
Kami no kokoro wa seku bakari ya de 4-67
Make you minds truly firm, all my children.
The mind of God hastens.
Nichinichi ni Kami no sekikomi kono nayami
Hayaku tasukeru moyo shite kure 4-68
Day by day, these troubles are God’s hastenings
Please , quickly make preparation for salvation ( calm mind and ponder ) .
Uchi naru wa kami o omote izumi iru
Kowami nai zo ya Kami no ukeyai 4-69
Thinking of the high places, those of you within are depressed.
But fear not, God assures you.
Imamade to michi ga kawarite aru hodoni
Hayaku sekikomi okwan no michi. 4-70
The path already differs from what it once was.
Quickly hasten to the broad path .
Kono michi wa itsu no koto ya to omote iru
Hayaku dete miyo mo ima no koto 4-71
You are wondering when this path will come.
Come out quickly and see, this is about now.
Dandan to fude ni shirashite aru hodoni
Hayaku kokoro ni satori toru yo 4-72
Step by step, I have informed you by the Writing Brush.
Quickly make your mind understand (the soul/heart).
Kore saika hayaku satori ga tsuita nara
Minouchi nayami suzuyaka ni naru 4-73
If you only come to understand this quickly (understand soul),
your suffering of the body will be cleared away.
Tsutome demo hajime Teodori mata Kagura
Choto no hosomichi tsukete aredomo 4-74
About the service, first the hand dance (Joyous Service) waiting for the Kagura.
Thus, I have opened just a narrow path.
Dandan to kusa ga shikorite michi shirezu
Hayaku honmichi tsukeru moyo o 4-75
But weeds ( dusts of evil ) have gradually grown thick and the path is obscure.
Quickly, the preparation to put back the main path.
Nichinichi ni kokoro isande sekikome yo
Hayaku honmichi tsuketa koto nara 4-76
Day after day, hasten with a spirited mind (weeding of the mind) ,
If only the main path be quickly opened (perform the Joyous Service with true sincerity).
Shinjitsu ni kono honmichi ga tsuita nara
Sue wa tanomoshi yokizukume ya 4-77
When this true path is truly opened,
thereafter one will lead a life full of joy and promise.
Murakata wa naomo tasuke o sete iru
Hayaku shiyan shite kureru yo 4-78
Even more do I hasten to save the villagers.
Please quickly ponder,so they will come.
Sekaiju Kami no ta niwa waga ko
Ichiretsu wa mina Oya to omoe yo 4-79
To God, everyone is a child of mine.
All of you, think that I am your Parent.
Sekaiju sekkyo to shite hajime kake
Toite kikasuru kiki ni iku nari 4-80
Throughout the world, I have begun what is known as sermons (churches ) .
When they are delivered, you may go and hear them.
Ika hodoni mietaru koto o yuta tote
Moto o shiraneba wakaru me wa nashi 4-81
Whatever may be said about things already seen (effect) ,
unless the origin (cause) in known, there can be no understanding .
Dandan to nai koto bakari yute oite
Sore deta naraba kore ga makoto ya 4-82
Step by step, I shall tell you solely about things unknown.
When they appear ( illness as guidance will occur ) , you will know that it is the truth.
Ichiretsu ni kami ni motareru kono kodomo
Hayaku omote i deru moyo seyo 4-83
All of you children who lean on God,
quickly make preparations to go out into the open ( spread God’s truth/hinokishin and perform the Joyous Service) .
Shinjitsu ni omote deyo to omou nara
Kokoro shizumete shin o tazune yo 4-84
If you truly desire to go out into the open,
calm your mind and seek the Original mind.
Kono kodomo shinjitsu yori mune no uchi
Misadame tsukeba ikana moyo mo 4-85
You children, when the innermost heart has been
truly ascertained, you shall have all my arrangements.
Nichinichi ni Kami no kokoro wa sekikomedo
Kodomo no kokoro wakari nai node 4-86
Though the mind of God hastens day by day,
there is no understanding (of the heart) in the mind of my children.
Kodomo demo chotto no hito dewa nai karani
Oku no mune ga sarani wakaran 4-87
With my children, as their number is not small,
the innermost heart is not even understood.
Imamade wa gakumon nazo to yuta tote
Miete nai koto sarani shiromai 4-88
Even until now, though people speak highly of a thing called learning,
no one knows of things yet unseen.
Konosaki wa miete nai koto dandan to
Yorozu no koto o mina toite oku 4-89
Hereafter, little by little, I shall teach you things unseen
of everything in this world.
Korekara wa kono yo hajimete nai Tsutome
Dandan oshie te o tsukeru nari 4-90
From now on, this world’s beginning Service that was unknown,
Little by little, I shall teach the hand movements (Joyous Service) .
Kono tsutome sekaiju no tasuke michi
Oshi demo mono o yuwasu koto nari 4-91
This Service (Joyous Service) is the path of salvation for the world.
A mute, will also be able to perform it (by his or her hands) .
Nichinichi ni tsutome no ninju shikato seyo
Kokoro shizumete hayaku te o tsuke 4-92
Be firm day after day, the performers of the Service.
Calm your minds (pure mind) , and quickly perform the hand movements.
Kono tsutome nanino koto ya to omote iru
Sekai osamete tasuke bakari o 4-93
What do you think this Service is about?
It is solely to bring peace to the world and salvation to all (bring new members/spreading the truth).
Kono michi ga tashika mietaru koto naraba
Yamai no ne wa kirete shimau de 4-94
When this path (of the heart) is clearly seen,
The root of illness will be cut off.
Shinjitsu no kokoro shidai ni izukata mo
Ikan shugo mo sen to yuwan de 4-95
According to your mind of sincerity ,
I deny my protection to no one, whoever you may be.
Ima no michi Kami no sekikomu uchi naru wa
Anji nai zo ya shikato mite iyo 4-96
About the present path, God is hastening. Those within
need not worry. Watch carefully.
Koremade to michi ga kawaru to yute aru
Kami wa chigota koto wa yuwan de 4-97
I have already told you the path will be changed.
God will never say anything wrong.
Konosaki wa Kami no kokoro no sekikomi o
Kuchi dewa domu yu ni yuwaren 4-98
Hereafter, I shall not be able to tell you of this hastening in God’s mind,
even though I desire to.
Ika hodoni mutsukashi koto to yuta tote
Tokazu ni ite wa wakaru me wa nashi 4-99
Whatever difficult things are said,
If things are left untold, there will be no understanding.
Nichinichi ni Kami no omowaku dandan to
Toite oku zo ya kore kiite kure 4-100
Day by day, God’s thoughts step by step I will teach.
Please listen to me.
Kono michi wa nanika mutsukashi mezurashii
Michi de aru zo ya tashika mite iyo 4-101
This path may be difficult marvelous (Joyous Service bringing upon illness/guidance).
path. Certainly look at it.
Kono michi o torinuketara sonosaki wa
Kara wa nihon no jii ni shite aru 4-102
After the world have completed taking this path,
Kara will become Nihon’s region.
Kara no ji o nihon no ji ni shita naraba
Kore matsudai no iki dori nari 4-103
When Kara’s area becomes nihon’s region,
this will be the passage of eternal joy.
Kono yo o osameru mo kami ten mo Kami,
kami to Kami to no kokoro wakeru de 4-104
The world is ruled by the high places, and also by God from Heaven.
I shall make a distinction between the minds of the high places and the mind of God (by the performance of the Joyous Service) .
Dandan to mien koto oba yute oite
Saki de mietara kore ga Kami ya de 4-105
Step by step, God will tell you about things yet unseen.
If this is seen in the future, this is God’s work (will see illness as guidance) .
Ika hodoni mietaru koto o yuta tote
Saki de mieneba wakari arumai 4-106
No matter what people say about things that will be seen.
if it is not seen in the future (effect) , there will be no understanding.
Korekara wa sekaiju no mune no uchi
Kami shimo tomoni wakete miseru de 4-107
From now on, The distinction of the innermost hearts of the world
will be made.
Kore o miyo sekai mo uchi mo hedate nai
Mune no uchi yori suru zo ya 4-108
Look at this, there is no discrimination between the world and within.
From what comes forth from the innermost heart, it will be done.
Kono soji mutsukashi koto de aru keredo
Yamai to yu wa nai to yute oku 4-109
This cleansing will be a difficult matter,
but I say there is nothing to be called illness.
Dono yona itami nayami mo dekemono ya
Netsu mo kudari mo mina hokori ya de 4-110
Whatever pains, sufferings, tumors,
fever, or looseness of bowel are also from dusts (greed, arrogance, and self-love ).
Kono yo o hajimete karani nanimo kamo
kami e oshieta koto wa arumai 4-111
Not since I began this world
have I taught everything to those in high places.
Konotabi wa nanika yorozu o kami taru e
Shirashita oita koto de aru nara 4-112
This time, if one should inform those in high places
concerning the truth of all matters (This is hinokishin when informing others about the soul and God’s workings).
Sorekara wa naka niwa shiyan suru mo aro
Mina yoriyote hanashi shita nara 4-113
Then some among them may ponder also
and they all gather and speak to one another. (speak about illness as God’s guidance to remove evil from the mind and understand the soul) .
Sono naka ni shinjitsu kokoro tanomoshii
Omote shiyan o suru mono mo aru 4-114
Some among them will be truly hopeful from their minds,
Kono michi o kami e torita koto naraba
Kami no juyo suguni arawasu 4-115
This path, when the high places go through it (when they become open minded and understand the soul) , God’s free and unlimited workings (guidance) will be revealed quickly.
Kono yo o hajimeta Kami no juyo o
Mietaru koto wa sarani node 4-116
This world’s God who began the world, his free and unlimited
workings (guidance/illness) has not been seen yet.
Nani nitemo shiran aida wa sono mama ya
Kami no juyo shirashitaru nara 4-117
In everything, in a span where one does not know (God’s truth) , one remain as is ( God telling followers to spread God’s truth to the world that illness is God’s guidance)
But if one knows about God’s free and unlimited workings (one will understand God’s guidance when it is seen on the body, to improve the mind and understand the soul).
Kore kiite mina ichiretsu wa shiyan seyo
Nanika yorozu wa kokoro shidai ya 4-118
On hearing this, all of you in the world must ponder ( ponder over illness) .
In anything, all is according to the mind.
Kyonohi wa nani ga mieru ya nai keredo
Roku gatsu o miyo mina dekakeru de 4-119
Today, nothing can be seen yet.
Watch for the 6 th month. Everything will begin to appear. (illness/guidance appearing after the Joyous Service) . New members coming to our churches by performing the joyous service.
Imamade wa takai yama ya to yute iru
Tanisoko nitewa shaken bakari o 4-120
Until now, the high mountain have been boastful,
while the low valleys withered.
Korekara wa takayama nitemo tanisoko mo
Moto hajimari o yute kikasuru 4-121
From now on, I shall teach both the high mountains and
the low valley about the Origin beginnings.
Kono yo no hajimari dashi wa doro no umi
Sono naka yori mo dojo bakari ya 4-122
This mankind’s beginning environment was a muddy ocean.
There were only loaches.
Kono dojo nanino koto ya to omote iru
Kore ningen no tane de aru zo ya 4-123
What do you think theses loaches were?
They were the seeds of mankind.
Kono mono o Kami ga hikiage kute shimote
Dandan shugo ningen nashi 4-124
These beings, God raised them from a lower position
and little by little brought them with God’s protection to human beings.
Soreyori mo Kami no shugo to yu mono wa
Nami taitei na koto de nai zo ya 4-125
From that time on, what is called God’s providence has been
by no means an easy matter.
Kono hanashi chotto no koto ya to omouna yo
Sekai ichiretsu tasuketai kara 4-126
Do not think this talk is trivial.
I wish to save everyone in the world.
Nichinichi ni Kami no kokoro no shinjitsu wa
Fukai omowaku aru to omoe yo 4-127
Day after day, know that the mind of God is truly filled
with deep concerns for you.
Imamade wa nihon ga kara ni shitagote
Mamani shirareta Kami no zannen 4-128
Until now, Nihon has been dominated,
obeying those of kara. This is God’s regret.
Kono kayashi Kami no hataraki kore o miyo
Ikana mono demo mane wa dekemai 4-129
This return, Watch the workings of God.
No one will be able to imitate me, whoever they are (God bringing illness as guidance to the high mountains).
Ika hodono goteki taru to yuta tote
Kami ga shirizoku kore kanaimai 4-130
No matter how strong they may be,
If God withdraws, they will be powerless.
Nani nitemo mina ichiretsu wa kono dori
Kami ga juyo suru to omoe yo 4-131
It is the same as this for everyone in all matters.
Think of God performing free and unlimited workings.
Shiyan seyo wakai toshiyori yowaki demo
Kokoro shidai ni ikana juyo 4-132
Ponder, no matter how young, old, or weak you may be,
I will give you free and unlimited working according to the mind.
Imamade mo onaji kurashite itaru tomo
Kami no juyo shirita mono wa nashi 4-135
Even until now, though you have lived in the same way,
none of you have known God’s free and unlimited workings.
Korekara wa yorozu no koto o mina toku de
Kokoro chigai no nai yoni seyo 4-136
From now on, I shall teach you about any and all matters.
Minds error you do not have (dust in the mind) . Ponder over it.
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Summary You do not know what path you are on. You do not understand causality, innen or karma.
God will start to work now to save the world.
People will start to come from all over to be saved from illness as God begins to prepare to work.
God telling early followers not to worry about the many people coming for God’s blessings. God is hastening the Service to save mankind.
God telling the early followers to perform the Joyous Service. He will begin to work to bring people to the residence (churches).
God telling people he will guide the early followers with illness. Warns them to ponder over the illness. By pondering and reflecting, one can become healthy, but more important purify the mind.
The prayer (Joyous Service) with a pure mind will bring upon God’s blessings (1887). God will bring more people to the places of worship.
God also tells us that if we remove greed, arrogance, covetousness, miserliness, and self love from our minds, we will become spirited.
With the acceptance of the special prayer, God distinguishes Nihon (God has entered), the people that can understand, and kara (God has not entered), the people that cannot understand. God begins to guide the people who have an open mind (nihon), and brings them to the places of worship.
The people of nihon (God has entered) only follow the people of kara (God has not entered) in the high mountains. God warns the people of nihon concerning the regression to cow’s and oxen in their next lives if they continue to follow the evils of kara.
God tells the early followers, that if they get illness, it may be God guiding them to purify their minds.
God tells us that he will distinguish Kara and nihon . He will guide the people of nihon first, by placing illness on them. They will understand the relationship between the mind and body, and ponder to purify their minds. When this happen, they will be healed and saved.
The dust in the minds of the world, God also calls it his anger and regret. How does God release this negative energy or regret from the minds of mankind? God will begin to work by entering into the bodies of nihon and release it as illness (guidance).
God telling people that when all mankind is purified, there will be paradise on earth.
This paradise, God says there will be no more disease or illness. Man can live as long as he wants. There will be only joy.
God tells the early followers that they do not still understand God. God tells them he will place illness to guide them . He asks the early followers to calm their minds and ponder the occurrences.
God tells them to understand the Ofudesaki, but they still do not understand.
God emphasizes calming the mind and pondering to purify the mind. God tells us to perform the Joyous Service (prayer) with this kind of mind.
God calls the Joyous Service the “fertilizer”. The pure mind of the prayer is the “water”, which makes the fertilizer effective in bringing in a large “harvest” (new members).
God wants to distinguish kara and nihon . This is accomplished by performing the Joyous Service. God helps guide the people of nihon first.
God loves everyone. God will do anything to save his children.
God tell everyone to understand the Ofudesaki. He wants people to calm their minds and perform the service. He wants them to take God’s path and go out to save the world. When this happens kara will become nihon.
God tells us not to be depressed, because the path of joy will come.
God tells us that he has already open the narrow path to joy by giving us the prayers (Joyous Service and teodori), but weeds ( bad thoughts) have begun to sprout among the early followers. God warns them to remove these evil thoughts from their minds, in order for the prayers to be effective in bringing new members to the places of worship.
God tells us that we see what is occurring now, but we do not understand what caused them. We do not understand causality, or how our minds effect the future.
God tells the early followers that he will teach them the hand movements for the Joyous Service to save the world. He says even a mute will be able to pray by the hands only.
By this path of prayer, the root of all illness will be eliminated.
God will begin this path by starting with the people (nihon) in the high mountains. They may ponder over their guidance, and become spirited in mind. For this to happen, God encourages the early followers to pray with a pure mind.
God tells the early followers that what has been predicted has not occurred, but will occur shortly (1887?).
After the world takes this path of praying, kara will become nihon.
God tells us about the creation of human beings. God created first human beings from a serpent and loach in the muddy ocean. Man has evolved from these origins. He created human beings to live a joyous life (purpose of life).
God tells us that our blessings from God come from our sincerity (pure mind) in our minds.
God tells you not to have evil in your minds.
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