Monday, August 31, 2009
From Ise-Shima Keizai Newspaper : There is a small mountain called Asama-dake (朝熊岳) on Ise-Shima Skyline, the road that connects Ise and Toba. On August 23rrd, the view of Mt.Fuji was captured from this distance. During the summer season this is very unusual. On top of that, a rainbow appeared from the direction of Mt.Fuji and Kamishima, just like a scene from the novel “Shiosai” written by Yukio Mishima.
My impression from this article: The god who resides at Mt.Fuji is a Mother goddess. The goddess has been spiritually supporting the economy of Japan during the postwar era. At this time, the Imperial Palace and the capital was moved to a location where Mt.Fuji can be viewed. This manifested by the will power of the Kunitama (the soul of Japan)： The divine power from the goddess of Mt.Fuji brought great financial success to Tokyo. But from Heisei(1988~), one side of Mt.Fuji had a landslide and it is continuing to slide. This signifies an ending of financial growth.
The rainbow that came from the direction of Mt.Fuji towards Ise also brings a message. This signifies that the Mother goddess of Mt.Fuji has moved her residence to the sacred ground of Ise around Izawa-no-miya.
Mt.Fuji was a symbol of prosperity. Ise symbolizes worship of nature. The era to come is the Age of the Heart. This is the intention of the Kunitama.
Economy is an important factor but the companies with no spiritual value will no longer survive. Companies that does not care about humans or nature and only think of profit will not survive.
The postwar era up until early 90’s was about economical growth rather than heartfelt society. However, the concept of seeking only financial profits no longer works. Many of those large cooperation’s employees will start to suffer from depression and the whole system will not be able to operate properly. From now on, only companies that care for their employees and care for their spiritual growth will survive and prosper.
The same thing could be said in the government operation. It is not the time to focus on financial growth.
I heard from someone who went to Ise Jingu early this July that the roof of Kaze-no-miya (風宮) in Gekū looked badly worn-out but the other shrines look all right. Kaze-no-miya is the first shrine that takes up the condition of the nation. Each grass of the roof represents each region and its people. The more damage of people, the more damage on the roof of Kaze-no-miya.
The only way to help yourself and others is to be in gratitude for what you already have on a daily basis.
Thank you for letting us live