Sunday, August 2, 2009

Don’t Exploit God’s Name

wrote: July 26th

Most people must feel that there are too many gods in this world. The names are hard to remember and confusing. In fact, most of the gods were created by mankind and do not exist. Certain noble families or tribes needed a god to worship in order to control the commoners. It was a way to gain power.

“My family has been ruling this land that you all are living for generations because our ancestor is God OOOO.” “Our ancestor is the awful God OOOO.” These gurus have been collecting donations from the regional people for hundreds of years by preaching such immature nonsense. This is obviously not a true god. This in only a Jinrei (人霊), a human spirit that is pretending to be a god. Most of this Jinrei is a spirit that has killed a lot of people over and over again, using special kind of weapons.

From the ancient times, this tragedy has repeated its history disguised as a god trying to control mankind.
For example, there is a famous god in the Japanese Mythology called Nigihayahino-mikoto (饒速日命). Even today, there are still Shintoists and psychics who worship this god. Mononobe-uji (物部氏) was said to be the descendent of this god and governed an area with a strong power. He created Mononobe Shinto and influenced the Government of that time. We see similar situation happening today, don’t we?

Is Nigihayahino-mikoto a true god? No he is not. He was only a Jinrei. In the ancient times, a group of tribes arrived from the Continent. They were hunting tribes and had a lot of weapons such as spears, bows and arrows. The agricultural tribes preferred peace and had no weapons. If they fought, of course they will loose so they obeyed and followed orders of the tribe. Mononobe family inherited the skills of making weapons. This family has a history in Shinto dictating the rituals for the Gods. There are many Norito chants that were fabricated in those days.

The true god is only one. And that one god can appear in three different energy forms. You could say they are three aspects of one gods. The rest of the gods are offshoots of these three gods. And men named these different energy figures.

Through out the world, in the origins of religions, three gods often appears.

In Hindu, the Trimurti, Brahman, Vishnu and Shiva. In Christianity, the Trinity. In Shinto, the Sankishin (三貴神). The three gods are Amaterasu, Tsukuyomi and Susanoo.

The one and only god rests inside you as your innate god. Joy, anger, sorrow and happiness that human experiences are the expressions from these three gods. Which god comes in front depends on how you live your life.

Take care of your own Innate God.

Ikashite-itadaite Arigato-gozaimasu

Thank you for letting us live

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