Saturday, December 26, 2009

Journey : Ise ~ Kumano to Tenkawa 11

It has been a while since my last visit to the Tenkawa-Dai-Benzaiten shrine. My psychic eyes detected a spiritual existence of a giant white serpent calmly residing inside the shrine. The existence once supported a female religious leader who was called the "Avatar of Benzaiten." The serpent was completely in dormant. With the end of the Showa Era, his activity was banned by the World of the Gods. And the serpent himself seemed to have become disgusted with the human beings’ excessive demands through greedy prayers.

The female guru was a living psychic medium for the Giant White Serpent. And even after death, her soul is still bound to the World of the Ghosts. To repay the favor given by the serpent, she must render good service to the existence on behalf of the people whom she helped. It may take a lot of time before she is released.

Two famous persons are included in her followers, Mr. M-shita and Mr.S. The former was called the “god of economy” during the Showa Era and the latter was the powerful fixer in the back society of Japan who was in control of Jimin-Toh (the dominant political party). The two notable big bosses of both front and back societies had no hesitation in stating that they were the adherents of this female guru. This statement has a profound meaning.

The two bosses received a lot of requests for donation and extortion from the religious organizations all over Japan. They both replied, “I will give you the money. But don't disclose my name.” The two met many psychics and noticed that nobody exceeded this female religious leader. Although she was the representative of a new religious organization, she and her husband were entrusted as the presiding monks for the eleven hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the founding of Mt.Kōya. This treatment was unprecedented in Japanese Esoteric Buddhism.

I sensed that this female guru’s capability of seeing the future was quite remarkable. She could probably foresee the forthcoming 30 years of the customers in a split second. On the contrary, most of the famous psychics on TV are immersed in joy to guess the right answers to such as what he ate recently. It is useless and meaningless information for the person’s spiritual progress.

The female guru collected much money, but she kept sitting on the floor to consult her customers spending half a day of every single day until her death. At last, her legs seemed to have got gangrenous. She died young without living in luxury. She was indeed one of the most extraordinary beings who contributed to the prosperity of the Showa Era behind the scenes. From her contribution and the standpoint of spiritual possessing phenomenon, I will never forget this woman’s friendly laughing face I see through my psychic vision.

Going back to the giant white serpent, I sense that he used to live in the Tenkawa-mura village located between the mountains from the super ancient times. I think the shape of this village itself was suitable to accumulate a comfortable energy for the snakes to gather. In comparison with the place where the Tenkawa-Jinjya is built, the energy of kami was more abundantly filled in the other places of the Tenkawa- mura village. Through my psychic vision, I could see the whole village enveloped in a divine mist.

Why is this village so special? The reason I sensed was the relation of this village to the “floating giant island”(see article Nov-30-09) in the Pacific Ocean. The flow of energy came from that floating island through The Great Waterfall of Nachi and Tamaki-Jinjya shrine to the Tenkawa-mura village in a straight line (, drawn by one of the readers).

Tenkawa-mura village geographically acted as a uterus and the energy heaped there and then returned back to the floating island, which created a spiritual energy circulation harmonizing the land and the sea into oneness. (To be continued… the final of this series)

Ikashite-itadaite arigato-gozaimasu

Thank you for letting us live

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Journey : Ise ~ Kumano to Tenkawa 10

I went around the shrines in the territory of the Gods of Tamaki Jinjya to pray for peace in Japan.

At the Kumano-San-Zan shrines, up to God Susanoo is worshipped, but a shrine that worships Kunitokotachi-Ohokami (the Creator of the Earth) at its main Honden shrine is only exercised at Tamaki Jinjya.

The reason why this God’s name of Earth has been concealed at Gekū of Ise Jingu was probably because of the era. It seems to me that this God was meant to be hidden in the deep forest by the God’s will.

As I pay a visit to the shrine, I felt absolute tranquility. He is silent, but observing us in a solemn manner. Then, I received a revelation. “Due to the destruction of the World of the Ghosts, the evil spirits from the rivers to the mountains are rampant, but when it changes, it will change in blink of an eye.”

There was a path going into the woods, still within the sacred ground. However, I had decided to go back. We had to start our way back home today, and on the way back, I wanted to stop by Tenkawa Jinjya. We still had 400km to drive. I was determined to come again next year to try and find the stone statue. I simply stood there and used my psychic senses. I felt that the stone statue was as least 500m into the animal path and inside the bushes. But I definitely felt the existence. I waved goodbye to the Jōmon Sugi (old cedar tree) and left Mt.Tamaki heading to Tenkawa.

It has been 25 years since my last visit to Tenkawa Village. It was a surprise to feel the rising of the frequency of magnetic waves (spiritual energy) as we got closer to Tenkawa on the state road. The river that was running parallel to the road was remarkably beautiful. I could see the pure energy of nature overflowing the river.

We got to Benzaiten-Sha(天河大弁財天社) or Tenkawa Jinjya(天河神社). The parking lot was completely full. Looking at the number plates, people are coming from all the over Japan. This place is still a Mecca for the people who believe in so called “Okage” faith. I felt uneasy about the popularity of this place.

When I come here, I am reminded of one person. She was born a little below Tenkawa Village and was very active as a guru during the Showa Era (she dedicated her life to a giant white serpent and helping people until her legs were rotten).
to be continued … 

Ikashite-itadaite arigato-gozaimasu

Thank you for letting us live

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Journey : Ise ~ Kumano to Tenkawa 9

Stories have been told about a sacred stone statue that proves the existence of a vanished civilization from more than twenty thousand years ago. The statue is said to be hidden in the deep woods of the territory of God of Tamaki Jinjya that is the sacred place for both Shinto and Shugen-do. This story was not known by the priests of Tamaki Jinjya.

I personally heard this story from a leader of a religious group. This man established a religious organization that became independent from Shugen-do (see last article for meaning). When I was at a meeting with a group discussing about Mt.Tamaki, the leader disclosed the story about a sacred statue. The secret of the secrets was revealed only because the people gathered at this meeting were limited to qualified members. The strictly confidential information was that a stone statue of Buddha was concealed in the deepest forest of Mt.Tamaki. It was told that only the best monks in Shugen-do were permitted to worship the figure.

Early in the Meiji Era, an anti-Buddhist movement took place. The movement led the removal or destruction of Buddhist icons from the sacred territory of Shinto. Most of the stone statues of Buddha in Mt. Tamaki were destroyed by the movement. However, some of the very special ones were sheltered to be escaped from the movement.

Even when the selected monks were allowed to worship the statue, they were strictly told by their master not to look at the figure. If one had looked into the figure, he would eventually lose his eyesight. The threat may have been thought only to hide the uncommon stone statue from the public. However, with the religions related to Mt.Ohmine, the actual forfeiture of eyesight truly occurs when a wishful prayer is made. Gan-kake usually means, “putting out a wishful prayer”, but Gan-kake can also be read as loosing an eye (eyes).

In spite of this saying, the religious leader (the man I heard the story from), when he went to worship this Buddha for his second time, he glanced up the image! He said that the statue had a foreign feature. The closest image he could express was the Moai statue found on the solitary island in the Pacific Ocean.

When I heard this story, it reminded of an incident.

Koujin-Take (荒神岳) was the mountain which I used to climb alone in the old days. The Koujin-Take is next to Kōya-San (高野山). God Shiva, which is a derivative of Susanoo, is said to descend to Koujin-Take while dancing in a blue form. And the Koujin-Take is the mountain where a spiritual existence threatened Kūkai (a notable monk, founder of the Shingon) every night. When Kūkai was preparing for founding of Koya-San, the existence appeared accompanied by a thunder storm and extorted Kūkai by saying, “Worship me. Otherwise my retainers of more than one hundred thousand shall destroy you.” Kūkai was obliged to show a willingness to compromise and erected a shrine to worship the intimidator.

On one clear day, when I had worshipped Mt.Ohmine from the Koujin-Take, I witnessed an image of a shining gold Moai statue with psychic vision. I didn’t know the meaning of the image at that time. But it was revealed that this image is the true form of Kongou-Zaoh-Gongen (the most supreme God for Shugen-do). Here today, the story of the stone statue completely coincided with my former experience.

This hidden story was revealed to me only because we are already in the Heisei Era. Was it all right to make this public? If it was the Showa Era, I may have been punished and destroyed.

To be continued・・・

Ikashite-itadaite arigato-gozaimasu

Thank you for letting us live

Monday, December 21, 2009

Journey : Ise ~ Kumano to Tenkawa 8

Tamaki-Jinjya shrine is the inner shrine of the so-called Kumano-San-Zan and at the same time the inner sanctuary for the Shugendo (syncretic religious order which combined elements of ancient pre- Buddhist worship of mountains with the doctrine and ritual of Esoteric Buddhism). In the times when the capital of Japan was located in Nara and Kyoto, the vast areas from Nara, Yoshino to Kumano was the source of it’s power, the interference coming from the World of Spirits.

Years later, Kūkai (notable Japanese monk, 774~835) introduced the Esoteric Buddhism into this area, which made the area the spiritual center for incantations and prayers as well as curses. In some periods, this area had considerable influences on succession of the Emperor of Japan, politics and assassinations behind the scenes. From the early times, there are some particular spots in this area that have the spiritual power to accelerate the strength of the human will. The territory of God in Tamaki-Jinjya is one of the important spots.

It is not clearly known when Tamaki-Jinjya was built, but the historic studies indicate that the shrine may have erected at least before Christ.

From the prehistoric times, the area where Tamaki-Jinjya is located has highly been esteemed for thousands of years as the important spot for nature worship. In fact, only in the territory of God of Tamaki-Jinjya, there are several great trees that have survived for more than three thousand years, which are largest in the Kinki district.

My last visit to Tamaki-Jinjya dates back as far as 25 years. The change of scenery around the old shrine astonished me. The entrance path to the shrine was renovated and the leaves of the trees alongside the path were trimmed. In the past, the trees stood naturally and the piles of fallen leaves on the path made it look like an animal trail. After a radio tower was built at the top of the territory of God, the Tamaki area changed.

An electro-magnetic wave broadcasted from the radio tower seemed to drive the spiritual existence away. Long ago, when I used to visit here, a group of Tengu (long-nosed forest goblins) used to follow me jumping around. The number of the Tengu was largest among all shrines I had ever visited. I sensed that the Tengu punishes mercilessly if somebody disrespects the sacred ground.

In former days, I think the priests of the shrine were guided not to clean the entrance path even if they wanted. The nature spirits do not like the trees to be cut down. The decrease of the nature spirits was thought to contribute to the freedom where people are able to clean up the shrine and its territory. However, I wish there were the surroundings still left, similar to the famous animated movie“Mononoke-Hime”(directed by H.Miyazaki). If the future progress in the communication technology could eliminate the radio tower, the spiritual existence of Tamaki district may come back.

This time, I sensed a few Kenzoku (a spirit entity that serves under a god) gathering at the place for prayer. I assume this situation will continue all the way to the far future.

Ikashite-itadaite arigato-gozaimasu

Thank you for letting us live