Saturday, December 25, 2010

What is “Kami (god) ” ?

(written Dec.23rd)

    Today is the 77th birthday of the Emperor. He is THE person who represents Japan of today. I am not an idealist and I am not so knowledgeable in politics. Simply through my spiritual perspective, I respect him deeply.

   From him, I feel precisely the scent of Shinkai (the World of Kami/Gods). It is a scent that I recall from the ancient times. It is a miracle that he exists as a symbol of Japan in spite of all the opposing movements against the existence of the Imperial Family. Amongst the generations of emperors, I sense that the present Emperor is one of the ten highest souls who descended from Shinkai in the past one thousand year.

    From the information I received through a revelation, the current Emperor is practicing the daily Shinto rituals more than any other emperors in the past several hundred years. He is the most simple-minded and honest-to-goodness emperor. I am sure his respected personality will be revealed in the later days from his close staff members.

    Why is the Emperor so serious about the Shinji (Shinto rituals)? It is because he is trying to know what kami (god) is?  He is very serious in trying to understand for the wellness of the country and the nation. It is very important and honest to think, in truth I really dont know what or who kami is? Kami is something not easy to comprehend in a human level. It is not possible to hear a voice of a kami. If the voice you are hearing says he is a kami, most likely it is a spirit with an ego trying to manipulate you.

   If we were to ask the Emperor What is kami?, he would be troubled. The reason is because it is an awful unexplainable existence that cannot be easily voiced. In Shinto, there is a word called kotoagesezu (言あげせず). It means kami cannot be explained, nor should it be imposed on anyone, nor advertised. It should be conceived by oneself, absolutely left to the autonomy of the individual.

    While many religious groups are advertising and making sale efforts, Ise Jingu is silently increasing visitors. Actually, I am sensing that Shinto shrines all over Japan are going through purification and regeneration. It proves that the great nature spirits are still alive here in our chain of islands.

     I understand there are many people who suffered from war and discrimination. All men should have equal rights. But on the other hand, we must understand that there are division of roles assigned to certain people. The Emperor was assigned to represent the nation to send gratitude to kunitama (the soul of a country) that has lead this country to go on for more than two thousand years. I am certain that if we loose the Emperor, spiritually, our country will have to face consequences. It may be an unscientific opinion. But such an adventure should not take place.  We have been experiencing historically, when the power of the Emperor is weakened, there have always been disputes below the surface. I sincerely believe that the two most recent emperors have put a great deal of effort in foreign affairs below the surface to maintain stability for our nation. The Emperor is only thinking about the people and what it best for the nation.  

    The year when the current Emperor was enthroned, a new type of rice had been discovered at the Ise Jingu Shinden (sacred rice field). And this was not the first time such miracles had happened connected to the enthronement. The Emperor is the tenson (天孫), the grandchild from the heavens. The birth of the new type of rice is one symbolic proof.

I sincerely wish longevity for our Emperor.

Ikashite-itadaite arigato-gozaimasu
Thank you for letting us live

I would like to spread the Gratitude Awareness towards ancestral spirits and everything around us so 5% of the world population will start acting on it on a daily basis.


Sazareishi said...


Sazareishi said...

translation of above Japanese: Thank you for the correction. Please let me know if you find any other.