Friday, March 26, 2010

Don't Judge Easily

You might think, how come this bad guy is doing so well looking happy?  And how come a nice person like her have to experience such misfortune?

It is not right to judge someone by looking at one short period of his/her lifetime.  If we look at the bigger picture including past lives, what is happening right now is just a twinkling of an eye.

When you just take a look at one shot of the whole film, it may look irrational and unfair. But it you could look at the whole picture, you will find out that everything he/she did do come back to him/her. It might come back in this lifetime or it might come back in the next lifetime. 

A lifespan is actually extremely long when viewed from the gods. Everyone is treated equally from their point of view. Depending on which country you are born to, there is a significant difference in financial wealth. But again, there is a reason for you to be born to a particular country. 

If you were born in Japan today where there is a lot of freedom and still commit suicide, you will be born in a poor country with no freedom the next life. Everything is inverted and reflected.

Kami tells us that there is no death, no end. Your heart goes on forever. So don't worry. What you do now will reflect on your future. Nothing goes to waste. Everything is alive and continues to live. Its just that there is a time lag and it may happen soon or later. What you did and what will happen is tied very tightly and cannot be separated. Even its a hypocritical action better do than don't. It could be a scary thing, because the truth will always be there and there is no escape. It will always come back to you. That is the Universal Law.

Stop being stupid thinking that the future cannot be changed. Now is the time. Make small efforts to be a better person. That is what we are here for.

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

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Authentic Power

(written on March 20th, 2010)
The spring equinox is the day where the suns angle (latitude&longitude) is at zero. It is a beginning.

It is a day to celebrate the sun and a perfect day to give thoughts to your ancestors. The tradition has been to pay a visit to your ancestral grave on this day. But it was originally a day to send gratitude to the sun. So it will give good means to pay a visit to a shrine on this day.

Visiting a shrine should really be about sun worship. That is the original idea. Worshiping a deified spirit, a spirit that has characters like a human being, has been going on in the last few thousand years. It is a pity that the original idea of worship has degenerated. The original religious idea was to simply pay respect to the Great Nature by sending gratitude. Humans started to grow ego more and more and desired personal gains. This resulted in worshipping deified spirits. However, in truth, this has strayed many people from the right path and no true spiritually power will come through worshipping these spirits who used to be humans. 

The spiritual power becomes more effective when the sun worship and ancestral worship is practiced in a set. Many people dont have the time to visit a shrine on a daily basis. So you can do it at home. The most important thing is to simply make a habit to send gratitude to the sun and to your ancestral spirits on a daily basis.

Today the TV news was showing the people visiting their ancestral grave. I thought it was a very good idea to keep reminding people that the day of spring equinox is a day to send kūyo to ancestors.  

1. One should be aware that one is here only because of ones ancestors.
2. One should be aware and grateful that one is led to live through the existence of kami.

These two very simple awareness would make your life so much smoother. It will bring coincidences and good luck that no theorist could explain.  

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