Anecdotes of Oyasama 114

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Anecdotes of Oyasama
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Author: Various authors
Date Published: 1976
Pages: 159 (English ed.)

Anecdotes Index

Anecdotes of Oyasama 114 presents the contents of "You Went Through Much Difficulty," a selection from Anecdotes of Oyasama, published by Tenrikyo Church Headquarters in 1976. The content below appears on page 95 of the print edition.

Text: English translation and original Japanese

114. You Went Through Much Difficulty

One day, Tokichi Izumita was held up by three highwaymen on the Jusan Pass. At that time the teaching, "A thing lent, a thing borrowed," which he had often been taught, flashed across his mind. So he obediently took off his coat, kimono, and everything just as he was told. Putting his wallet on top of his clothes, he knelt and bowed respectfully before them. "Please take them all," he said. When he raised his head, the three highwaymen were gone. They must have felt uneasy because he was too obedient, and they left without taking one single thing.

Izumita then put his clothes back on and continued to Jiba. When he was granted an audience with Oyasama, She said:

"You went through much difficulty. Because you have achieved harmony in the family, I grant you the Sazuke of Ashiki-harai. Receive it."

This was how Tokichi was granted the Sazuke.

一一四 よう苦労して来た






The phrase "you have achieved harmony in the family" may not be an accurate translation of "内々折り合うた." See "Reconciliation" from Koji Sato's Omichi no joshiki and Blogging Anecdotes of Oyasama 114.

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