Ofudesaki 01:011

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Ofudesaki (English).jpg
Author: Miki Nakayama
Date Published: 1998
Pages: 486 (English ed.)

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Ofudesaki 01:011 is a verse from the Ofudesaki. The English translation below is the sixth edition translation.


When all are assembled and quickly do the Service, mina sorote hayaku Tsutome o suru nara ba みなそろて はやくつとめを するならバ
as those close to Me become spirited, God, also, will be spirited soba ga isame ba / Kami mo isamuru そばがいさめバ 神もいさむる

Alternate English translations

Third Edition

If you perform the Service quickly in full numbers, God will become cheered up as those close to Me become cheered up.


If the Service is performed promptly by all, and if those close to Me become inspired, then I, God, shall also become inspired.


Ofudesaki chushaku

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Translator(s): Roy Forbes

1:11 If the Service performers assemble and perform the Service as quickly as possible, because I, Oyagami, am the true Parent, I shall also become spirited in mind upon seeing My children in a joyful and spirited state.  『おふでさき註釈』、p. 6


Commentary by Yoshitaro Ueda (2008)

From Michi no dai: Foundation of the Path 32:35

1:11 When the performers assemble and quickly set about performing the Service, “those close to Me [will] become spirited.” This refers to the spiritedness that comes from the Service. A spirited performance of the Service will lead to an even higher level of spiritedness. Then as the verse says, “as those close to Me become spirited, God, also will be spirited.” That is, as those close to God spiritedly perform the Service, God will also become spirited. When God the Parent becomes spirited, humans will be able to receive ever greater blessings. This verse is extremely important. When we perform the Service, we should perform it in a way that can allow God the Parent to be spirited. When God becomes spirited, more and more blessings will appear. What will bring the greatest joy to God is our spiritedness that flows from the Service.

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