Ofudesaki 01:013

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

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Ofudesaki 01:013 is a verse from the Ofudesaki. The English translation below is the sixth edition translation.


The mind that causes depressed crops is pitiful. ryūkei no izumu kokoro wa ki no doku ya りうけいの いつむ心ハ きのとくや
Quickly become spirited so that the crops are not depressed. izuman yō to hayaku isame yo いづまんよふ はやくいさめよ

Alternate English translations

Third Edition

It is pitiful that you are of a mind that causes depressed crops. Therefore quickly become cheerful lest the crops be depressed!


The depressed heart that causes a harvest to diminish is pitiful. To prevent its depression, act promptly to become inspired.


Ofudesaki chushaku

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Translator(s): Roy Forbes

1:13 I pity to see depressed minds that brings about an insufficient harvest of agricultural crops. order to have all crops thrive, My mind, the mind of Oyagami, must become joyous and spirited.

『おふでさき註釈』、p. 6


Commentary by Yoshitaro Ueda (2008)

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

1:13 God takes pity on us when our minds are depressed because the depressed minds lead to poor crop yields. Thus, God urges us to quickly become spirited so as not to adversely affect crop growth. If humans become spirited, God will also be spirited. When God is spirited, more and more blessings can be received. This is how things are interrelated.

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