|You say that you wish to train the child for two or three more years.||kono kodomo ni nen san nen shikomō to||このこ共 二ねん三ねん しこもふと|
|But she is no longer in the hands of God.||yūte ire domo Kami no tebanare||ゆうていれども 神のてはなれ|
Alternate English translations
You say that you wish to train this young one for two or three years. But from this one the hand of God is removed.*
You speak of educating this child for two or three years, but the child is out of God’s favor.
Sixth edition note
1:60 This refers to Shuji’s daughter Oshu.
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Translator(s): Roy Forbes
1:60 Although you, the parent of this child is thinking of educating her for two or three more years, I, Oyagami, am fully aware that she will not live for much longer.
Commentary by Yoshitaro Ueda (2008)
From Michi no dai: Foundation of the Path 32:44
1:60 The phrase “the child” is said to refer to Oshu, who at the time was 17. The verses say, “Although you are saying you want to train the child for two or three more years, she is already out of the hands of God." This could be seen as a prediction she will pass away for rebirth. As a matter of fact, she passed away at the age of 18 in 1870, the year after these verses were written.
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