Ofudesaki 02:002

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

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Ofudesaki 02:002 is a verse from the Ofudesaki. The English translation below is the sixth edition translation.


Those in high places will come at any moment, spirited in mind. kami taru wa kokoro isande kuru hodo ni 上たるハ 心いさんで くるほとに
The appointed time has arrived. nandoki ni kuru kokugen ga kita なんどきにくる こくけんがきた 

Alternate English translations

Third Edition

The upper people will come at any moment with their minds cheered up. The fixed time has already come.


The authorities’ hearts will become inspired. The destined time has arrived before you were aware of it.


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Translator(s): Roy Forbes

Ofudesaki chushaku

2:2 When I establish this broad path, even the minds of people in high positions will become spirited, leading them to come here. Furthermore, this is not about the distant future. The present momentum is shows that it shall be realized soon.

『おふでさき註釈』、p. 1 8


Commentary by Yoshitaro Ueda (2008)

From Michi no dai: Foundation of the Path 32:48

II:2 This portion of the Ofudesaki is full of verses that are difficult to interpret. The minds of “[t]hose in high places” – people of power and influence – will become spirited.

The phrase “The appointed time has arrived” may seem a little hard to understand. Having been told that the minds of those in positions of power and influence will become spirited, people have been wondering when that will happen. This verse says the time for that has come.

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