Ofudesaki 02:017

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

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Ofudesaki 02:017 is a verse from the Ofudesaki. The English translation below is the sixth edition translation.


When this path can be seen, even a little, kono michi gachotto miekaketa koto nara ba このみちが 一寸みゑかけた 事ならば
all minds in the world will become spirited. sekai no kokoro mina isami deru せかいの心 みないさめてる

Alternate English translations

Third Edition

When this way begins to come into sight even a little, the minds of all people of the world will become cheered up.


Once everyone can catch a glimpse of this road, then all the hearts of the world will become inspired.


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Translator(s): Roy Forbes

Ofudesaki chushaku

2:17 Once this teaching begins to be put in place, the minds of the people of the world will all be in high spirits.

『おふでさき註釈』、p. 22


Commentary by Yoshitaro Ueda (2008)

From Michi no dai: Foundation of the Path 32:51

II:17 If this path — the path that begins at Jiba and extends throughout the world through facilities called “places where God’s truth is conveyed” — is realized even slightly, the minds of all human beings will become spirited.

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