Ofudesaki 03:016

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

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Ofudesaki 03:016 is a verse from the Ofudesaki. The English translation below is the sixth edition translation.


I began to teach My providence in the muddy ocean, doro umi no naka yori shugō oshie kake どろうみの なかよりしゆごふ をしへかけ
and you have come to prosper step by step. sore ga dandan sakan naru zoya それがたん/\ さかんなるぞや

Alternate English translations

Third Edition

I began to teach My providence in the muddy ocean. And then step by step you have grown to your present prosperity.


Since the time when the seas were muddy, I have infused you with My Providence. Gradually you have prospered.


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Translator(s): Roy Forbes

Ofudesaki chushaku

3:16 *Note: At the time of human creation, Tsukihi, Oyagami [the two sacred names of Kunitokotachi-no-Mikoto and Omotari-no-Mikoto, summoned the instruments that became the basis for the complete providence that led to the creation of human beings and the basis for life. It was through these wondrous workings in which human beings have been able to advance to their current state of growth. (See 6:29–51)

『おふでさき註釈』、p. 34

一六、註 人間創造の当初、泥海中に於いて月日二柱の親神様が、道具衆を引き寄せて人間創造並びに生成の守護をお始めになってから、その霊妙なお働きによって遂に現在のような人間にまで発達したのである。(第六号二九―五一参照)

Commentary by Yoshitaro Ueda (2008)

From Michi no Dai: Foundation of the Path 33:32

God started creation by assembling instruments in the muddy ocean where there was no form and teaching them divine providence. Humans have since thrived and prospered. The Story of Creation is first introduced in this portion of the Ofudesaki, although it is presented more fully in Part VI.

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