Ofudesaki 03:044

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

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Ofudesaki 03:044 is a verse from the Ofudesaki. The English translation below is the sixth edition translation.


This time, I begin the single-hearted salvation kono tabi wa tasuke ichijo ni kakaru mono このたびハ たすけ一ちよに かゝるのも
after having tested it on Myself. wagami no tameshi kakari taru ue わがみのためし かゝりたるうゑ

Alternate English translations

Third Edition

This time I commenced the single-hearted salvation after I Myself had gone through the test.


Now, after undergoing a trial in My own body, I will continue My life of single-hearted salvation.


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Translator(s): Roy Forbes

Ofudesaki chushaku

3:44 I am advancing on and devoting Myself to the path of single-hearted salvation upon having undergone several tests and experienced My miraculous workings Myself.

*Note: This is about Oyasama how embarked on the path of single-hearted salvation by basing Her efforts to save others on Her own experiences. For instance, before offering the Grant of Safe Childbirth, She underwent a test on Her own body. Also, when She went to the home of Ichibei Matsuo in Higashiwakai Village to engage in salvation work, She endured a period of thirty days in which She was not able to eat even when She wanted to.

『おふでさき註釈』、pp. 36–7



Commentary by Yoshitaro Ueda (2008)

From Michi no Dai: Foundation of the Path 33:39

Oyasama teaches the path of single-hearted salvation only after “having tested it on [Herself].” She opens the path by first actually implementing it Herself. Such, indeed, is the Divine Model of Oyasama. Not only did She teach by word of mouth, but She also actually showed how to follow the path through Her own example.

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