|When God accomplishes the sweeping of all humankind,||ichiretsu ni Kami ga sōji osuru nara ba||いちれつに 神がそうちを するならば|
|you will be spirited and full of joy.||kokoro isande yōki zukume ya||心いさんて よふきつくめや|
Alternate English translations
When God accomplishes the sweeping of all people equally, you shall become heartily cheered up and full of joy.
When I, God, have swept clean all your hearts, you will become inspired and be filled with joy.
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Translator(s): Roy Forbes
3:54 I will cleanse the entire world, and if people are able to replace their minds, the world will become peaceful and enjoyable; the minds of everyone will become spirited, allowing them to live joyously.
Commentary by Yoshitaro Ueda (2008)
From Michi no Dai: Foundation of the Path 33:41
[Verse 54] says that, if God sweeps every nook and corner of the world, people’s minds will naturally become spirited and be filled with joy. This is the first time the term “yokizukume”—translated here as “full of joy”—has been used in the Ofudesaki. The term “yokigurashi” (usually rendered as “Joyous Life”) does not occur in the Ofudesaki. Instead, this Scripture uses “yokizukume” and “yokiyusan” (the latter word, literally meaning “joyous play,” is translated as “joyous life” [14:25]). The meaning of “yokizukume” is that everything is filled with joy, as is suggested by phrases like “joy in everything” (7:94). The suffix “-zukume” means “filled completely with” or “consists entirely of”; thus, the phrase “kurozukume no fukuso,” for instance, means “all-black clothing.” A concrete example that comes to mind is what was worn by a ninja, who was trained in the traditional Japanese skills of fighting and moving stealthily. When the entire world is filled completely with joy (yokizukume), all people will feel overjoyed and grateful at all times, wherever they are and whatever they see or hear.
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