Ofudesaki 03:125

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

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Ofudesaki 03:125 is a verse from the Ofudesaki. The English translation below is the sixth edition translation.


The trees which grow in the high mountains and takayama ni sodatsuru ki mo tanisoko ni 高山に そだする木も たにそこに
the trees which grow in the low valleys are all the same. sodatsuru ki mo mina onaji koto そだつる木も みなをなじ事

Alternate English translations

Third Edition

They are all on equal terms, whether they may be the trees which grow on the high mountains or the trees which grow at the bottom of the valleys.


The trees growing both in the high mountains and in the deep valleys are all equal.


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Translator(s): Roy Forbes

Ofudesaki chushaku

3:125 The people of the upper classes and lower classes may live differently, but there is no difference in that everyone is a child of Mine, a child of Oyagami.

『おふでさき註釈』、p. 49


Commentary by Yoshitaro Ueda (2008)

From Michi no Dai: Foundation of the Path 33:57

The phrase “high mountains” refers to those in positions of power and authority. The trees growing in the high mountains and those growing in the low valleys—the latter referring to people struggling on the lower rungs of the social ladder—are all the same in the eyes of God.

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