|This is the Residence where I began human beings.||ningen o hajime dashi-taru yashiki nari||にんけんを はじめだしたる やしきなり|
|Because of this causality, it is here that I descended.||sono innen de ama kudari ta de||そのいんねんで あまくたりたで|
Alternate English translations
This is the Residence where I created human beings. Because of this Preordination, here I have revealed Myself.
This is the Residence where I first created humanity. Due to that Preordination, I have now descended here.
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Translator(s): Roy Forbes
Commentary by Yoshitaro Ueda (2008)
From Michi no dai: Foundation of the Path 34:50
The verse says that this Residence or Jiba is where humankind was created and where God has, through that causality of origin, “descended,” that is to say, has become openly revealed in the world. This is an important verse. Having descended at Jiba of Origin, God opened the path of single-hearted salvation. It is by surrounding Jiba of Origin that the Kagura Service is performed while representing by hand gestures God’s workings that created humankind, this Service being a prayer for the reconstruction of the world into the Joyous Life World.
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