Ofudesaki 05:018

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

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Ofudesaki 05:018 is a verse from the Ofudesaki. The English translation below is the sixth edition translation.


Never think this path is worldly common. kono michi wa sekai nami to wa omou nayo このみちハ せかいなみとハ をもうなよ
It is the Divine Record for eternity. kore matsudai no Kōki hajimari これまつだいの こふきはぢまり

Alternate English translations

Third Edition

Never take this way to be worldly common! This is the beginning of the Kōki, the Divine Record, for eternity.


Do not regard this path as mundane. It establishes the Koki story for all generations.


Ofudesaki chushaku

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Translator(s): Roy Forbes

5:18 Do not think that this path is the same as other teachings that you have encountered. It is the beginning of the path of single-hearted salvation that will be transmitted in this world forevermore.

『おふでさき註釈』、p. 75


Commentary by Yoshitaro Ueda (2009)

From Michi no dai: Foundation of the Path 35:49

This broad path is far from worldly common. It will lead to “the Divine Record for eternity.” The term “Divine Record” refers to the instructions–or writings recording them–that are to be handed down through endless generations as the foundation of single-hearted salvation. Thus, the meaning of the verse is that this broad path is the beginning of the instructions that are to serve as the foundation of single-hearted salvation and to be handed down through endless generations.

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