Ofudesaki 05:025

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

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Ofudesaki 05:025 is a verse from the Ofudesaki. The English translation below is the sixth edition translation.


Until now, because the day had not yet come, ima made wa kokoro chigai wa arita tote いまゝでハ 心ちがいわ ありたとて
I have overlooked your mistaken minds. hi ga kitarande miyurushite ita ひがきたらんて みゆるしていた

Alternate English translations

Third Edition

Until now I have overlooked your misuse of the mind, because the day has not yet come.


Even if you have hitherto misused your mind, I have overlooked it; for the time has not yet come.


Ofudesaki chushaku

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Translator(s): Roy Forbes

5:25 Until now, while you human beings have made errors in your way of thinking, I have overlooked them until today because there was no one who was mature enough to fully understand these teachings and that the time to tell you had not yet arrived.

『おふでさき註釈』、p. 76


Commentary by Yoshitaro Ueda (2009)

From Michi no dai: Foundation of the Path 35:50

Even though there have been misuses of the mind, God has thus for overlooked or ignored them because the time has not been ripe.

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