Ofudesaki 05:050

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

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Ofudesaki 05:050 is a verse from the Ofudesaki. The English translation below is the sixth edition translation.


What are your thoughts concerning My workings? hataraki mo ikanaru koto to omou kana はたららきも いかなる事と をもうかな
I shall give returns when I accept your minds. kokoro uketori shidai kayashi o 心うけとり しだいかやしを

Alternate English translations

Third Edition

What do you think of My working? I will give a suitable return as soon as I accept your mind.


How do you think I shall reveal My work? I shall give My reward, as soon as I accept your heart.


Ofudesaki chushaku

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Translator(s): Roy Forbes

5:50 Though you may wonder at what miraculous things I will do with My free and unlimited workings, I shall discern the sincerity of your minds and immediately respond accordingly with a return.

『おふでさき註釈』、p. 79


Commentary by Yoshitaro Ueda (2009)

From Michi no dai: Foundation of the Path 35:56

This is a particularly important verse, isn’t it? It indicates the nature of God’s workings. The verse says, “I shall give returns when I accept your minds.” The Japanese word “shidai,” which is translated here as “when,” can mean both “immediately after” and “in response to.” God’s returns will depend only on our minds. God will give returns according to our state of mind. This is something that is taught repeatedly throughout the Ofudesaki. A concise way of explaining God’s workings is to say that they are blessings according to the state of mind.

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