Ofudesaki 05:058

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

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Ofudesaki 05:058 is a verse from the Ofudesaki. The English translation below is the sixth edition translation.


I have been preparing to open this path, kono michi o tsukeyō tote ni shikoshirae このみちを つけよふとてに しこしらへ
but those of you close to Me know nothing of it. soba naru mono wa nani mo shirazu ni そばなるものハ なにもしらすに

Alternate English translations

Third Edition

I have been arranging to open this way, without being noticed by you who are close to Me.


In order to create this path, I have made My preparations. Yet, those close to Me remain ignorant.


Ofudesaki chushaku

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Translator(s): Roy Forbes

5:58 Although I have made various preparations until today to open this broad path, those nearby are not aware that they have come from My deep intention.

『おふでさき註釈』、p. 81


Commentary by Yoshitaro Ueda (2009)

From Michi no dai: Foundation of the Path 35:58

In order to open the broad path from the “high mountains,” God has been making preparations and arrangements. What we call Oyasama’s hardships are certainly not unforeseen misfortunes befalling Her. Indeed, the phrase “I have been preparing” conveys a sense of provoking the authorities’ actions. The meaning of the verse is that, although God has been making arrangements to open a broad path from the “high mountains,” people close to Oyasama do not know the nature of what is happening–which is to say, they are unaware of God’s intention behind what is happening. The next verse explains this in more detail.

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