Ofudesaki 05:060

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

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Ofudesaki 05:060 is a verse from the Ofudesaki. The English translation below is the sixth edition translation.


Knowing nothing about this, sono koto o nani mo shirazu ni soba naru wa その事を なにもしらすに そばなるハ
you close to Me think of it only in worldly terms. sekai nami naru koto o omōte せかいなみなる 事をふもをて

Alternate English translations

Third Edition

Knowing nothing about this divine intention, you close to Me are thinking just as common worldly people do about this matter.


Without knowing My intention at all, those close to Me think that the summons is only a worldly affair.


Ofudesaki chushaku

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Translator(s): Roy Forbes

5:60 Unaware that these summons and investigations come from Oyagami’s deep intention, those nearby are concerned or view these detentions and investigations with humiliation as they were everyday developments.

『おふでさき註釈』、p. 81


Commentary by Yoshitaro Ueda (2009)

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

“Knowing nothing about this”–i.e., having no idea about God’s intention–those close to Oyasama are thinking about worldly common things.

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