Ofudesaki 05:061

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

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Ofudesaki 05:061 is a verse from the Ofudesaki. The English translation below is the sixth edition translation.


Do not think of anything in worldly terms. nani ni temo sekai nami to wa omou na yo なにゝても せかいなみとハ をもうなよ
There is a new and marvelous path for you. nanika mezurashi michi ga aru zo ya なにかめづらし みちがあるぞや

Alternate English translations

Third Edition

Never take whatever kinds of matters to be worldly common! There will appear some remarkable way.


Do not regard anything as a worldly affair. A remarkable road will soon be opened before you.


Ofudesaki chushaku

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Translator(s): Roy Forbes

5:61 No matter what may occur, never think of anything as they were everyday developments and express concern or anything for that matter. These developments will prove to be the peak season for an extraordinary path to open.

『おふでさき註釈』、p. 81–2


Commentary by Yoshitaro Ueda (2009)

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

It will not do to think in worldly common ways about anything, whatever it is. A “new and marvelous path,” a splendid path that is totally unheard-of, will come into sight.

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