Ofudesaki 08:064–5

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

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Ofudesaki 08:064–5 is a set of verses from the Ofudesaki.

The English translation below is the sixth edition translation.


On however high a place you may be, dono yō na takai tokoro to yūta tote とのよふな たかいところと ゆうたとて
everyone is a child of Tsukihi. Tsukihi no tā ni mina waga ko ya de 月日のたあに みなわがこやで
Knowing nothing of it, you try to stop your Parent’s work, sore shirazu Oya no suru koto sashi-tomete それしらず をやのする事 さしとめて
even to take things away. What manner is this? mata tori-harote kore wa ikaga zo またとりはろて これハいかゞぞ

Alternate English translations

Third Edition

However high your position may be, for Me, Tsukihi, you are all My children.

Knowing nothing about this truth, they have not only prohibited the working of the Parent but demolished the facilities for worship. How oppressive it is!


On however high a place you may be, everyone is a child of Tsuki-Hi.

Knowing nothing of it, you try to stop your Parent’s work, even to take things away. What manner is this?


Ofudesaki chushaku

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Translator(s): Roy Forbes

8:64, 65 No matter how high a position one may be in, all human beings are all My beloved children. Nevertheless, what is this that you stop and even ban the actions of your Parent?

*Note: On 11/15/1874 (lunar), the prefectural shrine authorities summoned Oyasama to Yamamura Palace where She underwent an interrogation. On the following 17th, followers Chusaku Tsuji, Ichibei Matsuo, and Gisaburo Nakata were summoned to the local Chukyoin, told that there was no god named Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, and were ordered to stop their faith. On top of this, gohei, mirrors, and other articles were confiscated from the Residence. This is a verse that expresses Oyagami’s severe anger over these incidents. Refer to notes for 5:56, 57, 6:70, and 8:5.

『おふでさき註釈』、p. 138


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