Ofudesaki 09:005–6

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

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Ofudesaki 09:005–6 is a set of verses from the Ofudesaki. The English translation below is the sixth edition translation.


I desire that the two persons received as shrines by Tsukihi Tsukihi yori yashiro to naru o futari tomo 月日より やしろとなるを 二人とも
each be given a separate room. betsuma hedatete oite morotara べつまへだてゝ をいてもろたら
Then, in whatever you pray, your salvation will be assured. nani yūmo sore yori shika to ukeyōte なにゆうも それよりしかと うけよふて
Watch closely! tasuke suru zoya shika to miteiyo たすけするぞや しかとみていよ

Alternate English translations

Third Edition

I desire to place both of the two persons who transmit the intention of Tsukihi in separate and special rooms.

Then I will assuredly save you in whatever you pray. Watch closely!


I wish that the two persons, taken as shrines by Me, Tsuki-Hi, be placed in separate rooms.

Thereafter, observe carefully whatever you may pray for, for I shall certainly guarantee your salvation.


Ofudesaki chushaku

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Translator(s): Roy Forbes

9:5, 6 Once you put the two persons who I Oyagami, have been received as My shrines in separate rooms, whatever wishes you may make, I will surely grant My salvation. Firmly keep watching from this point onward.

*Note: It has been said that “the two persons” (futari tomo) refers to Oyasama and Kokan.

『おふでさき註釈』、p. 142


註 二人ともは、おやさまとこかん様を指して仰せられている。

Commentary by Yoshitaro Ueda (2010)

From Michi no dai: Foundation of the Path 38:39

IX:5 The verse speaks of “the two persons received as shrines by Tsukihi,” and “the two persons” are Oyasama and Kokan. This verse does not use the phrase “the Shrine of Tsukihi.” It goes without saying that Oyasama is the Shrine of Tsukihi or the Shrine of God, but it is implied here that Kokan also plays an important role because of the causality of her soul whereby God enters her to work. This is what is referred to by the phrase “received as shrines by Tsukihi.” The appellation “shrine” is not restricted to Oyasama. For example, in the Ofudesaki we find the phrase “receive the shrine of each” (VI:57), which is understood to refer to the Service performers. Also the title “worker-shrine” (ninsoku yashiro) was granted to a few early followers, including Naraito Ueda, whose situation was instrumental in bringing my family to the path. She was also referred to as the shrine of Atsukenmiyo. The verse here expresses the desire to have “the two persons...each be given a separate room,” so that they occupy rooms separate from those used by others, thereby clarifying the difference in terms of divine truth between the two persons on the one hand and the others on the other.

IX:6 This verse explains that the purpose of instructing the people to give the two persons each a separate room is to assure salvation. The verse says that clarifying the difference in terms of divine truth is a prerequisite to assuring salvation. From this perspective, the verse tells the people to carefully watch what happens from now on.

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