Ofudesaki 09:028

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

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Ofudesaki 09:028 is a verse from the Ofudesaki. The English translation below is the sixth edition translation.


I begin to make the truth known to all humankind kono yō o ichiretsu naru ni shinjitsu o このよふを 一れつなるに しんちつを
from My desire to save this world. tasuketai kara shirashi kakeru de たすけたいから しらしかけるで

Alternate English translations

Third Edition

I begin to make the truth known to all people of the world, because of My earnest desire to save you all.


Since I desire to save all people equally throughout the world, I shall begin to make the truth known to you.


Ofudesaki chushaku

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Translator(s): Roy Forbes

9:28 It is for the sake of informing you the extent of My profound intent, for it is My single desire to save all My children in this world.

『おふでさき註釈』、p. 146


Commentary by Yoshitaro Ueda (2010)

From Michi no dai: Foundation of the Path 38:44

In the original, the way in which the verse is constructed is somewhat complicated. With regard to the verbs “make...known” (“shirashi”) and “save” (“tasuke”), their respective objects (“shinjitsu” [”the truth”] and “kono yo” [“this world”]) are not where they are grammatically expected.

The verse is saying, “Since I desire to save all human beings in the world, I shall begin to tell everyone the truth.” This expresses God’s desire to save all people by letting them know the truth.

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