Ofudesaki 09:031

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

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Ofudesaki 09:031 is a verse from the Ofudesaki. The English translation below is the sixth edition translation.


When you come to know the Parent of Origin clearly, Moto naru no Oya o tashika ni shirita nara 元なるの をやふたしかに しりたなら
I shall give you My assurance on anything whatever. donna koto demo mina hiki-ukeru とんな事でも みなひきうける

Alternate English translations

Third Edition

When you come to know the original Parent positively, I will take charge of anything, whatever it may be.


If you come to know with clarity the original Parent, then I shall answer all your prayers, whatever they may be.


Ofudesaki chushaku

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Translator(s): Roy Forbes

9:31 If you know with certainty who your original Parent is, I shall accept every type of request and save you.

*Note: This verse is teaching us that if we believe that Oyasama, the Shrine of Tsukihi, is truly our Parent, we experience any form of spiritual salvation in accordance with our minds.

『おふでさき註釈』、p. 146



Commentary by Yoshitaro Ueda (2010)

From Michi no dai: Foundation of the Path 38:44-5

Once we come to truly know the Parent of Origin, God will assure us of salvation, regardless of what we are suffering from – whether it is illness or anything else. This is why the salvation offered on this path is described as being previously unknown. The word “clearly” implies that it is not enough for us to simply obtain information on the Parent of Origin; rather, we should allow the meaning of “the Parent of Origin” to deeply settle in our mind so that we can truly respond to the Parent’s intention.

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