Ofudesaki Part 12

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

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10
Part 11
Part 12
Part 13
Part 14
Part 15
Part 16
Part 17

Ofudesaki Part 12 is an outline of the 12th part of the Ofudesaki. This outline is based on what appears in Thoughts on a Thematic Outline of the Ofudesaki by the second Shinbashira Shozen Nakayama. The first two verses of Part 12 were written in 1875 while the rest were written in 1876.

Part 12: God urges the people to cleanse the heart in connection with the arrival of the time for single-hearted salvation indicated in the Ofudesaki. Impatient with people unable to have faith in Oyasama, God uses the expression “regret,” declares Oyasama to be Tsukihi, and strongly urges people to have faith in Her. In regard to the lameness of Shuji’s leg, the present part—in contrast to the explanation offered in Part 1—does not merely lay the blame on the “wrongdoing’ but also emphasizes the significance of his lameness as causally related to the founding of the teachings.

From the 27th day of the 12th month

  1. Cleansing the heart of everyone, referring both to those within and those in the world 1, 2

From the 14th day of the 3rd month

  1. “Regret”; “Tsukihi may withdraw3–4, 5, 6

From the 4th day of the 4th month

  1. Tsukihi begins to cleanse everyone’s heart in the whole world, without any discrimination between Nihon, Kara, and Tenjiku 7, 8, 9–10

The 5th day

  1. “Tsukihi shall withdraw” 11–3

The 12th day

  1. Concerning useful timber 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

The 14th day

  1. The regret of Tsukihi, the impatience over the human mind, and the coming of the time 22 23, 24, 25–6, 27, 28, 29, 30
  2. The arrival of the time and course of the path ahead 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42–3
  3. The manifestation of the truth written with the Writing Brush and ‘’Tsukihi’s request” in connection with the divine intent to fill everyone with joy 44, 45, 46
  4. Illness, the Breath, and the Hand Dance 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52–3
  5. Hastening the Joyous Service 54, 55, 56, 57
  6. The arrival of the time for the Joyous Service 58, 59, 60, 61
  7. Have faith in Oyasama’s teachings as the voice of God the Parent since the truth of Oyasama is one with God the Parent 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67–8, 69
  8. Oyasama’s words and actions aree Tsukihi’s intentions 70, 71
  9. The brightness of the day when the regret of God the Parent is all cleared away 72, 73, 74, 75
  10. Have faith in Oyasama’s teachings, cleanse the heart, and become filled with joy 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84
  11. The reconstruction of the mind as the mind to save others; miraculous salvation 85–6, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93–4, 95–6, 97, 98, 99–100
  12. Have faith in Oyasama; understand the mind of single-hearted salvation 101, 102, 103, 104, 105–6, 107, 108, 109, 110
  13. Falsehood 111, 112, 113, 114
  14. The disorder in Shuji’s leg as a basis for the proof of universal salvation 115, 116, 117, 118–20, 121, 122, 123, 124–5, 126
  15. The completion of the Service means to free oneself from human thinking and lean on Oyasama 127–8, 129–30, 131, 132, 133, 134–5, 136, 137, 138–9, 140, 141,
  16. The truth, which is the true origin, and the performance for the Service 142–5, 146, 147, 148, 149
  17. Have faith in Oyasama and pray with a sincere heart, leaning on Her 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 181, 182

A talk from 8 o’clock, 28th day, 6th month

  1. Have faith in Oyasama’s words and actions as Tsukihi’s workings and progress toward the Joyous Life by performing the Service single-heartedly 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166,
  2. The high mountains and the path ahead 167, 168, 169
  3. Deep self-reflection through bodily disorders will enable us to have faith in Oyasama and settle the truth of the Salvation Service in mind 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180