Ofudesaki Part 16

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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 16 is an outline of the 16th 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.

Part 16 was written in 1881.

Part 16: God is hastening the cleansing of the heart and the replacement of the mind by teaching the significance of the Service, by speaking about the advent of the day when the Service is to be performed, and by indicating a broad path ahead filled with brightness.

  1. Teaching the Truth of Heaven 1, 2, 3–4, 5, 6–8, 9, 10–1, 12–3
  2. God’s admonition for human thoughts obstructing the preparations for the Service. 14–6
  3. God’s imminent return for obstructing the performance of the Service of the Kanrodai 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
  4. God the Parent’s concerns over the marriage proposal of Otojiro 23, 24–5
  5. Understand the intention of God the Parent, cast away the selfish mind, and begin the Joyous Service. 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31–2, 33, 34, 35, 36
  6. God the Parent and Oyasama sees into the mind of everyone, manifests the state of his mind on his body, and urges self-reflection 37, 38–9, 40, 41, 42, 43
  7. The imminent arrival of the time, the cleansing of the heart, and the replacement of the mind 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52
  8. The stopping of the drum and God the Parent’s regret 53, 54, 55
  9. Clearing away the regret 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63
  10. How to settle what is stated in the preceding section; preparations for the Service 64, 65, 66
  11. God the Parent’s intention and human thinking (using the dowry prepared for Otojiro as a basis for teaching) 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72–3
  12. The advent of the appointed time and “Tsukihi will come to lead you” 74, 75–7, 78, 79