Ofudesaki unnumbered set

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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 unnumbered set (Jpn: Ofudesaki gogai おふでさき号外) refer to verses Oyasama wrote in exterior volumes of the Ofudesaki She gave to devoted followers that are not found in the original manuscript preserved at Her Residence.

According to the Tenrikyo jiten, there are 14 unnumbered set verses that do not appear in the original manuscript.[1]

“Seeds of your sincere devotion”

The seeds of your sincere devotion sown day after day, nichinichi ni kokoro tsukushita monodane o にち/\に心つくしたものだねを
I have certainly accepted. Kami ga tashika uketorite iru 神がたしかにうけとりている
The seed which God truly accepts shinjitsu ni Kami no uketoru monodane wa しんぢつに神のうけとるものだねわ
will never decay through all eternity. itsu ni naritemo kusaru me wa nashi いつになりてもくさるめわなし
When these seeds sprout in the course of time, dandan to kono monodane ga haeta nara たん/\とこのものだねがはへたなら
it will be the talk of all ages to come.[2] kore matsudai no kōki naru zoya これまつだいのこふきなるそや[3]

Ofudesaki unnumbered set, Nagao family copy

Though a shelter was built to block the wind, it is not secure. kazeyoke o dekite aredomo shimashi nashi かぜよけをできてあれどもしましなし
Quickly make arrangements it so it will be tight and secure. hayaku shimari moyō suru nari はやくしまりもようするなり
Ponder the place where you will live for eternity. itsu made kurasu bashō wa shian seyo いつまでもくらすばしょうはしあんせよ
Resolve your mind and quickly settle. kokoro sadamete hayaku ochitsuke こころさだめてはやくおちつけ
Once you have settled, you will no longer be wanting for clothing ochitsukeba kimono kuimono fujū nashi おちつけばきものくひものふじゅうなし
or food, and the child will be quickly returned to you. hayaku shōnin o kayasu koto nari はやくしょうにんをかやすことなり
Once the child is returned to you this time, kono shōnin kondo kayashita koto naraba この小人こんどかやしたことならば
he will become the master carpenter of the nation.[4] kono hi no moto no tōryō to naru この日の本のとうりょうとなる[5]

Notes

  1. A Glossary of Tenrikyo Terms, p. 93.
  2. The Life of Oyasama, p. 91.
  3. Kohon Tenrikyo Oyasama den, p. 120–121.
  4. The Measure of Heaven: The Life of Izo Iburi, the Honseki, p. ?
  5. Shinpan Iburi Izo den, pp. 52–53.