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Volume 4 of the Reikai Monogatari

Part 9: The Truth of the Cosmos

Chapter 46: The Divine Revelations on the Cosmos I  〔196〕

    What astronomers call the solar system of celestial bodies visible to the naked eye is referred to as a small cosmos.
    According to the divine revelations, 5.67 billion such small cosmoses constitute the great cosmos, a general term for the whole universe.
    Our small cosmos is 5.67 billion ri (one ri is about 3.92 kilometers or 2.44 miles) in height and 5.67 billion ri in width. The kami who made, consolidated, and gave birth to the spirit world of this small cosmos is Kuni-toko-tachi-no-mikoto ("Earthly-Eternally-Standing-Deity"). The kami who principally reigns the great cosmos is Oh-kuni-toko-tachi-no-mikoto ("Heavenly-Eternally-Standing-Deity"), or Ame-no-mi-naka-nushi-no-oh-kami ("Deity Master-of-the-August-Center-of-Heaven").

    A small cosmos is classified into two major portions: the taiku ("firmament") and the daichi ("terra"). The taiku is 2.835 billion ri thick, and the daichi is also 2.835 billion ri thick.
    The taiku is arranged with the Sun and other celestial bodies. The intermediate space between the taiku and the daichi, or the chuku, is arranged with the Moon, the North Star, the Big Dipper, Orion's Belt and the like. The daichi is arranged with the Earth, the chiseki ("tide in the daichi") and chisei ("celestial bodies in the daichi"), which virtually equal the number of celestial bodies in the taiku, and which are dispersed throughout the bottom of the daichi. The celestial bodies in the taiku may be referred to as ho-shi ("fire-water"; a homonym for "star") while those in the daichi as shi-ho ("water-fire"; a homonym for "salt"). Individual celestial bodies in the taiku consist of both a luminescent body and a non-luminescent dark body, which are together shaped like a bar with balls.
    The top portion of the icebergs in the daichi is in close contact with the densest portion of the taiku. The taiku is clean and light whereas the daichi impure and heavy. These are shown in the figure below.


Figure 1: Longitudinal Sectional View of Small Cosmos
  1. Outer Space
  2. Taiku
  3. Star
  4. Sun
  5. Water Body
  6. Moon
  7. Upper Line
  8. Lower Line
  9. Orbit
  10. Icebergs
  11. Earth
  12. Chiseki
  13. Fire Body
  14. Chisei
  15. Daichi


Figure 2: Plan View of Taiku
  1. Sun
  2. Stars

    Crystallised in the centre of the taiku is the Sun, which is approximately 1.5 millionth the size of the taiku. Likewise, the Earth is approximately 1.5 millionth the volume of the daichi. Behind the Sun is an almost identical water body, forming a bar-ball shape with the fixed star. The water body provides appropriate moisture to the originally dark Sun to aid it in its combustion and ensuing radiation of the kind of luminescence we see today. Therefore, affected by the moisture of this water body, the light of the Sun is not as red as fire but takes on a white tinge.
    As explained thus far, the Sun remains stable in the center of the taiku of the small cosmos, engaging in breathing activities.


Figure 3: View of Daichi

  1. Sun
  2. Moon

    In addition, up to three quarters of the Earth (NOTE: The divine revelations say that the chikyu ("terrestrial sphere," or the "Earth") is not a sphere but rather a flattened ellipsoid [1]. However, it shall be provisionally termed the chikyu or the Earth as has been heretofore for the sake of explanatory convenience.) is covered with water, and the water denotes a white color. The Earth has in its center a fire body almost identical in volume to the Earth. The fire body provides heat to the Earth, radiates luminescence, and engages in breathing activities. Meanwhile, the Sun utilizes absorption and radiation through its breathing activities, thereby contributing to its automatic tilting movement. Located in the center of the taiku, the Sun remains unchanged in its fixed position.

    Located in the center of the surface of the daichi, the Earth performs its automatic tilting movement together with the entire daichi. Different degrees of the tilt result in distinctions between day and night and among the four seasons. The small automatic tilting movement takes place daily while the large automatic tilting movement seasonally. On the spring/autumn equinox of the higan equinoctial week, the large tilting movements of the Sun and the Earth become equal. Moreover, their respective very large tilting movements take place every 60 years and about every 360 years. It is during an extremely large tilting movement that the daichi and the Earth undergo major upheavals or cataclysmic changes.

    For humans on the Earth, the Sun appears to rise in the east and set in the west. But seen from the eyes of the Kami, both the Sun and the Earth remain unchanged in their positions, doing nothing but simply perform their automatic tilting movements, as mentioned earlier.

     Just as there are billions and trillions, nay, myriads of celestial bodies such as Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune in the taiku, there are as many seki-kyu ("tide-spheres") of identical shapes arranged in the daichi. Both the individual stars in the taiku and the individual seki-kyu in the daichi form a bar-ball shape, just as the Sun has its pairing water sphere and the Earth has its pairing fire sphere. Each of these stars and seki-kyu has its own luminescence. Incidentally, the number of dark stars is arguably 100 or more times the number of luminescent stars.
    The Moon in particular is located in the center between the taiku and the daichi, i.e. in the intermediate space, has the same volume as that of the Sun, and travels in an invariable orbit. It also plays a protective role in regulating moisture for the cosmos and preventing the Sun from heating intensely or the daichi from becoming extremely hot or cold.
    The Moon is spherical in shape, half of which is made up of water and is thus a transparent body. This hemisphere is luminescent while the other a total fire body, as shown in the figure below.

Figure 4: View of the Moon
  1. Front View
  2. Transparent Body
  3. Water Body
  4. Side View
  5. Transparent Body
  6. Fire Body
  7. Water Body
  8. Rear View
  9. Fire Body
  10. Side View
  11. Transparent Body
  12. Water Body
  13. Fire Body

    The Moon sends water to or draws it from the Earth through the chiseki tide as it travels from west to east in the center between the taiku and the daichi. This results in the natural phenomenon of tidal ebb and flow.

    The Omoto Shinyu ("Divine Revelation of Omoto") reads as follows:
"The Great Kami of the Moon is one of the ancestors of this world."
    The above means that the Moon regulates the i-ki ("fire-water"; a homonym for "breath") in the breathing activities of the taiku and the daichi. The fire body of the Moon manages the exhaling activities while the chiseki the inhaling activities.
"The Fuji-Naruto mechanism is in place."
    The above passage from the Divine Revelation indicates that the exit of the fire body is Mt. Fuji, and that the chiseki tide uses the Naruto Whirlpool as an entry point at which to pour water into the bowls of the Earth. The fire body and the chiseki tide are connected to the Earth's surface through intertwined networks of links in all directions, just as countless blood vessels and nerves are intertwined in the human body.


    Dictation taken on December 15, or November 17 according to Japan's older lunisolar calendar, Taisho 10 (1921) for "The Divine Revelations on the Cosmos I," Volume 4 of the Reikai Monogatari.
    Dictation proofread on January 23, Showa 10 (1935).



Chapter 47: The Divine Revelations on the Cosmos II  〔197〕

    To supplement what is stated in the preceding section, I would like to provide fragments of additional explanation. Please note that my view of the universe is solely based on the divine revelations. Therefore, I have no idea whether or how much my view is related to modern astronomy.
    For 24 years since I received the divine revelations, I have been all but isolated from publications and other literature in the world. Naturally I know nothing about how much modern astronomy has advanced. My view on the cosmos may not readily convince anyone who will see it in the light of their modern astronomical knowledge.

    To continue the previous section, I would like to elaborate on the Sun and other celestial bodies.
    The Sun is a dark body but looks whitish red because its water produces light. When a red cloth and a white cloth are compared at dark night, the white cloth is more clearly visible. This also explains that the water in the Sun produces its light.

    Just as individual small cosmoses in the greater cosmos pull one another, several celestial bodies exert traction on the Sun to keep it in position. Hence the Lord of Heaven first created those celestial bodies to support the Sun.

    The distance between the Sun and our Earth is an eighth of the 5.67 billion ri diameter of a small cosmos. All the celestial bodies in the taiku radiate their own luminescence and are located above the Sun. The Sun's rays are never radiated toward the taiku but exclusively toward the daichi in a manner that a flashlight beams its light.

    We usually call the direction in which the Sun rises the east. However, there is originally no distinction between north, south, east, and west from a cosmic perspective. A Buddhist teaching says as follows:
"Originally there is no such thing as east or west. Then where can north and south be?"
It is for this cosmic perspective that the Buddhist teaching preaches the non-existence of the four directions. If a directional distinction were made, the Earth located in the center of the daichi would correspond to the north pole. Kita, the Japanese word for north, also means kita ("qi dripping down"), kita ("water-fire dripping down") or kita ("inhaled-exhaled breath dripping down"). Minami, the Japanese word for south, is the kototama ("word spirit"; mystical power believed to reside in spoken words of the Japanese) for all-around visibility.

    As described above, the Earth is a flattened ellipsoid rather than a sphere as scholars and others in the world believe. What we call the Earth is an extremely small portion of the daichi at its center. Figure 1 shows that the daichi is all made up of icebergs. These icebergs become all the steeper as they get farther away from the Earth. When they melt, only those close to the Earth usually melt while the remaining majority of icebergs stay frozen.

    As a piece of evidence to prove that the Earth is a sphere, it is pointed out that when a person stands on the shore to gaze at a ship sail offshore, first its hull sinks out of sight, and then its masts gradually sink out of sight. This is because our eyeballs already take spherical shape. In its relation to the human pupil, the concave lens of a telescope enables a person to look at a distance. Therefore, adherents of the Earth's globularity should begin their initial research on the human eyeball per se.
    Moreover, the Earth is not a dark body but has some kind of luminescence.

    It is the Moon that plays the most significant role in the whole universe. Everyone knows that benefits of the Sun allow all creation to grow and prosper. However, what almost no one knows is the enormous and boundless benefits of the shrouded Moon.
    All creation in the universe has a subtle yet significant relationship with the movement of the Moon. The Moon completes one trip around in the chuku, the intermediate space between the taiku and the daichi, in a little over 29 days, i.e. a normal month. Note, however, that the Moon does not rotate but simply remains in the same posture as it moves. For example, the Moon appears at one position in the taiku on the 3rd day of a month, then at another position on the 4th day, and so on. These consecutive changes in the Moon's position attests to the fact that the Moon moves from west to east instead of remaining stationary.
    The Moon is visible to our eyes only when it moves along the upper line as shown in Figure 1; it is completely invisible to our eyes when it moves along the lower line. The Moon represents the activities of the kami Tsuki-yomi-no-mikoto ("His Augustness, Moon-Night Possessor") while moving along the upper line, and the kami Susa-no-wo-no-mikoto ("His Brave-Swift-impetuous-Male-Augustness") while moving along the lower line.

    The first question that comes to mind when gazing at the Moon is the patterns on the lunar surface. Having been traditionally likened in Japan to a monkey and a rabbit making mochi rice cakes with a pestle and mortar, those patterns are the reflections of the Earth's five major continents - Eurasia, North America, Africa, Australia, and South America - on the lunar surface. This is why the patterns look the same all the time. A faint shadow may be visible from the waning half of the Moon, in which case it is a shadow cast by the Moon itself when the fire body as a lunar hemisphere is visible.

    A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon is exposed to direct sunlight from behind. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth to occult the Sun.

    Galaxies can be recognized by our visual perception as the Sun radiates light to the icebergs of the daichi ("terra"), which in turn reflect the light to the taiku ("firmament"), making myriad dark celestial bodies in the taiku visible to our eyes. Galaxies have uneven outer edges because their corresponding icebergs are also uneven in height.

    In addition, comets can be observed from the daichi as they move in the greater koku ("outer space"). The greater koku refers to the space outside this small cosmos and takes on a blue color. The taiku is colored green. We see the blue-colored greater koku through the color of the taiku. Hence, what we eventually see is the blue-green color.

    Seen from the outside of this small cosmos, the taiku is enveloped with much thinner spiritual vestures in purple, red, blue and other colors, whereas the daichi with much thicker spiritual vestures in yellow, light yellow, white and other colors. And this cosmos, when seen in its entirety, looks purple. It hence earns the name the "Gem of the Manifest World."

    Our small cosmos is interconnected and communicated in all directions with other small cosmoses via spiritual threads like a spider's web as the hub of this intercosmic network. Those other cosmoses are not inhabited by creatures similar to humans, fauna or flora on the Earth [2]. In our small cosmos, kami also inhabit celestial bodies besides the Earth, but creatures like those inhabiting the Earth never ever exist. The relationship between our small cosmos and other cosmoses is illustrated in Figure 5.


Figure 5: View of the Greater Cosmos
  1. Small Cosmos
  2. Our Cosmos as Hub of Greater Cosmos

    Dictation taken on December 15, or November 17 according to Japan's older lunisolar calendar, Taisho 10 (1921) for "The Divine Revelations on the Cosmos II," Volume 4 of the Reikai Monogatari.
    Dictation proofread on January 23, Showa 10 (1935).



Chapter 48: The Divine Revelations on the Cosmos III  〔198〕

     In the preceding chapter, I mentioned that the Sun is a dark body, and that it essentially does not possess the slightest luminescence. I also mentioned that the Earth is a luminous body. Many questions arose immediately regarding what I said. Just to be sure, I would again like to describe the relationship between fire and water.
    I must remind you that I have no idea whatsoever of how much today's academic research has progressed as I was originally uneducated, have led my life deep in the grassy mountains, and have been strictly prohibited by the divine world from studying any new academic fields in the Meiji era and thereafter, thus having placed myself in a situation similar to that of a legendary hermit in the countryside for 24 years.
    It is quite natural for anyone to think that I am behind the times because, in this age of rapid progress, I have isolated myself from the reading public for 24 years to dictate the divine revelations about the universe. Advances made by the academic community are rapid, just as are the dramatic societal transformations which Urashima Taro [3], an angler in a Japanese folk tale, experiences when he returns from the undersea Palace of the Dragon King years later. If I had a chance to read the latest discoveries in today's astronomy, physiography and other disciplines, I think I would simply marvel at them. For me, however, all I resolve to do is stand outside the scope of today's science to tell experimental stories as unraveled verbatim by the divine revelations.
    "I place myself outside the koku outer space as the Kami pleases to tell inexhaustible [4] stories day and night." My stories may go in one ear and out the other of scholars exposed to modern civilization; they may even be seen as a kind of delusions of grandeur. Even so, I think that the True Kami has revealed the truth about the cosmos to a weak and foolish human like me because I believe the next quote from the Bible: "God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty."

    All water is white and is an element of light. At the center of water is one hochi ("dot") , which makes the water flow freely. When this hochi escapes from the center of water, the water solidifies hard into ice, rendering itself completely immobile. Therefore, (a kanji character for "water") with its hochi fleeing outside is called (a kanji character for "ice"; pronounced "ko-o-ri" or "hi," the latter of which is a homonym for "fire"). Similarly, fire can neither burn nor shine without water at its center. This is because fire makes water move and water makes fire move. It follows that no object will burn at all unless it contains even the slightest moisture.

    The Sun injects appropriate moisture from the water body into its core, thereby burning in the firmament and radiating light. Meanwhile, the daichi emits its own light in moderation by adjusting the natural light of the icebergs and water from the fire bodies in the terra.

    Seen from the Earth, some celestial bodies appear to travel faster while others more slowly because they are positioned far and near, high and low. These differences make some look much faster and others look slower to travel. By and large, stars near the daichi and/or in low positions appear to travel faster whereas those far from the daichi and/or in high positions appear to move more slowly.
    For example, imagine yourself being on a train. When you open a window to look at some mountains far and near, those near you look as if they were moving rapidly in a direction opposite to the train, and those afar look as if they remained motionless or were quite slow to move even when moving in the opposite direction. The principle behind this example applies to the preceding paragraph.

    As described earlier, the Moon travels on a prescribed orbit in the intermediate space between the Sun and the daichi with its position held in place by the traction force of the Sankakusei ("Stellar Triangle") [5], Orion's Belt, the Pleiades, and the Big Dipper. Like the sympathetic nervous system in the human body, these stars and the Moon are kept in position through subtle kinds of spiritual threads between them with the Moon serving as the converging point.
    The same applies to the relationship between the Sun and some celestial bodies in the taiku. Their positions are maintained through a network of subtle spiritual threads with the Sun as its hub in a manner similar to the way the sympathetic nervous system works. The eight divine forces of do (action), sei (inaction), kai (dissolution), gyo (coagulation), in (tension), chi (relaxation), and go (combination), and bun (separation) are moderately controlled to hold those stars stably in place, allowing the Sun to perpetuate its small and large automatic tilting movements and engage in its breathing activities.

    The daichi uses the Earth at its center to maintain contact with some chiseki bodies, and like the Sun, engages in its breathing activities by controlling fire and water. Those chiseki bodies form a network of subtle spiritual threads with the Earth as its hub, thereby retaining the Earth's stability.
    The Earth's surface is called the hoku kyoku ("north pole") of the daichi. Hoku is a Japanese kanji that has a different reading: kita ("north"). As mentioned earlier, kita also means i-ki-taru ("fire-water dripping down"), i.e. the center that receives the dripping of sui-ka ("water-fire") each from the Sun, the hub of the daichi, the peripheral icebergs on the daichi, and the Moon.


Figure 6: Plan View of the Earth
  1. Icebergs
  2. South
  3. North
  4. Equator

    The act of humans being born on the Earth to do their part is called i-ki-ru("water-fire settling down"; a homonym for "living"). Hence the Earth serves as a safe haven for living organisms and a place for their activities and governance under divine providence. In contrast, the state where suika ("water and fire"), i.e. body and spirit are separated to what is known as death is called ma-ka-ru ("body staying withered") or ma-ka-ru ("water permanently dried up"). This occurs when the fire-water control mechanism no longer works properly. From a spiritual perspective, however, there is no life or death nor is there any distinction between young and old age; human souls exist through all eternity. Seen from the main guardian deity of a human, i.e. the core of the human soul, it is simply a matter of changing corporeal containers.

    Dictation taken on December 27, or November 29 according to Japan's older lunisolar calendar, Taisho 10 (1921) for "The Divine Revelations on the Cosmos III," Volume 4 of the Reikai Monogatari.
    Dictation proofread on January 23, Showa 10 (1935).



Chapter 49: The Divine Revelations on the Cosmos IV  〔199〕
Udumbara Chandra ("Auspicious Moon") hangs high in the koku
outer space to shed the light of wisdom on spiritual darkness.
The above is a passage from the divine revelations.
    As mentioned earlier, I am simply rambling on about what I have seen and heard in the Spirit World as is without paying the slightest attention to any hotly debated theory in modern times. Every scholar and intellectual under the sun will likely launch attacks against me for propagating heresies and bizarre theories.

    Innumerable celestial bodies in the taiku vary in luminosity, thickness, and light colour. This is never because of their ages or sizes. Their light colours look widely different due to variations in the water-to-fire ratio and the content of gold, silver, copper, iron, and others.
    Celestial bodies with more water content radiate white light whereas those with more fire content red light. Therefore, individual stars radiate their own uniquely different lights, depending on their longitudinal levels or their positions.
    The light of stars with more fire content looks like a pentagram to the human eye on the Earth, and the light of stars with more water content looks like a hexagram .
    When you put a at each edge of , the Japanese kanji for fire, you will get five 's as shown in . Five symbolises the firmament and fire.
    By the same token, when you put a at each edge of , the Japanese kanji for water, you will get six 's as shown in . Six symbolises water and terra. Hence celestial bodies radiating pentagrammatic and hexagrammatic light represent varying degrees of water or fire content in the heavens.
    Furthermore, celestial bodies do not perform automatic tilting movement unlike the Sun and are stable and luminous per se. This makes it possible for humans on the Earth to get a good view of their pentagrammatic and hexagrammatic light.

    Should the Sun be stable and not perform automatic tilting movement like other stars, it would be seen as a pentagrammatic or hexagrammatic light emitter. Its vigorous auto-tilting movement makes the Sun look like a spherical light emitter.
    This can be illustrated, for example, by many different pictures and letters drawn on a phonograph turntable. Turning the turntable makes those various drawings on it look round synchronously.

    Located near the North Star, the Big Dipper is commonly called Shichiken-sei ("Seven-Star Sword") or Hagun-sei ("Army-Defeating Star"). The Seven-Star Sword, also known as the Ama-no-Nuboko ("Heavenly Jewelled Spear"), is a divine treasure for making, consolidating, and giving birth to the Cosmos, wherewith Izanagi-no-Kami (the "Deity the Male-Who-Invites") and Izanami-no-Kami (the "Deity the Female-Who-Invites"), standing upon the Floating Bridge of Heaven, stirred the drifting land as a muddy sea until the brine curdled [6]. Seen from our country, the Big Dipper is located in the north-central part of the taiku today, having kept the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon stable since time immemorial.
    The Big Dipper looks to humans on the Earth as if it were travelling in a circle. This optical illusion results from the tilting movement of the taiku and that of the daichi. Should the Big Dipper travel, it would cause major disaster to the Cosmos. While other stars look to humans on the Earth as if they rose in the east and set in the west, the Big Dipper looks as if it traveled in orbit around the celestial kingdom with its head facing north, south, east and west due to its position in the centre of the taiku, as opposed to the location of the Earth in the northern centre of the daichi. This makes the Big Dipper look like it travels differently from other stars.
    For example, imagine that you open an umbrella, draw the North Star on its finial and the Big Dipper a little below it, and fill the remaining portions of the canopy with drawn stars before holding the umbrella upright with its handle held in your hands. When you tilt the umbrella in east, south, west and north directions, the Big Dipper will look as if it were orbiting in a circle, and the stars drawn toward the broader edges will look as if they were traveling from east to west. This explains that the Big Dipper does not orbit around the North Star.

    While direct rays of the Sun centre on the equator of the Earth, the centre of the daichi is its hoku kyoku ("north pole"), i.e. the Earth. Some people argue that if the Sun as the centre of the taiku is positioned to face the Earth as the centre of the daichi like two mirrors set against each other, the Central Land of Reed-Plains [7] in the north, namely Japan as the centre of the Earth, must be the equator. This is not the case, given the relationship between the tilting movements of the Sun and the Earth, which deters the Sun's rays from directly hitting Japan in the north as the centre of the Earth.

    In addition, going southward away from the equator makes the Big Dipper and the North Star look gradually lower in elevation before they sink out of sight. This results from the relationship between the tilting degree of the taiku, that of the daichi, and the position of where you are. The mechanism behind it will become crystal clear if you think about it by observing the tilting rotations of two different umbrellas joined at the handles in opposite vertical directions.

    Dictation taken on December 27, or November 29 according to Japan's older lunisolar calendar, Taisho 10 (1921) for "The Divine Revelations on the Cosmos IV," Volume 4 of the Reikai Monogatari.
    Dictation proofread on January 23, Showa 10 (1935).



Chapter 50: The Divine Revelations on the Cosmos V  〔200〕

    There is something called a divine-spiritual atom in the Cosmos. It can also be simply called a spiritual element or a fire element. This fire element is contained in all creation, and many fire elements also permeate the air. There is also something called a physical element. It can also be simply called a water element. Fire and water elements are embraced and united to generate spirit in the Cosmos. Spirit epitomises the fullest utilisation of fire and water elements. This spirit gives birth to electrons, which in turn evolve to generate electricity in the Cosmos as the driving force of all creation.
    These spiritual and physical elements are referred to as Taka-mi-musu-bi-kami (the "High-August-Producing-Wondrous Deity") and Kamu-mi-musu-bi-kami (the "Divine-Producing-Wondrous-Deity") [8], respectively in the Divine World. Generated eventually from these two deities of spiritual and physical elements is what today's scholars call electricity, and this was instrumental in completing the eight divine forces of do (action), sei (inaction), kai (dissolution), gyo (coagulation), in (tension), chi (relaxation), go (combination), and bun (separation), culminating in the formation of the Great Cosmos and smaller cosmoses. The theory of terrestrial gravity advocated by a Newton would be utterly impossible to uncover the truths of the Cosmos.

    Modern humans seem to be so proud as to say that their advancing material civilisation makes them feel as if they had opened the secret gate of the Divine World with a mysterious key. But their science or their knowledge about the truths of the Cosmos has never ever even reached the threshold of the Divine World.
    Meanwhile, generated from the two major driving forces of Taka-mi-musu-bi (spiritual lineage) and Kamu-mi-musu-bi (physical lineage), electricity has seen wider application in the forms of wireless telegraphy, telephony, and radio these days. This bodes well as harbingers of the Divine Rule by the 567 (Maitreya) Deity [9].
    Every good has its evil, however. Greater convenience begets equally greater inconvenience under the law of creation which attests to the intermingling of good and evil and the interaction of beauty and ugliness during creation processes.
    As mentioned earlier, electricity is generated from the spiritual and physical elements in the Cosmos. Abuse of the electricity increases the consumption of the exquisite spiritual energy in the Cosmos, with the resultant generation of evil energy. This in turn removes the spiritual energy from the Cosmos to debilitate and mentally degenerate humans and all other creatures. The more evil energy fills the Cosmos, the more turbid the air becomes, allowing for outbreaks of bad diseases and increased numbers of pests.
    For all its downsides, electricity has still been one of the best inventions humans today can harness. It has proven to be one of the most beneficial necessities in our transition period to the Divine Rule by the 567 (Maitreya) Deity. Taking a step forward to replace electricity and telephones with never-increased/decreased spiritual energy will prevent abominable evil energy from being generated in the Cosmos to ensure a perfect reign of the world with ethereal energy of the utmost purity. For humans to reach this threshold, they must discard superficialities today and awaken to divine spirit.
    I hear that some Omoto adherents are rejecting electric light, but that is all too hasty a move. They should do away with electricity when a better modern convenience is invented to make electricity obsolete, just as electricity superseded traditional Japanese oil lamp stands with a wood frame and paper shade.

    Moreover, given that the infinite ethereal energy permeates the Cosmos, electricity is inexhaustible no matter how much you consume it. Please rest assured that it will never be depleted, and that evil energy arising from profligate electricity use is incessantly metabolised by activities of boundless water and fire in the Cosmos. This metabolic procedure is derived from the unremitting activities of the four great haraedo ("purification") deities as featured in Shinto scriptures.

    Humans are the universe in microcosm and an image of heaven and earth. Therefore, profound knowledge about all types of human tissues and their applications will shed clearer light on the truths of the Cosmos. As the saying goes, "The lighthouse does not shine on its base" [10]. Infinite and immeasurable voice sounds reverberate throughout the Cosmos, just as five fu-on ("father-sound") as pillars of heaven and nine bo-on ("mother-sound") as pillars of earth emit voice sounds incessantly in your body to engage in its physiological activities.

    The taiku reverberates mainly with the five fu-on while the daichi (its surface and inside) with the nine bo-on. Insufficiently reverberated portions of the daichi are supplemented with the five fu-on from the firmament, thereby contributing to the completion of divine activities designed to grow and prosper all creation. Supplemented by the nine bo-on from the daichi, the firmament can also stay quite peaceful and is making light temperature grow and prosper. The power of kototama [11] in these 14 major father and mother sounds as pillars of heaven and earth has produced the fire kototama of ki, shi, chi, ni, hi, mi, i, ri, and wi, the water kototama of ke, se, te, ne, he, me, e, re, and we, the earth kototama of ko, so, to, no, ho, mo, yo, ro, and wo, and the union (i.e. divine spirit) kototama of ku, su, tsu, nu, fu, mu, yu, ru, and u [12]. This has kept all creation between heaven and earth alive and working in eternal and endless divine processes of growth and prosperity.

    You can try and hear the voice of the firmament by quieting your mind late at night and pressing your right and left index fingers into your right and left ears. This way you will clearly hear the five fu-on of a, o, u, e, and i.
    Modern scholars would laugh off something an uneducated person like me says as an extremely roundabout, totally ludicrous idea. The five fu-on refer to the sounds produced by respiratory organs, blood and the oesophageal tube, the peristaltic sounds of the stomach and intestines, and others. Modern scholars would laugh that off again, saying that they are speechlessly dumbfounded by my equation of those physical sounds with the acoustics of the Cosmos. But alas, who knows that acoustics generated inside the human body are divine sounds and spiritual voices of the Cosmos?
    To think about these sounds through a doctor's stethoscope, the acoustics reverberating in the upper half of the human body above the heart are primarily the five fu-on, whereas those reverberating in the internal organs of the lower body are the nine bo-on, allowing you to hear the intersecting movements of other ka ("fire"), sui ("water"), chi ("earth") and ketsu ("bonding") sounds. These and other sounds stop when the human body ceases its activities. Similarly, a cessation of the Cosmic sounds would result in a devastation of the Cosmos.
    Divine sounds reverberating in the daichi are the same as the acoustics reverberating in the lower parts of the human body, although they vary in loudness just as the Cosmos and the human body vary in size. With its auditory perception limited in range, the human ear does not sense extremely loud or subtle sounds. For this reason, you first need to close your ears if you would like to hear the louder sounds of the Cosmos, just as you meditate when you use your clairvoyance.
    A divine text says that there is one place of superfluous reverberation and there is one place of missing reverberation. This indicates the divine truth about how the Cosmic sounds are utilised in the taiku and the daichi. A Bible passage reads: "In the beginning was the Logos (Word),...." We should delve into this passage to learn more about various applications of the Cosmic kototama.

    Dictation taken on December 28, or November 30 according to Japan's older lunisolar calendar, Taisho 10 (1921) for "The Divine Revelations on the Cosmos V," Volume 4 of the Reikai Monogatari.
    Dictation proofread on January 23, Showa 10 (1935).


FOOTNOTES
[1]^Onisaburo once said that by a flattened ellipsoid, he meant the Earth shapes like a Japanese mochi rice cake rather than like a completely flat square.
[2]^This sentence was proofread by Onisaburo on January 23, Showa 10 (1935). The original sentence read: "Those other cosmoses are also inhabited by creatures quite similar to humans, fauna and flora on the Earth." There is no knowing why he proofread it this way.
[3]^Urashima Taro is somewhat similar to Rip Van Winkle.
[4]^Tsuki as in Tsukinu ("inexhaustible") is a homonym for the "Moon." This 31-syllable poem contains references to some celestial bodies and outer space.
[5]^The Sankakusei is a Japanese term for the right triangle formed by three stars in Canis Major: Wezen (delta), Adhara (epsilon), and Aludra (eta).
[6]^For details, see SECT. III. - THE ISLAND OF ONOGORO of the Kojiki ("Records of Ancient Matters") by Basil Hall Chamberlain.
[7]^A periphrastic designation for Japan. For details, see SECT. IX. - THE LAND OF HADES.
[8]^For details, see SECT. I. - THE BEGINNING OF HEAVEN AND EARTH the Kojiki ("Records of Ancient Matters") by Basil Hall Chamberlain.
[9]^In Omoto, "567" represents "Mi(5)-ro(6)-ku(7)," or "Miroku," which is the Japanese transliteration of "Maitreya." The Maitreya Deity is one of many hallowed names for the Creator. Incidentally, Onisaburo was one of the first advocates for the oneness of all good religions in the world.
[10]^This Japanese proverb suggests that we tend to overlook important things that lie right near us.
[11]^Literally "word spirit"; mystical power believed to reside in spoken words of the Japanese.
[12]^These kototama correspond to some Japanese syllabaries.



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