First published: February 3, 2019
The following are excerpts from the Tama Kagami ("Jewel Mirror") published in Showa 10 (1935) .
The Tama Kagami is different from the Reikai Monogatari but is provided here to help better understand the Divine Revelations on the Cosmos.
(9) The Moon is the Mother of Celestial Bodies.
"Scholars today do not know anything, and astronomers are the most ignorant among them. They just do not know anything when they come up with all kinds of theories about those concave/convex shapes on the Moon's surface, including one asserting that they are the remains of craters. Those black-looking shapes are actually the remains of holes through which the Moon gave birth to stars. Like humans, stars also grow up steadily even when they were born small. It is no mystery why there are bigger stars than the Moon; there are countless people who are bigger than their parents - the same logic.
The three stars in Orion's Belt were the first ones born from the Moon. Hence they are the eldest children of the Moon. The mother of those stars is the Moon, and their father, the Sun. The Moon gave birth to one star after another as it and the Sun combined their i-ki ("water-fire" or "breath"). This is why the newborns are called ho-shi ("fire-water" or "star").
Celestial bodies belonging to the solar system were all born from the Moon. Therefore, the Moon is called the Mother Deity, or the Maitreya Deity.
The Moon circles from west to east and from right to left. Meanwhile, the Sun circles from left to right. By this circular movement, I mean that the Sun and the Earth simply perform a tilting movement with only the Moon orbiting the Earth. Only the Moon has an orbit around the Earth. The Moon orbits the Earth in 30 days while the Sun in a day. Actually, the Sun looks like it orbits the Earth, given the extent of its tilting movement."
||^||A collection of Nyozegamon ("Thus I hear from Onisaburo"; originally, "evam maya srutam") accounts by his believers. Onisaburo personalised those accounts to the different needs of individual believers, prioritising what was best for the salvation of their souls. For this reason, Onisaburo's response even to the same subject may vary with different individuals. Given this potentially inconsistent nature of these accounts, the Nyozegamon is NOT considered a sacred text. Still, they offer profound insights into Onisaburo's views, the afterlife, the deities of the world, divine teachings, and many others.|