First published: February 3, 2019

The following are excerpts from the Tama Kagami ("Jewel Mirror") published in Showa 10 (1935) [1].
The Tama Kagami is different from the Reikai Monogatari but is provided here to help better understand the Divine Revelations on the Cosmos.

(14) Sunspots

"Some scholars apparently say that it has been warmer this year (Showa 7 or 1932) because of dark spots formed on the Sun. But that is not the case. It is because the Earth has been heating up. The warmth from the heating Earth has appeared on the Sun's surface as dark spots. In other words, it is not that the formation of sunspots has increased the Earth's atmospheric temperature, but that the Earth's warmth has formed sunspots. The Earth is the main culprit.

It seems to be generally believed that the Sun is much hotter than the Earth, and that heat on the Earth comes only from the Sun. Actually, the Earth is the very source of the heat. While the Sun is intrinsically hot, most of its hotness is fueled by the heat reflected from the Earth. The reflected heat is such that it is kindling the Sun.

If the Sun were hotter than the Earth and the Earth's heat came only from the Sun, the Earth's upper layers closer to the Sun (e.g. high mountains) should be warmer than its lower layers, but the truth is quite the contrary - the closer to the Earth's surface, the hotter. The heat of the Earth's surface is trapped in the air as is or as reflected against the Sun according to the density of the air. Therefore, the heat becomes less intense in places with thinner air. You will know it clearly when you climb high mountains like Mt. Fuji. The higher you climb, the thinner the air becomes, thereby making higher places colder. In short, the Earth's surface is so warm that its heat reflects against the Sun's surface to set the Sun ablaze, with its badly affected portions burning in red flames. These red portions look like dark spots.

Red looks dark or black. It is exemplified in photos where red objects appear dark or black."

[1]^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.

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