御教え『霊主体従』

「文明の創造、科学篇」昭和27年

 

前項に説いたごとき、無機質界と人間の病気との関係であるが、無機質界とは吾々の唱へる霊界であって、此(この)霊界と人間との関係はどういう事になってゐるかといふと、抑々(そもそも)人間とは体と霊との二原素の密接合致によって成立ってゐるものであって、もちろん体とは眼に見ゆる物質で誰にも判るが、霊とは眼に映らないものである以上、長い間分らなかったのである。処(ところ)が確実に存在している一種のエーテルの如(ごと)きものである。としたら方法によっては、把握出来ない筈(はず)はないのである。といふのは人間の肉体が空気中にあると同様の意味で、人間の霊と謂(いえど)も霊界にあるからである。霊界とは曩(さき)にも書いた如く、空気とは比較にならない程の稀薄な透明体であって、今日迄無とされてゐたのも無理はなかったのである。然(しか)し此世界こそ無処(どころ)ではなく、寧(むし)ろ万有の本源であって、絶対無限の力を蔵(かく)してをるもので、一切は此力によって生成し化育されてゐるのである。そうして霊界の本質は太陽の精と月の精と土の精との融合一致、想像を絶する程の、霊妙不可思議な世界である。処が茲(ここ)で問題であるのは、人間が各々其(その)役目を果たす上には肉体に垢が溜る如く、霊には曇りが溜積するのである。従って之(これ)に対し自然浄化作用なるものが発生し浄められる。之も恰度(ちょうど)人体に溜った垢が、入浴によって清められるやうなものである。処が右は独り人間ばかりではなく、天地間一切の物がそうである。例えば此地上霊界に汚穢が溜るや、自然作用によって一定の個所に集中され、低気圧といふ浄化活動が発って清掃される。暴風も出水も洪水も又雷火も人的火災もそれである。と同様人間にも浄化作用が発生する。今其(その)理由を詳しく書いてみよう。

右の如く、人霊に溜った汚穢は一種の曇りであって、この曇りとは本来透明体であるべき人霊に、不透明体の部分が出来るそれである。然し乍(なが)ら此曇りの原因には二種類ある。一は霊自体に発生するものと、二は逆に体から霊に移写されるものとである。先づ前者から説いてみるが、元来人霊の内容は経(たて)に言えば求心的三段階に、緯(よこ)に言えば求心的三重層になってゐる。つまり【三重丸】の形と思えばいい。もちろん丸の中心が魂であって、魂とは人間が此世に生まれる場合、自然法則によって、男性から女性の腹へ宿らせる。本来魂なるものは極微のポチであって、勿論(もちろん)各々の個性を有(も)っており生命のある限り人間に対して絶対支配権を有ってゐる事は、誰でも知ってゐる通りであるが、其魂を擁護的に包んでゐるものが心であり、心を包んでゐるものが霊であって、霊は全身的に充実してゐるから、人体と同様の形である。此様に霊体は一致している以上、魂の如何(いかん)は其侭(そのまま)心を通じて霊へ反映すると共に、霊のそれも心を通じて魂に反映するのである。斯くの如く魂と心と霊とは大中小、小中大の相互関係で、言はば三位一体である。ところが如何(いか)なる人間と雖(いえど)も、生きてゐる間善も行へば悪も行ふので、その際善よりも悪が多ければ多いだけが罪穢となって魂を曇らすので、その曇りが心を曇らせ、次で霊を曇らすのである。そうして、其曇りが溜って一定量を越ゆるや自然に浄化作用が発生し、曇りの溶解排除が行われる。然しそうなる迄の過程として曇りは漸次一個所又は数個所に分散し、濃度化すと共に容積も縮小され固結される。面白い事には其罪によって固結場所が異ふ。例へば目の罪は目に、頭の罪は頭に、胸の罪は胸にといふやうに相応するものである。

次に後者を解いてみるが、之は前者と反対で、体から霊に映るのであるが、其場合最初血液の方に濁りが生ずる。即ち濁血である。すると霊にも其通りに映って曇りとなるが、之も前者と同様局所的に分散濃度化するのである。元来人体なるものは霊の物質化したものが血液であり反対に血液の霊化が霊であるから、つまり霊と体は同様といってもよいが、只(ただ)霊体の法則上霊の方が主になってをり、体の方が従となってゐるのである。処が何(いず)れにせよ右の原因によって、毒素は絶えず人体に溜り固結となるので、其固結が浄化作用によって溶解され、液体となって身体各所から排除されやうとする。其為の苦痛が病気なのである。

右に述べた如く、体に発生する濁血とは何であるかといふに、之こそ実に意外千万にも医療の王座を占めてゐるところの彼の薬剤であるのである。といふのは本来薬といふものはこの世の中には一つもない。現在薬とされてゐるものは悉(ことごと)く毒であって、其毒を体内に入れるとしたら、それによって濁血が作られるのは当然である。何よりも事実がよく証明してゐる。それは病気が医療を受け乍ら長引いたり悪化したり、余病が発るという事は、薬毒によって病気が作られるからである。

従って薬毒で出来た濁血が、霊へ映って曇りとなり、之が病原となるとしたら、現代医学の治病方法自体が病気を作る意味でしかない事になろう、右の如く万有の法則は霊が主で体が従である。としたら病気は霊の曇りさへ解消すれば濁血は浄血と化し、全治するのは言うまでもない。それで我治病法はこの原理の応用であるから、浄霊と曰(い)って霊を浄める事を目的とするものである以上、病気は根本的に治る訳である。処が医学に於ては霊を無視し体のみを対象として進歩して来たのであるから、結局一時的治病法でしかない訳である。事実医療が根治的でない事は、偶々(たまたま)手術等によって全治したやうにみへるが、成程元の病気は発らないとしても、他の病気が起るか又は再発するのは必ずと言いたい程である。例えば盲腸炎の如きも患部を剔出(てきしゅつ)するので、盲腸炎は起り得ないが、盲腸に近接してゐる腹膜炎や腎臓病が起り易くなる。之は全く霊の方の曇りは依然として残ってゐるからで、而(しか)も薬毒も加はる為濁血は増へて、新たな曇りと合併し位置を変へて病原となるのである。

そうして濁血の変化であるが、濁血が不断の浄化によって一層濃度化するや、血粒に変化が起り、漸次白色化する。これが膿である。よく血膿と言って膿と血液が混合してゐるのは、之は変化の中途であって、尚(なお)進むと全部膿化する。よく結核患者の喀痰が血液の混じってゐるものと、そうでないものとがあるのは右によるのである。又医学に於ける赤血球に対する白血球の食菌作用といふのもそれである。


Spirt Leads and Form Follows

“Creation of Civilization” written by Mokichi Okada in 1952

 

As I described in the previous chapter, I explain the relation between the world of inorganic and human disease. The world of inorganic is, what we call, spiritual world. Then I explain the relation between this spiritual world and human beings. To begin with, a human being is made up of two elements: spirit and body which are inseparable. Anyone can, of course, recognise the body as it is a visible object, whereas the spirit has not been found for long time as it is invisible. However, it does exist as kind of ether.

 

If so, it can be identified in an appropriate way. It means there is human spirit in the spiritual world. That is the same sense as there is a human body existing in the air. As I previously described, the spiritual world is a transparent realm made up of particles which is incomparably finer than those in the air. It is no wonder it has been regarded as nothing until today. However, it is not at all nothing. It is rather the origin of the universe and owns absolute and infinite power. Everything is created and raised by this power.

 

Then the essence of the spiritual world is a complete fusion of the spirit of the sun, the spirit of the moon and that of the earth. It is a miraculous realm beyond our imagination. The point is, however, that impurities accumulate in the human spirit, as the dirt accumulates on the human body in order that the human play its own role. Therefore, so-called purification action occurs to purify the impurities, as the dirt of the human body is washed off by bathing. This process occurs not only to human beings but also to all things existing in the universe. For example, impurities accumulate in the spiritual realm of the earth, they concentrate in particular areas by a natural process, and are purified by a purification action using low pressure. A storm, a flood, lightning and human-caused fire are all the same and human beings also follow this process. Let me explain the reason for this in detail.

 

As stated above, an accumulation of impurities in the human spirit is a sort of spiritual cloud. This cloud is an opaque part generated in the human spirit which is originally transparent. However, there are two types of causes for this impurity. Firstly, clouds can appear in the spirit itself. Secondly, clouding can be transferred back to the spirit from the body.


I explain the former point first. The human spirit is primarily constructed centripetally three stories when it’s vertically described, and three layers when horizontally described. You just imagine the shape of a three-layered sphere. In the centre of this structure, there is, of course, the soul. When a human is born to this world, the soul is dwelt in the womb of woman through man’s body by the law of nature. It is originally a microscopic dot and every soul has its own character. As everyone knows, the soul absolutely dominates human beings as long as they are alive. The soul is covered by the mind to protect, and the mind is covered by the spirit. The spirit fills in the whole body, so it is the same figure as the human body.

 

Since a spirit and a body invariably work together, the state of the soul is reflected to the sprit through the mind and vice versa. In this way, the relation between the soul, the mind, and the spirit is such as large, medium and small, or small, medium and large one another. It is, so to speak, the Trinity. All humans will do something good and also something bad in a lifetime. In that case, if the amount of bad deeds exceeds that of good, the remaining amount of bad deeds will be piled up as sins. They are reflected to the soul as clouds. Then the mind is become impure by clouds and finally the spirit becomes cloudy. When these clouds are piled up and exceed a certain amount, purification action naturally takes place and start the dissolution and removal of impurity. Before this process starts, however, clouds are gradually concentrated onto one particular part, or spread to some parts of the body, and then enriched and compressed. It is intriguing to know that the clouds concentrate on the different parts of the body from sin to sin. In the case of a sin of eyes, clouds are concentrated in the eyes. Sins of head are concentrated on the head and those of the chest gather in the chest. They are concentrated on their equivalent parts of the body in this manner.

 

Now let us move on to the latter point. Contrary to the former, clouding is transferred to the spirit from the body. In this process, impurities are generated in the blood first. It is called impure blood. Then these impurities are precisely transferred to the spirit and changed into clouds. Just like the process of the former, clouds are gradually concentrated onto one particular part or spread to some parts, and then enriched. Originally speaking, the blood is materialisation of the spirits and the spirit is spiritualisation of the blood in the human body. In short, the spirit and the body invariably work together. However, because of the law between the spirit and the body, the spirit leads and the body follows. Either way, toxic substances are constantly accumulated and concentrated in the body by the causes which I described above. Then the purification action occurs, by which the concentrated toxic substances are about to be dissolved and excreted as a liquid from the various parts of the body. In this process, human beings feel a pain, and that is what we call disease.

 

As I described above, why is the impure blood generated in the body? That cause is unexpectedly the use of medicine, or the king of medical science. To tell the truth, there is primarily no medicine in the world and every single medicine of today is toxic. It is obvious that impure blood is generated if such toxic substances are taken in the body. The following fact is better proof than anything else. Despite of taking medical treatment, diseases are sometimes not cured, prolonged or lead to a complication. It is because that toxic medicines cause diseases.

 

Therefore, the impure blood generated by toxic medicines is transferred to the spirit and changed into clouds. Then it becomes the cause of diseases. If that is the case, the current medical treatment method would be nothing but the cause of diseases. As I previously explained, spirit leads and form follows that is the universal law. If so, it is needless to say that the impure blood is cleaned by the removal of clouds in the spirit and diseases are completely cured. Our treatment method is applied this principle. It is called Johrei. ‘Joh’ means to purify and ‘rei’ means spirit. Since Joheri aims to purify spirit, diseases are completely cured by Johrei.

 

On the contrary, medical science has been progressed as treatment only for the body while ignoring the spirit. Therefore, it is just a temporary method of curing after all. Under this treatment, disease seems to be fully recovered after undergoing an operation or so. Even if it is not relapsed, it would be said that another disease never fails to occur or reoccur. That shows medical science doesn’t completely cure diseases. For example, appendicitis never occurs again after the appendix is removed but peritonitis or a kidney disease is likely to be developed. It is because that these parts are close to the appendix and clouds in the spirit are still remained there. Worse still, impure blood is increased by additional toxic medicine and transferred to the spirit as clouds. The newly generated clouds are merged with the remained ones, transfer to another part of the body and become the cause of disease.

 

As for the impure blood, it is changed to be much more concentrated one through the constant purification action, which causes the blood components to change. The colour of impure blood steadily changes into white, which is called pus. The condition of pus mixed with blood shows the process of blood changing into pus. When this process is further progressed, all impure blood changes into pus. For example, the sputum of a tubercular patient is mixed with blood and without blood, which depends on how much the process is progressed. This process is also called phagocytosis of red blood cells acted by white blood cells in medical science.

 

Translated by N.H


P.S. You can also read this teaching and others in English on Johrei.