御教え『悪と守護霊』

「文明の創造」、昭和二十七年

前項の如く、現在迄必要であった悪が、不必要になったとしても、そう容易(たやす)く追放される訳にはゆかないが、それに就(つい)ての神の経綸は寔(まこと)に幽玄微妙なるものがある。之は追々説いてゆくが、茲(ここ)で前以て知らねばならない事は、抑々(そもそも)宇宙の構成である。言う迄もなく宇宙の中心には太陽、月球、地球の三塊が浮在してゐる。そこで此(この)三塊の元素を説明してみると、太陽は火素、月球は水素、地球は窒素といふやうになってをり、此(この)三元素は勿論各々の特質を有ち、夫々の本能を発揮してゐるが、右(上記)の中の火素、水素の二精気が密合して大気となり、地球を囲繞(いじょう)しつつ、一切万有の生成化育を営んでゐるのである。

そうして地球上のあり方であるが、之は陰と陽に別けられてゐる。即ち陽は火の精、陰は水の精であって、火は経に燃え、水は緯に流れてをり、此(この)経緯が綾状になって運動してゐる。此(この)状態こそ想像もつかない程の超微粒線の交錯であって地上或程度の高さに迄達してをり、之が空気の層であり、大気でもある。右(上記)の如く陽と陰との本質が具体化して、火水、熱冷、昼夜、明暗、霊体、男女等々に表はれてゐるのである。又之を善悪に分ければ陽は霊であり善であり、陰は体で悪である。此(この)意味に於て善も悪も対照的のものであって、之が大自然の基本的様相である。

此(この)理は人間を見ても分る如く、人体は見ゆる肉体と、見へざる霊の二元素から成立ってをり、体と霊とは密接不離の関係にあって、人間が生命を保持してゐるのも此(この)両者の結合から生れた生命力によるのである。処が茲(ここ)に一つの法則がある。それは霊が主で体が従であって、之は事実がよく示してゐる。即ち人間霊の中心である心に意欲が起るや、体に命令し行為に移るのであるから、霊こそ人間の本体であり、支配者であるのは明かである。そこで霊は何が故に悪心を起すかといふと、之が最も重要なる焦点であるから詳しくかいてみるが、それにはどうしても宗教的に説かねばならないから、其(その)つもりで読まれたい。といふのは善悪は心の問題であるからである。

偖(さて)愈々本論に移るが、右(上記)の如く人間は霊と体との両者で成立ってゐる以上、肉体のみを対象として出来た科学では、如何に進歩したといっても畢竟一方的跛行的であってみれば、真の科学は生れる筈(はず)はないのは分り切った話である。之に反し吾々の方は霊体両者の関係を基本として成立ったものである以上、之こそ真の科学でなくて何であらう。

以上の如く善悪なるものは心即ち霊が元であり、而も霊主体従の法則を真理として、之から解き進める説を充分吟味するに於ては、根本から分る筈である。処で先づ人間といふものの発生であるが、言う迄もなく妊娠である。之を唯物的にいへば男性の精虫一個が、女性の卵巣に飛込んで胚胎する。之を霊的に言へば神の分霊が一個の魂となって宿るのである。そうして月満ちてオギャーと生れるや右(上記)の魂以外別に二つの魂が接近し、(ここ)に三つの魂の関係が結ばれる。右(上記)の二つの魂とは一は副守護霊といって動物霊であり、多くは二、三才の頃に憑依する。今一つは正守護霊といって直接憑依はしないが、絶へず身辺に着き添い守護の役をする。勿論右(上記)の二霊共一生を通じて離れる事はないから、言はば人間は三者共同体といってもいい。其(その)様な訳で第一に宿った魂こそ本守護霊と言ひ、神性そのものであり、之こそ良心でもある。昔から人の性は善なりといふのは之を指すのである。第二の副守護霊とは右(上記)とは反対で悪そのものであるから、常に本守護霊の善と闘ってゐるのは誰も自分の肚の中を思へば分る筈である。第三の正守護霊とは祖霊中から選抜されたものであって、不断に其(その)人の身辺に附添ひ、守護の役目をしてゐる。例へば災害、危難、病気、悪行、怠慢、堕落等々、凡て其(その)人を不幸に導く原因を防止する。よく虫が知らせる、夢知らせ、邪魔が入る、食違ひ、間が悪いなどといふのがそれである。又何かの事情で汽車に乗遅れた為、危難を免れる事などもそれである、悪に接近しやうとすると故障が起き、不可能になったりするのもそれである。そうして本霊と副霊とは常に闘ってをり、本霊が勝てば善を行ふが、副霊が勝てば悪を行ふ事になるから、人間は神と動物との中間性であって、向上すれば神の如く、堕落すれば獣の如くになるのは世間を見てもよく分るであらう。では一体副霊とは何の霊かといふと、日本人は男性であっては天狗、蛇、狸、馬、犬、鳥類等の死霊が主で、其(その)他種々の霊もあり、女性にあっては狐、蛇、猫、鳥類等の死霊が主で、外にも色々な霊があり、又此(この)副守護霊以外臨時に憑く霊もある。斯んな事をいふと現代人は馬鹿々々しくて到底信じられまいが、之は一点の誤りなき真実であって、之が信じられないのは其(その)人は唯物迷信の為であるから此(この)迷信を一擲(いってき)すれば直に判るのである。何よりも人間は其(その)憑いてゐる動物霊の性質がよく表はれてゐるもので、注意すれば何人にも分る筈(はず)である。

右(上記)の如く臨時に憑く霊も、殆んどは動物霊であって、偶(たま)には人間の死霊もあり、極く稀には生霊もある。では臨時霊が憑く理由は何かといふと、言う迄もなく其(その)人の霊の清濁によるので、曇りの多い程悪霊が憑き易く、又元からの副霊の力も増すから、どうしても悪い事をするやうになる。此(この)理によって現代人の大部分は霊が曇り切ってゐるから、悪霊が憑き易く活動し易い為、犯罪が増へるのである。処がそれとは反対に神仏の信仰者は曇りが少なく、善行を好むのは魂が清まってをり、悪霊を制圧する力が強いからで、茲(ここ)に信仰の価値があるのである。従って無信仰者は平常善人らしく見へても、何時悪霊が憑依するか分らない状態にあるので、一種の危険人物といってもいい訳である。此(この)理によってより良き社会を実現するには、清い魂の持主を増やすより外に道はないのである。そうして本来魂なるものは一種の発光体であって、動物霊は此(この)光を最も怖れるのである。処が現代人の殆んどは魂が曇ってをり、動物霊といふ御客様は洵に入りいいやうになってゐるから、忽ち人間は躍らせられるので、百鬼夜行の社会状態になってゐるのも当然である。而も其(その)様な事に盲目である為政者は、只法と刑罰のみによって悪を防止しやうとしてゐるのであるから、全然的を外した膏薬張で効果の挙がる筈(はず)がないのである。何よりも国会を見ても分る如く、殆んどの議案は法律改正と追加といふ膏薬製造法であるから、之を常に見せつけられる吾々は、其(その)無知に長大息を禁じ得ないのである。

以上の如く悪なるものは大体判ったであらうが、此(この)根本解決こそ信仰以外にない事は言うまでもない。併し単に信仰といっても其(その)拝む的である神にも上中下の階級があり、それが百八十一級にも及んでゐると共に、正神と邪神との差別もあるから、之を見別けるには相当困難が伴ふのである。世間よく熱烈な信仰を捧げても思うやうな御利益がなく、病気も治らず、行ひも面白くない人があるが、それは其(その)的である神の力が弱く、邪神の活動を阻止する事が出来ないからである。而も困る事には此(この)状態を見る世人は、之こそ低級な迷信と思ひ、偶々本教の如き正しい宗教を見てもそれと同一視するのであるから実に遺憾に堪へないのである。そうして昔から一般人は神とさへ言へば、只尊いもの有難いものと決めて了ひ、差別のあるなど知らない為、甚だ危険でもあった。尤も今日迄最高神の宗教は全然現はれなかったからでもあるが、喜ぶべし茲(ここ)に最高神は顕現され給ふたのである。

それが為今日迄の神は仮へ正しく共次位の階級であるから、其(その)力が弱く正邪相争ふ場合一時的ではあるが悪の方が勝つので、之を見る人々はそれに憧れ、真似しやうとする。特に野心あり力量ある者程そうであるのは、歴史を見ても分る通り、幾多英雄豪傑の足跡である。成程一時は成功しても最後は必ず失敗するのは例外がないのである。之を霊的にみると其(その)悉くは邪神界の大物の憑依であって面白い事には最初はトントン拍子にゆくので有頂天になるが、それも或程度迄で必ず挫折する。そうなると憑依霊は忽ち脱却して了ふ。吾々の知る範囲内でもカイゼル、ムッソリーニ、ヒットラーの如きがそうで、失敗後は人が違ふかと思ふ程痴呆暗愚的に気の抜けたやうになったが、之は大きな邪霊が抜けた後は誰でもそうなるものである。そうして驚くべき事は邪神界の総頭領は、今から二千数百年前、世界の覇権を握るべく、周到綿密にして永遠な計画を立て、現在迄暗躍を続けつつあるが、正神界の方でも之に対立し戦ってゐるのである。其(その)神としてはキリスト、釈迦、マホメット、国常立尊の系統の神である。

以上の如く主神は正神と邪神とを対立させ闘争させつつ文化を進めて来たのであるが、其(その)結果遂に邪神の方が九分九厘迄勝ったのが現在であって茲(ここ)に主神は愈々一厘の力を顕現され、彼等の大計画を一挙に転覆させ給ふ、之が九分九厘と一厘の闘ひであって、今や其(その)一歩手前に迄来たのである。従って此(この)真相を把握されたとしたら、何人と雖も翻然と目覚めない訳にはゆかないであらう。


Evil and Guardian Sprits

“Creation of Civilization”  written by Mokichi Okada in 1952

 

As I explained in the previous chapter, even if evil, which is necessary until today, is no longer necessary, it cannot be easily removed. Regarding this, God’s providence is really ‘yugen-bimyo’, or subtle and profound and I will explain it step by step. In advance, we must know the constitution of the universe. There are, needless to say, three lumps of the sun, the moon and the earth floating in the centre of the universe. Then let me explain the elements of those three; the sun consists of the element of fire, the moon consists of the element of water and the earth consists of the element of soil (nitrogen). These three elements have their own nature and fulfil their own ability. Among them, the elements of fire and water are united and merged into the air, which covers over the earth and conducts of creating and generating all things.

 

Then, on the earth, all things are divided into two opposed characteristics; ‘yin’ and ‘yang’. In other words, ‘yang’ is the spirit of fire which burns vertically, and ‘yin’ is the spirit of water which flows horizontally. These vertical and horizontal elements form twill-like state and are in motion. This state is made up of the intertwining lines formed by unimaginably ultrafine particles and reaches the certain height on the earth. It is air layers and also the atmosphere. As described above, the natures of ‘yang’ and ‘yin’ are materialised into fire and water, heat and chill, day and night, light and shade, spirit and body, man and women, and so on. When they are divided into evil and good, ‘yang’ is spirit and good, whereas ‘yin is body and evil. In this sense, good and evil are contrastive and that is the fundamental state of nature.

 

As you see, this theory is applied to human beings. The human body consists of two elements; a visible body and an invisible spirit, which are inseparably connected. The combination of body and spirit generates vital energy, which maintains the human life. Then, here is a principle; spirit leads and form follows. It is proved by the fact as follows; when the heart in the centre of human spirit gets motivated, it gives an order to the body and then the body takes action. Therefore, it is clear that spirit is the essence and the master of the humans. Now the question is why spirit evokes the evil thought. This is the most important point, so I describe it in detail. Before reading through the description, you must understand the explanation should be done religiously. It is because the matter of good and evil is caused by human heart.

 

Now let us move on to the main subject. As described above, human beings consist of spirit and body. Therefore, as long as science targeted at only the human’s body, it is one-sided and unbalanced. No matter how it has advanced, it is obvious that it cannot become the true science. On the contrary, ours is based on the relation between spirit and body. If it was not the true science, what would it be?

 

As I explained, good and evil result from human heart, or spirit. In addition, ‘spirit leads and form follows’ is the principle of truth. Based on them, when you thoroughly examine what I describe from now, you could completely understand it. Firstly, let me explain the emergence of human beings. That is, needless to say, pregnancy. When explaining it materially, a male spermatozoon plunges into female ovary, and then conceives. When explaining it spiritually, a part of God’s spirit is turned into a soul and it is dwelled.

 

After the birth at full-term, apart from the soul described above, two other souls approach, then the relation among three is tied up. Those two are a vice and a principal guardian spirits. The vice guardian spirit is an animal spirit and usually possesses a person at the age of two or three, and the principal one does not directly possess him or her but attends around at all the time as a guardian. Since both spirits never leave from the human beings, it would be said that they are a tripartite community.

 

Then, the first dwelling spirit is called an original guardian spirit. It is divine nature itself and conscience. From long time ago, it is said, ‘the original nature of human beings is good.’ It indicates the original guardian spirit. On the contrary, the second vice guardian spirit is evil itself. As you can see the inside of your heart, the original spirit as good and vice guardian spirit as evil are always fighting each other. The third principal guardian spirit is chosen among its ancestors’ and always attends around a person as a guardian. It prevents him or her from all the causes leading him or her to misfortune, such as disaster, danger, disease, misdeed, negligence, degradation, and so on. For example, foreboding, revelation in a dream, disturbance, discrepancy, wrong time. Besides these, escaped from danger by missing the train for some reasons, or when approaching evil, trouble happens and unable to do so. They are regarded as all the way of protections given by the guardian spirit.

 

As I described, the original and vice guardian spirit always fight each other. When the original spirit defeats the vice spirit, a person does good deeds and when the vice spirit defeats the original spirit, he or she does bad deeds. Therefore, it is obvious that a human being is in the middle between a god and an animal. It would be clear to see the world, when people improve, they become like a divine, but when collapse, becoming like a beast. Then, what kinds of spirit are vice guardian ones? As for Japanese, for male, they are mainly the dead spirits of a tengu(long-nosed goblins), python, raccoon dog, horses, dog, birds, and other kinds of spirits. For female, they are mainly the dead spirits of a fox, python, cat, birds, and other variety of spirits. Other than these vice guardian spirits, there are some spirits temporarily possess a person.

 

When hearing such things, people of today think it’s nonsensical and could not believe it. However, this is the truth without any fault. They couldn’t believe it, because they believe material superstition. If they threw such superstition away, they could immediately understand it. Besides, when observing carefully, anyone must notice that people show the dispositions, which their own animal spirits have.

 

As described above, the temporarily possessing spirits are mostly the spirits of animal, occasionally those of the dead and rarely those of the living. Then, why do they possess people? It, needless to say, depends on how clear their spirits are, or not. The more their spirits have cloud, the easier the evil spirits possess them and also the more the originally possessing vice guardian spirit gains the power. As a result, people inevitably do bad deeds. For this reason, most of modern-day people’s spirits are so cloudy that evil spirits easily possess them and act. Therefore, crime increases.

 

On the contrary, believers in gods and buddhas have less cloud in their spirits and like to do good deeds. Their souls are purified enough to bring evil spirits under their control. Here, it is worth having religious faith. Therefore, even if those who don’t have faith usually look like good people, they are not sure when evil spirits possess them. They would be a sort of dangerous characters. For this reason, in order to realize much better society, there is no way but to increase people with purified soul.

 

Then a soul is originally a kind of luminary. The animal spirits are most afraid of its light. However, most of modern-day people’s souls are cloudy so that the guests so called evil spirits easily enter. People are immediately manipulated by them and the society naturally becomes in such state of ‘Hyakki yagyo’ (Night Parade of One Hundred Demons). Moreover, political leaders are blind for it and try to prevent evil only by laws and punishments. This way is pointless at all, as if a plaster is put on a diseased part; i.e. a temporary solution, so it cannot be effective. When you see the Diet, most of bills are revision and additional laws. It is a production method of plasters. When we are shown off this, we cannot help but drawing a long sigh for such ignorance.

 

As explained above, I hope that you almost understood what evil is. Needless to say, religious faith is the only way of solving it fundamentally. When you simply say religious faith, however, there are a hierarchy of gods as an object of worship; upper, middle and lower class. They are also divided into 181 grades and classified into true and evil gods, so it is hard to distinguish them. It is common that those who are extremely religious, but there is no grace given, disease is uncured and things go wrong, because the god they believe has less power and cannot stop evil gods’ activity.

 

The trouble is, when the public see these circumstances, they think that it is really low-level superstition. Even if they come across a true religion like us, they identify ours with such superstition. That is very regrettable. Since a long time ago, the common people assume all kinds of god are merely precious and grateful, so that they don’t know there are differences among them. That was very risky. It is partly because that the religion for supreme god has not appeared until today. Now you must learn that the supreme god has manifested itself.

 

For this reason, even if true gods appear, they are at the second level or so until today. Their power is week so that, when fighting with evil, they are temporarily defeated. When people observe this, they, especially person who has ambition and ability, admire and try to imitate what the evil does. As you see the history, there are many footprints of brave heroes, who once succeeded but failed at the end. There is no exception of that. When seeing them from the point of spiritual view, all of them are caused by the possession of big figures in the evil world. It is interesting that everything goes so well from the beginning and they become in rapture. However, it stops at some degree and is sure to fail. Then, the possessing spirits escape from them.

 

As far as we know, they are considered to be Caesar, Mussolini, and Hitler. After their failure, they became different like a fool as though they lost heart. Whoever is possessed by great evil spirit becomes such state after it comes out. Surprisingly, since two thousands and a few hundred years ago, the head of the evil world has been achieving behind the scene until today. It carefully and minutely made an eternal plan in order to hold the world supremacy. In the world of good gods, such as Christ, Buddha, Mahomet and family gods of ‘Kunitokotachi-no-mikoto’, they oppose to evil gods and are fighting with them.

 

As described above, God has created a culture by letting good and evil gods fight each other. Now it results that the evil defeats the good in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred. However, at last, God is about to manifest one percent of its power and turns down the great plan of evils. This is the war between the ninety-nine and the one, and it is close to doing it. Therefore, when understanding this truth, anyone could not help waking up suddenly.

 

Translated by N.H