御教え『天国篇』

「文明の創造、天国編」昭和277(1952)年

私は科学篇、宗教篇を次々かいて来たが、これから最後の天国篇をかくのである。しかしこの所論は真の意味における前人未説のものであって、文明世界設計の根幹ともなるものであるから、そのつもりで読んで貰いたいのである。しかし初めてこれを読む人は、現実とあまりに懸け離れた理想論としか思われまいが、決してそうではない。立派な実現性のある事は、読むに従って分かるであろう。抑々(そもそも)、主神の御目的である地上天国を建設する基本条件としては、何よりも大自然の実相そのままを表わす事である。というのはいつも言うごとく、宇宙一切の構成は、日月地が根本となっており、この本質が火水土であるから、この三位一体の力によって、万物は生成され、化育され、世界は無限の発展を遂げつつあるのである。ところが今日までの霊界は、しばしば説くごとく夜であったがため、日は隠れていたのである。つまり月土日の順序となっていた。無論これは正しい順序ではないから、これまでの世界は一切に調和が欠け、紊(みだ)れに乱れて、現在見るがごとき地獄世界を現出したのである。これというのも善と悪についてさきに説いたごとく、善悪の軋轢(あつれき)が必要であったからで、全く深甚(しんじん)なる神意に外ならないのである。その期間中わずかに宗教によって緩和されて来た事もかいたが、全く釈尊の唱えた苦の娑婆と諦めの言葉も、キリストの贖罪と隣人愛もその意味に外ならなかった。

処(ところで)私の唱える夜の世界が、昼の世界に転換するという事であるが、本来宇宙の原則としては、日月地の三段階が正しい順序であるにかかわらず、そうでなかったのは前述のごとき意味であったからで、それが今度いよいよ完全の形となるのである。言わば世界は百八十度の転換であって、実に空前の一大異変である。従って現在の文化形体も一変するのはもちろん、その大綱としては、前述のごとき大自然の形となる以上、一切の機構も三段階になり、分かれて六となり、また分かれて九となる、つまり三六九で、これを縮めればミロクとなる。地上天国一名ミロクの世とはこの事である。ではミロクの世とは具体的にはどのような世界であるかを、順次説いてみよう。

 


Paradise Part

Creation of Civilization, written by Mokichi Okada in 1952

 

I have already written Science and Religion Part one by one. From now I write the last “Paradise Part.” The descriptions of this part have never been explained by anybody in a true sense, which form the basis of constructing the civilised world. Please read them for that purpose. Those who read them for the first time might regard them as an idealism which is too far from reality. However, it is nothing of that kind. As you read them, you would see that they are capable of being realised.

 

First of all, in order to construct Paradise on Earth as God’s purpose, nothing is more important than representing the real nature itself. This is the basic condition. As I always say, everything in the universe basically consists of the sun, the moon and earth. Fire is the true nature of the sun, water is that of the moon and soil is that of earth. Everything is created and generated by the trinity power of these elements which is infinitely developing the world. As l often say, however, it was night in the spiritual world until now. Therefore, the sun was hiding. In other words, there were the moon, earth and the sun in order. This order is, of course, not correct. Because of this incorrect order, everything was out of harmony and disordered in the world until now. As a result, a hell like society was created as you see today. However, the friction between good and evil was needed as I previously described. It is nothing but the profound God’s intention. During this time, religions took a role of easing this condition a little as I also described. Sakyamuni advocated the world of suffering and resignation. Christ preached Redemption and neighbourly love. Those words describe that condition very well.

 

Then let me explain what I advocate. That is the world of night is converted to the world of day. There are originally the three stages of the sun, the moon and earth in the universe, which is the correct order in the principle of the universe. However, there weren’t so until now and I have already mentioned why not so. Now time has finally come to change the incorrect order to correct and become the perfect condition. In other words, the world turns itself completely around and an unprecedented great change truly occurs. Therefore, it is clear that the present culture completely changes its form. In its outline, the world follows the real nature itself as I mentioned above. Consequently, every single mechanism is divided into three stages, which are subdivided into six and further subdivided into nine. The numbers of three, six and nine represents Miroku and Paradise on Earth is another name for the world of Miroku. Then what the world of Miroku is like? Now I will explain it in detail step by step.

 

Translated by N.H.

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