On January 24, marking the day of Nidai-sama’s memorial, President Nakadomari and the directors of Su no Hikari Kyodan, along with President Shirasawa of Izunome Group and the directors under him, offered a prayer at the Su no Hikari Kyodan Headquarters altar room.
We must once again, sincerely accept the teaching below of Nidai-sama, who succeeded Meishu-sama’s sacred work; firmly etch into our hearts the motto, “Always one heart with Kyoshu-sama”; and never forget that we are here now because of Meishu-sama, Nidai-sama, Sandai-sama and the current Kyoshu-sama. Renewing these thoughts, the Memorial Prayer for Nidai-sama took place.
~Nidai-sama’s Message, August 10, 1959 (excerpt)~
Something that our members must be aware of, something they must not forget, is where the authority to teach lies. The phrase “authority to teach” should not be used lightly. However, I would like for the executives and church directors who have important offices in the church to keep in mind where the authority to teach lies as you study the teachings.
As the word Kyoshu literally indicates, it means the “master of the teachings.” During Meishu-sama’s lifetime, he was the founder of the religion and the master of the teachings at the same time.
The paramount leader and person responsible for how to guide and educate the members is the Kyoshu of that time. In other words, Kyoshu decides how to interpret, compile, unify and disseminate the teachings.
This authority of Kyoshu is the official authority designated by God, so to speak. After Meishu-sama passed away, he sets forward from the spiritual realm his wishes of the construction of a paradise of earth through Sekai Kyusei Kyo’s current Kyoshu. His will and wishes are reflected onto my heart and the general outline of the teachings are revealed through me.
For this reason, as a follower of this church, when pursuing the study of the teachings, I would like you to fully understand that you are always studying under the teaching authority of Kyoshu.