Hymns of Meishu-sama

 

The one who possesses the almighty power is God.

He is the one and only, absolute and unique God.

He is known to us as Jehovah (Yahweh),

And there is no other God besides Him!

 

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O God!

I praise and extol You forevermore!

With Your grace,

You bless everyone and everything with Your great, holy life!

 

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No matter who you are,

If you do not know that God exists,

What happiness is there in your life?

 


Sacred Word of Meishu-sama
“God’s way of the medical arts”

I believe that “the way of God” can be explained most appropriately as “the way of Nature.”

To start with, the creation and nurture, the separation and unification, and the flourishing and withering of every single thing that exists in the whole universe is caused by the laws of nature, and, through them, this world is evolving without rest. When we view the actual appearance of this world, it seems unnatural yet natural, coincidental yet inevitable, obscure yet having an inviolable law – it, truly, is far beyond our understanding no matter how much wisdom or knowledge we have.

Needless to say, the working of Nature is truth itself. And the one who manifests the truth and rules the universe is God, whose name is called with awe. Accordingly, the will of the universe is the same as the will of God. It follows from this that Nature itself is the will of God, and the actual appearance of Nature is the manifestation of divine will.

Humans breathe within Nature and grow by the forces of Nature. Consequently, whether humans live or die is in the hands of Nature, that is, in the hands of God. One perishes when one goes against Nature but prospers when one obeys it. In this sense, it is indeed Nature from whom humans should learn how to live. To live according to Nature, or should I say, to live following Nature is how you can follow the divine will and live your life according to it. This, in a nutshell, is “the way of God.” O how mystic and profound the spiritual sound of kannagara (the way of God) is. 

Medicine for Tomorrow, vol. 2, October 5, 1943
Portion omitted for the service.

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