Hymns of Meishu-sama

 

O God,
Your great universe prospers for all eternity!
For all things move and develop perfectly,
Without any irregularities!

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How great is Your plan, O God!
Now, at this very moment,
All creation will be renewed!

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Look, Satan is blocking the way
And the path is narrow!
But with courage,
I will advance on this path following Your will, O God!

   

Sacred Word of Meishu-sama
“Theory on harmony”

For a long time, humans have talked about the importance of harmony. The word “harmony” on the surface sounds good, and being harmonious seems like a reasonable matter, but we cannot simply end our stories there. While this perception of the word harmony is not entirely wrong, it is superficial. Let me delve in deeper as to what harmony truly is. To start, the whole universe and everything in it are already in perfect harmony, and there is absolutely nothing that is in disharmony. What seems to be inharmonious to human eyes is only like that in appearance. Disharmony is something created by humans—the consequence of an unnatural act. From the point of view of Nature, producing disharmony as a result of an unnatural act is true harmony and an unmovable and fair truth. As long as we obey the laws of the universe, everything will be in harmony, and things will go well for us.

To create disharmony through an inharmonious act and to create harmony through a harmonious act—this is the great harmony of nature. It is by deeply understanding this truth that humans can attain happiness. As a testament to what I am saying here, you just need to look at the world. There are many cases where you find that disharmony after some time turns into harmony, or you are at ease thinking that a situation is going harmoniously when suddenly harmony is disturbed and turns into disharmony. We need to give serious thought to these occurrences. Put simply, “disharmony” is shojo in perspective, limited and narrow-minded, and “harmony” is daijo, broad and all-encompassing.

   

Glory, no. 176, October 1, 1952

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