Reincarnation does not exist. It doesn’t.
I must tell you that it is not reincarnation. Rather, I was born anew.
“The Original Sacred Word”
June 5, 1954
I must say that the Japanese people are very much used to the idea of reincarnation. Originally, it came to Japan through Buddhism, and now it has become quite normal for us, don’t you think?
“In my next life, I want to be such and such.” Don’t you say things like this? No? “I am going to be like this in my next life” or “I was such and such in my previous life.” People talk about these kinds of things on television like it is truth, don’t they?
Maybe you will be asked, “Do you want to get married to the same person in your next life?” [laughter]. Don’t the Japanese talk like this, as if reincarnation were fact?
But Meishu-sama is saying that it is not reincarnation. It is not me who is saying this—it is Meishu-sama.
As I have already mentioned a number of times, after receiving the brain hemorrhage, Meishu-sama announced the birth of Messiah on June 5, 1954, and said, “This is called the Birth of the Messiah and the Messiah was born. I am not just saying this. This is a fact.” Here, pay attention to how he says, “I am not just saying this. This is a fact.” Next comes, “I myself was surprised by it.” Meishu-sama is saying that he himself was surprised. Then comes, “I must tell you that it is not reincarnation. Rather, I was born anew.”
Again, Meishu-sama says, “I myself was surprised by it.” Haven’t we assumed that Meishu-sama knows everything? For me, it is something unimaginable that Meishu-sama said he was surprised. To be surprised means to be shocked, right? So Meishu-sama was shocked. He was shocked but didn’t refuse that which shocked him. Rather, he accepted it. What did he accept? He accepted that it was not reincarnation but to be born anew.
Now, don’t we want to be his true followers? If so, when Meishu-sama says, “I myself was surprised by it. I must tell you that it is not reincarnation. Rather, I was born anew,” the only choice left for us is to humbly accept these words of Meishu-sama as they are, isn’t it? That should be our starting point, shouldn’t it?
There are many other religious organizations in society, and I’m quite sure many of them believe in reincarnation, especially those belonging to Buddhism. If you like reincarnation, you can join them. But, well, aren’t we followers of Meishu-sama?
And you know what I decided? I made a decision to accept whatever Meishu-sama is showing us, just as it is. I have a feeling that once you make this decision too, Meishu-sama will teach you more.
I think this goes for everything else too. At school, teachers cannot proceed to the next point unless the students respond in some way, wouldn’t you say so? If the students say, “I got it,” the teachers would naturally want to teach something more, something new. But if the students keep quiet and just look down, the teachers wouldn’t know what to say to them, right?
That’s why it is important to first accept what Meishu-sama is showing us. If we do that, he may teach us some more.
So, are you going to make that decision or not?
Kyoto Membership Meeting
August 19, 2019
Kyoshu-sama is teaching us that there is no reincarnation. Meishu-sama did not teach us that? Yes, he did. Meishu-sama said, “It is not reincarnation. Rather, I was born anew.” And aren’t we trying to be one with Meishu-sama and be born anew? If so, how can we say that reincarnation exists when Meishu-sama clearly denied it?
“Order,” Prayer for Abundance Service
March 1, 2021
Published in Glory, no. 23, December 1, 2021