The Yearly Memorial Service of the Second Spiritual Leader took place at the headquarters altar room on January 24.

Nidai-sama inherited the sacred work of Meishu-sama after his ascension on February 10, 1955, and became the Kyoshu of the Church. She passed away on January 24, 1962 and entrusted the sacred work to Sandai-sama. But in the seven years before that, she instilled in us the importance of the authority of Kyoshu.

 

When the Church was in a state of confusion after Meishu-sama’s ascension, it was Nidai-sama who bravely stood up at the center. It was not any of the Church executives at the time that inherited the sacred work of Meishu-sama. It was Meishu-sama’s wife, Nidai-sama.

It was because of Nidai-sama that order was brought to the Church.

Furthermore, it is because of Nidai-sama’s successor, Sandai-sama, as well as the current Yondai Kyoshu-sama, who continues to be at the center, that we are able to properly serve Meishu-sama in the great order. The center is always one.

We, as followers of Meishu-sama, must never forget this.

   
Nidai-sama’s Message – September 1956

The Holy Seat of Kyoshu is the center, the highest point, of the Church. In no way can it be left vacant, even for a day. A person of flesh and blood must sit in that position.

Regardless of how great a predecessor may be, the one who actually leads the household must be a head who is currently present in the flesh—otherwise, nothing can be done. Although it may seem that the current head of the household is doing everything, the predecessor is extending his helping hand—his power is applied from behind the scenes. That power does not weaken even for the second, third or following spiritual leaders. However, if unity and harmony are lacking on your side, full growth is not possible.

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