「神と人間 安心立命への道しるべ」 第5章 因縁因果を超える法⑥

神と人間 安心立命への道しるべ
 ー 五井 昌久著

第5章 因縁因果を超える法⑥

 守護霊を知らず、守護神を知らず、ただいたずらに、精神統一法をしたり、座禅を組んだりした場合、その精神統一で、やや空になった肉体に、幽界の魂魄が感応してくる場合がある。こうした場合、守護霊により、自然法爾に整った、生活態度、いわゆる明るい楽しい雰囲気とは違って、何か、非常識な、他人に不快を感じさせるような雰囲気を持つ人間になる。

(このことについては次章で改めて述べることとする)

 私は、座禅したり、静座したりして、心を空にする行法を採らない。空観する場合は、善き導師がいなければ危険である。

 私は、ただ、素直に、守護霊、守護神に感謝してその人、その人の生活の業(わざ)に励んだほうが楽に、自然に、神につながり、悟れる、と信じている。

 いかなる困難な事態がその人の前に起ころうとも、守護霊の守りを信じ得る人は、必ず、その事態は光明に転ずるのである。

 この場合、守護霊はいったいいかなる人か、などとその人の生前の戸籍調査などしなくともよいので、ただ、誰方(どなた)か知らぬが、自分に関係の深い祖先の一人が、神様につながる強い力で、守っていて下さるのだと、素直に思っていればよいのである。

 もし迷う事柄があったら、心の中で守護霊さんを呼びながら、その裁断を願えば、必ず、なんらかの形で、その答をしてくれる。それは前に述べたように他の人に逢って、その人の口から聞かされるかも知れぬ。あるいは、ぴん、と直感的にひらめくかも知れぬ。ただ、この場合、前者なら、最初に逢った人であり、後者なら、最初の直感、第一直感が、その答である。その答がいかに、現在の自分に都合が悪いように思えても、それは後によくなる方法に違いないのである。それを信じなければならぬ。第二直感で出てくることは業因縁の答であるから、よくよく注意せねばならぬ。業因縁の答は常に甘い。都合のよさそうな答が多いので、つい、この答にひきずられることが多いものである。だから、常日頃、守護霊を信じ、感謝の想いを抱いていなければいけない。

 弘法大師が、同行二人(どうぎょうににん)、といったのは、この人間生活は自分一人で生きているのではなく、守護霊と二人連れなのだ、神様と一緒に生きているんだ、ということで、キリストの、神常に汝と倶にあり、という言葉と同じである。ただ、一般の人たちに、神、という風に、あまりに大きな、高い感じのものより、守護霊という、自分自身と直接つながりを持つ、祖先のしかも力ある霊が背後で常に守ってくれている、と思うほうが非常な親近感で、念じやすく、かえって神に統一する環境になりやすい。

 また、現象に現われた、病気や、不幸を、これはいかなる過去の心の現れか、と精神分析して反省するよりは、現われた悪い事態は、すべて、過去の業因縁が、形に現われて、消えてゆく姿なのだから、この苦しみが済めば、必ず、一段善い環境になると信じ、それと同時に、守護霊さんが守っていて下さるのだから、必ず善いほうに、善いほうに向っているに違いないと信じることである。過去の因縁を分析すると、自分を痛めやすいし、気持が暗くなって、神から離れがちになってしまう。

 神は光なのだから、常に明るい心の人を喜ぶ。

 ー 神は愛なのだ、光なのだ、私は常にその愛と光の中に生きているんだ、しかも守護霊さんに守られながら生きているんだ、過去はない。過去は消えてゆく。どんな苦しみも必ず消えてゆくんだ ー と、過去の心の誤りなぞ、穿(ほじく)り返えさずに、ただただ、光明のほうに、心を向けていることが、自分を救い、人を救う、一番大切なことなのである。

 愛と許(ゆるし)の世界をみんなで創ることが大切だ。

 自分を愛し、人を愛し、

 自分を赦し、人を赦す、

 これが業を越える最大の道

 みんな、いたわり合い、励まし合い、

 足りない智慧や力は、守護霊さんにおまかせしよう。

 守護霊さんが、きっとうまくやってくれるに違いない。

God and Man ~Guideposts for Spiritual Peace and Awakening
 ー Written by Masahisa Goi

Chapter 5: How to Overcome Karma Part 6

 When one does not know about one's Guardian Spirits and Guardian Divinity, and just aimlessly practices mental concentration or sits in religious meditation, creatures (thought bodies) in the subconscious world sometimes come to influence the physical body which has become, in some degree, 'empty' due to the mental concentration or meditation. In such a case, the person will come to have a peculiarly senseless atmosphere that gives an unpleasant feeling to others. This is quite unlike the sunny, joyful atmosphere of a person whose attitude toward life is naturally arranged by his or her Guardian Spirits.

(This will be explained further in the next chapter.)

 I do not advocate a method of emptying one's mind by sitting in meditation or silence. It is dangerous to try to empty one's mind when one does not have a good spiritual guide.

 I believe that if one simply thanks one's Guardian Spirits and Divinity, and is receptive to their guidance, and is diligent in one's daily work, one will easily and naturally be connected to God, and can thus reach spiritual awakening.

 Whatever kind of difficult situation may come before a person, it will definitely turn into a bright one for someone who is able to believe in the protection of his or her Guardian Spirits.

 It is not necessary for you to investigate the identity of your Guardian Spirits, or to know what their names and family connections were during their lives in the physical world. The thing to do is simply to think, with an appreciative feeling, that one or more of your ancestors who is closely related to you, although you do not know who it is, is protecting you with a strong power connected to God.

 If there should be some matter in which your judgment wavers, call upon your Guardian Spirits within your heart and ask for the right decision. If you do this, it is certain that they will answer you in one way or another. As I mentioned before, the answer might come from the mouth of another person whom you meet. Or, the answer might be known to you in a flash of intuition. In the case of the former, the first person you meet will give you the answer. In the case of the latter, your very first intuition will be the reply.

 No matter how inconvenient that answer might seem to be for your present self, it is sure to be the way that will lead you to a better situation later on. You must believe this. You have to be very wary of the second 'intuitive' feeling, as it is the karmic reply. The karmic reply is always sugar-coated. Since many of these second answers seem very convenient, people are very often tempted by them. Because of this, it is important, at all times, to believe in your Guardian Spirits and to feel thankful for their protection.

 The 'party of two pilgrims,' mentioned by the Great Teacher Kobo,(※14) means that a human being does not live alone in this life, but is always in a party of two, accompanied by his or her Guardian Spirit. This is to say that one always lives together with God. It is the same as in the teachings of Christ, who taught people that God is always with them. But most people feel that God is so great and so high up that it seems more familiar and easier for them to think of their Guardian Spirits, who have a direct connection with them as ancestors, and who at the same time are powerful spirits who are always protecting them from behind the scenes. This makes it easier for people to become one with God.

 Also, instead of psychoanalyzing what kind of past mentality has taken shape in the form of disease or unhappiness, and reflecting on it, it would be better to simply believe that since all the adverse situations that have appeared are manifestations of karma accumulated in the past, and are vanishing into nothingness when they appear, when this difficulty is over you will definitely be placed in much better surroundings. At the same time, it is important to believe that since your Guardian Spirits are protecting you, the situation is without fail becoming better and better.

 Analysis of past cause and effect is likely to hurt a person, and it leads to a dark frame of mind, which tends to separate the person from God. Since God is Light, God rejoices in a person who always has a sunny mind.

God is love. God is light. I am always living in the midst of God's love and light.

Also, I am living under the protection of my Guardian Spirits. The past no longer exists. It is vanishing. Any kind of affliction is sure to disappear. To believe this, without digging up the mistakes of the past, and to keep one's mind turned only toward the light, is the most important thing you can do to free yourself and others from the whirlpools of karma.

 It is important for us all to create a world of love and forgiveness.

 Love yourself and love others.

 Forgive yourself and forgive others.

 This is the best way to overcome karma.

 Everyone, let us be compassionate with one another and let us encourage one another.

 When your wisdom and power do not suffice, entrust everything to your Guardian Spirits. Your Guardian Spirits will surely take good care of things for you.

※14: Kobo Daishi (弘法大師) means 'The Great Teacher Kobo.' He lived from 774 to 835 A.D., known as the priest Kukai. Kobo Daishi founded the Shingon sect of Buddhism in Japan after returning from China, where he was entrusted with sacred teachings and practices called Mikkyo (密教). 

書籍 「神と人間」 五井 昌久 著

God and Man (English Edition)

Dios y el Ser Humano (Spanish Edition) 

Deus e o Homem (Portuguese Edition)

Gott und Mensch (German Edition) 

kaa Mí Gàp Má-Nóot(タイ語)

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