Daily Guiding Principles
 ー Written by Masami Saionji


Believing everything to be difficult stems from not understanding that it can be easy.
This is due to the habit of overthinking and perceiving everything as complex, forgetting the way to think simply.
Even if something appears or feels profoundly complex, its essence is truly simple and clear.
The workings of the universe and the laws of nature are not complex at all; they are fundamentally simple.
As the world progresses, everything tends to become more complicated.
This complexity is a creation of humans themselves.
When approaching any task, there is but one essential thing to do first: believe that it is something you can do, and consider it to be easy.


Everyone wishes they had "power" within themselves. "Power" in itself has no strength. If good people possessed power, it would become a marvelously strong force, exerting great influence to lead the world to peace and the people of the world to happiness. However, if evil people held power, it would manifest as a violent force of authority, exercising its strength in murder and war, leading people into darkness. That is what power is. Why is power necessary? If it's for the fulfillment of desires, it would be better not to have it at all. If it's for leading humanity to peace, then God would grant it to you right now.


Understanding what life is, is essential.
Life is entirely entrusted to the hands of God.
'It is God's will alone that dictates whether we live or die.'
Whether a life lasts but a moment or a hundred years is not the issue.
Since the soul lives on eternally, death is merely the shedding of the physical body.
Ultimately, when it is time for a person to die, they will do so regardless of all the measures taken in this world; and those meant to live will be preserved even in the face of death's abyss.
We should not cling to our physical life.


After diligently striving towards something in your own way, the next step is to completely detach your heart from it. Whether you're soaking in a bath, admiring the trees and flowers in your garden, or simply lost in thought, forgetting everything, the answers will invariably come to you as insights. Solving everything through daily effort alone is not the way. All matters are resolved only when human effort and divine wisdom unite.

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