Daily Guiding Principles
 ー Written by Masami Saionji


A mother, in her relationship with her children, is willing to shield and help them, even at the cost of her own life. This mother's absolute love knows no fear. She obliterates her ego and tries to abandon everything for her children. Actually, she doesn't just try; she naturally acts on it. To overcome all fears, one must embrace complete love as this mother does. In love, there is no fear; perfect love casts out fear.


Even if your child has delayed intellectual development, is physically weak, or has any kind of disability, do not grieve so much.
And do not blame or judge yourself so harshly.
It is neither your fault nor the child's fault.
It is merely an attempt to manifest God's will through his or her vessel (body), so the individual is not as pained as you are grieving.
Since the person's inner soul desired it and was born into this world with some handicap, all you need to do is pray that their destiny is fulfilled.
That is all that is necessary.
The individual will surely face difficulties with confidence and pride, for they are the reincarnation of a soul that is capable of doing so.


Marriage is the meeting and joining of two entirely different beings, creating a new world together. Their individualities interact, mutually respecting, acknowledging, forgiving, and assisting each other, all the while harmonizing and becoming complete. It's as though the parts of oneself that were starved and parched alone, and could not be fulfilled, are healed and filled. It resembles how entirely different atoms, hydrogen and oxygen, meet and create a new substance, water. By marrying, one must bloom more beautifully than before, or else it cannot be said to be a true marriage.


If you were suddenly forced to part from this world today, would you have any regrets about the life you've lived up until now? Have you done enough for your spouse and children? Have you worked to the best of your ability? Have you spread love, compassion, and kindness to those around you? Have you offered your daily gratitude to the gods? If none of these concerns weigh on your mind, then you will leave with no regrets. However, if there is even one thing that troubles you, it is never too late to start. You should amend your daily actions so that you can depart at any moment without regret, ready to be called away at any time.

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