aizu 合図

sign     / fushigi-aizu    不思議合図    wondrous sign (Of)     ~-gi   合図木   signal block     ~-tateai   合図立て合い   a sign for a sign (L) more examples “Until now, you have understood nothing, but from now on you will see wondrous signs” (Ofudesaki III:5). “The lead singer strikes the table with a signal block at the end of the eighteenth time.”…

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akarui 明るい

1: bright 2: cheerful 3: lighthearted 4: joyous 5: radiant 6: positive more examples 明るく勇んだ心、それは陽気な心である。 “A bright and spirited mind is a joyous mind” (The Doctrine of Tenrikyo, p. 73). 物を施して執着を去れば、心に明るさが生れ、心に明るさが生れると、自ら陽氣ぐらしへの道が開ける、と教えられた。 “She taught that by giving generously to the needy and renouncing attachment to material things, one will surely become…

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ajikenai 味気ない

1: tasteless (D, L) 2: uninteresting 3: insipid more examples “Tsukihi, God the Parent, finding this chaos unbearably tasteless, thought of creating human beings in order to see the Joyous Life and thus share in that joy” (The Doctrine of Tenrikyo, p. 20). “Now God the Parent thought that living…

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ajiwau 味わう

1: to test the flavor 2: to savor / nattekuru ri o ajiwau 成ってくる理を味わう to savor the truth of arising occurrences 3: to appreciate 4: to experience more examples “First God consumed all the loaches in the muddy ocean, tested the flavors of their nature, and made them the seeds…

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akaki 赤衣

red clothes (Of, D, L) more examples “What do you think of these red clothes? Tsukihi dwells within” (Ofudesaki VI:63). “Oyasama began to wear red clothes, which was unusual for the time, to persuade people by this visual symbol that She was truly the Shrine of Tsukihi.” (The Doctrine of…

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