The Measure of Heaven: The Life of Izo Iburi, the Honseki

The Measure of Heaven presents an English translation of Ten no jogi: Honseki Iburi Izo no shogai, which was published in 1997 by Tenrikyo Doyusha Publishing Company. This English version was published in 2012.

Chapter titles:

1. An Abridged Biography
2. From Embracing the Faith to Becoming the Honseki
3. Izo as the Honseki
4. The Honseki’s Church Visits
5. Various Anecdotes
6. The Honseki’s Passing

“For his entire life, Izo Iburi greatly cherished God’s blessings that saved his wife and thoroughly dedicated himself to expressing his indebtedness to God and Oyasama. . . . [H]e was steadfast in observing the teachings while constantly reminding himself of how Oyasama lived in the depths of poverty. It is not an exaggeration to say that his life is an indispensable example for followers.”
— from the editors’ afterword

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