ajikenai 味気ない

1: tasteless (D, L)
2: uninteresting
3: insipid


“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 alone in such a muddy ocean was indeed tasteless. There, the thought arose: to make creatures called human beings, and by seeing their Joyous Life, God the Parent, also, would rejoice” (The Life of Oyasama, pp. 159–160).

“God is self-sufficient and does not depend on anything else in order to exist. Nevertheless, finding the original condition—in which there was nothing but God—to be ‘tasteless’ or uninteresting, God thought of creating humankind and the world to see the Joyous Life and share in that joy” (A Glossary of Tenrikyo Terms, p. 59).
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