Amautashi 雨うたし/雨打たし

exposed to (the) rain; exposed to (the) weather かんろだいの真上の天井には「かんろだいは雨うたし」とのご教示により、一間四方の天窓があけられています。An opening (about 6 feet square) was left in the ceiling above the Kanrodai to leave it directly under the sky, based on the instruction that ʻthe Kanrodai is exposed to the rain’” (Yoboku’s Guide to Tenrikyo, pp. 122–123). (cf. Osashizu, May…

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akaki 赤衣

red clothes (Of, D, L); red clothing 赤衣を召されたのも、教祖が月日のやしろにおわす真実を、眼に示して納得させようとの思召からである。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 Tenrikyo, p. 9). more examples このあかいきものをなんとをもている なかに月日がこもりいるそや 六 63 What do you think of these red clothes?…

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Amagoi-zutome 雨乞いづとめ

Service for Rain (L) しかし、村人とても、萬策つきた場合であったから、お籠りさして貰う譯に行かぬなら、雨乞づとめをして下され。 氏神の境内にておつとめして下され。 と、一晝夜退かなかった。But the villagers, having nowhere else to turn, requested that, if they could not be allowed to make a vigil, a Service for Rain be performed, if need be, on the ground of the village shrine, and they refused to leave the Residence for…

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Growing Spiritually Day by Day

This book presents an English translation of Seijin e no hibi, which was compiled by Tenrikyo Doyusha Publishing Company from Shinbashira kunwa-shu [Collection of the Shinbashira’s Talks] and published in 1993. The topics covered are the Joyous Life, the Divine Model, the Service, the spirit of single-heartedness with God, the…

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Joyousness Day after Day

The author, the third Shinbashira, begins this volume by describing a journey that Oyasama undertook while leading Her family along, a journey that was “intended . . . to provide a clear demonstration of the Truth of Heaven—the truth that happiness and unhappiness are actually determined by the way the…

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