This time, on the real truth of water, there is no knowing what kind of talk I shall give.
I shall begin to tell you about this origin clearly, but I cannot tell it as long as you think in common worldly ways. (XII:164-166)
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…