Circles Weave Connections   ~ From Humans To HITO

 

  ― The World Always Gives Us the Next A’ ―

Isadon:

It was about 30 years ago. I owned an interior coordinating company at that time. I was driving a car on the freeway to go from Komaki-city where I lived to Toyota-city where I worked. When I was driving the car, the white dashed lines which divided the lanes of the road flowed backwards. It looked like the flow of time.

Going from Komaki to Toyota means that Komaki becomes the past and Toyota becomes the future. The white dashed lines flowed continuously. Toyota came closer to me with each moment and Komaki became further away. After I finished my work and returned home, the direction became the opposite. This time, Komaki became the future and Toyota became the past. The dashed lines flowed from Komaki to Toyota. Komaki came closer to me gradually and Toyota became further away.

I wondered, “What is this world?” At that time, I was heading to Komaki from Toyota. Then, I realized that I had boarded time, instead of moving from one place to another. Each dashed line became a frame of time, which came closer to me from the future to the present, and became farther away into the past. Horizontal scenes flowed backward, and it seemed to be the flow of events.

The American President at that time was President Reagan. I thought people who live in faraway countries, even President Reagan boarded upon this thin stretch of time, feeling the white dashed lines, which continuously flowed backward as the flow of time. Everything which exists as a phenomenon boards upon this time, which is very thin. If something or someone gets off this vehicle of time even for a moment, we cannot see it anymore. Death is something like that.

Perhaps, if we deviate from this thin sliver of time, we might disappear instead of dying. And if we can come back to this again, what disappeared will reemerge suddenly.

We recognize the past because it has reached the present after a time that went through such infinitesimal moments, like the advancing frames of a cartoon. So, the past exists even now. Then, the future exists also now. Since we go through this row of narrow moments with the advancing contexts of time, it seems like it moves and phenomena occur. As a sequence of frames becomes a cartoon, all moments exist in the universe now, and continue endlessly. I wonder if we exist by going through each moment.

I circulated such thoughts and saw the white dashed lines of the freeway flow backward. Everything and everyone including President Reagan boarded upon this. We are time people, so we always exist with time. This world flows.

 

The Fleeting World

Humans seem to understand that time never stops and moves in this manner, but actually they do not. It moves really quickly. In terms of individuals, this means that death is coming. In a bigger picture, time proceeds and the era moves. In its mechanism (I do not know if I should call it a mechanism), planetary movement creates the motion of time. Invisible planetary gears match with each other, and move the invisibility of time from past to future in a one-way direction.

Surprisingly, the mega system of time and space returns to its origin again. However, it is not the same because it moves from point A to point A’. What sustains such a thing? We cannot understand it by thinking. It exists because it exists.

For example, human bodies have the same structure. As we move from the point A of today to the point A’ of tomorrow, a row of days consumes our lifetime with time. When a cell dies, decays and leaves the body, a new cell with the same role is born in that place and plays a role in maintaining the whole of the body. However, it is not the original A, but A’ which has evolved through one cycle. The aging of the whole body proceeds by such continuation, and lifetime is exhausted.

Then, errors occur once in a while. These become the causes of sickness such as cancer. The reason why errors occur is that humans do not live in accordance with the law of the world; however even such human nature is the law.

Our experiences from the past are incorporated in our DNA as information. There is various information to show people’s nature such as causes of sickness. If we become aware of this and remove them, then we will not become sick anymore. When we make a sequence of DNA healthy without worrying about sickness, it would be possible to create healthy humans as models based on a perfect design.

However, humans have a unique personality. As each person is original and unique, each is created as a slight deviation from the original design. It is an expression of ego, a habit, nature and individuality. The purpose of this world is that every existence is original, instead of creating the same thing like ready-made goods. It is a characteristic of a life. Nothing is the same. Humans have ego, so they can deviate from the law. However, such a human nature is within the law.

Although we encounter a life which we do not expect, we do not have to worry about it. What we should do is just accept the impermanence of this world. It is “Itadakimasu (meaning to receive in Japanese).”

“Itadakimasu” is that “Itadaki (meaning a summit in Japanese) masu (meaning to increase in Japanese).” When we continue to climb a mountain, we can see how high it is. That is, a life is a never-ending path. An attitude of “Itadakimasu (I receive what comes) enhances our spirituality endlessly.

The world changes. If we hope today will be the same as yesterday, try to hold onto our current wealth, or cry over losing something, a mind of resistance will emerge. From there, worries and pains are generated.

A long time ago, Buddha preached the four inevitabilities of human life (birth, aging, sickness and death) are human fate, so receiving a life as a human means encountering struggle. The four inevitabilities are a symbol of the impermanence of this world and are life itself. If we resist it, pain will emerge. Therefore, when we just receive what comes with the spirit of “Itadakimasu”, struggle will disappear automatically.

Tomoko:

It is interesting. For example, an event occurred at a point in the past, and a negative emotion occurred. I allowed it to linger even after that, and became discouraged. But, if each moment continues and exists in the universe, and we move from moment to moment and continue to live, an emotion which emerged due to an event of the past does not last by itself. It is us that chooses to hold onto such negativity. We continue to hold it while the world moves seamlessly, so in a sense, it is intentional.

Isadon:

Events themselves do not express any emotion. We just react to them emotionally. Habits and natures inside of us withdraw such emotions. If we become aware of this, any worries and pains will disappear right away.

Feel the World

Everything moves. When we see them move in a straight line, we cannot capture the nature of motion. Unless we understand nature, we only perceive things simply. If we see things flow just from left to right in a straight line, we spend each moment unconscious and we cannot perceive the whole picture.

When time passes, “the present” goes by. The present is marked by each moment, and the world moves. Even at this moment, time continues.

When I wake up every morning, I think, “Oh, morning has come again.” I feel time continues to flow eternally in my daily life as dashed lines on roads flow backward. A new time comes every moment. Morning comes and night comes. Morning comes again and so does night. This is repeated endlessly. Not only time flows, but also there are always meetings with new events. Time never stops, each tick is a new moment, and continues to provide us encounters with new events. It is an enormous energy. This energy moves the world. However, most people are not aware of it and unconsciously soak into the motion brought about by time.

Why does this exist? For those who begin to think like this, the world seems very new and mysterious. However, for people who are not aware of it or have no interest in it, they might say, “What are you talking about?” It might be impossible to express it with words. It is not to be expressed with words, but to be sensed.

We board on time and move. The world moves this way, which is called the era. Time and the era, which move the world where we exist, is a life itself.

Most people are not aware of it. Even if we are aware of it, we cannot resist it. We cannot see it with our eyes. However, it does exist surely. It moves the world with an enormous energy and weaves a history. What is it?

 

It is like a Galaxy

Time surely ticks in a one-way direction. If you see it moving from yesterday to today to tomorrow in a straight line, the range of your thinking must be narrow. If we see it in a simple way, it looks like it moves from left to right. However, when things move, there is surely a point which becomes a center. Only when things with connections gather around it and begin to rotate, the motion continues. It is not a line but a rotational motion.

It is weaved by “connections.” “A revolving motion” is “a connecting motion.” Connections are promises. There is an invisible thread of connections, which connect separate things as promised. Then, the whole rotates and encompasses its surroundings. It is like a galaxy.

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The point in the center of the circle looks still. However, it rotates around something with a bigger role. If the center becomes still, the outer rotational motion does not occur. Everything works together, so individual circles can exist.

If scientific people listen to it, they might ask, “What kind of system is it?” It is their role to unlock and prove it.

An Indian saint called a particle “a universal electron.” Indian thoughts had no concept of particles, but he understood the existence. Then, can we explain particles physically? It is not to be explained physically, but it is just a fact that this world consists of such matters. It is the same as KA, a universally infinitesimal particle which is much finer than particles. The existence is not to be explained physically, but to be sensed. It is the truth. Humans have an ability to sense it.

When Einstein imagined the theory of relativity, there was no physical evidence at that time. It was later acknowledged. Now, people praise it as a great discovery, however if it was expressed before its time, would it be accepted in the same way? Although it is not seen physically, what people feel is the truth.

The World is a Life Itself

Tomoko:

Humans tend to interpret what they cannot unlock with physical logic. If so, the topic would be like “Why were lives born?”

Isadon:

The reason why lives were born is that the world exists. This world is a life itself, and three dimensional lives were born to prove that. These connections become the source of emergence for the three dimensional lives. Relationships unite the order of this world.

This world moves with an order. Lives are generated due to this. Order exists because there is a will to tie it together. Its ultimatum is God. The reason why lives were born is that there is order. Three dimensional lives were created in order to make humans realize that the world is a life.

However, for those who cannot see order here, God does not exist and lives are not generated. Although people see order, the existence of God and the origin of lives change freely, depending on which level they see order. Even if it is the same life, what humans see changes, depending on where their consciousness is. The world is free like this, and seeds of lives exist everywhere. Its answer always waits for us, even in the future where science explores.

This world exists by a rotational motion. It moves as promised under the law. In order to do so, an axis is necessary. There is an axis in the center of everything, which rotates around a bigger axis. Since there is the earth’s axis, the earth rotates with precession, vibrates, and revolves around the solar axis. The sun also rotates and revolves around the central sun (the center of the galaxy). In the same way, the galaxy revolves around something bigger. Nothing exists alone. Everything links infinitely, and makes each other exist in such a relationship. That is, the world is one.

“Connections (En in Japanese)” are “Circles (En in Japanese)”

Why can such a complicated motion continue to exist? When opposite qualities face each other, a new thing emerges. This system is called “Taiko-Hassei” and everything is under “Taiko-Hassei” to make each other exist. Connections are created under promises and are weaved by a rotational motion.

When we look at only one circle, the center looks still. For example, the sun looks still from the viewpoint of the solar calendar. However, in a bigger picture, we can see that even the sun rotates by a bigger connection, spirals and continues to revolve around a bigger matter. The spiral is the same structure as the DNA of our lives.

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The macro world, such as the solar system and the universe, and the micro world, such as DNA, exist under the same structure. Events and relationships which humans encounter in life are under the same structure. Very interesting!

Those who will live in the next era should be aware of harmonizing with the great will (the flow of the era) by understanding such a universal system, instead of living with personal desires and ambitions.

Confusion Has a Meaning and it is Temporary

Various events have occurred in the world in 2016, and the world has been very chaotic. No matter what measure is taken, we cannot find a resolution. A chaotic situation like mud has continued, but world leaders have still continued to take similar measures as they think they can solve issues with a superficial strategy. The time will come when they will realize it is meaningless sooner or later.

If we expand our viewpoint, we can see the current confusion has a meaning and is temporary. If our lifetime is 80 years, it is just one third from the 248 years of one Pluto’s revolutions. If we compare the 4.6 billion-year history of earth to one year, our 80-year lifetime is just 0.7 seconds, which is less than 1 second.

As the white dashed lines of the freeway flow backward, time never stops and ticks surely. Infinite life and death are repeated through it, as a giant and complicated mechanism is very simple. This means that if we change our viewpoints, we can understand it very easily.

Can You Have This Viewpoint?

Expanding my mind in this way, I am coming back to a physical viewpoint. Now, the Konohana Family is preparing to open a satellite shop called “Lotus Land,” but it is just an event for a moment from this majestic flow of time. As long as we live on earth, it is important for us to stay with a cycle of brevity and become aware of the fact that our lives are woven through this. If we do not harmonize with it, then we will return our life and take a broader perspective.

In order to perceive broadly in this life, we need to enhance our consciousness. When we enter a bigger cycle of life, we can look down at things. If we are trapped in what we see, we cannot see it completely. When our consciousness goes beyond it and we look at the world, we can stand on the side of what is operating this world. The lesson is to reach such a stage.

Tomoko:

It is the same system for looking at the world and operating it, through seeing my mind and controlling myself.

Isadon:

It is just the same. Our train of thoughts and even planetary motion are under the same structure. It is just where we apply this system. Do we apply it to the big universe, the global ecosystem or an individual life?

Time Travelers

Isadon:

There is surely a central axis in a rotational motion. The central axis is the time line. The phenomenal world exists due to “Taiko-Hassei” of “time” and “space.” A vertical time line emerged, and the horizontal function of the space line was generated. Then, phenomena occur and its sequence weaves the era.

When we cut away a portion, it looks like a cross. It is the “+ (TO)” letter of the Katakamuna (an ancient civilization which existed in East Asia about 13000 years ago), meaning integration. However, it looks like a cross because it is expressed on a plane surface. In fact, the place line rotates and follows the time line which continues to proceed seamlessly. This means that the rotational motion of the spatial line always spirals. Moreover, the time line in the center revolves around a bigger time line and spirals. It is a very complicated relationship.

All phenomena rotate. What kind of connections do we have for phenomena we encounter through rotational motion? Is it close or far?  The place changes, depending on that, and keeps a rotational motion under “Taiko-Hassei,” which is a life.

Circles (Connections) are infinite and the time line penetrates through every core. Therefore, time lines are everywhere in this world. Our body consists of about 60 trillion cells, and the time line penetrates in each cell. What an incredible universe!

Describing a spiral means that there is always a cycle. Each rotation has its own cycle. We humans have a cycle of 80-years per lifetime, and insects have a cycle of a few months. Bacteria might have a cycle of a few seconds and even stars have a cycle of billions of years. Infinite time lines from micro to macrocosm interlock complexly. It is the time line that penetrates all. When we can understand its structure, we can say that the era which weaves time is a life, and we, those who live the era are time travelers.

When connections are cut, a rotational motion stops and phenomena disappear. That is, a rotational motion sustains connections.

Tomoko:

I wondered why the Japanese currency is Yen (En in Japanese) yesterday, and right now Isadon talked about circles (En in Japanese). How interesting!

Isadon:

Money is the blood of society. It circulates the world, connects every corner, and returns again. Everything is a rotational motion. It is woven by connections. It is the same structure with the blood that which circulates our body and plays a role.

Tomoko:

Our lives exists by a rotational motion. Without it, the time line disappears and so do phenomena.

Isadon:

It is called death. Lifetime is like a motion of flywheels. When a rotation begins, connections emerge, a form of one life is established, and an original cycle of the life begins. When the rotation ends, it is the end of a lifetime. The stronger and broader the rotation becomes, the longer the cycle becomes. The weaker the rotation becomes, the shorter the cycle becomes. It interlocks with other rotational motions and weaves a fabric of a majestic life, which is the real figure of this world.

Everything is a Frame which Weaves from the Beginning to the End of the Universe

 Tomoko:

I wonder why I exist. The form of me exists by being woven by connections, but why do connections emerge? At least, I do not feel I make myself exist intentionally, but isn’t my intention functioning after all because connections emerge?

Isadon:

Connections are generated when an intention functions. An intention (Ito in Japanese) is a thread (Ito in Japanese). An invisible thread of connections connect separate things. As a result, a rotational motion emerges and phenomena occur.

Humans are a self who they see and who they do not. When they reach a certain stage, they discover a new self who they did not recognize in the past. However, the new self has been here since before we came into consciousness.

We have existed even since before we were born. What we created in the past becomes causes and as a result, and phenomena emerge. It is called fate. This world exists under the law of cause and effect where phenomena occur appropriate to fate. The present exists as a story which has continued from a distant past. Connections which weave even this moment lead to the next event, and a new connection emerges from there again. In this manner, a story continues to unfurl. The beginning of fate is that of the universe. Also, the end of fate is that of the universe. So, it continues forever. Every existence is just a frame which connects from the beginning of the universe to the end of the universe.

The end of the universe means returning to the potential world. It is an empty state from the universal structure. Emptiness is eternity, which we, existences in the phenomenal world, cannot interpret. Therefore, we can say it is just a moment.

The universe endlessly repeats the process of birth, maintenance, destruction and emptiness. The last frame overlaps with the next new frame. It is empty and eternal. However, those who live in the phenomenal world like us tend to consider the end just as the beginning. The Lotus Sutra has a word of “Sanzen-Jindengo (three thousand is like a piece of dust in the infinite timeframe). It is said the universe repeats the process from birth to disappearance three thousand times. Three thousand times means infinite repetition beyond human thoughts.

When we come to think of things in such a scale, we are not trapped in what is close to us. However, it does not mean it is all right to neglect what is in front of us and our daily life such as waking up in the morning, having meals, and working. All phenomena exist appropriately to our level of consciousness, so we should not consider them as nothing. At the same time, it is just a momentary event from the majestic universal drama, so we do not have to be trapped in it. It is important to stay with it as information without being trapped in it.

The Biggest Theme for Humans

Isadon:

People cut away a part of a story, and consider it as themselves. However, everything is connected and the current self exists. If we cut away a part and try to perceive ourselves, we cannot reach the truth. Fate is woven through each moment, and phenomena change one after another. When the past is driven into distant memories, people tend to think only what they remember now is themselves. However, the result of fate which we have woven including far memories is us. That is, we are the universe itself.

Yoko:

When we analyze the meanings of fate (INNEN in Japanese) from the viewpoint of Katakamuna, I means a position, N strengthens the meaning of the previous sound (I), and NE means roots. Therefore, when a position of something is specified, it expands in an invisible place as roots, which is fate.

Isadon:

That is, fate is very deep-rooted. The result of fate from the past is manifested now. In other words, we can say that current phenomena indicate fate from the past like roots. Therefore, if we observe the current self deeply, even if we do not think of our past lives, we can see what kind of path we have taken in the past.

Tomoko:

Even if it is the same event, we can interpret it differently due to the differences in our level of consciousness. So, our current mind weaves the future.

Isadon:

How high or low and broad or narrow is our consciousness? The amplitude of the space line and accuracy of the cycles change depending on awareness. How to express it is up to us. Each person has an original history. Information based on their past experiences is incorporated in the DNA by their personality and nature. The information becomes a base, which creates the future. Therefore, an intention, which weaves connections, is the universal law which is in charge of the reincarnation of life and also the exact intention of the person.

Tomoko:

But, unless we know such a system, the intention becomes an unconscious one. Can we still call it an intention?

Isadon:

It is a state where an intention which has been woven unconsciously is expressed unconsciously. When we become aware of it and live, we can control our lives by ourselves.  If it expands more, we can grow to the level of operating this world of a life. There is a level where people cannot control themselves and are controlled by ego. Or we can stand at the position of operating this world, so human possibility is really diverse.

In order to open a possibility, a motivation to explore it is necessary. If there is a motivation to seek it, time moves to reach there. The destination of the train of time changes by an intention. Unless an intention functions, unconscious time just passes by. It is called an unconscious intention.

Tomoko:

For example, if people encounter an accident, many people consider themselves as a victim and blame others. However, in fact, we encounter it by fate which our previous self had established. On the other hand, it is not right to think everything is our fault.

Isadon:

It is an opportunity to learn the origin of things. That is why, we cannot get emotional. When we perceive things objectively without any emotion, it becomes a learning opportunity and accumulation to understand this world. We can expand our capacity by this, and live a life with a higher and broader will.

On the contrary, if we are trapped in our emotions and interpret things with a specific concept, we cannot make it a learning opportunity anymore and continue to stay in the same state. This means a decline in the world which always continues to change and transform. There are many people who do not recognize that they are emotional. They would like to judge things calmly, but in fact, they do it based on unconscious emotions, however they are not aware of this. In the modern era, such people’s emotions pile up, and emotions clash with each other on the national level, which becomes a major cause of conflict.

It is the biggest theme for humans to see themselves calmly and know who they are. We can limit our possibility, depending on our state, or expand it infinitely.

Majestic Habits and Nature

Isadon:

Connections continue by circles. The motion of the time line looks like a straight line. However, if we look at it without cutting away a part, everything rotates. The rotational motion works with the motion of the time line, it becomes a spiral. The planets of the solar system spiral and orbit the sun. The sun also spirals, orbits the galaxy and moves in the universe. Such a motion is the structure of this world itself.

Each planet of the solar system has an individuality. Mercury, the closest planet which indicates communication and rapidness orbits the sun rapidly. Venus, a planet which expresses love and beauty describes a steady and beautiful orbit of an exact circle. Earth describes a subtle ellipse and rotates with a groove. Mars which indicates passion and actions describe an extreme ellipse and rotates dynamically. Each orbit and speed is different, and each motion is a habit and nature in itself. Each planet orbits the sun as it is, works with each other, moves together, and the whole creates a harmony.

Each star marks a cycle at a certain rhythm with their habits and nature, and moves in the same pattern. Because its individuality exists as promised, it can work with each other. The time line of the solar system is the sun, but the sun also moves with habits and a nature as promised.

Tomoko:

I see! Habits and nature are order. If there is no habit at all and everything is completely free, a cycle would not be generated. So then nothing can take a stance and work with each other.

Isadon:

That is right. Habits and nature are order. In terms of the Konohana Family community, I am the time line and everyone else orbits me with their habits and nature. When I show them a direction to go, some follow it and some move farther away from it. When I think they might not come back, they take a detour and come back because they are members after all.

In other words, habits and nature are individualities. What kind of characteristics do we have, and what kind of motion do we have in the whole? If we unconsciously take actions with habits and nature, we might disturb the entire harmony. However, if we perceive it objectively, and utilize it as individuality, we can expand diversity and open the whole possibility. Therefore, it is not to remove habits and nature, but to utilize them effectively. Since there are habits and nature, motions are generated in this world and phenomena occur. Humans, planets, and galaxies have habits and a nature. The ultimate and majestic habits and nature is the real figure of God.

Tomoko:

Exactly! God has habits and a nature, so there is order in the world! The earth and the sun has an order and spiral, so morning and night come every day, four seasons are generated, and our life activities become possible. If there is no order and everyone moves separately, there would be no day or no season. So, we would not know when to sow seeds to raise crops. First of all, lives themselves cannot be born. Since there are habits and nature, a cycle is generated and we can live.

Isadon:

It is the promise of life. Everything exists in a rule of God’s habits and nature.

Each star is really unique. When I look at it individually, it is one-sided. For example, Jupiter plays a role of “expansion” and “development” and Saturn plays a role of “control” and “elimination.” A community cannot exist only with expansion or elimination. When what cannot exist alone gathers, expresses each individuality, and creates a network, the whole can keep balance. Each individual is unique and one-sided, and at the same time, the whole is in harmony. It is the universal law.

The awakening of common people is like this. According to the ancient Chinese calendar, the 21st century is considered as “the era of awakening for common people.” In the past, each ideology and religion defined values such as abundance and excellence, and everyone sought the same ideal uniformly. However, the real figure of the universe is not like that. As a matter of fact, YOU are extremely unique and original. Nobody else is like you. If people are not aware of this, individualities might be just a cause of disharmony. However, if you understand it fully, and contribute to society by playing your original role, you will be utilized and people will be happy that you are here. It is the era for common people to create such a harmony. If everyone is unique and is utilized fully, instead of making everyone the same with uniform values, everyone becomes essential. It is a very abundant world.

Ordinary “Universal Critic”

Tomoko:

When I look at you, I think you are having fun. When you do something, you do not do it by yourself, do you? For example, when you make a presentation, you work with Mika-chan. When you make a demon mask, you work with Ryochin. When you make Konohana microorganisms, you work with Hiromi-chan. In this way, you do things through partnership with various people and teams including outsiders, depending on the situation. If we work with such unique people, a different world is created in each situation. We can do what we cannot do alone. I think it is the structure of this world itself.

Isadon:

It is very interesting and joyful. Not everything is given to me. Intuition and wisdom comes up to me once in a while, but if I try to do everything alone, it would be impossible. For example, when making a demon mask, I have a kind of sense, but there is another person who creates it. I am involved in various things and offer something. I feel I do everything, but as a matter of fact, I cannot do anything by myself. When various people are involved, maximizing their individuality, we can achieve what ordinary people cannot do. I think the era will begin when individuals utilize their advantages in the future.

Tomoko:

I think it will be possible anywhere. Right now, our consciousness is trapped in the frame of ourselves, so each individual works separately. However, if our consciousness is freed, it will occur everywhere.

Isadon:

Those who want to be self-contained tend to hold what they do by themselves. It seems like I am swimming on the surface. I am involved in various things, and there is nothing I am doing by myself. It is one of the individualities.

Tomoko:

When you have worries, you are worried about other people.

Isadon:

When I think what to do, it is all about other people. I perceive my personality, so I do not get emotional about myself. I can say it is a kind of destiny. When I say it is a destiny, it seems to be fixed. However, it is not fixed at all. If I have to choose a word, I am like a “universal critic.”

Tomoko:

It is also an individuality.

Isadon:

However, the content itself which I talk about is not unique. What I talk about is the law of this world, so it is not unique at all. It is just an ordinary thing. It is difficult for most people to get out of their ego and see the world objectively, so I might look unique. But, once people stand at that position, they will understand that I just talk about extremely ordinary matters.

All lives spiral in a certain cycle. Our daily life, in which time moves from yesterday to tomorrow, is a spiral structure. Naturally stars move in this way, so we all exist under such a system. If people cut away a part, have the filter of an ego, say “I do not understand it” and deny it, and do not take in new information, they reach a conclusion that they cannot understand it. However, if we accept it as information with a flexible attitude, and think logically, we can understand it easily.

Tomoko:

We are given life in such a system every day. When I listen to the structure of the world this way, I get moved again, feeling “It is awesome!” But, I cannot see such a thing in my daily life and live. That is why, I get surprised this much now.

Isadon:

This means that your view is so narrow. You only see what is around you.

Tomoko:

A long time ago, when there was no clock and calendars, people saw planetary motion, and knew the transition of seasons. They applied it to hunting and farming, so they could survive. The planetary motion was the only clue that taught them the transition of the world. People could connect their lives by putting their consciousness toward it. Living was directly connected with planetary motion for them.

Isadon:

A long time ago, people talked with the divine and lived with the universe. They sensed the air of each moment, felt the moisture, sensed natural disasters and the threat of beasts with intuition, and escaped from it. This means that they had such a sharp intuition.

Intuition is to sense the planetary motion of the “divine” and feel the crisis of a moment, which is a “point.” (Both divine and points are pronounced as Ten in Japanese.) Those who were able to sustain their lives by that connected DNA continued into the future. Their descendants are us. That is, we are like a legacy which was generated in an extension of the DNA of intuition to sense the divine and points of time.

However, modern people have forgotten that completely, have drowned into material desires, and their intuition to sense what is really necessary has been paralyzed. Therefore, a huge confusion has occurred in the lives and society of the modern era.

A Point (Ten in Japanese) is the Divine (Ten in Japanese)

Time flows continuously. The future comes closer to us with each moment, and the past becomes farther away. It is a rotational motion, so time makes a circuit and comes back around. However, even if it is a cycle of one year or that of one lifetime, it does not return to the same point A, but reaches point A’ which has evolved for one cycle.

When a rotation stops and the time line disappears, life marks an end. But the elements that consisted of that life enter each subtle cycle. When the cycle ends as a human, the body returns to a cycle of atoms, and is incorporated into the cycle of the next role. Death belongs to the same cycle of life. It is a chain of life and death where a part of the body returns to nature every day, and we take in food which becomes a part of the body. It is also a rotational motion and a spiral motion.

Tomoko:

When we talked about “the project of departure” at the community meeting the other day, Mika-chan described a diagram of the system of life. In the diagram, the time line was described in a straight line, and looked to flow in the same way. But, she said that the parts except for “life” which are periods of “death” are “points.”

Isadon:

There are two kinds of death. One is death in the phenomenal world (world with existence). It comes and goes between the visible and invisible world. In this case, although the body is destroyed, the soul is not dismantled. The other one is death in the potential world (world with no-existence). In this case, the soul is dismantled, returns to the potential world which is the source of everything, and becomes empty. It is a world where we reach as a result of enlightenment.

The visible world is supported by the invisible world behind it. Something like minds, personalities, and the nature of substances are invisible. The phenomenal world exists under “Taiko-Hassei” between the visible and invisible world. Death in the phenomenal world is to go from a visible place to an invisible place. When a certain period passes, the soul returns to the visible place again. It is life and death in the phenomenal world that repeats a cycle of the visible and invisible world. And a steady time continues to flow there.

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On the contrary, death in the potential world is disappearance. Disappearance is a state where ego disappears, so there is no interpretation. Time also disappears. Therefore, we can say it is a point. Or, it means that we enter a cycle in which the living cannot interpret, so it is extremely long. It is existence and non-existence. It is long and short. Even if we try to perceive it with the thinking of the phenomenal world, we cannot understand it at all. A point (Ten in Japanese) is the divine (Ten in Japanese), which is the universe.

The phenomenal world (world with existence) exists under a dualistic structure with the visible and invisible world. If the potential world (world with non-existence) which is the source of everything is included, the world exists under a triplex structure. As the visible and invisible world exists under “Taiko-Hassei,” the phenomenal and potential world exist under it as well.

The cycle of life and death in the phenomenal world is a double helix where something visible intersects with something invisible. Moreover, if the cycle of life and death in the potential world is added, it becomes a triplex helix where the soul goes even to the potential world. There are helixes only in the phenomenal world and helixes in the entire world including the potential world, too. And the time line penetrates at its core.

Time continues to flow steadily in the cycle of the phenomenal world. However, in the cycle of the entire world including the potential world, time flows and stops repeatedly. In this manner, the universe repeats emergence and disappearance. When this cycle is expressed in a diagram, it looks like a lotus root. It is called the “lotus universe.”

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Yoko:

Both “time (TOKI in Japanese)” and “space (TOKORO in Japanese) begins with TO in Japanese. TO means integration. Time (TOKI) means that integration (TO) emerges (KI). KO in TOKORO (place) means to roll over and RO means a hollow state. That is, an integrated energy of time flows and something rolls over from there. Then, the place is generated and phenomena occur. However, in fact, phenomena are fleeting things with a hollow state.

Isadon:

When the space line is generated, phenomena occur. We can see them, so they look steady. However, visible forms continue to change, so in fact, we cannot capture them. We cannot capture things in the visible world. Therefore, the phenomenal world is called “the impermanence of all things.”

We gain a form and appear into the visible world, but it is temporary. We can say that the invisible world behind the forms is our real figure. Either world flows with time and continues to change.

Yoko:

The place (TOKORO) is in a hollow state, so the time line can penetrate through it.

Isadon:

This world exists only when both time and space exist. Time and space exist under “Taiko-Hassei” and support each other simultaneously.

“You Got it?”

Tomoko:

God created an interesting world.

Isadon:

The more we unlock it, the more we become moved with a feeling of “this law is everywhere!” Everything from the invisibly subtle microcosmic world to the giant macrocosmic world is under the same law. This means everything is given a really thorough consideration. However, the law is very simple. In this manner, a majestic world is created.

When I think of the real figure of the origin which has created this world, I get so moved by its greatness that I feel it is adorable, saying “You have done this much.” Thinking like that, God smiled and said, “You got it?”

We shared our thoughts with each other, which is great.

The reality of the universe exists there. When our human thoughts get used to the law, its reality will be unlocked. However, it is eternal and infinite. There is always an unknown future.

Now, people talk about God under the name of religions on earth. However, they see God with their emotions. Therefore, people make conflicts and wars under the name of God, and die. What narrow viewpoints do people see things with?

We cannot see the reality of God if we get emotional. Being emotional means seeing things with their own habits and natures. If so, we cannot see the reality and truth. It is important to free ourselves and sense it without any emotions, our own habits and nature. It is to be sensed, so we cannot talk with words.

That is why, we should know ourselves. Only when we know our habits and nature, and objectively know how disproportionately we see things, we will begin to know this world.

Tomoko:

It is difficult for humans to do so. Although their habits and nature are pointed out, they cannot see their reality.

Isadon:

It is because people look from the inside out. They see things only through the filter of their ego. As long as we exist, we have a viewpoint to recognize, however, at the same time, we need to have a viewpoint to see ourselves from outside without the filter of our ego. This means that the distance from other people disappears. Other people’s viewpoints become our own, and our viewpoints become theirs. It is the world where I am you and you are I without any boundaries. Removing (Tori in Japanese) the gap (Sa in Japanese) between you and me leads to enlightenment (Satori in Japanese).

In order to manifest such a world, people need to gather and live in one boat. As people have survived as one life as a community during the severe era a long time ago, we will gather again, live as one life as a community and manifest the truth of this world. It is the only way for modern society to get out of confusion, where individuals get out of control and see things only from their ego. No matter how much we talk about the ideal world, if we do not do that, a new world will not emerge.

Can we reach a mental state where we can interpret this? All answers exist there.

Tomoko:

When God smiles, you share this mind with God. Listening to it this way now, I feel his mind, too.

Isadon:

When I feel the existence of God, tears come out.

Tomoko:

You are just trying to convey such a mind to everyone. You just want to feel it with everyone and understand each other with heart.

Isadon:

I believe in God, so I try to convey his greatness to people. However, when I say, “God exists,” people try to perceive it from their level of consciousness. Then, they do not understand what I mean anymore.

If I talk about his greatness, people try to interpret it based on their own concept. Then, his greatness cannot be conveyed again. So, if I say, “You should sense it,” people try to sense it at their level of consciousness again. After all, they do not understand what I mean.

I think it might be impossible. Those who encountered the scene like you can sense the air of the place, and get it. In order to sense it, it is necessary not only to be there but also to stay with it. However, those who keep their own concept interpret through their perspective anyways. So, we cannot understand each other. Nothing can be done about it.

Tomoko:

In fact, you are just trying to understand each other. However, everyone sees things through their ego, so they cannot get it.

Isadon:

God is the real figure of this world, so we can get access to it from anywhere. It is different from what religions have piled up. Its purpose is different. Originally, religions are the path to understand the real figure of this world, instead of gratifying wishes and saving people.

When it is expressed with words, the nature is already slightly different. When we talk about understanding the real figure of this world, humans might try to learn it as knowledge. But, it is not true. We are the world itself, and can understand our unity and exist.

When we reach there, events on earth are not important anymore. There are infinite perspectives, and we can reach the mind of “Everything is fine” from anywhere. In a sense, it is a state of “non-existence.” However, phenomena “do exist.” The entity exists.

Yoko:

For example, if everyone’s mind becomes like “Everything is fine” at the community meeting, it would be proof that the whole is coming to a harmonious point.

Isadon:

If such a place is established here, visitors will wonder with a mysterious sense, “Well…Where is this?”

Ego is not for Gratifying but for Transcending
From Humans To HITO

Now, we are preparing for Lotus Land which will open on March 21st next year. Y-san, who visited here yesterday for the first time in months, said, “I feel the Konohana Family has changed enormously.” A part of Lotus Land will be a café, and I thought we need to indicate calories for meals. Then, she said she had experiences as a national registered dietician, and wants to be involved in its management. She sought her dream, went to Kyushu, did her best, but things did not go so well. After that, she came to consult with me, and encountered the project of Lotus Land.

As a matter of fact, we did not begin this project intentionally. We have received serendipitous encounters, and proceeded according to the flow. As a result, encounters with necessary things and people like her have come at a necessary timing. She said that she has thought hard by herself and made plans, but nothings has been successful. When I told her about how the plan of Lotus Land proceeded, she asked me, “Why is it going so well?” Then, I answered, “It is because we have woven connections.”

When we think and plan things with our brain, we ignore connections and do things with ego and desires. So, things do not go well. There is a cycle of the place with time as its axis in this world. When we deviate from the cycle, we deviate from the nature of this world. If we board on this cycle, things (the time line) flow naturally and things (the place line) are achieved automatically. In order to do so, unless we reach a certain state, we cannot encounter such a world.

Although something reaches a dead end, there is the next world ahead of the dead end. Even if A reaches a dead end, there is A’. In this manner, we can make a breakthrough. Although it looks the same, A’ has advanced for one cycle and it is different from the previous A. It is essential to transcend our ego and become the spirit of “receiving answers.” Ego is not to be gratified, but to be controlled and transcended. Only when people reach such a spiritual state, what to do in accordance with the flow will come up automatically.

Humans try to utilize themselves based on ego, and plot various things. However, when we transcend ego and see this world, we can see that the world continues to give us order. The world always gives us the next A’. Although we understand it or not, we are given life in such a structure. And today is always a new world which is different from yesterday.

When humans understand this structure, they will become an existence to understand from the beginning to the end of the universal structure which proceeds in “HI HU MI YO I MU NA YA KO TO (meaning one to ten in Japanese), which is “HITO.”

The macro-cosmos is a giant life. Everything from the galaxy, the solar system, the earth, the global ecosystem, nations, human bodies to each cell has a fractal configuration. The extremely giant macro-cosmos and the invisible micro-cosmos move under the same structure. This world is a vortex of fractal figures.

Who moves it? What we can say it is?

“Something great.”


“A Thousand Paper Cranes” by Kyoko Kitao from the Konohana Family

 

Now, a thousand paper cranes are hung on the wall in my room. In Japan, a thousand paper cranes are a symbol of longevity, so they are given to people who suffer from serious diseases. The cranes in my room are what everyone, specifically the children, in the Konohana Family had made when I was hospitalized. I found out that I had cervical cancer about two years ago. Then, I lost a large amount of blood on October 26th in 2016, so I became hospitalized right after that.

Kano-chan, a junior high school girl asked everyone to make them together. Then, all of the members from nursery school children to elderly people made more than a thousand paper cranes in only two days. When the cranes were hung from the ceiling of my hospital room, they were like a pillar of rainbow light.

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On the day when Kano-chan brought them to me, I was supposed to have an exam to receive radiation therapy. However, I lost a large amount of blood a few days before and after that I had a fever of 38 to 39 degrees Celsius. But, after she came and gave me the thousand paper cranes, my temperature went down suddenly, and I was able to complete the exam successfully. I thought it was impossible for me to do so on that day, so it was a mysterious experience.

The Konohana Family is a big family beyond kinship, where 84 people live together as one family. I gave birth to two children, and in a reached situation like this, my husband took care of me throughout the 24 hours in the hospital. If I lived a traditional life, I might have had many worries such as childcare and housework, but I do not have to worry about anything since I live in such a big family. Not only during my hospitalization, but also daily, biological parents do not have to take care of their own children in the Konohana Family. Before I was hospitalized, I belonged to the vegetable production team and took care of seedlings. And the childcare team takes care of the children, including mine.

Everyone is a mother, a father, a grandmother, and a grandfather for the Konohana children. All of the children are my children, and it is a big family where all of the children are just like siblings. I did not give birth to Kano-chan, but she cares about me in this manner.

When I was hospitalized and a doctor said, “Please call your family,” so many people gathered into my hospital room that they could barely fit in. When the nurses came to my room to check my temperature, they became overwhelmed by the number of family members. When I almost passed out, I was surrounded by so many people, my pain was gone, and I felt better gradually. When I was in critical condition, my family (meaning the Konohana members) was called. However, we laughed a lot in my hospital room in the end, and said good-bye. I even said to them, “See you again, everyone.”

I am really happy to have met such a wonderful family. Furthermore, it is a family beyond kinship. They are people who question the current society and gather to seek a new way of life for the next era. They are a family with “spiritual connections” who are trying to create a utopia together. They are a very important family for me.

I believe that everyone’s thoughts brought me back to this world. When I was sleeping in the hospital, I had many dreams. In one of them, a pillar of light came down from the divine onto my stomach exactly where my cancer existed. It is just like the thousand paper cranes that everyone had made for me.

The power of “thoughts” can curse and kill people like magic, or save them. If everyone unifies their minds and thinks of each other, we can even create a better world.

We do not consider just the Konohana Family as our family, but all people of the world.

Nations fight against each other, and there are even conflicts nationally. Moreover, conflicts do not cease amongst religions, which are supposed to save people. There are political confrontations, and there is also bullying and harassment in schools and work places. Even in small families, or between couples, quarrels occur.

The earth is one and everything is connected. However, borders are drawn everywhere and the earth is divided. When I think of myself, do I have any border in myself? Due to my strong ego, I protected myself, could not express my honesty, and did not understand how other people feel. I protected myself so firmly that it is no wonder that I received cervical cancer.

I received it, reached a dying stage where I cannot do anything by myself, and then I have finally realized that every place around me is full of love. I tried to do everything by myself, instead of depending on other people. I even thought it was better. Reflecting on my past, I think I trapped myself in a really hard shell. Now, I have learned to leave everything to the divine, trust other people, and release myself.

Isadon, the founder of the Konohana Family always says, “I do not have to think of myself. I always think of everyone. I do not need to think of myself because everyone else thinks of me.”

It is a world where everyone thinks of each other. I am you and you are I.

If everyone lives for the earth and humanity, a utopia will emerge on earth. In order to do so, first, I think I should remove the walls I have made around me.


“We Are Eran People” A Message from the Era to All People Living on Earth

 

We are “Eran People.” That is, we are all travelers who board a common vehicle of the time and travel. The earth also boards this vehicle of time. Everything which exists in this world travels along time. Moreover, the earth physically travels in the universe.

Why does time proceed? It is because people established a standard of time such as one second, one minute, one hour, one day, and one year, and recognize time. This seems to be applied only to human society. However, this world exists under a cycle. Not only people divided it for their convenience, but also one day is one rotation of the earth. One year is one revolution of the earth. In a cycle with the four seasons of spring, summer, autumn, and winter, plants sprout, bloom, leave seeds, rest during winter for a while, and sprout again in spring. The time proceeds with such a repetition. Therefore, the cycle was not made by humans. Everything else in the world is also bound by this structure.

Now, we are facing a historical turning point in such a great cycle. You have begun to realize such a transition of the era, so you have encountered this message. Now, the global environment and world affairs have faced the peak of confusion. However, the era always continues to move toward the future. Therefore, the current chaos will surely settle sooner or later, and the world will not continue to move forward in this extension. If we are not blinded by our desires, we will see that the era is coming to a dead end, just as the seasons change. Now that we have faced an unprecedented crisis in human history, the era is telling us that we need to transform our attitude.

How should we live in the coming era?

 “The era is a life, has a will, and weaves the time.”

The 21st century is the beginning of “the Eraism.” Those who live “the Eraism” are not controlled by their own desires, and can live freely in the world. “Eran People” are universal travelers.

 “The Eraism” is a new way of living which will replace the conventional ideologies such as communism and capitalism. Communism was supposed to be an ideal world which humans thought of. However, nature was not incorporated into the base of communist society. Therefore, communism has developed with environmental destruction. Capitalism has stimulated human desires, generated competition and disparity, and brought contradictions to nature. So, capitalism has followed the same road with communism. Ironically, an extremely arrogant word such as natural preservation has been created in such a society. Therefore, capitalism will surely mark an end sooner or later. An ideology which emerges after communism and capitalism is that humans are not a main character, but the era is alive and has a will. Then, we humans will be able to reach a level of creating this world with the era.

The future is always unknown, and time always moves forward. Therefore, when we live the era, we always travel toward an unknown world. A destiny we will reach, brought about by the will of the era and the universe. If humans can see their own future, then the era would have to move along with human speculation. However, the era is weaved beyond it.

Looking back on recent human history, it was an era of destruction where human activities did not harmonize with the world. Even if people reflected on it and tried to change the situation, they would just continue to create a society for themselves after all. Their attitude is far from the universal will, which requires completing a world with a bigger frame as an extension of human roles. Historically and universally, humans were not born to create the era with their own will. Each one of us was born and will die, but we are just a part of one life for the whole of humanity and all living beings on earth. Even the earth and the universe is one life, and all of the worlds operated within them are stories.

The main character is the flow of the era and the universal law, which has a will. In order for that to express something through the era, we humans were brought down on earth. Unless we are open to read and understand a story, which will be expressed on the stage of the earth, it is impossible for us to receive the will of the era and live with it. It is said that our ancestor, Homo sapiens emerged on earth 200,000 years ago. Going back further, several million kinds of living beings have existed on earth so far since the first life emerged on earth 4 billion years ago. Out of all, it was about 70 million years ago that Tyrannosaurus swaggered on earth, which is considered “the strongest creature in the history of the earth.”

The era of dinosaurs was a part of the universal project. How big and strong can a creature become? A small and weak dinosaur, which originally had a full length of three meters and a weight of 75kg, expressed the will of the era. Through environmental changes it reached its height as Tyrannosaurus, the strongest creature during the history of the earth, which had a full length of 13 meters and a weight of 6 tons, over 100 million years of evolution. However, they came to an end when they exhausted their resources due to conquering this world, destroying other creatures, and ate each other. After they reigned as the strongest creature in the history of the earth, there was a scene where they killed each other. This figure was the same as modern people. In a current society where wars and conflicts do not cease, humans are like eating each other.

Looking at the history of biological evolution on earth, six great extinctions have occurred in the past 600 million years. The previous extinction occurred about 65 million years ago with the dinosaurs. It is said that there is the possibility of another extinction for living beings in the near future. According to statistics, we can say that we are moving toward an extinction right now. Each extinction occurs for a different reason. 65 million years ago, when a huge meteorite fell to earth, an unexpected ending for the dinosaur era came. Dinosaurs were forced into extinction by the subsequent dramatic environmental changes. But, even if the meteorite did not fall to earth, Tyrannosaurus might have been destined to become extinct anyway by eating off the other dinosaurs. If the earth is considered as one life, humans seem to be cancerous cells on earth. Therefore, considering the balance of the global ecosystem, we can say that such a creature has to be destroyed.

Comparing dinosaurs with humans, humans are given an ability to see the era from the past to the future. On top of that, an ability is hidden within them to understand the structure of the world and even to create the world. In a sense, it is humans that were given the highest ability and the biggest influence during the history of earth. If Tyrannosaurus is the strongest creature during the history of earth, we humans are “the greatest masterpiece.” However, great human ability is like a double-edged sword. If people continue to use it for their egos, they might bring about the next extinction. If they use it effectively, they also have the possibility of bringing a more advanced world, by overcoming the extinction crisis. The universe might require this of humans, to go beyond the lesson of Tyrannosaurus.

10,000 years ago, when humans still led a primitive life, they lived with the structure of this world. Whether they flourished or fell was up to the will of the era. At that time, humans emerged as one character in the history of biological evolution on earth, which interlocks with sunspot activities, crustal movements of the earth, and the transition of the era. In early time, it was a scene of humans who lived naturally with plants and animals without expressing their own will.

However, as Tyrannosaurus evolved to be the strongest creature during the history of the earth, humans have evolved to become a creature with the greatest ability during the history of the earth. It is humans that have evolved with the establishment of the ego. Each individual was given a hope, a miraculous ability and mission of self-realization. Out of all living beings on earth, it is only humans that have wishes and were given an ability to accomplish them. In the past, they have considered gratifying their wishes which came up within themselves as their life purpose, and have been controlled by their own desires.

Originally, living beings were not in a position where they could accomplish their own wishes. However, accomplishing wishes is gratifying desires, and humans have ended up becoming captivated by them. The more humans try to accomplish their wishes and the more their wishes come true, human desires expand infinitely, and their egos become even stronger. Now, such modern people have spread contradictions to the world, and have faced the peak of chaos.

This is a great universal experiment for if such an ability was given to humans, what kind of ending will they face? Furthermore, this is a great challenge for how humans will overcome contradictions, which they have brought about for themselves and this world by gaining such an excellent ability.

Now that the door of the 21st century has opened, the era of a new millennium from the year 2000 to 3000 has begun. We have shifted from the era when humans saw their own possibilities to one when we know who we are in this world and live through the truth of our life’s purpose.

Why does the universe exist? Why does the earth exist? Why do living beings exist? Why do humans exist? And why do YOU exist?

The era has arrived when the earth itself and the whole of humanity will become awakened. This is the beginning of an era when all humans will understand the meaning of boarding the Spaceship of Earth. They will express the will of the era on earth, which is an oasis created in the universe, and a miraculous utopia.

The era is alive and has a will. Originally, we humans stand at a position where we sense the changes of the era and live along with it. Therefore, we do not have to try to create the era with our thoughts.

From this viewpoint, the world is one. Everything moves as one along with the era. This is the true figure of the universe. When people with such a consciousness emerge on earth, their vibrancy radiates in the world. Then, those who resonate with it take action, which will change the world gradually. When more people who resonate with it take action and their vibrancy spreads throughout the world, such a chain of awakening moves the era. The vibrancy of awakening settles confusion in this world, embraces the earth which has been damaged by human activities, and restores the earth as an originally beautiful planet.

Each person’s awakening becomes like waves, which link with each other, and circle the whole earth. It does not have a sound and has no need for power. It is the same as we cannot hear the sound of time when it moves forward. It is also the same as we cannot hear the sound of rotation and revolution of the earth. Therefore, when the era moves, we cannot hear its sound. Please listen carefully and sense the sound of the era. Now, the movement of such a human awakening has begun on earth.

The time has arrived when we release ourselves from the frame of our egos, and live freely in the infinite universe. When our desires and ambitions disappear from inside of us, the universal truth will emerge. Then, we will be able to stand at the most appropriate position which is in accordance with the reason why humans were born. Those who become aware of such a truth read the era, feel its flow, and become “Eran People” who live here and now.

This is a message that the era is telling all people living on earth at the beginning of the 21st century.

November 1st, 2016

 


A Record of the Konohana Family:

The Story of the Golden God

A long long time ago, even before the earth and the universe were born, there was only “vibrancy”. That was the eternal and perfect existence where everything matched completely without any distortion. There was only God.

God was bored. “I am perfection, so I cannot know even my existence. My perfect existence cannot know myself due to perfection.” God, the existence of only light, could not see what light is.

Then, God divided one perfect body. He created darkness to know what light is, and the earth to know what divine is. He put the imperfect world in a far place which was opposite from himself. Then, time and space were born. In this manner, time and space were to return to the original oneness again.

As a screw of a music box turns, in the journey to return from imperfection to perfection, this world resonates various sounds and creates music. This is one of a long long story.

The Era When Gods Governed the World

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How long has it been since the original oneness was divided?

Seven gods, the creators of the universe emerged into the world. From there, multitudinous unique gods were born continuously. They tried to act freewheeling, so the Great God of the Earth preached the rules of the mind severely so that they do not disturb the world. The Great God of the Earth is called “Kunino Tokotachino Omikami” and he got on the wrong side of multitudinous gods due to his severity.

“We cannot stand his severity anymore. What can we do?” Multitudinous gods discussed it and went to the Great God of the Divine. “Could you ask the Great God of the Earth to leave?” The Great God of the Divine received the appeal from the multitudinous gods and told the Great God of the Earth. “I am sorry to inform you, but please leave the front of this world at once. However, the time will surely come when the world reaches a dead end someday. Then, please emerge again and rebuild this world.”

Receiving this, the Great God of the Earth resigned into the direction of the North East (called the direction of “Ushitora” in Japanese), and came to be called “the Golden God of Ushitora” since then. This direction was feared as the “the direction of the demon” and had been sealed.

A long time has passed since then. Multitudinous gods continued to act freewheeling during that period. That is why, the current world is in such wild disorder. The world has come where people always prioritize themselves and strong ones beat weak ones. The time has arrived exactly as the Great God of the Divine said, “The time will surely come when the world reaches a deal end someday.”

 

The Birth of the Hana Matsuri
(meaning Flower Festival)

The time had passed and it was about 700 years ago.

Some ascetic monks went upstream of Tenryu River from Kumano to the Okumikawa area, Aichi Prefecture. Then, they began to preach the doctrine of ascetic practices to villagers through songs and dances which were popular in the Metropolis at that time. According to the doctrine, disasters of this world are brought by human sins. When people purify their uncleanliness, they can be reborn into a new self. This is the beginning of “the Hana Matsuri,” a nationally important intangible folk cultural asset which has been taken over in Toei-cho in the Okumikawa area.

During this festival, water was drawn from waterfalls and boiled in a pot at a furnace which is located in the center of the festival site, and some dancers continue to dance around it overnight. Then, gods emerged as rising vapor up from the pot, which comes down on the dancers. When such dancers and the audience dance together, people can interact with the gods, purify their uncleanliness, and receive a new life force. A newly reborn life is called “Hana (flower).”

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The Hana Matsuri is held in the coldest time of the year. And many kinds of demons emerge during it. Out of all, the demon leader called the Sakaki (meaning a holy tree) Demon is valued the most in this festival as the one who awakens life forces which have sunk deep into the soil during the cold winter.

In modern Japan, demons are hated as an existence which brings disasters. So, on the last day of winter, on February 3rd, Japanese people say, “Get demons out of the house. Invite happiness into the house” and scatter roasted soybeans. However, in fact, demons come to shine light in the darkness within humans’ minds once a year. They shine light into the spiritual darkness of people who have deviated from the original path, and teach them to purify their minds and return to the original path. But, for those who try not to face the darkness of their minds, demons are disagreeable and the source of disasters themselves.

This Sakaki Demon was the figure of the Golden God of Ushitora who was sealed away a long long time ago.

 

The Third Son Who was Born on May 3rd

%e3%81%84%e3%81%95%e3%81%bf-300x251In 1951, when all of Japan was full of energy during postwar reconstruction, a boy was born in Mino-city, Gifu Prefecture. He was born on May 3rd as the third son, so he was named as “Isami (meaning five, three and three in Japanese).” Later, Isami Furuta became a founder of the Konohana Family and, now is called “Isadon”.

He grew up in a famous family in a local area where his father was a councilperson. He was so shy that he hid his face with a textbook not to be called on by his teacher during class. But, once he stepped outside, he was very naughty. He ran down the terraces with his friends, surrounded by the abundant nature of Mino-city, caught fish in the river, climbed up the roof of the local shrine, and took naps. It was very warm on the roof of the shrine, so it gently warmed his body which became chilled by the river.

Just before he turned 20, the spirit of his grandmother who passed away 5 years ago emerged above his head. He valued his ancestors since he was little, so he thought that she came to him as a guardian spirit. In fact, his job and human relationships brought much better results than his efforts. He married at the age of 21, and started an interior coordinating company with his wife, Ai-chan, in Komaki-city, Aichi Prefecture. At that time, his dream was to increase the number of his shops, earn more money, drive a nice car and have a good life.

 

The Emergence of Buddha

It was at the end of the year at the age of 30. Isadon suddenly realized that the existence of his grandmother who had been always above his head disappeared. Instead, the figure of a 50-year-old black man emerged. “Who is he?” Even if he talked to the man, there was no answer from him.

After the New Year began, he visited a cave at a quarry in Komatsu-city, Ishikawa Prefecture in January. When he looked at an over two-meter Buddha statue, a shock ran through his body. “This is Buddha.” Even after he left that site, the existence of Buddha intensely remained within his mind somehow.

After he came back home, mysterious matters happened. When he sat alone in his room, the golden Buddha came gliding close to him from his back and stopped above his head. How can he describe this figure? It is just precious. It was such an existence. The golden light shined and it was so brilliant that he could not compare it to anything else.

Tears welled up in his eyes. This is what preciousness is. There is such a world. He felt so grateful that he could not stop crying. “But, why? Why did such a precious existence come to me?” He could not stop crying, thinking like this. Such a state continued for three days.

A few days later, when he practiced meditation, a pain between his eyebrows appeared suddenly. He could not sleep at night on the third day from the emergence of the pain, so he just lied in bed. It was so painful that he could not stand it anymore and screamed involuntarily, “Ouch!!” Then, the pain disappeared suddenly, and something like smoke rose up between his eyebrows.

Somehow, he got a hole between his eyebrows. When he shook his head, he heard the sound of the wind. “There is a hole after all!” Then, he showed his face to Ai-chan, and said, “Hey, I got a hole between my eyebrows.” However, she said, “What are you talking about? There is no hole,” and ignored him. When he looked at his face in the mirror, surely there was no hole. However, whenever he moved, he heard the sound of the wind. “What has happened to me?!” He lied down in bed again without knowing what was happening.

Then, a strange thing happened suddenly. The space around him began to be absorbed into the hole between his eyebrows at a furious speed. He screamed in his mind, “Oh my God!” Something began to flow into it at a full speed.

It stopped after a little while, and the hole on his forehead was closed. He got up. Then, he saw a red bean sized small man wearing monk’s working clothes worshiping him earnestly around 45 degrees diagonally downward from view. “Who is he? I have seen him somewhere.” When he thought like this and looked at the man carefully, it was Isadon himself. “Oh, my God! It is me! Then, who am I??” When he looked at himself, it was a giant Buddha.

Then, he came to understand. “I see. The golden Buddha entered me. I was not good enough, so I cannot live with it and was expelled.”

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Isadon Can See the Forms of Human Minds

After a period of time, Isadon began to care about people’s names irresistibly. Many names surged into him like flood from one to the next. On the third day, he could not sleep at night, could not stand it anymore and screamed involuntarily at dawn, “Wooooow!” At that moment, a line was drawn between the first letter of the name and the second one. He could see this showed some kind of law.

This is the beginning of “karma reading.” Names marvelously show unique forms of human minds (karma) which are different from person to person with the law of yin and yang.

He went to various houses on business every day, and mysterious matters began to happen there too. Even when he visited a house for the first time, he came to understand the issues of the house perfectly somehow, and could see how to solve them. Then, he came to give advice to people. When he started to talk, what he had never heard of came out of his mouth. It was not his words but the words of Buddha who entered him. Isadon was always outside of himself, listened to Buddha’s words and learned from them.

 

Tell the Truth of the Earth

One day, Buddha said to Isadon, “Practice a 1000 day training.” So, he practiced meditation every day for three years since then. When he meditated one day, he moved out of his body. As if a rocket is launched, he rose higher and higher. Finally, he flew out into outer space.

He looked at the earth with the moon at his back. “How beautiful it is… The blue planet is floating in a cosmic space. It was miraculously beautiful. However, something like keloid is seen here and there on this beautiful planet. They were traces of human activities such as cities and destroyed forests. They undermine the earth like skin cancer.”

A thought of a strong confession came up within Isadon’s mind. “It is me, not someone else that has made the earth in such a state. The seed is inside of all humans. I will tell this truth as the one who has realized the true figure of the earth.” Once he decided so in his mind, he was released from this cosmic space gradually, and returned to his body who was practicing meditation.

After he met the spirit of Buddha, he stopped eating meat and fish. He also quit dressing up. Ai-chan lamented like “We are supposed to earn much money and have a good life, but this is not how I understood it.” His parents were worried like, “Our son went out of his mind.”

However, at the same time, some people said, “There is an interesting person.” Such a rumor spread by word of mouth, and people who wanted to listen to him speak and learn about the mind began to gather. They listened to him speak on the second floor of his shop after work every night. There was a time when he continued to talk for 15 hours straight. Like monks who perform cold water ablutions in fall, they exposed themselves to the words which came out from Isadon, feeling like their minds were purified mysteriously, and returned home.

One day, he asked Buddha, “When people gather like this and an organization is created, will I become like a guru of a new religion in the future?” Then, Buddha answered, “Do not create an organization in the next era. People gather. Gather and talk. The truth will emerge from talk. The next world will begin from there.”

 

“I Feel Painful”

Day after day, it was a continuation of dialogues with Buddha. It was a path for Isadon to deny himself. Egotistic thoughts like “I want to do this and that” came up inside of him. “However, no matter how much I think, what Buddha preached is superior. If so, I should choose that.” While he continued to deny his thoughts in this manner, he was tormented by loneliness as if he would disappear once in a while.

His determination to take this path was firm. Still, he felt painful. He wanted Buddha to understand his pain, so he said to Buddha, “I feel painful.” Then, one word came back from Buddha, “If so, will you quit taking this path?”

Listening to it, Isadon became angry. “There are many people who do not know this precious path and do not take it in the world. However, once people meet this preciousness, who will not take this path? No matter what happens, I will stick to it. But, I am foolish and not appropriate to this preciousness. I feel painful to remove my ego. I just want you to understand my feelings.”

For a while, there was no word from Buddha. Then, Buddha said, “There is no way that you do not understand the preciousness of this path. You must surely know that.”

Buddha always watched and guided Isadon as his father, mother and master. Buddha understood his mind more than anyone else. Isadon was taught to separate from himself and look at himself. Without noticing it, he came to see things beyond his profit-and-loss calculation and intentions. In this manner, he took the path together with Buddha for 9 years since he was 30.

 

Why Don’t You Walk? You Can Walk.

When Isadon was 39, he met two shamans through a customer’s introduction: Sumiko-san who was 12 years older than him, and Ikuyo-san who was 12 years younger than him. After that, he began to visit Sumiko-san’s place. One day he felt Buddha, who should have been always right above his head, became a little far away suddenly somehow, and Isadon thought something was wrong.

When he went to Sumiko-san’s place, she said to him, “Mr. Furuta, now Buddha is telling you like this,” and she conveyed Buddha’s message. Isadon was surprised. “Buddha always talked to me directly, but why does he convey his message through Sumiko-san today? I felt Buddha has become far away for a while now. Don’t tell me Buddha is about to leave me.”

Then, he talked to Buddha in his mind. “Are you going to leave me? I am still like a baby and have no confidence in walking by myself.”

He did not speak out, but he just talked to Buddha in his mind. Then, an answer came back from Sumiko-san. “Mr. Furuta, it is all right. Buddha is not going to leave you, but he finished his role and is going to rise to the divine. He said he is going to watch you from above.”

When he heard of it, he thought, “What I have experienced until now is true!”

Until then, the dialogues with Buddha were always within his mind. When he began to hear Buddha’s voice, he doubted if he might have gone crazy. However, nothing can be born from doubt. Then, he repeatedly tried to remove the doubt, moved forward and encountered a new world which he could not see until then. As a result, he had nurtured the belief.

However, now an answer for what he thought in his mind returned from someone else’s mouth. “My experiences were not delusion. Buddha does exist.” This was the moment when he became able to believe in Buddha from the bottom of his heart. At the same time, finally he became able to get out of the doubt which he held somewhere in his mind for 9 years since he encountered Buddha.

But, now that he could really believe in Buddha finally, Buddha was about to leave him. He talked to Buddha desperately. “I am still immature like a baby. How can I walk this path without you?” Then, the words came back directly to him without going through Sumiko-san.

“You have grown up fully already. It is only you who thinks you are a baby. Why don’t you walk? You can walk.” Now, Buddha considered Isadon as his friend, not his son or disciple anymore.

Buddha rose higher and higher, and became far from him. Isadon was crying, thinking “Please do not go.” However, at the same time, he knew this time would come somewhere in his mind. This time, words came out from Sumiko-san. “Mr. Furuta, it is all right. You have  enough power to walk by yourself.”

 

Encounter with the God of the Sun

Isadon got in a car, and left Sumiko-san’s place. Now that Buddha who was with him for 9 years just left, he thought he will not have a dialogue with a spiritual existence anymore.

The voice continued, “I will protect you from now on.” Then, he thought, “I see. Now that Buddha is gone, I have no other choice but to follow this voice.” So, he said to the God, “I appreciate it.” Finally, the path with Japanese gods began after a nine-year training with Buddha.

 

To the Summit of Japan Before Sunrise

%e5%af%8c%e5%a3%ab%e5%b1%b1%e9%bb%92-624x630It was during Isadon’s 40th summer. A voice said, “Climb Mt. Fuji” which came down to him from the divine. When he asked why, he was told, “Stand at the summit of Japan before sunrise and receive an order.” He had no idea why he needed to climb Mt. Fuji at all. However, he thought, “God said so anyway, so I will do it” and headed to Mt. Fuji.

It was on a weekend, so Mt. Fuji seethed with people. It was his first time to climb Mt. Fuji, so he was very tired. “But, I need to reach the summit before sunrise definitely.” He climbed for his life and made it before sunrise finally.

The Eastern sky became bright gradually. He suddenly noticed something like a star was shining. He thought, “It is what called me here” and said to the light. “Now, I am standing at the summit of Japan as promised. Please give me your order.” It was 4:45 am on August 12th, 1991. Words came down from the divine. “Preach the spirit that you have learned and mastered from the divine, to the whole land under the sun from now on.”

“The land under the sun” means not only Japan, but also the land where the sun shines, that is the whole earth. Isadon promptly thought, “It is impossible. A person like me cannot play such a great role.” However, he asked himself. Buddha said to him, “Why don’t you walk? You can walk.” He thought, “I have learned to polish my mind for nine years. My determination to take this path will be firm in the future, too. If so, what I should do is just to continue to live this spirit.”

When he descended Mt. Fuji, he thought, “It was so hard when I ascended Mt. Fuji. But, now that I have overcome it, I feel like coming back here again. It is very interesting. Climbing is like a life in itself.”

 

Gods who do not polish their minds 

In terms of Isadon’s interactions with gods, he received messages directly or he judged the true intentions of various gods who came down upon two shamans. In such a situation, he questioned about the relationships between gods and humans. People own gods, saying “My God is the best” and gods who are involved with them did not try to correct such people.

Isadon learned from Buddha for 9 years and always polished his mind, so he asked various questions to gods with the sole purpose of learning more. Gods answered with dignity at first. However, when his consciousness became higher and his questions became more difficult, they dropped their heads, saying “I cannot answer your question…” and disappeared. Then, the next god with a higher rank appeared, saying “I will protect you.” This process was repeated, and the gods who protected Isadon changed seven times in total.

When he found out that Sumiko-san spoke god’s words and took money from her believers, he said to her, “You should not deceive people by talking about the gods like that.” Since then, he did not visit her place again. Also around Ikuyo-san, another shaman, gods apple-polish people, and they used the gods, so they did not polish their minds. As a result, Isadon came to hate interacting with gods gradually. One day, Ikuyo-san’s mother said to him, “Mr. Furuta, gods do not feel comfortable about you.”  He thought this is a good opportunity, said, “Then, please excommunicate me,” and left her place.

He felt refreshed. He thought, “I do not need protection from gods anymore. I will be devoted to the path of polishing my mind which has been given from Buddha.” It had been a year since Buddha left him.

 

Existence and Non-Existence

“I want to tell the way in which people should live and the truth of the universe to people in the world.” Isadon decided to create a training center for the mind where people learn the way of true life in his hometown, so he came back to Mino-city once in a while.

One day, he took a nap in the local shrine on the roof he always did in his childhood. It was a very sunny day, and he was sleeping comfortably, being surrounded by the holy forests.

Suddenly, he felt like someone told him to wake up, and he woke up. When he got up and looked around, numerous gods like armored warriors were everywhere from the stairs of the shrine to the hand rail. When he thought, “What are they?” he heard of a voice. “These existences are gods, too.” That is, the divine world is very broad like a pyramid from the god in charge of operating the universe to the god of poverty. There are various roles, and he was told that each human exists at the foot of the pyramid.

Isadon thought that this year was a time to learn the vast range of the divine world, he said “Thank you” and went down the stairs of the shrine. Clouds were in the blue sky.

When he left the sanctuary of the shrine, he became curious about what came above suddenly and looked up to the sky. Someone was there, looking at him. “What is it?”

He asked the existence that was in the sky. “Who are you?” But, there was no answer. He asked again, “What is your name?”

Then, the existence answered, “I do not have a name.” When he thought, “No name… How can I recognize you,” the existence said, “I am existence and non-existence.” It is the existence of the universal source which is the origin of all gods and everything in this world.

 

“The Phenomenal World” and “the Potential World”

In this world, there is “the visible world” which consists of visible matters such as the body and substances, and “the invisible world” which consists of invisible matters such as thoughts and minds. These two worlds are called, “the phenomenal world” together. Gods who Isadon had encountered so far were gods of “the phenomenal world.”

Behind “the phenomenal world,” there is “the potential world” where thoughts, life, even time and space do not exist. It is the world of only “vibrancy.” It is the eternal and perfect world where everything matches completely without any distortion. We live in “the phenomenal world”, so we cannot perceive “the potential world” with our thoughts. It is the world where even the concept of existence or non-existence does not exist, and which cannot be specified.

“Existence and non-existence” is the origin of everything in “the phenomenal world” and “the potential world.” It is also the universal system itself which is everywhere in everything.

Long ago, when “the phenomenal world” was created from “the potential world,” the Great God of the Divine called “Amano Minakanushino Omikami” emerged into the empty space. It is the Great God of the Earth called “Kunino Tokotachino Omikami” that emerged as the first god to create “the phenomenal world.” These two great gods express the divine mind of “existence and non-existence” which is the source of universal creation. Gods of “the phenomenal world” who Isadon had encountered so far were multitudinous gods who sealed away the Great God of the Earth.

 

I Exist Inside of You

Around that time, a Japanese drumming group which was led by people who gathered and learned about the mind under Isadon moved their operating base to Toei-cho, in Okumikawa. Since then, he became involved in the Hana Matsuri (meaning Flower Festival).

It was during Isadon’s 40th winter. One of his friends happened to bring a flyer which said, “Kumano is heaven in the world.” When he saw it, he strongly thought that he must go to Kumano somehow. Then, he happened to get to know people in Toei-cho, who visited Tamaki Shrine, the inner sanctuary in Kumano every month, so he began to visit there together with them. Also, he was asked to visit Ise Shrine after Kumano, by a man whose family traditionally played a role of the demon in an area of Toei-cho.

A few days before his departure, a brochure of a religious group was slipped in the shutter of his shop. When he looked at it, it said, “When people’s minds become beautiful, people begin to listen to the inner voice. It is Kunino Tokotachino Omikami.”  On the way to Kumano, he asked an accompanying woman who the God of Tamaki Shrine is, she answered, “It is Kunino Tokokachino Omikami.”

 

This was an interesting story. The following three shrines line up marvelously in a straight line from South West to North East toward the direction of Ushitora (North East): Tamaki Shrine which worships Kunino Tokotachino Omikami, the Great God of the Earth, Ise Shrine which worships Amaterasu Omikami, the God of the Sun, and Tsuki (Moon) Shrine which worships Seoritsu Princess who is a wife god of Amaterasu Omikami (Amaterasu Omikami is described as goddess in the myth, but in fact it is god). The ley line of the Earth, Sun and Moon is formed there.

Moreover, Mt. Fuji is located toward the direction of Ushitora as an extension of that, which fall in trajectory of each other at the beginning of the summer (May 3rd, Isadon’s birthday) according to the heliocentric calendar. In the Hana Matsuri, there is a scene where the Sakaki Demon who has the most important role and an old man have a dialogue. As one of his lines, the old man said, “Ise Tensho Kotaijin (meaning the God of the Sun), Kumano Gongen (meaning the God of Kumano), and Fuji Sengen (meaning the God of Mt. Fuji).” Therefore, the name of Fuji Sengen which had no connection with this festival at that time emerged already.

On the way to Kumano, iridescent clouds which were proof of fortuity emerged in the sky. Isadon visited Tamaki Shrine and stayed there at night. The next day, he stayed at Sakakibara Hot Spring. On the next morning, when he was waiting for the train to come to the platform of Sakakibara Hot Spring Station, and head out to Ise Shrine in the snowing weather, a sweet scent was drifting in the air suddenly.

“What is this scent?” He was about to ask above as always. Then, a word came up from underneath, around his abdomen somehow. When he asked why the message came from inside of himself although he always received it from above, an answer came back.

“I am inside of you.”

When he looked up, God existed above, too. However, he heard the voice from underneath (inside). Then, he realized that this is the existence of Kunino Tokotachino Omikami, the Great God of the Earth.

We receive food which is born from the soil to live. Therefore, we are all children of the earth. The soil is the earth, and the Great God of the Earth exists inside of each one of us who are its divided beings. If we polish our minds and transcend our ego, anyone will be able to hear the voice.

 

Let’s Go to the Foot of Mt. Fuji!

Isadon quit his job on his 40th birthday. He aimed to open a training center for the mind, taking care of his parents in his hometown. However, they did not welcome their son who quit his successful job and came back. No matter how hard he tried to do good things for his parents, he realized that if he pushed his thoughts to people with different values, it will just create unhappiness. So, he decided to leave his hometown. Then, what came up in his mind was Mt. Fuji where he received a message from God before.

“Let’s go to the foot of Mt. Fuji and create a village of Bodhisattvas.” Bodhisattvas mean an existence who consider the health of this world and others’ joy as their own. The village of Bodhisattvas is a place where people connect, help each other, share their joy beyond distinction of each other, and live together.

20 people who resonated with Isadon’s will gathered. Nobody was asked to go together. They felt, “I do not know exactly, but an important life will begin for sure.” Some vacated their houses, some overcame their parents’ strong opposition, and gathered with their own will.

On the spring equinox of March 21st, 1994, the gathering of the Konohana Family, the village of Bodhisattvas, began in this manner.

 

Invite Demons and Happiness into the House

There has been so much drama for 21 years since the foundation of the Konohana Family. People sensed that this would be an important way of life and became a member. However, each one of us were very immature, were trapped in our ego, and thought of only ourselves. So, we were far from Bodhisattvas.

Isadon treated each member patiently, preached the path of polishing their minds severely, gently and humorously with jokes, and helped them to transcend the frame of self. He himself became a demon and guided some members toward awakening, who were drowned in ego and became blind mentally.

It was exactly the severity of the Great God of the Earth (Kunino Tokotachino Omikami) who was hated by multitudinous gods a long time ago, and the true love to guide wandering people in the darkness toward light.

We do not remember exactly from when, but the Konohana Family began to hold the festival on the last day of winter on February 3rd during the coldest time of the year, where some essence of the Hana Matsuri in Toei-cho was incorporated. We scatter roasted soybeans, saying “Invite both demons and happiness into this house” with gratitude toward demons who shine light into the darkness of human minds, and teach the importance of moving toward the light.

Now, the number of Konohana Family members has become 80. Although each one of us is imperfect, we have tried to transcend the frame of ego and take the path. As a result, a way of life has been created where people with totally different backgrounds think of and support each other, share their minds, and live abundantly. Through such a warm bond, some “miracles” have occurred where people with mental diseases recovered their health one after another although neither doctors nor medicine could cure them.

Various incidents have occurred in the world from depression, suicides, economic collapse, terrorisms, natural disasters due to global warming, to the Great East Japan Earthquake. People have sought their own happiness and lived like “I want more and more.” That is why, the current society has been established. Various events which are occurring in the world give humans pain and suffering. However, through the challenges, doesn’t the earth give us some kind of message?

 

Fuji Sengen Konohana Matsuri

On December 21st, 2012 when the Mayan calendar marked the end of an era, we had a universally great event. The solar system where we live faced the “winter solstice of the galaxy” of 25800 years.

The winter solstice is the peak of darkness. The solar system which had experienced an increase of darkness entered the cycle of increasing light from the winter solstice. The fact that the amount of light increases means that something we could not see in the darkness will be revealed in the light and the truth will be revealed.

After a New Year began, “the first Fuji Sengen Konohana Matsuri” was held at the Konohana Family on February 3rd, 2013.

This was because a researcher on the Hana Matsuri asked the Konohana Family, which had held some essence of the festival, to take over the Hana Matsuri at the place of Fuji. Local people in Toei-cho taught us how to dance, play the Japanese bamboo flute and drum and how to make decorations of the site. The first Fuji Sengen Konohana Matsuri was held successfully as the place to understand the true meaning of this festival to express “being reborn and purified” and practice it in daily life. The energy of dancing people and gods who gathered from many places was integrated, and the entire site of the festival created a huge vortex. This became the exact place where the unity of gods and people was embodied.

The next year, 2014, during the morning of the festival, the Golden God of Ushitora who looked like the Sakaki Demon came to Isadon. The Golden God said, “With this day, the Golden God of Ushitora has become revealed.”

In such a situation, the Venerable Grandmother Nah Kin of the Mayan Solar Tradition received an inspiration as “Mt. Fuji is a place to connect with the center of the universe” and visited the Konohana Family. On July 26th, 2014, people of the Mayan Solar Tradition held the ceremony to celebrate the Mayan New Year with the Konohana Family in order to spread love to the world, using Mt. Fuji as an antenna. Interestingly, the Venerable Grandmother Nah Kin, who lives on the opposite side of the earth from us, had a vision where a pillar of light came down onto Mt. Fuji from the center of the galaxy; and the energy of love will spread to the entire earth during the same year that the Konohana Family was founded. Twenty years later, people who live under the same determination have met.

If Mt. Fuji is the mountain of divine wisdom which brings down the divine will, the Himalayas is the mountain of earth wisdom, where the will which sank from Mt. Fuji into magma comes out. Its cycle is about 6000 years, which is a quarter of the solar spiral around the galaxy, which has the winter solstice every 25800 years. In November, 2014, at the great historical turning point for the start of the 6000 year cycle, after the winter solstice of the galaxy, Isadon was invited to visit Hartola Village in the Himalayas and Auroville, which is the world’s biggest community in India. This is how he visited the mountain of earth wisdom.

 

Red Flame Turned into Gold and White Light

It had been 24 years since Buddha left Isadon. He had led this path alone, and had never whined. However, his wavering mind was burning like a red flame inside of him. It is the mind of “I just want people to become aware of the truth.” The flame of passion began to change from red into gold, and finally to white light through his stay in India.

At Auroville, Isadon encountered two spirits: the Mother, the founder of Auroville and Sri Aurobindo, her partner and a philosopher in India. Sri Aurobindo’s spirit, who Isadon encountered for the first time, led Isadon’ eyes toward various things. Whenever he looked at something, Aurobindo said, “I am there,” “I am there, too” and “I am everywhere.” When he thought this spirit exists in everything, words came from Aurobindo like, “I exist in everything, so I am non-existence.” Then, he sensed with intuition that this spirit is the Great God of the Earth, that is the Golden God of Ushitora.

Aurobindo’s spirit said, “You must know me. You have been with me all until now.” When Isadon asked, “You are also inside of me, aren’t you?” Aurobindo answered, “I am inside and outside of you and everywhere.”

The Mother’s spirit gently welcomed Isadon who had burnt himself with red flame like his elder sister. He suffered from duodenal ulcers before he travelled to India, so she said to him, “Come to me. I will heal your burnt body. From now on, I will help your role.” This means that the divine and the earth creates the world together.

Until now, although he told the truth, it did not spread as truth. Without the red flame of passion, he could not take this path. However, if he tells the truth from the bottom of his spirit from now on, it will spread surely. He does not have to burn the red flame anymore. Red flame will turn into gold, and finally into white light.

The era will begin when the divine leads the earth at last. Humans on earth understand and practice it. There is no egotistic will, but only the strength to follow the divine will because the truth is on the divine side, not on the side of ego.

In the Konohana Family’s 21-year path, “the divine law” and “the earth law” always have circulated. “The divine law” is the path of the Great God of the Divine (Amano Minakanushino Omikami) where the divine law comes down as inspiration. “The earth law” is the path of the Great God of the Earth (Kunino Tokotachino Omikami) where humans accumulate their experiences on earth and go up the stairs toward the divine.  What these two Great Gods’ minds manifest is the source of universal creation, “existence and non-existence.” We were all there originally, and now are taking a journey to go back to one again. It is just like the screw of a music box is creating music and returning to its original state.

Isadon says as follows:

Someday, people who govern this nation will come here and ask me. “We have tried to make a truly prosperous nation, but it has not worked well at all. How can we guide this nation rightly?” Then, I will answer like this. “It is not to create a structure or system. Please look at the minds of people who live here. When people can live with a mind like this, the nation will become truly abundant.”

 

Become Aware of the Truth and True Joy

On January 31st, 2015, the 3rd Fuji Sengen Konohana Matsuri was held, and the Golden God who was represented through a golden demon mask and a white costume emerged. While the Sakaki Demon mask was produced originally here in order to breathe life into it, the inspiration of creating a golden mask came up to Isadon suddenly, which was unprecedented in the tradition of the Hana Matsuri in Toei-cho. The finished mask was not the Sakaki Demon mask anymore, but the Golden God of Ushitora. Therefore, a performance with the Golden God of Ushitora, who was revealed to Isadon, emerged and was incorporated. In this manner, a new life was breathed into this festival which expresses “being reborn and purified.”

A few days before the festival, a soccer ball sized light sphere came down onto  sleeping Isadon at dawn. He wondered, “What is it?” and watched the light sphere which slowly came down from the ceiling. Then, two arms extended from it and the ball began to sing, “I am happy and joyful!” shaking both arms.

Isadon thought, “This is the figure of multitudinous gods who follow the Golden God of Ushitora.” A long time ago, multitudinous gods hated polishing their minds and sealed the Golden God. However, now they are aware of the truth and enjoy the true joy. This is the figure of people who just dance from the bottom of their spirits, become freed from their attached ego, and come back to one.

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― When People are Reborn,
Purified and Dance Together,
a Happy and Joyful World will Begin ―

(This story expresses an essence of enormous amount from Isadon’s life experiences. We hope this will be an opportunity for you to analyze the flow of the era which is occurring on earth in the vast universal flow, and to explore what kind of society humans should create in the future.)