This Is The Universe Project

Nut and Mind are high school students and One is a teacher from an alternative school in Thailand, and they have stayed at the Konohana Family for three months since May 27th. They will leave in 10 days to return to Thailand, however prior to leaving they had time to talk to Isadon. Two days before, at the children’s meeting, a dialogue between a Korean girl, Somin and Isadon was shared, so this time began with questions about the World War II.

One:
In Thailand, we do not study about the World War II in detail until we enter university. Therefore, Mind and Nut know about such a war; however, they do not know why it happened.

Mind:
Why did World War II happen?

Isadon:
In short, it is the result of human beings only thinking about themselves and even robbing other in an attempt to be rich.

Briefly explaining the flow of World War II, it started during the era from 15th to 17th century, which is called “The Age of Discovery”, when the European people colonized the world. An example of this era is how a country called the United States was formed through enslaving African people in order to build up an economy to become independent from England. In 1914 World War I began, and Germany, which was one of the most powerful countries at the time, was defeated in the war. The victorious countries expanded their right and interest in the world, and only Germany got poor. Out of this situation, Hitler appeared in Germany, advocated for the superiority of the Germanic race, appealed for an exclusion of Jewish people, and tried to reconstruct the Germanic race. In 1939, Germany invaded Poland, then World War II began.

In the meanwhile, the stage was being set after the Meiji era when Japan won the Japanese-Sino war and Japanese-Russian war, participated in World War I, gained global recognition, and attempted to join the strong countries of the world. After that, Japan involved themselves in World War II with Germany and Italy in the name of releasing Asian countries from the US and the UK. At that time, India was a colony of the UK, Vietnam was a colony of France and Indonesia was colony of the Netherlands. As for China, strong countries of the world flocked toward it in order to take concession. In that situation, Japan attempted to join the big countries and took over Korea and Taiwan. Later, Japan provoked the war with China with the name of integrating Asia. However, in reality, the purpose was to get concession for Japan. Then, the strong countries which colonized the world, such as the US and the UK, were in conflict with Japan since their concession would not be shared with Japan, and they imposed an economic blockade. In this way, Japan’s oil resources were cut off, they faced an economic deadlock, and entered to the World War II.

However, Japan did not start the war by itself. At that time, the biggest industrialized country, Germany was developed in Europe through Nazism, but it was isolated internationally. Later, a totalitarian state was established in Italy by Mussolini as fascism, but it was also isolated internationally like Germany. So Germany, Italy and Japan became tied together in a military alliance.

Some objectively minded people considered that the national power of Japan could not win over the US. However, as the military alliance between Japan, Germany, and Italy grew their respective governments were suppressed from opposing war. In fact, Germany occupied Eastern Europe and France and even expanded the war field in Africa. But when the war field expanded too much, it became difficult to replenish necessary goods for the army. As a result, the military alliance of the three countries were defeated. Italy surrendered first, Germany surrendered next, and Japan surrendered in the end. It is told that 7-9 million German people died, 10-20 million Chinese, 21-28 million Russians died, and in total 60-85 million people died. This shows that 2.5% of the world population at that time were victims of the war.

Japan, Germany and Italy were defeated in this way, and the allied powers won World War II. When Japan was about to lose, the Yalta Conference was held, which included Churchill from the UK, Roosevelt from the US., and Stalin from Russia. During this meeting, they discussed which victorious country would take which defeated countries when the war had finished. However originally, the US, European countries such as Portugal, Spain and the Netherlands colonized all over the world. As a result, when World War II occurred, their respective national strength fell and those colonized countries were freed. In this sense, World War II did not have all negative influences.

The atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki became the triggers to closing the War. However, that led to a polarization of strong countries, with communism in the Soviet Union, and capitalism in the US, which produced the cold war era. Immediately from this influence, the Korean War started, and the Korean Peninsula was divided into North Korea and South Korea. In the long run, this became a proxy war for the US against communist countries like the Soviet Union and China. Next, the same thing had occurred in the Vietnam War. In Cambodia, the neighboring country to Thailand, there was the Khmer Rouge massacre, but they were also communist forces. Moreover, the Jews who lived in Europe migrated to the US through German persecution, they brought their superior scientific technology, and at the same time the capital of Judea was used to found Israel. There is a story called Lawrence of Arabia, and during World War I, the UK promised a Jewish state in the Middle East; however Lawrence of Arabian was a spy from the UK.

One:
However, he is described as a hero, isn’t he?

Isadon:
That’s because the story was drawn by the western countries. They have created Israel, a Jewish state in a region were the Arab people originally lived. Many Jews who settled there were those who once lived in the Soviet Union. So collective farm communities, such as Sovkhoz and kolkhoz, became the basis for the current Kibbutz (collective agricultural community) in Israel.

One:
Oh, I did not know that!

Isadon:
I have briefly explained about the background of World War II, in fact there are so many cruel events that occurred and many people died. That kind of national character has not changed and still continues today.

Therefore, even after World War II ended, there are many stories related to exploitation and colonization which have led to the Middle-East wars (i.e. the Gulf War, the Iraq War, the War in Afghanistan, and the current development of I.S). The developed nations have continued to search for national benefits, which have become the dominate forces of the world. The victorious countries of the past, that have led the world with the illusion of justice, are now being revealed as gratifying their own desires based on savage laws and partnerships.

One-chan:
Because the US does not want to end the war, does it?

Isadon:
That is right. By now, the US was on the side of justice; however, the US moves based in its own rights and interests. The US seems to be involved in most of the recent wars in the world, such as the Iran & Iraq Wars.

One-chan:
The power of the US comes from selling guns and arms, right?

Isadon:
President Obama went to Vietnam and had a business meeting to sell them arms before he came to the Ise-Shima Summit that was held in Japan this past May. Later, he visited Hiroshima and gave the speech to say “Let’s make a world without nuclear weapons”.

Mind:
Why did President Obama go to Vietnam to sell arms and come to Japan to talk about peace??

One:
Because he is a politician!!

Isadon:
Politicians always think of their national benefit, and they are chosen based on the rights and interests of their country. Therefore, they are not necessarily superior people even though they are at a socially high position. That is because the current people are always search for their own benefit. Then, Isadon is aiming to build a world in which each one of us are awakened, who can become a superior person based on harmony, think of the earth as a one country, and create a world together rather than creating a country only representing the rights and interests of individual desires.

A peaceful world can still be created if Isadon could represent us, because he does not think of himself first. That attitude is the same as the divine. The Divine creates this world in an autocratic way; however, the Divine leaves this world for his/her own creation. Therefore, when human beings feel the will of the Divine, an ideal world will be created any time.

Nut:
Why can the corrupted politicians hold power in the world?

Isadon: That is because human beings put priority on their own benefit, and choose politicians who are beneficial to themselves. For example, a money making world can only be established when people are greedy. Currently Japan seems peaceful; however, it is like having a war every day with moneymaking and competition. In addition, the US capitalist companies, such as McDonalds, KFC, and Seven-eleven infest the world, and the financial system of the world is dominated by the US right now.

When I speak about World War II, the story does not end as a single story. Before that, there was World War I, and more stories continued from the previous era, and even after World War II, this story of human greed continues.

Mind:
If World War Ⅲ occurs, there will be no place for us to live…

Isadon:
Before you worry about the possibility of World War Ⅲ occurring, the earth has been giving humans messages through earthquakes and volcanic activities. We have faced the winter solstice of the galaxy from 25,800 years on December 21st, 2012, and now the era shows that it is changing greatly.

Today, the Japanese emperor announced his feelings and showed his intention to abdicate the throne before he passes away. The Japanese imperial system has continued for 2,600 years. In such a meaning, it is said that Japan is the world’s oldest nation, based on the same bloodline. However, it is just 2,600 years, so it is only one-tenth of one solar spiral of 25,800 years. So far, 59 Japanese emperors have retired out of 125. Therefore, living retirement is not rare in the Japanese history. However, it has been 200 years from the previous one, so I sense the fact that the current emperor announced his feelings at this timing as an important sign from the viewpoint of the era.

The peak of darkness arrived on December 21st, 2012 and the dawn of the galaxy ended on the day of the summer solstice on June 21st, 2016. We are going toward the era of light, so the Japanese emperor sensed the shift of the era, and felt like this. This is a great event from a universal viewpoint. Moreover, looking at the 248-year cycle of Pluto, we can see the transition of the Imperial succession interlocks with the era based on the relationship between the sun and the Pluto.

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Therefore, now that we have faced the great turning point of the universe, we can predict that big disasters will come to Japan. Of course, they will come all over the world, but they will come to Japan first ahead of other countries.

One:
Do you mean natural disasters?

Isadon:
In various ways. The current situation is happening so that Japanese people can restore the original spirit of Yamato. Now, Japanese people’s spirits have been polluted by the US, so such disasters are necessary in order for the Japanese people to become aware of the spirit of Yamato. Then, the Japanese emperor who is getting old has sensed with his intuition that it is getting difficult to accomplish a heavy duty like before, so he has been thinking of giving the throne to the young Crown Prince. The emperor is called “Ten (divine) No (emperor)” in Japanese, so I feel he has sensed the “divine will” with intuition. In such a meaning, his announcement shows the arrival of a universally new era.

Now that we have faced the great turning point from 25,800 years ago, we have entered an era when each one of us will become awakened, from the era when kings and saints governed people. The Japanese emperors have offered rituals with the divine in order to govern the nation. However, the era has arrived when each one of us connects with the divine and thinks of how to operate the earth. It is the arrival of the era when each one of us becomes aware of the consciousness of the “celestial being.”

In order to awaken human minds, which prioritize gratifying their own desires with an expanded ego, the universe and the earth will continue to give humans a severe environment in the form of disasters. That is because the more severe the environment becomes, the more humans will remember to help each other.

One:
The big flood which happened in Thailand two years ago is a good example. Because of this natural disaster, people got together and helped each other.

Isadon:
Especially Japanese people are known as ones who support each other and maintain order in case of such disasters like earthquakes. If Thai people also have such a tendency, this might come from the Buddhist spirit.

What I would like to convey the most is we can create a heaven on earth if we try to enhance our spirituality, transcend our ego and gain a great spirit, without receiving such severe messages. In such a meaning, don’t you think the Konohana way of living can be a model of the next era? When you return to Thailand, I would like you to create such a place there, too.

Mind:
It is very difficult!

Isadon:
Never give up!!

Will you live with a low consciousness, saying it is difficult? Or, will you aim for a higher consciousness and live without giving up? Which would you choose? When your ego is prioritized, you will live with a low consciousness. When you look toward the divine, and depend on the divine, you will be able to live with a high consciousness. It is just up to you if you can accomplish it or not.

Mine:
What Isadon is saying is true. It is just up to us if we live with a high consciousness or give up. When I look at the Konohana Family members, they are trying to live their daily life to become a model. If I feel like giving up, I will remember everyone here. No matter how difficult this way of life is, everyone here has been trying to live with a high consciousness. Therefore, we should not give up easily!

I sometimes have mixed feelings. I want to help people, but my friends are very stubborn. So, I feel they deserve it.

Isadon:
You do not have to think of achieving that. The most important thing is that you live with a high consciousness. Today, we talked about World War II. As a matter of fact, nobody wanted to do such a war. However, nobody could stop it and humans had to experience such a horrible matter. In a sense, the era was necessary.

Now, the era has shifted from that of conflicts to that of integration. The divine and the era is for those who have realized this. Many modern people cannot understand the pioneers of an era, but the divine is for them. That is why, they can become a person to accomplish an important mission in this world. Such people are called, a “celestial being.” Therefore, it is important what kind of spirit we have. Then, the flow of the era carries us into the next one.

You have come here with a very deep connection with us. This connection does not end at this time. This is just a beginning for us to accomplish an important mission together.

One:
The reason why I am crying now is that I feel like I am a stubborn student and was hit by a great teacher! So, I should work harder.

Isadon:
First of all, it is essential for you to become flexible.

One:
I feel it is very difficult.

Isadon:
That is because you make yourself a top priority. It would be good if you can live for other people.

One:
What you say is always right, so there is no room to discuss with you. No matter how difficult it is, I should do it. In a sense, I feel like I am a wild animal, and Isadon is a hunter and caught me. So, I cannot escape anymore!

Isadon:
Do you know what will happen next?? We will welcome you as our family and live together happily♪

One:
Wow! Thank you!!

Isadon:
This is not a project just for you. This is not a project for Japan and Thailand, either. This is the story of earth and a universal project.

You came here and thought, “The Konohana Family is a great place!” Therefore, you should not think, “I cannot do this in Thailand!” when you return there. Now, the divine project has begun. The era has arrived when stubborn people like you will become awakened instantly. The era has passed the great turning point already.

The divine is for us. The era flows the way it is. The important thing is that we live with a high consciousness.


“Living the Spirit of Buddha as the Pillar” On the World Soil Day of December 5th, 2015 At Maab-Euang Meditation Center for Sufficient Economy in Thailand

With the invitation of Phra Sangkom, a Thai monk, Isadon, Michiyo, and Yoko participated in a Buddhist ceremony to consecrate a newly-constructed image at Maab-Euang Meditation Center for Sufficient Economy in Thailand.

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At the beginning of the ceremony on December 4th, Isadon dedicated the “Kunitsukuri Prayer”, and also gave the following speech on the next day, which coincided with the birthday of the Thai King and  World Soil Day.

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Hello, everyone! I feel very happy now. That is because I have come to this place today. I live always wishing happiness. That is not my own happiness. I hope all living beings on Earth shine and live happily.

I came from Konohana Family located at the foot of Mt. Fuji in Japan. It has been 21 years since our community was established. I do not know any other place like this where everyone’s mind is connected so closely and harmoniously. When I think of the reasons, first, we have lived, always thinking of being in harmony with nature at the foot of Mt. Fuji. Mt. Fuji is the spiritual pillar for Japanese people. Secondly, we have the spirit that Buddha has taught. Therefore, Konohana Family members live very happily supported by these two pillars. As I told you in the beginning, I feel very happy now. Do you know why? You have a big mountain of Rama IX who has his birthday today. Your majesty, happy birthday. Also, you have the spirit of Buddha as the pillar of your living. Therefore, I feel as happy as I do back at Konohana Family in Japan.

Here is a globe. Thailand is here. Japan is here. The distance between Thailand and Japan is just a little bit far. It takes about 8 hours to fly from Japan to Thailand and about 6 hours to go back to Japan. Do you know why? That is because the Earth rotates. Dawn broke this morning. And now, it became dark and night has come. That is because the Earth rotates at 462 m per second. Moreover, the Earth revolves around the Sun. When the Earth rotates 365 times, it revolves around the Sun once. Do you know how fast the Earth orbits the sun? It is 30 km per second. It takes one year for the Earth to revolve around the Sun at that speed. Furthermore, the Earth never stops. We live on the Earth like that.

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There is one Earth in the vast universe. The Earth moves under one Sun. The ceremony of the World Soil Day was held today. The continents seem to be divided by oceans, but there is actually one soil and one ocean. The water is distributed equally all over the world as rain since the Earth rotates. It becomes vapor, water, and ice by the light of the sun. Moreover, it is the power of the sun that creates the wind. In addition, we live under one air. In fact, our life is nurtured by one Sun, one soil, and one water. Our life receives a good training from one wind and a place to live on Earth as one air. These are five elements that support our life in nature.

When I was 30 years old, I encountered the soul of Buddha. Buddha said to me, “Be with nature. Always think of nature and other people.” When I live at the foot of Mt. Fuji, I am very happy. And today, I am very happy to have met all of you here. However, when I live every day, I feel sad. There are many countries and many people on this planet. Now that we have entered the 21st century, there are still wars, a gap between the rich and the poor, and many people suffering from hunger on Earth. Therefore, I feel sad although I live a happy life every day. My life purpose is that all living beings on Earth shine vividly and exist happily. So, my wish is to create a peaceful world without any wars or conflicts.

There are many people who hold up this ideal in the society, but most of them only talk about their theories. That is because there is no spiritual pillar. In the society without a spiritual pillar, people’s desires go out of control. Therefore, it is important to learn and live the spirit of Buddha.

Now, many people think they live with their own will. However, one day passes because the Earth rotates once. One year passes because the Earth rotates 365 times and revolves around the Sun once. Moreover, our life is supported under the circulation of infinite lives and a network of harmony.

We have entered the 21st century and faced the time to reset. The Sun orbits the Milky Way galaxy every 226,000,000 years and spirals about 9000 times in the interval. One spiral takes 25,800 years. We had the winter solstice of the galaxy in 25,800 years on December 21st, 2012 and shifted from the era of darkness and conflicts to the era of light and harmony. However, people still prioritize gratifying their own desires. And now, the Earth is facing a crisis in various aspects. Whose fault is that? Humans have both very high abilities and a huge influence. Therefore, unless each one of us thinks of other people, nature, and the Earth, the Earth cannot give us a healthy living any more. How can the current humans whose desires have reached its peak transcend such a mind and realize a harmonious way of living?

Looking back in human history, the era of religions started about 3000 years ago. Considering from one solar spiral of 25800 years, the 3000-year history of religions, which is about one-eighth of that, is not so long. And it changes along with the era. Therefore, the time has arrived when the Buddha’s teaching that posterity has taken over should be reset.

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Now that we had the peak of darkness in the winter solstice of the galaxy on December 21st, 2012, one cycle of 25800 years has been reset. 25800 years is only one-9000th of 226,000,000 years that the Sun orbits the galaxy. 3000 years is only one-eighth of one solar spiral of 25800 years. The Sun has orbited the galaxy 20 times so far. Still, it is only 4.6 billion years. In addition, it is said that it has been 13.8 billion years from the birth of the galaxy. Looking from the flow of the universe, it is just a second!

The era expresses various aspects of history and it continues to change. This is the figure of the universe. And now, we have faced the era to express a new value, transcending the traditional one.

At the very beginning, I told you I came from Mt. Fuji in Japan. However, before that, I came from the Earth. In fact, I came from the universe! Then, where is the universe, everyone? The universe is right here, where you are right now. The spirit of Buddha which is your spiritual pillar is the universe itself. Therefore, Buddha is the universe. You are all universal beings. If you reach such a status of mind, you will become Buddha as well.

“Buddha’s enlightenment is not for Buddha. It is for all sentient beings.” Buddha has taught me such spirit. And he told me to live that spirit and express it in this world. That is why I established a utopia of Konohana Family at the foot of Mt. Fuji. Konohana Family is not a religious organization nor a temple. However, it is a place where people seek a spiritual path like a temple and gather like a religious organization. Most importantly, it is not a path that individuals seek their own enlightenment, but a path that people reach enlightenment together. The era has shifted from individual enlightenment to that of whole humanity. The village of Bodhisattvas who consider other people’s joy as their own—such a place is the way to be in the next era. If people are able to live in this manner, a truly precious and beautiful world will be expressed naturally. I hope to create such an ideal world with all of you together.

I visited Thailand this time and felt the same happiness here as I did through living of  Konohana Family. However, many people in the world are still not happy. I believe both Buddha and Rama IX hope all the people, including Thai and Japanese people, live happily and end their life proudly. Each one of us faces the end of our life for sure. Therefore, it should be valuable. Our life should not be on any sacrifice of nature nor other people.

“All people have the spirit of Buddha.” It is sleeping within each one of us. Everyone, let’s awake that spirit and make the Earth beautiful together.

Now, I am 64 years old. When I was 30 years old, I started to receive messages from Buddha. And still now, I am the one who lives that spirit. The spirit always evolves. As the universe evolves and continues to change, nature and this world continue to change. This is the structure of this world. Therefore, please do not become attached to your life.

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I have a dream. I dream all living beings on Earth shine vividly and live happily. We all live in one home called the Earth. Will our important home become happy or unhappy? It is in the hands of each one of us. I hope to become happy with all my family living on Earth. Only with an individual and a national happiness, we cannot become truly happy.

Then, the spirit of Buddha teaches us what to do. As the Earth family and Buddha’s disciples, the time has arrived when we understand the reason why we were born as humans and express that. Everyone, let’s spread a truly happy and abundant world together!