Creation of Civilization
Written by Mokichi Okada in 1952
As I explained in the previous chapter, even if evil, which is necessary until today, is no longer necessary, it cannot be easily removed. Regarding this, God’s providence is really ‘yugen-bimyo’, or subtle and profound and I will explain it step by step. In advance, we must know the constitution of the universe. There are, needless to say, three lumps of the sun, the moon and the earth floating in the centre of the universe. Then let me explain the elements of those three; the sun consists of the element of fire, the moon consists of the element of water and the earth consists of the element of soil (nitrogen). These three elements have their nature and fulfil their ability. Among them, the elements of fire and water are united and merged into the air, which covers over the earth and conducts of creating and generating all things.
On the earth, all things are divided into two opposed characteristics; ‘yin’ and ‘yang’. In other words, ‘yang’ is the spirit of fire which burns vertically, and ‘yin’ is the spirit of water which flows horizontally. These vertical and horizontal elements form a twill-like state and are in motion. This state is made up of the intertwining lines formed by unimaginably ultrafine particles and reaches a certain height on the earth. It is air layers and also the atmosphere. As described above, the natures of ‘yang’ and ‘yin’ are materialised into fire and water, heat and chill, day and night, light and shade, spirit and body, man and women, and so on. When they are divided into evil and good, ‘yang’ is spirit and good, whereas ‘yin is body and evil. In this sense, good and evil are contrastive and that is the fundamental state of nature.
As you see, this theory is applied to human beings. The human body consists of two elements; a visible body and an invisible spirit, which are inseparably connected. The combination of body and spirit generates vital energy, which maintains human life. Then, here is a principle; spirit leads and form follows. It is proved by the fact as follows; when the heart in the centre of human spirit gets motivated, it gives an order to the body and then the body takes action. Therefore, it is clear that spirit is the essence and the master of humans. Now the question is why spirit evokes the evil thought. This is the most important point, so I describe it in detail. Before reading through the description, you must understand the explanation should be done religiously. It is because the matter of good and evil is caused by the human heart.
Now let us move on to the main subject. As described above, human beings consist of spirit and body. Therefore, as long as science targeted at only the human’s body, it is one-sided and unbalanced. No matter how it has advanced, it is obvious that it cannot become a true science. On the contrary, ours is based on the relation between spirit and body. If it was not true science, what would it be?
As I explained, good and evil result from the human heart, or spirit. Furthermore, ‘spirit leads and form follows’ is the principle of truth. Based on them, when you thoroughly examine what I describe from now, you could completely understand it. Firstly, let me explain the emergence of human beings. That is, needless to say, pregnancy. When explaining it materially, a male spermatozoon plunges into a female ovary and then conceives. When explaining it spiritually, a part of God’s spirit is turned into a soul and dwells.
After the birth at full-term, apart from the soul described above, two other souls approach, then the relationship among three is tied up. Those two are a vice and a principal guardian spirits. The vice guardian spirit is an animal spirit and usually possesses a person at the age of two or three, and the principal one does not directly possess him or her but attends around at all the time as a guardian. Since both spirits never leave from human beings, it would be said that they are a tripartite community.
Then, the first dwelling spirit is called an original guardian spirit. It is divine nature itself and conscience. From a long time ago, it is said, ‘the original nature of human beings is good.’ It indicates the original guardian spirit. On the contrary, the second vice guardian spirit is evil itself. As you can see the inside of your heart, the original spirit as good and vice guardian spirit as evil are always fighting each other. The third principal guardian spirit is chosen among its ancestors’ and always attends around a person as a guardian. It prevents them from all the causes leading him or her to misfortune, such as disaster, danger, disease, misdeed, negligence, degradation, and so on. They include foreboding, a revelation in a dream, disturbance, discrepancy and wrong time. In addition to them, it saves them from danger by missing the train for some reasons and disturbs or to makes them impossible to approach evil.
As I described, the original and vice guardian spirit always fight each other. When the original spirit defeats the vice spirit, a person does good deeds and when the vice spirit defeats the original spirit, he or she does bad deeds. Therefore, it is obvious that a human being is in the middle between a god and an animal. It would be clear to see the world. People become like a divine when they improve but they become like a beast when they collapse. Then, what kinds of spirit are vice guardian ones? As for Japanese, for male, they are mainly the dead spirits of a tengu(long-nosed goblins), python, raccoon dog, horses, dog, birds, and other kinds of spirits. For female, they are mainly the dead spirits of a fox, python, cat, birds, and other variety of spirits. Other than these vice guardian spirits, there are some spirits temporarily possess a person.
When hearing such things, people of today think it’s nonsensical and could not believe it. However, this is the truth without any fault. They couldn’t believe it, because they believe material superstition. If they threw such superstition away, they could immediately understand it. Besides, when observing, anyone must notice that people show the dispositions, which their animal spirits have.
As described above, the temporarily possessing spirits are mostly the spirits of animal, occasionally those of the dead and rarely those of the living. Then, why do they possess people? It, needless to say, depends on how clear their spirits are, or not. The more their spirits have cloud, the easier the evil spirits possess them and also the more the originally possessing vice guardian spirit gains the power. As a result, people inevitably do bad deeds. For this reason, most of the modern-day people’s spirits are so cloudy that evil spirits easily possess them and act. Therefore, crime increases.
On the contrary, believers in gods and buddhas have less cloud in their spirits and like to do good deeds. Their souls are purified enough to bring evil spirits under their control. Here, it is worth having religious faith. Therefore, even if those who don’t have faith usually look like good people, they are not sure when evil spirits possess them. They would be a sort of dangerous characters. For this reason, to realize a much better society, there is no way but to increase people with a purified soul.
Then a soul is originally a kind of luminary. The animal spirits are most afraid of that light. However, most of the modern-day people’s souls are cloudy so that the so-called evil spirits easily enter. People are immediately manipulated by them and the society naturally becomes in such state of ‘Hyakki-yagyo’ (Night Parade of One Hundred Demons). Moreover, political leaders are blind for it and try to prevent evil only by laws and punishments. This way is pointless at all as if the plaster is put on a diseased part; i.e. a temporary solution, so it cannot be effective. When you see the Diet, most of the bills are revision and additional laws. It is a production method of plasters. When we are shown off this, we cannot help but drawing a long sigh for such ignorance.
As explained above, I hope that you almost understood what evil is. Needless to say, religious faith is the only way of solving it fundamentally. When you simply say religious faith, however, there is a hierarchy of gods as an object of worship; upper, middle and lower class. They are also divided into 181 grades and classified into true and evil gods, so it is hard to distinguish them. It is common that those who are extremely religious, but there is no grace given, the disease is uncured and things go wrong because the god they believe has less power and cannot stop evil gods’ activity.
The trouble is, when the public sees these circumstances, they think that it is low-level superstition. Even if they come across a true religion like us, they identify ours with such superstition. That is very regrettable. Since a long time ago, the common people assume all kinds of god are merely precious and grateful so that they don’t know there are differences among them. That was very risky. It is partly because the religion for the supreme god has not appeared until today. Now you must learn that the supreme god has manifested itself.
For this reason, even if true gods appear, they are at the second level or so until today. Their power is week so that, when fighting with evil, they are temporarily defeated. When people observe this, they, especially person who has ambition and ability, admire and try to imitate what the evil does. As you see the history, there are many footprints of brave heroes, who once succeeded but failed at the end. There is no exception to that. When seeing them from the point of spiritual view, all of them are caused by the possession of big figures in the evil world. Interestingly, everything goes so well from the beginning and they become in rapture. However, it stops at some degree and is sure to fail. Then, the possessing spirits escape from them.
As far as we know, they are considered to be Caesar, Mussolini, and Hitler. After their failure, they became different like a fool as though they lost heart. Whoever is possessed by great evil spirit becomes such state after it comes out. Surprisingly, since two thousand and a few hundred years ago, the head of the evil world has been achieving behind the scene until today. It carefully and minutely made an eternal plan to hold the world supremacy. In the world of good gods, such as Christ, Buddha, Mahomet and family gods of ‘Kunitokotachi-no-Mikoto’, they oppose to evil gods and are fighting with them.
As described above, God has created a culture by letting good and evil gods fight each other. Now it results that the evil defeats the good in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred. However, at last, God is about to manifest one per cent of its power and turns down the great plan of evils. This is the war between the ninety-nine and the one, and it is close to doing it. Therefore, when understanding this truth, anyone could not help waking up suddenly.
Translated by N.H．