On 29 January 1950, I had a phone call from the Nakajima. It said that Mr Nakajima lost consciousness and I was asked to give him grace. I wondered why he did so and asked what exactly happened to him. He seemed to suffer from a cerebral haemorrhage. I instructed what to do for him and hung up the phone. After twenty minutes or so, the phone rang again. It said that Mr Nakashima didn’t seem to have the symptom of a cerebral haemorrhage but frequently vomited. He was said to look very ill. When I asked his symptom in detail, he seemed seriously ill. I had a few more phone calls afterwards. It was about three o’clock in the small hours. It was late and my driver’s house was not so close but I woke him up and went to Mr Nakashima’s house. I found him having a symptom of a cerebral haemorrhage, which means he suffered from either of cerebral haemorrhage or cerebral anaemia. He would have recovered soon if he had suffered from cerebral anaemia or he would have not vomited if he had been possessed by the spirit. Neither case applied to him. Therefore, he must have suffered from a cerebral haemorrhage. If so, his either part of the body would have been paralysed but in his case, his both sides of the body were paralysed. That symptom occasionally happens.
I performed Johrei to him for about twenty to thirty minutes as it was usually enough time for those who suffer from cerebral haemorrhage to get better. They were sure to regain their consciousness after that. I thought he would recover his consciousness the next day and went home for the time being. However, I was surprisingly informed that he died on that day. Then I suddenly realised. His symptom was not a purification action. It sometimes happens to a person who has a very important mission. A great change is happening now. It means that the time is changing from the era of buddhas to that of gods. Buddhas perish and god appear. As there were sins and impurities accumulated in the world of buddhas, they must be cleaned before the world of gods coming. If it were not enough time left to clean them, it would be managed with sacrificing a person who represents that situation. Then they would atone for the sins instead. In this sense, he has enough reason to do so.
In the world of buddhas, Kannon-sama flexibly responded to people. He saved them, regardless of whether they did good deeds or evil ones until now. However, from now on, the time has come that sins and impurities should be thoroughly atoned. For this reason, a case like Mr Nakashima’s can happen.
The organisation had changed on 4 February. On New Year’s Day, I said that various things would happen. I meant that they would happen in society but on the contrary, a great change happened to our religious organisation.
I think that accidents would happen in society from now on. Now is not the time any more when Kannon-sama works. I added the words of “Kannon becomes Oshin-Miroku and then Meshiya” to our ritual prayer. Kannon-sama changes into Meshiya and the act of Kannon-sama also becomes that of Meshiya. Kannon-sama doesn’t work globally but partially or only in the East. In terms of the salvation of whole human beings, Sekai-Meshiya-kyo becomes close to Christianity. Now the time has come that it should become so shortly. God has people do various things to compensate sins accumulated in the age of the gods. Therefore, Mr Nakashima’s death has a very important meaning. Therefore, what he did turns out to be a very good result in the future. He seems to be sacrificed but it is seen from a temporarily view. We cannot conclude without an eternal perspective. (February 1950)
“Gospel of Heaven” written and spoken by Meshiya-sama in 1935~1954
Translated by N.H.