New Philosophy of Life
Written by Okada Jikan Mokichi, 1950
I always say that we should do everything in the right order. This right order is represented by only one single letter of ‘主.’ Let me analyse this Kanji character.
Three horizontal lines represent heaven, earth and man or the sun, the moon and earth from top to the bottom. They also represent five, six and seven or the divine world, the world of spirits and the present world. One vertical line ties these lines and a point is on the top. This shape represents the right order. Politics, business, education, religion and even a single household should do everything according to this shape. However, almost everything is not tied vertically and horizontally until today. The most significant example is eastern and western thoughts. The former represents vertical thought and the latter does horizontal one. They have been completely separated until today. Now, the time has finally come when they are tied in the shape of a cross. There is ‘十’ in the middle of ‘主.’ The upper line represents heaven and the bottom line represents the earth. It means the human world is tied in like a cross as it exists between heaven and earth. This shape represents the real state of a paradise. In short, it represents the cross-shaped divine world.
God is pronounced as ‘Ka-mi’ in Japanese. Fire is pronounced as ‘ka’ and whereas water is as ‘mi.’ Fire burns vertically and water flows horizontally. Therefore, they are meant to be God when being tied. There are gods called Kamumi-mushubi and Takami-musubi. ‘Musubi’ means to tie something. It means that gods work to tie things. On the other hand, Buddha is pronounced as ‘Hotoke’ in Japanese. It spiritually means to be untied. Things have been untied in the Buddhist world but the time is coming when they are tied by gods. That is a great turning point. The cross on the neck of a Christian implies it. So does the Buddhist symbol of ‘卍.’ As for this symbol, all tips of the lines are bent. It means that the rotation starts when the vertical and horizontal lines are tied in a cross. In this sense, everything should be in the three stages. Otherwise, things go wrong. The upper and the bottom lines are fastened tightly and supported by the cross. It means that the middle class takes the role of harmonizing the relationships between the upper and the lower classes. A leader is on the top and presides over the others. In this way, everything goes well without failure when the shape of ‘主’ is formed. All matters are the same; such as politics, company operation, group management and so on. That is the state of the world of Miroku, which we always advocate.
Translated by N.H.