Miracles of Johrei
Written by Okada Mokichi, 1953
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Reported by Y.M. in Saga on 20 August 1952
I would like to express our deepest gratitude for God’s protection. It happened after 11 a.m. on 30 June. My neighbours called out my name with a high-pitched sad voice. When I went out onto the veranda, they said that a child drowned in the river. I soon jumped off from there and went to the river on bare feet. Then I found that the three-year-old daughter of Mr S, who is living near my house, was rescued from drowning by her grandmother. She shook her granddaughter’s body to try to revive her on the roadside but she couldn’t. Several other neighbours surrounded them with a worried look. My daughter also rushed to the scene almost the same as I arrived there. Every one individually said, “We cannot do anything. She’s already died. Poor thing.” She defecated maybe because she was shaken so strongly. We didn’t feel her body temperature. Her lips became purple and pules, of course, stopped. I thought that we couldn’t do anything but my daughter told me what we could do was to pray to God. She immediately held her hands and started to perform Johrei to her.
I was always taught that Johrei should be performed by one person but I unknowingly performed Johrei with my daughter. After ten minutes or so, we thought that we heard her faint heartbeat once. After a short time, we heard it three times. After another short time, she started to cry and her heart kept beating. Her colour gradually became improved. We didn’t know how to describe our joy and gratitude. We were moved to tears. “Good, good!” Everyone was glad as if their own daughter was saved. They said, “Without you, she won’t be saved.” They individually expressed gratitude. Her parents were out for farm work at that time. They thought she was dead when they heard the sudden news and rushed to see her with tears. They were so surprised again to see her reviving. Her grandmother told later that she decided to die if her granddaughter died because she thought that it was her fault. So, two precious lives were saved by this miracle. The Mr S family always laugh at us and say that we got lost because we believed in Sekai-Meshiya-kyo even though our ancestors believed in Buddhism. Nevertheless, they shed tears of gratitude at that time.
A miracle happened and one girl was saved. However, this miracle not only gives the grace of God to her but also deepens our faith which tends to become shallow. That is God’s great mercy. Our whole family expressed our deep gratitude in front of the holy object of worship. Now, this miracle has become a hot topic in the village. Thank you very much, Meshiya-sama for protecting us. I thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
Translated by N.H.
Reported by T.T. in Osaka on 25 October 1952
My husband had suffered from infiltration of the lungs for about one and a half years. He tried all possible things but they didn’t work at all. One day, one of his friends told us about Sekai-Meshiya-kyo and performed Johrei to my husband five times a weak. Then he completely recovered. He did admire the power of Johrei and soon became a believer in Sekai-Meshiya-kyo in March 1951. In April, I also became a believer and we have received various divine virtue and protection until today. My husband will shortly report them. Here I report another thing that is about my youngest son who was saved from the well. My writing is not good enough but I would like to report it with joy.
It happened at about 3 p.m. on 21 July 1952. When I was about to wash clothes around the well near the gate, the youngest son followed me. When he cried out towards the well, he could hear the echo. As it seemed to be interesting to him, he gradually tilted his head into the well and cried repeatedly. I thought that it was dangerous. When I looked back, it was too late. He fell head over heels into the well. I tried to catch him but I couldn’t. Oh no, what should I do? My husband and my eldest son had already gone to a branch office of Sekai-Meshiya-kyo to attend a monthly ceremony. I hurried up to get the ladder, got back with it and looked inside the well. What a surprise! He was floating above the neck on the surface of the water. He extensively asked for help while rising the hand holding a tomato. The depth of the well is about 120 centimetres. He couldn’t get his feet on the bottom of the well and of course, didn’t know how to swim, either. However, he looked as if he trod the water. The water was coming to his mouth. I soon dropped a sweep-bucket to let him hold a rope and then lowered the ladder. Then my son, who is in fourth grade in elementary school, and I pulled him up somehow.
I soon apologized to God and checked his holy amulet. He received it last February. The outer bag of it got wet but the inside didn’t at all. I thought that we received grace. I immediately thanked the holy object of worship and then performed Johrei to my son. I asked him what happened to him while performing Johrei, he said that he didn’t drink any water. He didn’t have any scratches, either. He slept well that night. I was so glad that he had received the amulet. Concerning this grace, the situation might have been completely changed if my eldest son hadn’t gone to the church with my husband. He told us to want to go there the day before going. As He told so, I had to stay at home instead of going to the rice field to weed. It is because we were short of hands in the house. If he had not told so, however, I might have worked with my elder son in the rice field and only our grandmother would have stayed with my younger son. What would have happened in that case? When thinking of it, my eyes were filled with tears. I was taught that worshipping is much more important than working. From now on, I attend any ceremony held in the branch office and church as much as I am permitted. As for my husband, he tries as hard as he can so that he can give back to Meshiya-sama even a little. I cooperate with him, too. My writing is not good but I sincerely report the miracle we got. Thank you very much, Meshiya-sama. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Translated by N.H.
Reported by S.K. in Ibaraki on 10 January 1952
I spend the days full of gratitude and joy with the great love of Meshiya-sama. I became a believer in Sekai-Meshiya-kyo last March. I have received various grace before becoming a believer and this time, I had the greatest one which awakened my faith.
It happened on 14 September. On that evening, I couldn’t find my single daughter. She is four years old and always gets bored when only I keep looking after her. So, she goes to the office where my husband works as his office is on the premises of our house. She does mischief there every day. She always says in the evening, “I will pick up my father.” Then she goes out to his office. Therefore, I didn’t worry about her on that day and ran a bath as usual. However, only on that day, I started to worry about her. I felt uneasy and couldn’t hang up on the bath. I went to my husband’s office in a hurry and asked him how my daughter was. He said that she didn’t come. Then I soon went out and searched for her here and there but I couldn’t find her. I asked the children in the neighbourhood. They said, “She went towards the railroad tracks with T to go fishing.” A six-year and a four-year-old child cannot catch fish. When I heard that they went towards the railroad tracks, I remembered that the train came at 17:22. That time was nearly coming. I was stunned.
Children in the neighbourhood looked for them together. We went at a run towards the railroad tracks. I didn’t know how to get there. When I look forward and back from the railroad crossing, I saw small figures on the iron bridge in the distance. My daughter wore a red jacket but the only skirt looked red to me. Even so, I asked Mshiya-sama not to let the train come and mindlessly hurried to the bridge. My heart was pounding so rapidly that it seemed to stop finally. I felt impatient but I couldn’t run so fast. I cried out “Stay there!” When I reached there, I was horrified again. Both of them held to the rail while holding their clogs. Their bottoms got between railway sleepers. They nearly fell in the river. The river was full of water. If they had fallen, they would have died even if the train had not come.
Although they were a child, they really wanted to go fishing. So, they forgot the fear and started to cross the bridge while holding the clogs. As they took a step forward one by one, they got frightened of the flowing river more and more. They finally held the rail. When I repeatedly told them not to do it again, the train passed in front of us with tremendous speed.
My daughter was saved. What a grace we had! I held my hands without thinking and shed big drops of tears in front of many children. If had been five minutes late to remember her, what would have happened? It was God who made me feel uneasy unusually. That was the grace, indeed. I have seen an about three-year-old girl nearly run over by train before. When remembering that, I was very glad that my daughter was saved.
When I went back home, I just saw the dim evening sky vacantly while sitting on the veranda for a while. My mouth watered and I kept getting cold sweat. I just put my hand on my chest. I couldn’t prepare for dinner. Even now when I was writing this report, I just remembered that incident I went out and saw how my daughter was in the office. Whenever I hear a train’s steam whistle, I clearly remember that incident and feel various emotions. Now we spend the days of gratitude. I suffered from infiltration of the lungs but get better day by day while receiving Johrei from believers as well as instructor Mr A. Thanks to their sincere performance of Johrei, I have a mild cough and sputum but feel almost no pain now. As my writing is poor, I feel sorry that I cannot describe at all how I moved when my daughter was saved. Thank you very much, Meshiya-sama. I do appreciate your infinitive grace and protection we got.
Translated by N.H.
Reported by H.M. in Osaka on 7 June 1952
I sincerely report what exactly happened. I became a believer in Sekai-Meshiya-kyo on 18 September 1951 and so did my wife afterwards. It is not long since we started to have this faith but I got numerous miracles and graces. Thank you very much, Meshyiya-sama. As my wife is having a great purification in the chest now, people who don’t know this faith are treating her with various kindness. However, we rely on Komyo-Nyori-sama and single-mindedly depend on it.
On 3 April 1952, a four-year-old second son carelessly put a needle in the milk bottle and a ten-year-old eldest son drunk the milk without noticing it. The second son told the eldest son about it. He started to cry. I didn’t know why but he swallowed the needle without any pain. I told him not to worry because God would save him. Having said that, I got very worried. After that, he didn’t feel any pain. On the next morning, he went to school and returned home afternoon. Soon after that, he told me, “Dad, my tummy hearts. Maybe, a belly bag.” I replied to him, “Could be.” However, I got terribly anxious. After one o’clock, he cried and said, “It hurts! It hurts! The needle sticks my tummy! Johrei, please.” “Oh, no! What should I do? Should we go to see a doctor? No, I am a believer in Sekai-Meshiya-kyo. We don’t need any medicine. I won’t give in.” Then I unknowingly chanted a prayer and performed Johrei to him. In less than three minutes, my son, fortunately, felt better. “Thank you very much, Meshiya-sama.” I cried out without thinking.
He felt pain in the left side under the navel. When he felt pain again, I performed Johrei to him. Then his pain relieved. I asked Mr N in the neighbourhood to perform Johrei to my son. He said, “Please don’t worry. Your son is sure to be saved. You should go to the branch office A soon and ask a chief officer to perform Johrei to him.” We visited Mr N the next day but he was unfortunately out. Then I explained the circumstances and asked his wife to perform Johrei to my son. When receiving Johrei, he once jumped up and said, “Auch!” I thought that the needle came off. I gave a prayer of thanks to Dai-Komyo-Nyorai-sama. When we were about to leave, my son told me that he had pain again. He had pain in the lower abdomen and couldn’t walk while fastening his belly. I thought that the previous strong pain indicated that the needle had started to move. What a great power Johrei is! I tried hard to perform Johrei to him. Then he soon could walk and we went home. On that next day, we visited Mr N again. I asked my son how his tummy was. He told me that he felt no pain at all. I thought that he would be saved and thanked Meshiya-sama. However, I still worried. I thought that he might have pain at school. So, I let him skip school.
I have a brother who lives in my hometown. Since I told him what happened to my son, I thought that he was worried. I visited my parents’ house on the way back home. My father as well as my brothers worried about him and individually said, “We don’t deny your faith but you’d better take him to a doctor. Otherwise, you will be in trouble if anything happens. He swallowed the needle, didn’t he? But you left it as it was.” I deeply thought that I believe in Sekai-Meshiya-kyo which is the greatest religion in the world and saved my son somehow. Even so, I told them that we would do it after checking his stool once again. Then we left my parents’ house. When we got home, everyone welcomed us and I felt relieved. My son said to me, “Dad, I got a poop so check it out.” “You did it!” So, it would become clear. I nervously checked his stool but I couldn’t find the needle. It didn’t work out but I tried to search through it once again. Then I found the needle! I burst out “Thank you very much, Dai-Komyo-Nyora-sama and Meshiya-sama!” I repeatedly said so.
I cannot describe how I was glad. My son clapped his hands in delight. It was about half-past five in the evening. He was saved. He no longer needed to go to the hospital nor have his belly cut. After this incident, I showed the needle to my neighbours and co-workers and told them how great the power of God is. I don’t know how helpful I can be but I try to do my best to work for this faith. My writing is not good but please read through my report. I will be grateful if it can be useful for the faith even a little. Thank you very much, Meshiya-sama.
Translated by N.H.
Reported by K.M. in Osaka on 1 May 1952
As reported in newspapers and radio, a taxi crashed into my house around midnight on 28 February 1952. At that moment, the house was shaken with tremendous sounds and things fell off the shelves. We slept on the first floor in a separated house but thought that earthquake stroke. We jumped out of bed and went downstairs. I got surprised again. The taxi was stuck in the room facing the road, which is next to the store. It was smashed into pieces. Two pillars were broken, bookshelves fell, things fell off the shelves and the floor got broken. Then I cried out, “That’s done it!” That was the room where my second son and a salesclerk usually sleep.
The bookshelves, the sawing-machine and so on fell one upon another on a futon. I got agitated but tried to be calm. When I moved them out, I found the salesclerk. He was unconscious. I immediately performed Johrei to him and kept calling out his name. He came to himself. Then I tried to find my son. He is eighteen years old. I removed the futon but he was clean gone. I was so startled that I nearly fainted. My husband was at a loss for words after calling our son’s name. I didn’t know what he thought but he said, “We’ve got grace. We really appreciate that.” He held his hands without thinking. “What happened?” I asked him. He said, “It was really a mystery. I saw him at 10 p.m. yesterday. He held a futon. So, I asked him what he was doing. He told me that he didn’t feel like sleeping on the first floor of the store. Then he went upstairs. So, he must be sleeping there. This is God’s protection indeed. If he had slept here, he might have been instantly killed because where he usually sleeps was the most damaged. Furthermore, he moved two hours earlier. This is an absolute miracle. We got a great grace.” He was moved to tears.
Regarding this accident, I remember what Mr T said when we were permitted to enshrine the holy object of worship. He is a branch manager of Sekai-Meshiya-kyo and he said, “Purification appears as not only a disease but also any forms. When we accumulate virtue by constant thought and deeds of good things, the spiritual aura becomes thick and the spirit rises in rank. In that case, sins disappear and we can escape form any disasters. So, all of you should depend on Meshiya-sama.” Since then, we have obediently followed his words and been working for Sekai-Meshiya-kyo as much as possible. We think, therefore, that my son was saved a life just before the accident. We experienced even not to encounter the scene of the accident when the spiritual aura becomes thick and we are greatly protected. What a great experience we had! Now I learnt how great the power of Dai-Komyo-Nyrai-sama exerts. It was beyond the description.
My husband runs a wholesaler of sweets for the Hokkaido and Hokuriku region. When hearing the news on the radio and in newspapers, many customers came to visit us. Whenever they came, he always told them this miracle. “The faith means that we always polish the soul to receive the grace in case of emergency,” he says and leads them to Sekai-Meshiya-kyo. We are convinced that my son could escape from the accident before it occurred because the spirits of our ancestors or his guardian spirits let him escape with the great power of Dai-Komyo-Nyorai-sama. My whole family, of course, became a believer in Sekai-Meshiya-kyo. We enshrined Komyo-Nyorai-sama and led some people to this faith. From now on, we would like to tell customers and professions about this faith more and more and brush up together for it. I am sorry that my writings are poor but here I reported my experience. Thank you very much, Meshiya-sama.
Translated by N.H.
Reported by N.A. in Miyazaki on 21 March 1951
It was about 7 p.m. on 29 October 1951 when I came across a young couple on the way back from the branch office of Sekai-Meshiya-kyo. I overheard the part of their conversation and concerned about them for some reason. So, I went to Miyakojima Park and looked around the meadow. I found someone lying down there. He was wearing a school uniform like black clothes and seemed to be suffering. I first thought that he collapsed because of drunkenness. It was nightfall. So, I told him to go home soon. However, he said nothing. When I touched him, he was already cold but his upper body was cramping very much. I tried to raise him in his arm but couldn’t do it alone as he lost his strength. I found two books sticking out of the pocket. I happened to look at them. Those titles are “Thought” and “Deadly Disease.” I thought by intuition that he killed himself by taking poison. I soon turned his body up and performed Johrei towards the top of the head and the belly. I also chanted a prayer. Soon after that, he started to vomit. He vomited a lot twice. Then he moved his upper body, arms and legs a little. He took two boxes out of the pocket of his jacket. They were for Adolm and Carmotin and both of them were empty. He must have drunk them. Then he lost strength again. I single-mindedly performed Johrei while asking Meshiya-sama for his protection. After fifteen minutes or so, he vomited a lot again. He got his voice back, too. I could catch what he said. He was in second grade at senior high school in town H.
He swallowed ten tablets of Adolm and sixty of Carmotin. I tried to carry him to the branch office just in case. As he was large and lost strength, I ran to the office and got Mr Y. Then we carried him to the office and performed Johrei to him. After two hours of Johrei, he continuously vomited yellow liquid and that amount became about half of a washbasin. He could speak a little. Because of such an incident, we notified the police. Then the doctor came to see him from the hospital. Without knowing that we performed Johrei to him, the doctor told us that he would be alright because he vomited. He prescribed internal liquid and left. Meanwhile, his mother and a classroom teacher came to see him. The young man recovered enough to talk anything. His mother was nervous and told him to take the medicine that the doctor prescribed. I said to her, “He no longer needs medicine as he has recovered like this.” His mother replied to me, “All right.” He didn’t need to take medicine.
On the next day, he completely recovered and went home by himself on foot. I was delighted as well as his mother was. He became very well and appeared in a play as a theatre member at the school festival on 3 December. His family and he himself were, of course, overjoyed. As for me, I was so impressed that I could see the great power of God’s salvation, which deepens my faith more. Now I would like to receive the grace of Meshiya-sama and deepen my faith more. Thank you very much, Meshiya-sama.
[Miracles of Johrei]
Translated by N.H.