Miracles of Johrei
Written by Okada Mokichi, 1953
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Reported by T.H. in Oita on 5 September 1952
I became a believer in Sekai-Meshyiya-kyo in March 1950 and then enshrined Komyo-Nyorai-sama and the holy folding screen. My family and I are always receiving the grace and benefit for everything including my business. I am very sorry that I have never reported them yet. Here I would like to report the miracle which I recently experienced. It was the greatest grace for me. I deeply appreciate your protection, Meshiya-sama. As his teaching titled “No fear for atomic bombs” says, I am convinced that a blast is not a big deal if we do believe that we are saved. It is because we hold the divine light in our heart.
I am working for the iron industry. On 14 June, I started to work in the early morning as usual and concentrated on my work. Nothing unusual happened during the morning. We finished lunch and started to work again. My elder son, who became a believer in Sekai-Meshiya-kyo in February 1951, worked in the same factory. It was about 3 p.m. He worked with a grinding machine at that time. He finished his work and I worked with that grinding machine thirty minutes later. Then a can of carbide suddenly exploded with a loud sound. Worst of all, it was placed next to me and it even touched my thigh. Can you guess what happened to me? The explosion of carbide was terrible. When I heard the sound of the big explosion, I said in my mind, “Damn it!” Then the noise of the factory disappeared from my ears in a moment. The things suddenly and violently happened so that I had a shock and didn’t know what happened after that.
Carbide explodes centring on itself and the blast spreads in all directions. That would be a scientific or rather natural phenomenon. However, this was not the case for the believer in Sekai-Meshiya-kyo like me who had a holy amulet on the chest. What a surprise! The blast spread in all directions except towards me. Even a breeze didn’t come to me. What an amazing thing happened! How grateful it was! That is the special gift of Sekai-Meshiya-kyo. At that moment, I was saved by Meshiya-sama. When I recovered consciousness after a while, I heard that I performed Johrei towards my ears. I lost my hearing for a while. It could be because the blast brushed my ears when it avoided my body and blew up. Then I regained my hearing in ten minutes. The person at work told me later that I performed Johrei with a vacant look. They were stunned as they thought that I must have been blown away but I didn’t. The neighbours were also surprised at the roar and soon came to see the factory. They found me who stood while putting my hand on my ear as if nothing had happened. They looked at me with wonder and said, “What a strange thing happened! It can be weird. We don’t know why such a thing happened.” Then they left the factory.
I heard from my son later that the blast spread in all directions except towards me. As I referred before, the neighbours became so busy with the big explosion sound. It shows how major this incident was. Furthermore, we didn’t know where the can of carbide flew. It was the case of the explosion. So, you understand how big that explosion was. However, Meshiya-sama saved me who is imperfect but hang the holy amulet on my chest. It was strange enough but I was saved with no injuries. Just the thought of that incident still makes me shiver. The child of God, who learn Meshiya-sama’s teachings, was even saved from an atomic bomb. When thinking of it, I did appreciate the absolute power of salvation which the God of Meshiya exerted. I shed tears with joy. I soon visited Mr S in town A. I respectfully looked up the photo of Meshiya-sama and expressed deep gratitude to Dai-Komyo-Nyorai-sama. When I attended the seasonal festival this spring, I honourably had a chance to see Meshiy-sama. When looking at the photo of Meshiya-sama, his jade ball-like beautiful face came to my mind. I can’t express how grateful I am for being saved by him. What a great miracle I experienced!
People are sheltered no matter how strongly a storm blows outside if they are protected by God.
Meshiya-sama made this poem and it impressed me so much that I spontaneously read it. I am sorry that my writing was poor. Here I conclude my report. Now I am working hard to return the favour that Meshiya-sama gave me even a little. Thank you very much, Meshiya-sama.
Translated by N.H.
Reported by N.R. in Hyogo on 27 January 1953
My wife and I became a believer in Sekai-Meshiya-kyo in January 1952 and enshrined the holy object of worship in September of the same year. We are grateful that we were completely saved and now live a life full of happiness under the protection of Meshiya-sama. It is as if we have got the absolute power that we can rely on. This time, we received tremendous grace so that we overcame severe purification. That was a miracle. I appreciate it very much.
That incident happened on 10 December 1952. I run a transportation business. On that day, I finished my work at around 9:15 p.m. When I offered a prayer of gratitude afterwards, I was surprised to hear someone shouting “Fire!” Then I went out and found the smoke coming out from the cover on the truck. We use the cover to prevent the engine from cooling. I immediately took off the cover and saw that the whole truck was covered with smoke. I opened the door on the driver’s seat to find where the fire was coming from. Then the fire burst into flame and the driver’s seat was filled with smoke in a moment. I was stunned but the neighbours rushed to the site of the fire and tried to extinguish it with buckets of water. Among them was Mr K who is also a believer of Sekai-Meshiya-kyo. I asked Meshiya-sama for our protection and mindlessly kept performing Johrei towards the fire. While doing so, I was worried if the petrol tank with about ninety litters might have caught fire and exploded. It was placed downside of the driver’s seat. A board was put on the tank and the fire was extending to the surroundings of it. It was about to catch fire. However, we had grace. The fire was extinguished in about fifteen minutes just before the tank caught fire. The driver’s seat was already burnt down and the car instruments were scorched. I remembered that the burnt truck was full of oil drums, which should have been carried to Kyoto. They were just applied to coal tar. If the drums had caught fire, a few drivers including me would have been badly burned, not to say dead. Furthermore, the other two trucks and a bicycle trailer next to that truck, as well as my house which is less than one meter away from the site of the fire, would have instantly returned to ashes. We would have been all lost at the end of the year. I thought that the drums must have caught fire and exploded without performing Johrei. I was convinced that the miracle would have not happened if I hadn’t performed Johrei. When thinking of that, I was full of gratitude to Meshiya-sama and couldn’t stop crying.
Mr K and I took each other’s hands in joy and thanked Meshiya-sama. It is a pity that I couldn’t express how I was relieved. Atheists would never understand why we held hands and got pleased together after such an incident happened. They would yell at us if we said it was good. However, we know that we had a miner purification instead of a major one. Only people who believe in Meshiya-sama can have this thought. Four fire engines came just after the fire burnt out. The firefighters soon started to do a fire investigation. All of them were surprised and said, “We don’t know why the drums didn’t catch fire even though the driver’s seat was so burnt. Neither the loads did. How strange that was!” On the next day, I asked the repairer under the contract, they said that we needed one hundred and ten thousand yen and it took two weeks to repair. It was not a small sum of money. Furthermore, I had to stop working for two weeks. That was very difficult. Then I just wondered if I went to the car company which provided the truck to us and ask them to borrow another one. I asked Meshiya-sama to give me grace and visited the company. They said that they couldn’t rent a truck but introduced me to their repairer instead. Then I visited the repairer. They said, “We will repair the truck in about three days including the replacement of a driver’s seat though we replace it with a bit old one. It will cost about twenty-eight thousand yen.” I was surprised again! I was saved just before the big fire and then I got a grace even for repairs. I couldn’t help but cry. Thank you very much, Meshiya-sama. Now I am ready to work for you as much as I can and reward your grace even a little.
The following report was written by Mr K.
I am the first discoverer of the fire. As I have a desire to urinate, I went to the bathroom. Then I found the fire from there. I think that it was God’s grace as I am a believer in Sekai-Meshiya-kyo who discovered the fire of the other believer’s house. I repeatedly shouted, “Fire, fire, fire!” and rushed to the site of the fire. I think that the petrol drums might have exploded if I had discovered the fire a few minutes or even seconds later. It is only one per cent different between being saved or not. Things are determined by the last one per cent. The same is true for faith. Although I am an ordinary person who can hardly understand it, I fully realised that we would be saved when we always relied on Meshiya-sama and firmly kept believing that Sekai-Meshiya-kyo had the absolute power. Therefore, I will rely on the power of Meshiya-sama and Johrei. Thank you very much, Meshiya-sama.
Translated by N.H.
Thank-You Report #028
Reported by T.H. in Aichi on 17 August 1952
Thank you very much for giving us your grace continuously, Meshiya-sama.
It was around 1 p.m. on 10 August. When I was working at the company, I got an electronic shock in the electronic room. I touched the switch with 3,000 volts and then became unconscious. However, I don’t know why but I wasn’t harmed at all. Encountering such an incident, I just called the name of Meshiya-sama and burst into tears. My colleague nearby was amazed to see what happened to me. I did experience the absolute power of God for myself. I don’t know how to describe my gratitude. My writing is not good but I wanted to show my gratitude to Meshiya-sama and would like to let people in the world know about my experience. Thank you very much again, Meshiya-sama.
Translated by N.H.
Reported by M.Y. in Fukuoka on 1 March 1952
I always receive miraculous grace from Meshiya-sama. I am full of gratitude for his divine virtue. He told me how meaningful human life is. Now I work hard to let people know about his teachings. Here I introduce a few reports told by the believer who I take care of.
At the end of 1951, Mr S visited me after the evening prayer. He became a believer in Sekai-Meshiya-kyo in 1949. I asked him what I could do for him. He said, “I just came here to say my thanks to Meshiya-sama.” After he worshipped, he said with bright red on the face, “My heart is pounding even now when I remembered that incident. I worked in the coal mine 1,500 metres below and was saved my life at the last possible moment.” He continued, “I was working in a dangerous place. The ceiling with cracks is very fragile. We saw the tip of the coal mass like an iceberg upside down sticking to the ceiling, which might suddenly fall. As skilled workers left there, only two inexperienced workers including me prepared to set up dynamites. I sneaked under an about 90-centimetre-high coal mass and squeezed out the coals. I thought to lose my footing and therefore, crawled out from there. Soon after that, an ox-like coal rock suddenly fell and the wind hit my face. In a moment, I was stunned and just looked at the site as if it was someone else’s problem. When I returned to reality, my heart started pounding. Then I thought that a human being could never escape from this danger with such a slow reaction of nerves. It was God who saved me. I received grace from Him. When I realized that, I thanked Meshiya-sama without thinking. As for my working partner, his foot was under the edge of the coal rock. He struggled to pull it out. He finally pulled out his foot with my help but he was diagnosed to be hospitalized for 10 days. It was very strange that I had no injury even though I was just under the rock but the person who was on my side was injured. If I had got out of there a few seconds later, I would have become flat and never talked to you.” Then he trembled. When I heard his story, even my heart started pounding. I said, “Dai-Komyo-Nyorai-sama lent a hand and saved you even when you were in the winding charcoal tunnel 1,500 metres below.” Then we talked to each other more about this grace.
A few days later, he visited me again. He said, “The coal cart always derailed at the corner. We checked it but couldn’t find any failure. I am sorry but I just tried to perform Johrei to the cart. What a surprise! The cart full of coals smoothly run on the rails. We were so grateful that I perform Johrei to the cart every day. We used to get a minimum wage due to the derailment five or six times a day. Now we have improved the work efficiency. Naturally, we are very happy about that. When I took a day off yesterday, the cart derailed six times and knocked down the frame scaffolding. My colleagues sighed and said to me that they just got a minimum wage. Today, thanks to Meshiya-sama, we could finish working without derailing the cart. I do appreciate his power. Then I have another story today.” He continued, “We were waiting for the explosion of dynamites while having lunch. However, we couldn’t hear the sound of the explosion no matter how long we waited. Dynamites usually explode in ten to twenty minutes. So, my colleagues made a joke that they were sleeping or so. As for me, I went to check them alone. In the coal mine, the other colleagues tried to fix the explosive device. They changed it three times and checked the ignition line. They got sweat and said, “We cannot find the reason why they don’t explode.” I helped them by doing a continuity test. The electricity was running. Then I suddenly remember that I could perform Johrei. So, I told my colleagues to leave them to me and performed Johrei to the explosive device and the ignition line. “Please try it again,” I said. I was worried in the back of my mind but soon evacuated and gave a signal. Then I heard the explosive sound with ground noise. I was so glad that I told my colleagues how we succeeded. However, they didn’t believe it. So, I came here to ask you to listen to my story.” He spoke very happily to me.
Then I asked him to report his experience at a monthly ceremony. Before he reported, I just told the attendants that miracles never happen by chance. So, they were especially moved. I cannot hide my joy and here reported his experience. Please excuse me for my poor writings. I keep in mind that I honourably join the great work of salvation under the great protection of Meshiya-sama and would like to work harder for it. Thank you very much, Mshiya-sama.
Translated by N.H.
Reported by Y.N. in Akita on 25 March 1952
Thank you very much for saving me, Meshiiya-sama. I became a believer in Sekai-Meshiya-kyo in January 1950 and have received various grace. Now I live a life with spiritual peace. I work for a coal mine in a rural town covered with snow for half a year. Working in the coal mine means that people are prepared for death when they go to work and feel happy to see their family again when they return alive. As for me, thanks to Meshiya-sama, I can work with no worry about that. I don’t need to worry about silicosis, either, which is a peculiar disease to the workers in the coal mine. It was last spring. When I was five minutes late to work, I was saved my life. All workers including my substitute had already started to work. Then they became under the bedrock and died. I just don’t understand why I was late only on that day. I don’t know why but I think that I must have been received grace from God. “I am saved before I know it…” I cannot find the words to praise how great the power of God is.
This time, I received tremendous grace from God. It is a pity that I cannot describe how grateful it was but I try to do my best to report what exactly happened to me. It was around 10 a.m. on 29 January. I was working with an assistant to fix the scaffolding in the vertical mine shaft. The scaffolding is about 30 metres high from the bottom and made of logs covered with coal waste on the top. When the assistant gathered the coal waste from the log which came off, the scaffolding where I stood collapsed and I fell from there in a moment. Soon after that, however, my left arm got caught in a log 6 metres below. That was the only log driven into the wall. I was hung there. When I thought that I was saved, I realized that the log was too thick to keep catching my arm because of my weight. Out of the frying pan into the fire. I thought that I would fall again. I was still about 25 metres high from the bottom. I wouldn’t be saved. I could see nothing in the dark. It was in less than no time. I desperately moved my legs. Then my leg got caught by something. The left-arm had already come off. I hooked my leg on and grabbed something with my hands. All things happened in a moment. The place where I reached seemed to lead a passage tunnel. I crawled through the tunnel. I could think nothing. My heart beat so rapidly. When I happened to think that I received grace from God and I was saved, it was hard to put into words but I was so moved. I forgot everything and deeply felt full of joy to be saved.
After a while, I put off the head-mounted light and found the phenol-formaldehyde for the light had a hole although it is seldom broken. When I looked at it, I got horrified. I think that I hang there for a very short moment but coal waste fell like rain and hit my head and body. So, the pretty big coal must have hit the head-mounted light. If that coal had hit my head, I don’t know what had happened to me. Besides, the log was the only one driven into the wall in about 10 metres and it caught my left arm. I don’t know why no matter how hard I try to think the reason. I think that I would never have been saved if I had fallen straight. I was saved in less than no time. I don’t know how I can describe my feelings. Forgive me and also thank you very much, Meshiya-sama. I soon visited the church I belong to and expressed my gratitude in front of the altar. Thank you very much. I was saved twice. I do feel how precious worshipping God is. People would never experience this feeling just because they are honoured or have a position or property. To become happy, I think that there is no other way but to carry out what Meshiya-sama teaches us. I must be proud that I have received the greatest treasure in the world from God. Please forgive me for my poor writings. I was so happy that I cannot help but report my experience and express my gratitude. Here I conclude my report.
Translated by N.H.
Reported by T.K. in Nagasaki on 20 August 1949
I was in charge of constructing a tunnel in the Sasebo district. It was around 11 a.m. on 6 May 1949. I suddenly heard a loud voice from the construction site. I hurried to the site and found a labourer who buried the right arm with falling earth and sand. He was constructing forms. Furthermore, the rock with a diameter of about 45 centimetres fell on that earth and sand. His arm was pressed by that stone so that we could hardly pull it out. The more stone pressed his arm, the more he suffered. Other labourers tried to dig out his arm with a pickaxe but it didn’t work at all. Nothing could be done with human power. “Do we have to cut his arm or leave it to rot? Both may be life-threatening.” Then something suddenly flashed on me. That was the divine light of Komyo-Nyorai-sama. I thought that I had to rely on God and ask Him to help us. Then I held my hands and asked Komyo-Nyorai-sama to save the labourer and started to perform Johrei towards the rock. I wished that the holy light even reached the centre of the earth.
I performed Johrei for twenty minutes or so. Then the arm was suddenly pulled out. The labourer, of course, mindlessly tried to pull it out. When looking at him, my heart was filled with surprise and joy. That power must be called the mind power of Kannon. The arm was not harmed at all. The only wrist bent in a dogleg shape and got cold. People in the site became noisy to say, “We should call a doctor,” or “We should take him to a doctor.” I said, “Please don’t worry. Leave him to me.” I took him to the offices 300 metres away from the construction site and performed Johrei to him for about one hour. The cold arm became warm and the bent wrist stretched and moved freely. He didn’t have any pain and the arm returned to normal. He returned to his work that afternoon and also worked the next day but nothing was wrong with him.
People who don’t know the power of Johrei just said, “He was lucky,” or “He was miraculously saved.” They are not interested in Johrei. I think that they lose their chance to be saved by God. When I thought that even I am used to the divine work, I am convinced that everything is all right when I just rely on Komyo-Nyorai-sama no matter what happens to me. I didn’t understand that I board a large ship of Komyo-Nyorai-sama until that incident happened. I feel shame that I didn’t reward enough for God nor appreciate Him enough. Now I have firmly decided that I have to join the movement of constructing Paradise on Earth. Otherwise, I feel terribly sorry.
Translated by N.H.
Reported by O.H. in Oita on 2 June 1951
I became a believer in Sekai-Meshiya-kyo in August 1949. Since then, I have received countless grace and reported it from time to time. I don’t know how I express my gratitude to Meshiya-sama.
My sixteen-year-old son works for Telecommunications Bureau in Oita. On 23 April, he was working in a manhole. He checked there was no poisonous gas and got out of the manhole. His co-worker got in the manhole to work after that but fainted. My son got surprised to hear that. He soon returned and got into the manhole to save his co-worker. However, he also got unconscious. There soon became a crowd around there. This incident got a big write-up in the newspapers later. When I heard that news, I rushed to the site. A doctor already came and my son lied down on the veranda nearby house. I soon performed Johrei to him. My son soon regained consciousness and gradually felt better. I told a nurse about his condition. She kindly said, “Is he all right? I will give him an injection.” I replied, “Thank you very much but he doesn’t need it.” People around the site as well as the nurse looked at me with a wondering face but l left home with my son by car. I heard later that the co-worker of my son was hospitalized. I returned to work soon and my wife performed Johrei to him all that day. Then he made progress so quickly. When I performed Johrei to him in the evening, a terrible smell came out of the futon he put on. I have learnt that toxins come off by performing Johrei. I thought that the poisonous gas in his body was released. My son has not yet become a believer in Sekai-Meshiya-kyo but he could release that gas quickly because he always received Johrei. I was grateful to Mr M and I who normally give me guidance. My wife and I are imperfect but Meshiya-sama gave us great power. I have no word how to express my gratitude to Meshiya-sama. I just say to thank you very much, Meshiya-sama.
Translated by N.H.
Reported by I.K. in Saga on 30 April 1949
It was on 30 March. In that morning, my wife asked me if I tended wheat plants. However, it was the day to help the neighbour with the development of new rice fields. Everyone went to help him. So, I thought that I should go to help together. While working, we found the large rock in the field and decided to crush it with an explosive. I was asked to do so while people took a break. It was at about 4 p.m. I lit the fuse with my cigarette but it didn’t light easily. I thought that I didn’t succeed to light the fuse. So, I took a cigarette lighter out of the jacket pocket. I took my jacket off nearby. I crouched and tried again to light the fuse with it. At that moment, the explosion suddenly occurred with a roaring sound. The fuse was already lit with the cigarette. A blast hit my face and I got blind in my right eye. I thought I was heavily injured. When I wiped my face with a towel, I saw a little blood on it. I was relieved that I wasn’t seriously injured. Then I felt a pain in my right hand a little. When I saw it, the part between the thumb and the index finger had gaped. The cigarette lighter tore it when it was brown away. I heard later that the lighter was blown about 2 meters away and broken into pieces. I soon expressed my gratitude for the protection and performed Johrei. Then the blood stopped bleeding completely. I wondered how the rock became. The rock was vertically broken into four pieces. Two of them on my side stood as they were and the other two far from me was blown up about 1.5 metres away. What a miracle! If the pieces on my side had been blown, I must have been killed with them. I was saved by a miracle. I could still arrive because of God’s protection. God saved me. I didn’t know how to express my gratitude.
On that night, the believer in Sekai-Meshiya-kyo who live near my house kindly came to visit and performed Johrei to me. Because of a high fever, I couldn’t sleep all through the night. I was tired and still lied down the next morning when all my family went out to work. Then I felt so much pain. I put my forehead on the tatami mat, prayed to Komyo-Nyorai-sama and then performed Johrei to me. I felt better and lied down again. Then I heard a familiar voice. I thought that I dreamt but didn’t. The wife of Mr T, who is in charge of a branch office, walked to see me more than four kilometres on the mountain road. I was very glad as if I was revived. Thanks to Komyo-Nyorai-sama, she visited me from far away. I soon received Johrei from her and got relieved. After she left, I felt better and could finally sleep. I became better enough to visit a local branch office of Sekai-Meshiya-kyo the next day. Now I am gradually recovering my eyesight in my right eye. My wife was so glad and now spontaneously takes lessons of Sekai-Meshiya-kyo. In February, a fire was about to break up but we were protected. It didn’t turn into something serious. So, I was saved my life twice. How grateful that is! I will never forget that feeling and swear to reward repeated grace from God. I am not significant but could receive the holy light from God. So, I would like to work for people in general as much as possible. Now I became able to think like that from the bottom of my heart every morning and evening. Thank you very much, Meshiya-sama.
Translated by N.H.
Reported by H.G. in Kanagawa on 15 February 1953
I had received the greatest grace from Meshiya-sama. When I remember that incident, it made me shiver even now. He has been never angry with me just because of my sins but given me numerous blessings instead since I became a believer in Sekai-Meshiya-kyo. How grateful I am! Here I express my gratitude and report the grace I received.
I work for a rolling plant. To roll 90-kilograms steel metal into wire, it is put into a heating furnace and heated to about 1,100 degrees. The rolling mill bites the heated steel and rolls it 6 or 7 metres per second. My work is to grab the rolled steel coming out of the rolling mill with iron sticks and plunge it into the next rolling mill. One rolling mill has 500 horsepower with 250 rpm and the other has 800 hp with 700 rpm. As I am a team leader, I usually just check the machine and pay attention to team members. However, I do that work in case of a member shortage. It was at about five past six in the morning on 7 January. Many team members took the day off due to the seasonal festival. Therefore, I had to do unfamiliar work with a few inexperienced members. When I operated the rolling mill with iron sticks, the heated rolling steal got caught with the supported angle due to my carelessness. The angle tangled with the heated steel and swept my right foot with a loud sound at lightning speed. The steel dust was flung up. After inverting, the steal was falling towards me. At that moment when I was falling backwards, the face of Mesiya-sama came to my mind and I heard the order with no voice from the corner of my head. It said, “Put on the right side.” Then I instantly did so as ordered. I clearly saw that the overhead heated steel involved surrounding things, stroke the machine and then scattered.
I was scared to death while 120-metre-long steel with 100 degrees was passing by at the speed of 7 metres per second just 30 centimetres above my head. I just held the holy amulet on my chest and left my destiny to God. I clearly saw how the heated steel was extended, bit and moved as usual even though I was between life and death. I felt relieved for a moment until the last ferocious heated steel fell and touched my head. I soon brushed it away but it fell towards the neck from the head. It burnt my hair and fell under my arm to the floor. It was like after a big storm. I escaped to the stormy open space while dragging my leg. Other members ran up to me. They looked pale but cried with joy. They were in panic but I remained calm as usual and rather thought that their act was funny. Then one of them asked me if I was injured somewhere. When rolling up my trouser, I found L shaped cut. It was about 15 centimetres long. I didn’t realise it at all but I was heavily injured. I could even see my bone. The gaping wound looked so terrible that a person who saw it had an attack of anaemia. Some put out fire on my shoulder and back, some cleaned my hair and some treated my injury. They thought to take me to surgery and sew up a wound soon. I was carried there by car. A surgeon told that I was heavily injured and sewed 25 stitches on the wound. Then I was carried home by car.
I soon asked Mr N to perform Johrei to me. I was heavily injured but I had no pain as if I didn’t know where I was injured, which made me surprise again. The surgeon said that it would take more than a month to heal the wound. Even though he said so, I was completely recovered in 10 days. It is said that there was no one who was saved from that type of accident in other plants. However, I was injured only in my leg and had no pain. There is no one like me who returned to work from such a heavy injury in such a short period. I think that I couldn’t be saved from death without the power of God, which is far beyond that of humans. I was owed everything to Meshiya-sama. Thank you very much, Meshiya-sama. From now, I would like to work harder for the construction of Paradise on Earth to save humans. By doing so, I would like to reward your grace.
Translated by N.H.
Reported by O.S. in Yamanashi on 21 April 1951
Thank you very much for giving me grace continuously, Meshiya-sama. Here I express my gratitude for saving me. It was an absolute miracle. Without your protection, I would have died. I feel sorry that it was beyond my explanation but I would like to report it somehow with my gratitude. It is because that the grace which I received was enormously great.
On 20 January 1951, I went to Nagano to engage in railway cable work. On 28 February, one of my co-workers fell from the ladder and hit his hip hard. So, we all carefully continued to work. On 8 March, the landlord of the inn where I stayed, who believes in a new religion, said that morning, “One more serious accident will occur. Since you work at a high place, please be careful.” The work site was 4 kilometres away from the inn. On that day, I was going to attach a pulley to the read cable every 3 meters by using a suspended machine. First, a rope passes through the pulley and then its end is connected to the cable end so that we can extend the cable by pulling the rope. The work site crossed a river and the distance between utility poles are twice as wide as usual. It was 80 metres. Therefore, one more rope was hung above it not to let the cable sag. It made our work complicated. When we reached the point that the upper and lower rope were tied, we needed to replace the suspended machine. So, we held the wire with the right hand and replaced the pulley hanging the suspended machine with the left hand. When replacing it, we had to lift it about 30 centimetres. I did that work on that day. It was at about 4:40 p.m. when I removed the pulley and tried to hook it on the wire, I leant to the left because of my weight and could hardly hook it. I tried to support my weight with my left elbow but I gradually got exhausted. So, I finally had to support my weight with only my right hand. It took about 7 minutes and my body was fully stretched. A river ran 14 metres below and there were gabions full of stones on the riverside. I don’t explain how horrified I was. People found me and came to help me. Before they stretched their hands to me, I became unable to hang there and released my hand while thinking of Meshiya-sama. As I fell from a very high place, people couldn’t do anything for me. When I fell, all of them shut their eyes as they couldn’t bear to see me.
The moment I fell with a thud, I came to myself and got stunned. I was saved. Meshiya-sama protected me. Then people ran to me in an uproar. They thought that I died but I didn’t. They were so surprised. They were worried about me and said, “Take him to the hospital” I returned to myself and said, “I’m all right. I don’t need to go there.” As I fell on my buttocks so that I felt pain in my chest a bit. I soon performed Johrei towards my chest. Then I was carried on the back to the inn. My buttocks were swollen black due to internal bleeding. I got a hairline fracture in the left wrist but it didn’t hurt at all. When I thought that I received such great grace, I couldn’t stop crying. As there was no other believer in Sekai-Meshiya-kyo than me, I performed Johrei by myself. The internal bleeding was excreted as bloody urine. I could go up and downstairs in three days. Later, I went to see the place I fell. The witnesses told me that they thought I fell straight on gabions beneath. However, I fell diagonally on the earth slope, rotated three times and then stopped in front of gabions. There was the concrete weir 30 centimetres left from where I fell and the utility pole with a sharp tip on 1 metre right. I would have been heavily injured or died if I had fallen by either side. When I remember that accident, it makes me shiver even now. It can be only called a miracle. I was so moved to receive such great grace. I was saved my life which cannot be replaced by anything. Here, I express my gratitude with joy. I don’t know how helpful I can be but would like to work for constructing Paradise on Earth even more. Thank you very much, Meshiya-sama.
Translated by N.H.
Reported by K.S. in Saga on 17 November 1952
Thank you very much for giving us countless grace every day, Meshiya-sama. Today, I honestly report the grace which my wife received. When I married her, her back was round and bent over. Since she became a believer in Sekai-Meshiya-kyo, however, she had had constant purification of a belch and the back gradually became stretched. Now her back is almost straight. Meanwhile, she suffered from a stomach cramp very much while she was carrying my child. Now she doesn’t do any more. Whenever she has severe purification like that, she could overcome it safely. She lives in peace today.
When I gave service to a museum in Hakone last November, I had purification and received the absolute grace for it. Meanwhile, my wife also had purification and overcame it. Furthermore, she gave birth to a second child. We are very grateful that we received such grace. We were just moved to tears. In fact, she was scheduled to give birth at the beginning of November but there were still no signs even after passing the expected due date. When I left to Hakone on 22 November, nothing happened to her. On 2 December, she went out to dry the futon. The drying place was on the hill. When she hung the futon over the rope, the rope suddenly broke and she fell into a ditch 3 metres below the hill. There was a broken large earthenware pot there. She fell head over heels towards that pot.
When my mother and child jumped out to see her, she bled from the head. She performed Johrei to herself. Her forehead was deeply cut and her chest got wet with blood. Her wound was L shaped and 10 centimetre-long. My mother soon performed Johrei to her and my child nearby cried out to her not to put strength. She stopped bleeding in 5 minutes. She went home on foot and then lied down. My brother ran to a branch office of Sekai-Meshiya-kyo to ask for performing Johrei. It was absolutely chaotic. At night, she suddenly had a pain in her belly. Although one month had passed the due date, she soon gave birth smoothly to a round and fat boy. If we hadn’t become a believer in Sekai-Meshiya-kyo, I don’t know what would have happened to us. When I think of that, it makes me shiver. How infinite the divine virtue of Meshiya-sama is! I don’t know how I praise it with words. Now her wound has almost healed and my son grows up healthy. Because of my poor writing, it is a pity that I cannot express my gratitude at all. Thank you very much, Meshiya-sama. I ask you to protect us as ever and use us for your divine work even a little as soon as possible.
[Miracles of Johrei]
Translated by N.H.