Miracles of Johrei
Written by Okada Mokichi, 1953
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Reported by I.M. in Fukuoka on 25 May 1952
I became a believer in Sekai-Meshiya-kyo when my wife had recovered from her poor health by Johrei. Since then, we have received countless blessings and now we live a happy life under God’s protection. Here I sincerely would like to report the part of my experiences.
It was at about noon on 1 April. When I crossed the curbed street by bicycle on the way to work, I don’t know why but I was trapped under the U.S. military car in an instant. People gathered around the car in an uproar. They naturally thought that I was killed. Four or five people pulled out me and my bicycle. The pedals of the bicycle bent and my watch broke into three pieces and scattered. My shoes were blown off about 20 metres away. My glasses were also blown away. When I was helped to raise, I knew that I had no pain nor wound in my body. I don’t know how I appreciated the grace I had. I just said, “Thank you very much, Meshiya-sama.” People saw the unreasonable miracle in front of them. They were too amazed to say anything. Then the interpreter said to me, “Get on the car, please. We will take you to the hospital.” I strongly refused the offer and soon left. Then I visited a branch church of Sekai-Meshiya-kyo.
I would have died if I had not been saved by Meshiya-sama. I deeply understand how great his power of salvation was. When I bowed deeply in front of the photo of Meshiya-sama, I felt terribly sorry. I had never rewarded him for his countless blessings we had even a little. Even so, he never blamed my rudeness but on the contrary, he gave me great mercy. Meshiya-sama is going to construct Paradise on Earth that is the world where disease, poverty and conflict no longer exists. So, I beg him to change my life from now on and use me for His divine work.
Translated by N.H.
Reported by M.M. in Yamaguchi on 21 August 1951
Thank you very much for giving me grace every day, Meshiya-sama. I became a believer in the present Sekai-Meshiya-kyo in January 1948. Since then, I have received the divine virtue and I am moved to tears day and night. Here, I report the most impressive grace I received.
The accident happened the last October and I will never forget it. At that time, I was in a commercial high school. After school, I went out with A by bicycle. A sit on my bicycle carrier. We came to the slope at 20 degrees. When we went up the slope to about 500 metres, A suddenly stood on the carrier. It was a hair-raising act when I looked back. Because of our young age, A got into gear. I was surprised at his act and said, “We might be found by police. Sit down!” However, he said, “Don’t worry. I’m all right.” I repeatedly warned him but he never stopped standing. That was too bad. So, I finally got angry with him and shouted at him. Then he wrung my neck. At that moment, I found an ox cart full of vegetable in front of us. I instantly thought that we got in danger but I couldn’t do anything. We went down the slope while riding double on a bicycle. The bicycle picked up speed, which was beyond my control. A’s hands got filled with strength more and I became unconscious. When I recovered consciousness, the bicycle crashed to the side of the ox cart and messed up. We bounced off the cart. I got on my hands and knees on the ground and saw that the rear wheel of the ox cart was just about to run over my right hand. “It’s too late!” When I thought so, I mindlessly asked Meshiya-sama for my protection in my mind. The ox pulled the cart without knowing my desperate feeling. I kept asking Meshiya-sama and closed my eyes. It took only a few minutes but I felt like a long period. When the rear wheel ran over my hand, I put the strength in my hand and then withdrew it.
When looking at my hand, however, there was no defect nor scratches in its back and palm. Then I waved my hand and rotated my wrist. I felt no pain at all. What grace I had! I felt a lump in my throat and tears ran down my cheeks. Then I found A. He hit his hip and legs. He moaned and couldn’t stand. I had no wound but he was seriously injured even though we hit the cart in equal terms. I clearly understood that I was protected by Meshiya-sama. I just knew his infinite divinity. I thanked Meshiya-sama. Then I told A about Sekai-Meshiya-kyo and asked him if he wanted to try Johrei. As he was stubborn and atheist, he never accepted what I said. He went to the hospital and took medicine. He was still under the treatment but didn’t completely recover. When I hear that he is still weak, I think that I am a happy man. Since I am on summer break now, I am doing free work in the branch church of Sekai-Meshiya-kyo to reward the grace I received even a little. Here I conclude my report with the poem written by Meshiya-sama.
I feel sorry that I have no way to reward or praise enough God-given grace.
Translated by N.H.
Reported by H.K. in Fukuoka on 31 January 1949
I received a holy amulet on 18 April 1948. Since then, my family has received blessings many times and lived a thankful and rewarded life.
On 9 May, I had a business trip to Hakata. I stayed there for one night and got up early at four o’clock. I took the first train from Hakata station for Moji departing at 5:10 to go home. After a while, I became anaemia and felt sick due to lack of sleep. I left my seat to go to the toilet. However, I couldn’t remember what happened after that. I thought that it took about two hours. I regained consciousness with the overhead squeaking sound of the train. Then I realised that I fell from the train. I found myself lying down on white gravel just under an about four-metre-wide train bridge. How grateful it was! I had no wound. I felt as if I was dreaming. I would have been drowned if I had fallen about 60 centimetres to the right or my skull would have been crushed with a granite stone about 30 centimetres to the left. I was saved from such a tremendous danger. I thanked Meshiya-sama with deep emotion. I fell from the running train and I further fell from the bride more than three metres above. However, I had no wound nor broke any bone at all. I just had a bruise. I did know that I was protected by Komyo-Nyorai-sama. I couldn’t explain how grateful I was. Besides, I fell just between two stations. It was a rural area. Thanks to Meshiya-sama, I relatively easily could walk about four kilometres to the station closer to my destination even though I had a bruise. I took another train departing at 9:10 a.m. and went home safely. Then I visited to ask Mr T to receive Johrei at the church of Sekai-Meshiya-kyo. I soon felt better. Thank you very much, Meshiya-sama. Please protect me as ever.
Translated by N.H.
Reported by M.S. in Tokyo on 29 March 1952
I became a believer in the present Sekai-Meshiya-kyo in July 1948 and received grace so many times. I feel very sorry that I couldn’t work enough for Meshiya-sama.
It was around 20 January 1952. I came home a little before ten at night. A chauffeur was racing the engine around the ditch in front of my house. His car seemed to break down and couldn’t move. The road in front of my house was in bad condition. I felt sorry for him and said, “Could I help something for you?” He replied, “I am in trouble. The car is skidding but I am alone. Is there an about 60-centimetre-wide board somewhere?” There was no such thing around there. I said, “I will find one at my house.” I went back home and found the board which could be useful. Then I gave it to him. “This could be all right, thank you,” he said. He looked relieved. So, I went back home. When I was preparing for dinner, I heard the engine noise and it didn’t stop. It was cold outside. I thought that he hadn’t started the car yet but hoped that he would fix it soon. I finished my dinner and prepared for breakfast the next morning. So, I finished all of my day’s work.
As I have no gas and water supply in my house, it takes time to make a fire and draw water from the well. It was five minutes before midnight. The car engine still made noise. I thought that the neighbours wouldn’t sleep with such a noise. I felt cold and wanted to keep me warm in the kotatsu. The chauffeur must feel cold, too. I thought that I would ask Komyo-Nyorai-sama to save him. I went to the room where the holy object of worship was enshrined. I asked Meshya-sama and Dai-Komyo-Nyorai-sama to give him grace and then went out of my house. A cutting north wind blew. I couldn’t find the chauffeur. I thought that he was tired under this cold weather, left the car and went home. I looked inside the car. Because there was no light on, I couldn’t see anything. Then I called out, “Are you still here? Hasn’t the car moved yet?” He opened the wind and said, “It skids and cannot move. I asked the police to use a phone. I left the message to pick up the car. Someone will come to the rescue from Sugamo but not yet. He must have already come here,” he complained. “Do you sleep here while shivering with cold until the next morning if nobody comes? You cannot stand this coldness even though you are young. Please wait here for a moment. I will ask God.” I soon performed Johrei towards the place which made the car skid and then chanted a prayer. I asked Meshiya-sama to give him grace.
About fifteen minutes later, I said to the chauffeur, “Can you move the car?” He started the engine. The car was frozen in two hours. I kept performing Johrei. Then God gave me divine wisdom through my soul. I said to the chauffeur, “Can you back the car?” He said, “Do you mean that I reverse the car?” “Yes, that’s right,” I said. I kept performing Johrei and asking for help. The car gradually moved backwards with the engine sound. I couldn’t describe how glad and grateful I was. “Go on, go on,” I said while performing Johrei. The car was covered in mud. I followed the car and accidentally fell in the ditch but it didn’t matter. I said to the chauffeur, “Now, the car is all right.” He said, “I am not sure.” I said, “The car moved very much, didn’t it? You go forward then.” He seemed to think why I said so but the car smoothly went forward about fifteen metres.
The chauffeur stopped the car and came to me. He said, “Thank you very much. How do I give you gratitude?” I said, “You need to do nothing. You were saved because I asked God to help you. If you would like to express your gratitude, please pay attention to Dai-Komyo-Nyorai-sama in Atami. He saves not only the car but everything such as disease, poverty, conflict and even mental illness. If your friend is ill, please let them know it. Then your gratitude will be delivered to God. Now, everything is all right. You must be cold. Please go home.” The chauffeur stood in place for a while. He seemed to feel something and said, “I might visit you to ask for something but I should leave here now. Thank you very much.” He soon left. I went back home and expressed my gratitude to Meshiya-sama and Dai-Komyo-Nyorai-sama. I am a person with lots of clouds but could receive the divine power of salvation. How grateful I am! I shed tears. I hope that the chauffeur will tell what he experienced to someone who has a problem someday. Thank you very much, Meshiya-sama.
Translated by N.H.
Reported by K.N. in Gifu on 8 April 1949
The accident happened on 12 February. My brother borrowed two trucks to carry firewood. As he could handle it alone, he told me to bring them with him. It was a cold morning. The snow piled up about 15 centimetres. The trucks went up about a 2-kilometre-long steep forest road. We arrived at our destination. Then we loaded full of firewood into the trucks and tied them tight. We were all soaked with sweat. “What great loads they are!” We laughed at them. However, I was getting worried that we might have overloaded but the truck driver didn’t care and soon prepared to go back home. I checked around the trucks even though I am an amateur. Then the driver started the engine and I sit down between the driver and the assistant. There was a fast current mountain stream in front of us and a mountain on the right side. When we were going down the steep slope for a few minutes, the truck driver cried out, “Damn it! The break doesn’t work.” He tried to break the truck but he couldn’t. The truck was accelerating more and more.
I desperately held my hands and asked Komyo-Nyorai-sama to save us in my mind. However, the truck ran at great speed and didn’t stop. The driver turned the steering wheel to the right to stop the truck by bumping into the mountain. In a moment, the truck turned over and fell into the mountain stream. While we were falling, the rear glass was broken into pieces, they scattered and the tools jumped out. I couldn’t open my eyes. Furthermore, the car seat came off and the body was shaken violently. So, my eyes got dazzling. After a while, the truck stopped. The car oil and coal tar were falling to my head. Then I found myself lying on my back. I must have looked funny but soon got worried about the truck driver and assistant. I looked around and found the driver lying on his belly at my feet. “Are you all right?” I asked. “Yes, I am,” he replied. I got relieved. I was saved by Komyo-Nyorai-sama. We received grace from God. I became full of gratitude and instinctively said to the driver, “We were saved because I have a holy amulet on my chest.” He said nothing for a while and said, “Where’s my assistant?” “That’s more than Komyo-Nyorai-sama. Hey, hey!” he called out his assistant. I also got worried about him. Then we found him standing with his shoe on the road. “How did you get out of the car? Before we finished asking him, he said with a short breath, “When the truck fell sideways, the door was suddenly open. Then I tumbled down when the truck made a full turn.” When we listened to his words, we were so relieved and burst out laughing.
I first visited the branch office of the present Sekai-Meshiya-kyo in village T on 30 July 1946. Then I received a holy amulet in Aichi. Since then, I received guidance from the instructors in my village and village T. I have heard how great the divine power of Komyo-Nyoirai-sama. As I experienced such an incident, I am fully convinced that it was true. Now I keep visiting to worship with full of gratitude. I also look forward to hearing their guidance and enjoy doing my work. I always think about why I couldn’t ask for this faith much earlier. I also wonder why people don’t believe in these great teachings, benefits and divine virtue. I sympathize with them. I would like to express my deepest gratitude at the end of my report. Thank you very much, Meshiya-sama.
Translated by N.H.
Reported by K.H. in Fukui 10 March 1952
Since I became a believer in Sekai-Meshiya-kyo, I received numerous benefits. Here, I sincerely report one of them, Meshyiya-sama. I went to Manchuria in 1932 and started to work for the South Manchuria Railway. In the spring of 1934, I was permitted to have a month off and went back home for the first time in two years. I was fortunate that the instructor of the present Sekai-Meshiya-kyo visited Fukui during my stay. I received a holy amulet and became a believer. I had guidance and received Johrei directly from him. I felt rising to heaven as if my dream came true, which I always had dreamt since I was a child. Then I returned to Manchuria. I did railway construction work at night in the two-third of the month there. When I finished my work, about five or ten people at most waited for me to return to my lodging. I was tired after work but I performed Johrei to them. They suffered from various diseases. Some had bad eyesight or ears. Some were children whose face were affected by toxic medicine or who always wet their bed. They recovered from their illness in a very short period. I once saved the life of a woman just by performing Johrei for four days. She suffered from a life-threatening female disease. On the other day, the sergeant of the military police was cured of amoebic dysentery when I just performed Johrei for six days even though he had suffered from it for six years. I am very glad that not only he but also his family appreciated the grace brought from Johrei. Like those, miracles occurred one after another. These stories expanded very much soon. So, people visited me more often and I got busier. In 1945, I was called up for military service and joined the army. I was missed by people. The war ended three months later. Then I was detained in Siberia. I was forced to move to many places and do heavy work. In the end, I moved to the coastal area in Nakhodka and continued to do construction work.
It was before when I was demobilized in 1946. It was in autumn. About thirty detainees including me were got in the ten-wheel truck made in the U.S. We were exhausted after heavy labour. The truck went on the road of about eight kilometres as usual. The Soviet driver started the truck. When the truck was approaching a steep slope, the driver lost control and the truck rolled down from a several-metre-high cliff and finally fell into the sea. As we stood in the truck bed, we lied one upon another. For a moment, I felt as if I was beaten with an iron hammer and my neck dug into the body. After a while, I came to my sense and looked around. I was surprised. People were all covered with blood. Some had already died and some fell down and growled. That was just like a hell. I soon tried to move my neck. It moved. Then I tried to move my arms. They moved freely. “God saved me, God saved me. What grace I got!” I cried out with joy in my mind. I finally crawled up to the roadside. My face was all covered with mud. I looked around my body. I didn’t find any serious injury. What a mysterious thing happened! I was deeply moved to tears. What a grateful grace Komyo-Nyorai-sama gave me! I am deeply sorry for my delay in this report. Please forgive me. I swear that I work for you, Meshiya-sama. Please use me as forever.
Translated by N.H.
Reported by D.H. in Kyoto on 1 February 1953
I have received numerous blessings since I became a believer in Sekai-Meshiya-kyo. Now my family live a happy life full of divine light. Here I report one of the blessings I had.
I am working as a taxi driver in Osaka. On 2 January 1953, I picked up two customers in Tenpo-zan for Noda-Hanshin at 1 p.m. I drove the car at a speed of 50 kilometres. I came to the train crossing. Due to the beginning of the year, the signal didn’t light. I didn’t check left and right. I think that the devil made me do it. When I crossed the train crossing. I saw the train coming at high speed because the signal did not light likewise. At the moment, I thought I made a mistake and desperately cried out “Please protect us, Meshiya-sama.” A great miracle happened. I thought that the car naturally became trapped under the train but it didn’t. The car was instantly dragged by the train 30 meters but it didn’t break. The rear fender just got scratched.
Then the traffic police came. He couldn’t believe what he saw. He just shook his head and said, “Since both ran at a high speed, the train would have been wrecked and the car would have been broken down. I have never seen such a miracle. You must be the luckiest person. You should pray to God when you go home.” My customers were, of course, all right. I safely sent them to their destination. I sincerely appreciated that grace. I soon visited the branch office of Sekai-Meshiya-kyo and expressed my gratitude in front of the altar. I cannot describe how I felt. I thought that it happened to make me aware because I was not religious enough. In any case, I did appreciate that I was safe. From now on, I become a different person and work hard for Meshiya-sama. Here I conclude my report. Thank you very much, Meshiya-sama.
Translated by N.H.
Reported by T.M. in Iwate on 1 February 1953
In 1949, I first heard about Meshiya-sama and became a believer in the present Sekai-Meshiya-kyo. Since then, I have encountered numerous miracles under Meshiya-sama’s protection. Now I live a life full of gratitude. Thank you very much, Meshiya-sama. Here I report two of the greatest miracles I experienced.
I am working for the substation in Iwate. The great miracle occurred in October 1950. I carried utility poles to a certain hot spring area by a carriage. On the way back from there, I didn’t know why but a horse suddenly ran out. The coachman tried to stop it but he couldn’t. The house became violent-tempered and ran with a loud noise. It didn’t care about whether the road was good or bad, or uphill or downhill and ran at a tremendous dangerous speed. Then the coachman shook off the carriage and immediately kicked by the horse. I managed to grab the carriage somehow. I couldn’t jump off because the horse ran so fast. My body gradually moved forward and my left foot was finally kicked by the horse. I immediately asked Meshiya-sama for his protection and left everything to God. When the carriage came to about a 120-degree curved road, both hooks of the shaft suddenly came off. The horse ran away like an arrow. The carriage slowed down and crashed the cherry tree at the roadside. I rolled over many times and finally reached the field a few metres away from the road. I wondered why but I had no injury. If the only one hook had come off and the carriage had overthrown at such a high speed, I would have died. But in fact, both hooks came off at the same time. That must be the grace I received from God. I was just moved to tears while holding my hands.
Then I repot the second one. It happened in August 1952. The power of the rice mill got out of order. It was a kilometre away from the place I worked. I climbed the utility pole and turned off the insulator switch. I found that three fuses were brownout. I thought that one of the three transformers must have burnt. I inserted new fuses and turned on two insulator switches. Before I turned on the last one, I avoided the body in case of danger. Then I turned it on. In a moment, all-electric wires connected to the four poles generated an arc. I was soon covered with thick smoke. People below couldn’t see me at all and thought that I wouldn’t be saved. The accident of this electric discharge was soon detected with the meter in the substation and the switch was immediately turned off. The arc soon disappeared. As for me, I stood on the utility pole with no life-threatening condition. I didn’t get burnt, either. It was the greatest miracle. All people who were there were moved by the grace God gave me and just shed tears. From now on, I would like to work hard for Meshiya-sama in line with his intention under his protection. By doing so, I would like to reward the grace I received even a little. Thank you very much, Meshiya-sama.
Translated by N.H.
Reported by T.H. in Nagasaki on 8 April 1949
The accident happened at about 10 a.m. on 28 February 1949. The quarantine station in the Demobilization Bureau caught fire and burnt violently. It is in the suburb of Sasebo. Just then, I got in the fire engine coming from Sasebo and headed there. The fire engine ran south at a full speed on the national highway. I was desperate to hang on tight not to be shaken off. Then a lake suddenly appeared ahead. The road turns sharply in front of the lake and went half around it. The driver quickly turned left so rapidly. In a moment, the fire engine fell into the field about 6 metres below. All six people including me became trapped under the fire engine. “Damn it!” The vehicle weight lied heavily on my chest and thighs as I was on the rollover side.
However, the fire engine immediately got up and rolled over on the opposite side where I was. What a miracle happened! Furthermore, nothing was wrong with my chest even though it was pushed very much. I was just not able to breathe. I leant on the vehicle and performed Johrei. I apologised to Komyo-Nyorai-sama and kept performing Johrei. Then I breathed easier. I also performed Johrei towards my legs as I couldn’t stand up. Then my legs soon moved freely. I helped others while shedding tears of gratitude for the repeated grace I received. I was surprised that they were all safe even though the vehicle turned once and fell from a horrifying cliff. I thanked Meshiya-sama in my mind. If such an accident occurred, people would die one after another. In my case, I would have died instantly. I was the only person who had the holy amulet on my chest and because of my amulet, people, as well as me, were protected by Komyo-Nyorai-sama. It was like a dream but not. It did occur. Komyo-Nyorai-sama gave me a new life with its power. If I had not received the holy amulet, I would have died at the age of forty-four. The more I think of that, the more I feel grateful. Thank you very much, Meshiya-sama.
Translated by N.H.
Reported by I.M. in Gifu on 15 November 1950
I have a family of eight and all of them became a believer in the present Sekai-Meshiya-kyo in March 1946. Since then, we have received numerous blessings and live a life full of gratitude. Before that, someone in the family always got ill and we were very familiar with doctors and pharmacies. Even villagers wondered why we so often suffer from illness. My children were very weak. They never got better even though they had nutrients. However, all illnesses have gone now and we live a brilliant life with the light of Komyo-Nyorai-sama.
Here I report the significant grace I received. It happened on 21 April 1950. I was going to fix the earth wall. I put the earth in five boxes and carried them on the cart. When I came to the narrow slope on the way back home, a carriage came from behind. The slope was known as a valley of hell. I stopped the cart in a little wide place to avoid the carriage. When the carriage passed by my side, it must have got caught on the rear of the cart and I fell with the cart from an about the 5-meter-high stone wall. I instantly prayed to Komyo-Nyorai-sama. I heard a clanging noise while falling but soon lost consciousness. After a while, I regained my consciousness and found myself grabbing a tree. I repeatedly chanted the name of Kyomyo-Nyorai-sama without noticing it. I carried the shaft of the cart on my shoulders but it came off somehow. It must have been the grace I got from Komyo-Nyorai-sama. I was so grateful that I couldn’t stop crying. Since I fell from the stone wall, carriage passengers and a horse driver worried about me and called out my name. When I responded to them from the tree, they were amazed and cried out, “Oh, M is calling us!” They went down and rescued me. I didn’t even have any scratches at all. They looked at me and said, “What a mysterious thing happened! You fell from that high wall. We don’t know why you could be saved.” They vacantly stared at the high stone wall.
The cart turned over and the shaft broke. One of the boxes carried on the cart flew over the railroad to the riverbank. I drugged the broken shaft and went down to pick up the earth for the wall. While putting the earth in the box, I was so glad and moved to tears. My wife and I chanted a prayer. My sister soon went home and expressed our gratitude to Komyo-Nyorai-sama with my children. When Mr G, who is in charge of holding a ceremony for Dai-Komyo-Nyorai-sama, came, I asked him to see the accident site. He said, “You received a great grace, didn’t you?” Yes, I did. I was so grateful that I received such great grace. I couldn’t help telling to everyone. My writings are not good enough but here I sincerely reported my experience. I do hope that people will join this holy work of God as soon as possible and as many as possible. Thank you very much, Meshiya-sama.
Translated by N.H.
Reported by S.T. in Tokyo on 17 April 1953
I would like to express my gratitude for your daily blessing, Meshiya-sama. I honourably received a holy amulet on 13 January 1952 and have got tremendous grace until today. I especially receive financial benefits almost every day and live a life full of gratitude. Here I would like to report the great grace I was honoured to receive lately.
I am working as an engineering contractor. It was on 13 March 1953. I finished my work in one engineering site and headed to the next site by a three-wheeler. When I ran on the national highway, I suddenly heard the sound of a car from behind. Then I looked at the heavy truck of the U.S. military coming at full speed in the rear-view mirror. In a moment, my body bounced forward while riding the bike with a tremendous sound. I mindlessly shouted the name of Meshiya-sama. The bike fell down and I was thrown out. So, I could avoid being hit by the truck to the end. I stood up and checked the body. I didn’t feel pain in any part of the body. My whole body got hot like fire with great emotion and shed tears without thinking. I held my hands towards the direction of Atami and expressed my gratitude to Meshiya-sama.
Soon after that, MP, MPIS and Japanese Police officers came. They were very surprised to see the site. It was a very major accident and the three-wheel seriously broke. “Where is the body?” “Where is an injured person?” “Where is a driver?” They said and look for a casualty. I declared that I was the person who they were looking for but they didn’t think that it was true. After a while, MP found three witnesses. According to their testimony, the U.S. truck full of bombs ran behind my three-wheel at a tremendous speed and hit it from behind. At that moment, I and my bike flew up together 1 metre above the ground, fell and then hit the ground. The truck still kept running while rolling the bike from behind. Then the sudden windstorm occurred and I got in the wind and then pushed aside. So, I could avoid being hit by the truck to the end. The three-wheeler went further to the left from my position, broke a utility pole, hit the wall and then stopped. The truck stopped ahead of the bike and I stooped ahead of the truck. There were the 70-metre-distance between the place I was hit by the truck and that I stopped. Nevertheless, I stood unharmed. Such a major and also mysterious car accident was quite rare. They were just stunned. The accident investigation continued for four and a half hours. After that, I immediately visited the church of Seaki-Meshiya-kyo to express my gratitude. When I got into the entrance, I was so moved that I couldn’t speak with tears. I just threw myself on the chairperson’s knees and expressed my gratitude in my mind.
Thank you very much, Meshiya-sama. I am a sinful person but you took the time and trouble to save me. It is an undeserved honour for me. Thank you very much. The three-wheeler broke very much but the engine as its essential part was nothing wrong. The only sheet metal part was damaged. The accident occurred due to the speed violation and careless overtaking of the U.S. soldier. From this experience, I again realised that we would be protected by God no matter what happened. Forgive me for my bad writing. I was so moved that I wanted to report it. Thank you very much again, Meshiya-sama.
Translated by N.H.
Reported by K.I. in Kyoto on 17 April 1952
Thanks to Meshiya-sama, I always live a peaceful life under your protection. I became a believer in the present Sekai-Meshiya-kyo because all my family were suffering from a roundworm. My acquaintance said to me, “Disease is cured by just holding the hand. A roundworm goes down, too.” We took medicine very much and suffered from its side effect, which harmed the stomach and intestines. So, I doubted what they said. Because of the severe pain, however, I felt like depending on it in any case. Mr Y visited us and performed Johrei. When I continued to receive Johrei a few times, the roundworm went down one after another. I finally recovered completely. Therefore, I decided to depend on the power of God that I had not known until then. On 8 October 1948, I became a believer and enshrined the holy object of worship. Since then, my family including my wife have lived a life with the holy right of God. I have eight children. All of them had severe purification such as diarrhoea or scabies. Thanks to Meshiya-sama, they became healthy after that and we live a life full of gratitude.
I am working as a truck driver. I lately received great grace during my work. I was saved my life by God. Here I would like to report my experience with respect and gratitude. It happened on 27 November 1951. I carried goods to Tango. On the way back to Kyoto, five or six bicycles with lights ran in a low in the oncoming lane. It was at about 6 p.m. and already dark. I couldn’t see the road boundaries clearly. When I turned the steering wheel to the right to avoid those bicycles, the front right tire went off the road. In a moment, the truck slid down an about 5-metre-high cliff. It got into the paddy field and simultaneously rolled over twice. While falling, I strongly thought that it was over. As I always prayed to Meshiya-sama, however, I understood that I should leave everything to God. I kept my sense and managed to crawl out of the truck somehow. How about my assistant? I hadn’t heard from him since he cried out, “Help me!” I looked for him and found him just standing in the dark. I didn’t know when he escaped from the passenger seat. I got closer and called out to him but he didn’t answer. When I touched him, his body was very cold. I was surprised and loudly called him out a few times. Then he got aware and his body temperature gradually rose. I checked his body. He didn’t even bruise. I was all right, too.
What a mysterious thing happened! Meshiya-sama did save us. Please imagine how I was glad as my joy was beyond description. I just thanked Meshiya-sama with tears. On the next day, I went to the accident site to pick up the truck. I thought that it must have been heavily damaged. I was prepared for that. However, nothing was wrong with the truck except the slightly cracked glass of the light. What a miracle! The truck fell from the 5-metre-high cliff and crashed into the ground. The grace I got was so great that I couldn’t help praying towards the east to express my gratitude again. Through that experience, I did understand how grateful it was that we or believers in Sekai-Meshiya-kyo were protected by God with His absolute power. Now, the time is approaching when good and evil can be separated. My wife and I swore in front of the altar that we would work hard to let people know this faith as many as possible. Thank you very much, Meshiya-sama.
Translated by N.H.
Reported by Y.A. in Fukuoka on 1 March 1952
Thank you very much, Meshiya-sama. I have received boundless and absolute grace since I became a believer in Sekai-Meshiya-kyo. My writing is not good enough but here I report the grace we received.
In August 1950, I became a believer with the advice of my gentle aunt and mother. At that time, I was fool enough that I firmly believed in materialism. I spent almost a year without noticing that I was protected by God. Meanwhile, we encountered countless miracles. One day, when my mother was hanging the laundry on the handrail on the first floor, the rotten handrail thoroughly fell down with her weight. She should naturally have fallen with the handrail but her body floated in the air. She was saved. The other day, the wife of our neighbour was in trouble to lose a needle when she was making a futon. She and my mother were looking for it for more than an hour but they couldn’t find it. Then my mother held her hand a few times. Strangely enough, the needle came out soon. I have a single son. When he was two years old, he suffered poisoning. He looked very painful but he became able to play as usual the next day after he received Johrei from my mother. Other than those, I saw countless great blessings in front of me. Nevertheless, I was so stubborn that I decided everything happened by chance. I never listened to my mother and left the holy amulet hanging on the pillar. In that way, I wasted my days.
On 3 May 1951 when I organised books on the shelves, the body became out of balance and fell from the stool on the tatami mat. There was a boiling kettle on the brazier just underneath. I, fortunately, didn’t scale with boiling water nor hit the back of the head. I just hit my neck hard but didn’t feel any pain. At that time, I didn’t realise that I received grace from God. I was glad that I didn’t get injured and just passed that day. 10 days later, a great miracle occurred to me. On 13 May, I visited my uncle to celebrate his birthday. He was living in front of the amusement park. I got on the bus. On the bus, I met a comrade by chance. I missed him as I hadn’t seen him for a long time. I immersed myself in talking to him. The time flew and I noticed that I had arrived at my destination. I got off in a hurry. I usually cross the road behind the car but I didn’t do it only that time. I think that I was tempted by an evil spirit. I rushed out on an about 25-metre road from the front of the bus. In a moment, I hit head-on the vehicle of the Occupation Army that was running at a furious speed. My body was bounced off like a rubber ball about ten metres away. Then I lost myself. I think that people on the bus and pedestrian saw the accident with a strange voice and looked at me. People nearby got closer to me. The Occupation Army soon stopped the car and got closer to me, too. All those things happened in a moment.
A miracle had happened. I was bounced off like a rubber ball in a moment but stood unharmed about ten metres away. The witnesses and people of the Occupation Army were amazed very much to see the incredible sight. They could hardly accept that situation and just shook their heads. But I was the person who was surprised the most. I would have got trapped under the car or heavily injured but I didn’t either. What a great miracle I got! I wondered why so and touched whole my body. I felt something with the tips of my fingers. I calmed my mind and touched it carefully. It was the holy amulet that I had never thought about. Just that time, I realised the existence of Gog for the first time. How grateful I was! That was grace I had never realised before. I greatly appreciated God’s blessing. I had received numerous blessings until then but never realised them. I felt very sorry even though I didn’t notice that. I hurried through the greeting for my uncle and soon went home. I told my mother what happened to me. The grace I got was great and she was moved to tears. Then we expressed our gratitude in front of the altar but I had no idea how to express my feeling. Thank you very much again, Meshiya-sama.
Translated by N.H.
Reported by I.M. in Kumamoto on 5 March 1951
I have a family of five. One day, my wife heard about the grateful grace given by Komyo-Nyorai-sama and we became a believer in the present Sekai-Meshiya-kyo as she wished in August 1948. When I had otitis media after a while, the area around my ear got red and swollen. I suffered from a fever of about 40 degrees. As it suddenly occurred, I couldn’t go to see a doctor. Therefore, I tried to receive Johrei half in doubt. After I received it for about 40 minutes, the temperature of about 40 degrees went down to normal and the ear pain had gone. I went back to normal even though I had suffered so much. What a great power Johrei is! I was just surprised and also convinced that it was the genuine power of God. So, I soon asked Mr K to give me lessons on Sekai-Meshiya-kyo. It was on 23 October 1948. On that day, I was reborn. After we enshrined the holy object of worship, we received lots of benefits from God. Now, my whole family became a believer in Sekai-Meshiya-kyo and live a life full of joy. As for me, I help to save people, who suffer from illness, with this great divine power.
Here I report the great grace I received on 18 December 1950. On that day, I needed to go to a rice mill in the neighbouring village. The machine was something wrong. I climbed the part of the middle shaft to help to fix the machine. Then I carelessly got caught in the shaft. In a moment, my jacket was torn into pieces. Before my body got caught with one more rotation, I cried out, “Stop the motor.” Then the seven-and-a-half-horsepower motor with full rotation suddenly stopped even though no one turned off the switch. At that moment, my jacket was caught to the part of the armpit. People who were there thought that I had died but I didn’t. They were in surprise. I encouraged them to rotate the shaft slowly in reverse. I pulled my torn jacket out of the shaft and went down. The sleeve of the jacket and shirt were all cut at the part of the armpit. However, I had none of the scratches on my skin. People said, “That’s strange. That’s wired.” They just stared at my face. I soon expressed my gratitude to Meshiya-sama in my mind and told them that I was protected by Komyo-Nyorai-sama. Then I went home. My whole family was very surprised to see my torn clothes. Then all of us sat in front of the altar where Dai-Komyo-Nyorai-sama was enshrined and expressed gratitude for the grace I received. Thanks to the divine power of God, since then, we cheerfully strive for faith and work hard to spread the teachings of Meshiya-sama more and more.
[Miracles of Johrei]
Translated by N.H.