About ten vows
made in the Initiation
A message from an authorized God
man should be busy oneself about spreading the Way, appeal his
true sentiment with might and main.
All brother and sisters ! Talk to yourself, and consider why is that.
For whom does he work hard ? For who is he busy?
SAN-TEN SHU-KOU coming down to TEN-DAN in accordance
with the Command of
After finished worshiping the holy palanquin of
RAUM and taking a rest, I will tell you again about ten vows made in
the Initiation ceremony so that you should chant each theme
one by one.
first grief is that people are used to get on halfheartedly without training
faithfully in the Way. Notwithstanding the great vow must have been made, nobody could
be found who has been getting on according to it. A man might as well betray others,
Heaven and souls, if he would not have kept the vow he had made.
hope you that you ask to your mind if you would be afraid of committing a sin
of hard training in the Way. You shall never say that you have not yet been punished at
present. You will never fail to be selected when the designated catastrophe comes. If you
cannot believe it, you had better trace the history in detail. The mills of Heaven grind
slowly, but exceeding fine. You must keep in your mind that the Heavenfs vengeance is
slow but sure.
second grief is that people train themselves in the Way without any
must be the deceptions for one, to keep up, to embellish, to conceal or to cover onefs
appearance. There are so many people who never correct a fault even if any, speak ill of
others if he talk of others. Generally speaking that a man might as well speak ill of others
as to love criticism.
I hope you that you will blame yourself. Do not hesitate to correct
your fault you have committed. You
have to aim at a man of sacred or wisdom. If only a
man give up the sword, he will grow to be a Buddha. Even if a common man once sets an
aim in life, he shall be able to participate the affairs both heaven and earth. Both good and
bad things shall be made their causalities clear at last. The reason of Heaven is so
evidently absolute that anyone could never be exempted from its application.
gNeither deceive nor betrayh
third grief is that people never practice the training in the Way, but deceive
and betray Heaven. Although they obey ostensibly, on the contrary they play opposite
rolls behind the scenes. They say eyesf nevertheless they think it might be enof, and talk
big. They are used to seek publicity to allure honor and to keep appearances, so as to
talk about neither true merits nor real goodness.
wonder why you do not try SHU-GEN. For what purpose does a man of virtue make
of being alone ? Notwithstanding he might lose his mind in a dark, he could see with
electric eyes and hear even the smallest whisper as a deafening thunder, as if he were a
I wonder, if you might fear of divine punishment.
gNever turn awayh
grief is that many people are such inconstant trainers as to train themselves first
and turn away at last, who shall never achieve the Way. Is he said a man of wisdom who
will turn away as soon as he would meet adversity, while he might advance and train
himself for an instant in prosperity but soon retire ? To study is just the same as to row a
boat up stream. It is an eternal rule that the boat cannot avoid retiring unless it row
against the stream.
wish you should make up your mind to advance never retire. You must be a hero,
will be keeping unyielding attitude forever.
many miles distant from here the Way to RI-TEN might be, it will be one mile
as long as you run a mile toward west. Set up your mind steady always on one point. If
you would retire halfway, you might just as well die a miserable death.
gNever betray Your Teacherh
fifth grief is that people will not so learn modesty as to betray the Master
and neglect the Senior Master easily. I wonder if the people have been thinking it would
be easy to meet the Masters. Even if a man would visit for thousand miles deeply into
any mountain in order to meet the Teacher, he could never find where he should live
notwithstanding he might have worn away his shoes made of iron. Even though the man
would die in distress as the result, it would be miserable indeed that he could never
achieve anything at all.
hope you will reveal the conscience of Heaven, respect the Teacher and make much
the Way so as to go with the Heaven.
TEN-DEN SHI shall be a pupil all his life. The
relationship between a Teacher and a pupil
will be forever.
However high and great amount of virtues could have
you earned, if you would once
forget the Teacher, your soul should hardly be saved.
not neglect the Seniorh
sixth grief is that people have not yet understand the concepts well, so that
hardly know it is a sin to neglect the Senior, and a man of virtue shall never forget repay
anotherfs kindness. It would be natural that a man thinks of the source when he drinks
water. If it were not for the root in any plants, how could they grow up ? If it were not any
guide, a man could hardly go on the Way.
hope you would learn purely to know (the basic concepts of the Way). Keep
with your fellow, follow the senior all in one mind. You ought to remember that you must
have made the great vows in front of TEN-DAN thanks to the introduction and guarantee
of some Senior. Even though such small beings as mole cricket and ants learn justice as
their original virtue, how could it be the learning of the Primates c human?
gKeep any divine Lawsh
seventh grief is that people lose the correct rules in their training, never
divine Laws and let they go as they like. What kind of standards could they depend upon
to go up the stairs of RI-TEN besides divine Laws? The divine Laws are nothing but
commandments in Heaven. Could anybody return Home without keeping the Laws?
hope you will learn them in detail. Keep the Laws respectfully and get ahead of
train without rail will meet an accident without fail. A trainee without
hardly achieve his training. A man who can never keep the Law will hardly be free from
the shackles of reincarnation.
gDo not reveal the Secrets of Heavenh
eighth grief is that people are used to be so careless of their speaking as to
about the secrets of Heaven occasionally. Who dare tell you about the secrets besides
the Master with whom one could seldom meet since ancient age ? Why is it difficult to
keep secret among common people, while the secrets have been strictly kept yet among
the three big Saints ?
hope you shall never betray Heave. If you would reveal the Secrets, you might
endure the weight of sins. You should not forget that if you would not happen to meet
with this good opportunity, you could never know about the secrets.
careful of your language, behave yourself and get ahead of another at once, and
will be able to come Home when your vows shall be completed.
gDo not conceal the
ninth grief is that many people conceal the Way
without mercy. If a man should not
reveal the Way, he might make others miss it. Essentially Heaven tells nothing, it makes
human tell instead of it. If a man wonft tell anything, how could others hear about the
Way ? Call to your mind when you have been initiated, wasnft it a senior master who
had led you to the Way ?
hope you shall reflect three times a day. If you will share in your
goodness with others,
you shall be no less than an ancient Saint. People who could have ever been initiated,
must have led the public, set up others instead of themselves and heard of the Way all
together. Now is the very time, when the Salvation is already revealed so that all of the
souls are going to return Home.
gDo as much as you possibleh
tenth grief is that many people made their minds stained while they are training
themselves. Who dare go ahead to do onefs best in the Way ? Many people could not
see through that the shackles should be the chains of love, and regard as the property
they would be fascinated by miracle one just the same with their lives. They are used to
make little of both good chance and timing, make an excuse to gain time and hesitate so
as to lose the definitive opportunity.
hope you shall never cheat yourself. The best time never comes back again. You
to donate property, preach and charity while this good opportunity is still in your hands.
ten items of the great vows shall be kept on in accordance with
from now. I wish you shall accomplish the vows and return Home.
great Way in ancient ages was hardly spread among human world. Now we are in
the time of the third great Salvation age. The unique excellent point opened by Master
could make the man free from the distress, and if he will train himself in the Way and
accumulate the benevolence he shall be promised to a post of Heaven.
many proofs to be transcendence in both life and death are found everywhere
in the world, but they are never such the same trifles to be made a great fuss about
which usually found in common religions. The Way is in oneself not in the outer world. If
there were phenomena, they must be inner the world. If a man could have been initiated
IS-SHI KAN-TEN Law, he should enter the territory of reason (RI-TEN) above that of
atmosphere (KI-TEN). But it is utmost pitifully told that a man might come to a miserable
end at last who was initiated SAN-POU, nevertheless he would never train oneself
the Master and the Way are not any fabrications. It is never telling a lie to
descendents and antecedents. Anyone who has something to do with the Way once
initiated SAN-POU will never fail to make up his mind to settle a TEN-DAN and spread
the Message of God all over the world. Even if a man who has nothing to do with the
Way had been initiated, he will soon have a doubt, attached to shape and appearance
and look around the world with his physical eyes. He will neither learn about soul world
nor study the truth, merely think of phenomena.
ancient time, people who had renounced the world and done penance wondering
around mountains and rivers, when they could have been granted their efforts, they
had been endowed with SAN-POU by the hands of authorized Gods in secret.
though a man who might have suffered from all the distress, as a result obtained
higher post in KI-TEN, the moment when the world should be destroyed, he would
never fail to fall down to the bottom of the distress sea nevertheless.
is the last generation, where in accordance with Godfs mercy the Master came
down to look for souls to be saved. If only a man should become a priest with his wife
and children notwithstanding at home and keep his house and train himself in the Way,
he will be able to enjoy eternal happy life in RI-TEN without fail. You have been meeting
now with the best generation once in sixty thousand years. If you might pass over this
opportunity, you could hardly meet the chance again to train yourself in the Way. A man
will lose his Way just because of heaviness of his sins and crime. The man will never
fail to throw himself on Godfs mercy in vain, when the time will come and repent of your
soon as a man of good fortune could get Initiation, he should have to trace
senior so that he might reveal the dignity at the welcome party in RI-TEN.
will never fail to decide onefs reward according to his achievement
appropriately. You have to do your best to go ahead in the Way in the very good time.
Way and false Way are not always unique. The false Way is used to look like
and attract public attention. On the contrary the true Way accompanies no phenomena.
It must exist in a moment, if a man could be beyond of both life and death or not.
had been in the service of seven teaches before he met with RAO-TZE to get
pith and marrow of the Way. People could never realize the word written in the RON-GO
(Analects of Confucius) such as gIf I could heard of the Way in the morning, I might as
well die in the eveningh. On that time only SOU-SHI realized the meaning and said gyesh,
but another three thousand pupils were left unknown.
achievement of SHA-KYA to be initiated from NEN-TOU BUDDHA after sixteen years
penance is expressed entirely in the Buddhist scriptures. SHA-KYA showed the true
Way, some day in a meeting of pupils, SHOU-HOU GEN-ZOU in such a gesture as to twist
a flower, which only one of his pupil KA-SHOU could understand the meaning, and
answered him with a sign of smile that others should never know what was it done for.
told about GEN-KAN such as gKOKU-SHIN will never dieh. GEN-KAN is
contained inner place of the exquisite gate of mankind. Was there anyone could have
been in ancient Saints who would have never asked for his Initiation by some Master ?
There has been a necessity to succeed the authority of the Way one after another in the
ancient ages by means of TAN-DEN DOKU-JU (Initiation from one to next one).
the time has come, the Master of Mission has revealed in the world c YUMI-NAGA
governs DOU-BAN and is going to save the souls in SAN-KAI (human, spirits and
ghosts). All the people should have to get the Way and hear of the true Law in the last
Salvation. The Way will be spread among the world in a few years. Make haste to go
ashore who might have something to do with the Way, or else with others all together
should be beaten by the catastrophe.
for TEN-DOU who have either some relation or virtue and they will be able to
their ancestors if only they will train themselves in the Way. Those people who have
neither any relation nor virtue will easily be dubiously about the true Way nevertheless
they have asked for it, and never go ahead. If a man would restrain or prevent others
from their beliefs, he might commit or fault while it might be a little sinful affair not to
believe by oneself. You should never give up because of no miracle happened at the
present, for it will be too late to regret meeting a miracle when the time comes.
SHA-KYA said gShut off a doubt, then a belief will be bornh.
Confucius said gHeaven could feel the utmost faithfulnessh.
ask for the general public to spread the messages of Gods instead of Heaven as
as they shall be initiated SAN-POU, so that they will be promised a reasonable position in
Heaven. You may meet with some distresses for a time, after that you will get the eternal
pleasure without fail, which are pure and vast happiness you shall be able to enjoy for
ten thousand and eight hundred years.
hope you that you shall learn about this instruction as soon as you get it, so
shall never act against the painful mind of SAN-TEN SHU-KOU. A man who will keep in
his mind the wishes of the God and recite them well must be a good Child of RAUM.
items of the great vows are telling you that anyone who would keep them could be
saved from the catastrophe without fail, to the contrary, anyone who cheats others and
Heaven as well shall punish himself. People who have stained both spirit and soul ought
to think about their mind in detail.
(A comment by the editor)
deeper the vows, the heavier the responsibility a man should owe, so that the
used to apply the great prayers while they are alive, and they had saved the general public through
course, we have been initiated SAN-POU after prayed the vows. By the way, as
used to forget things always according as the time will pass by. To tell the truth, SAN-TEN
SHU-KOU worried about the fact and showed us the Instruction of explanation about the ten vows.
Here we are sending the English translation of it to our friends who are going to spread the
messages of God among the world. We are expecting that the wishes of Gods could be
understood well through this translation trial, and they would be made much use of your activities
to let people know the TEN-DOU and increase the number of our friends all over the world.