The Golden Rule
You shall keep it a rule to be gentle and mild in other
person’s face, severe and
relentless to yourself, neither haughty nor humbly, but helpful and kind each other;
and never be arbitrary so as to be greedy for your satisfaction in order to
distinguish yourself. And you have to attach importance to the holy affairs much
more than your worldly works, so that you shall bear in mind to make light of your
worldly works like feathers, while much of the holy affairs like mountains.
You may just as well win with modesty and accept defeat
gracefully. You shall take a
wide view of things and apply yourself closely to your studies so that you could pick
a lot of capable men out in the world.
You shall make every endeavour to bring about peace and quiet
as usual for the
sake of keep your mind and body pure and clean, nevertheless in an emergency
devote your faith and bravery to the Way and rack your brains in order to
exterminate the source of evil power.
If you might never behave like these, break the taboo of
vegetarianism and leave the
habit either smoking or drinking at you disposal after you have been endowed with
TEN-MEI, which could not be always confined to you but easily transferred from you
to an another man of virtue.
The reason why someone would never do any penance is not
because he wouldn’t
but because Heaven would not let him do, which must be caused by the very dignity
of TEN-MEI. Although anyone who has been initiated into the Way should have the
right to return Home, but anyone who has been endowed with TEN-MEI of
TEN-DEN-SHI could seldom return Home unless he would have fulfilled his duties.
Once you have accepted the TEN-MEI, you have to devote yourself entirely to the
Way, behave well nervously, never indulge in luxury neither neglect your work, do
your best to be gifted with both intelligence and virtue and bear in mind that you
should fulfil your duty in accordance with TEN-MEI to take the initiative in the
development of any unexplored field getting over any difficulties and render
distinguished services so as to set a good example to the public.
The deeper the TEN-MEI you will take it, like you may do with
KOKU-SHIN (A God
lives in a Valley: an another name of GEN-KAN), the more people it could attract and
charm. I wish, you would keep yourself so clean and vacant as to accept all the
public and maintain the great Mission of Heaven forever.
If a man does all that is humanly possible, and as a result in case he
his object, he must owe it to Heaven; on the contrary in case he fails, it must be due
to his want of virtue.
have showed you a golden rule so that you shall make it a mirror of your mind.
false could be allowed, neither a bit of inattention. The substitute of the Master as the
eternal Teacher and the Saviour of all the souls shall be requested to be a perfect
and complete man of character.
The Teachers alive are now going to be revealed all over the
world. You shall make
a vow here to requite the kindness of the mercy of Heaven, the discipline of the
Teacher and the recommendation of the Seniors heartily.
am going to make this document into a motto indispensable to TEN-DEN-SHI in
expectation of the arrival of the new generation.