Compass of the Times 190
Compass of the Times 190
To Love the Beginning
What Is Important Is to Take Action
Happy new year.
I wish from the bottom of my heart that the year 2020 will become the best year for you.
There is something that I would like to tell you at the beginning of the new year. A subject that we, who pursue and practice the Study of the Soul, must particularly keep in our minds.
It is the importance of taking action.
If you wish a new way of life, it is necessary that you take the first step in a novel way that you have never tried before. Even if a new way of life is brought forth from a new thought, it is the action that realizes such a thought.
No matter how hard you work on the Wisdom sheet, if it does not result in a plan of action, then any outcome from the Wisdom sheet will be powerless in the real world. This explains how important it is to take action.
If you think, “I should not repeat the same Ju-Hatsu-Shiki as before,” you should try to manifest a different Ju-Hatsu-Shiki. Once you come up with an idea, you should move yourself into activity. If you think of something, you should try to take action.
Although you may have a perfect image in your mind, and express it brilliantly in words, living it in the real world is a different matter. You will not know what happens unless you actually work on it.
Once you transform your concept into reality and experience the events that occur, you will then learn for the first time the substantiality of the idea that you have envisioned.
This is also true if the situation is opposite.
Even if, viewed from all angles the task may appear very difficult with no chance to realize it, a seemingly impossible and reckless idea, you will never know how it will turn out without trying.
If you face it with wholehearted commitment and preparation, it will lead to a result that will be beyond anything you may anticipate.
No matter how difficult and hopeless the situation appears, if you can prepare your In and En in a real sense and make full use of all the relationships that support you, most of your objectives will be advanced closer to their realization in a way that greatly exceeds your imagination.
From my numerous experiences thus far, I am confident in saying that this is true.
That is Why We Love the “Beginning”
That is why we love the beginning.
The beginning means the initial action.
It is the step to bring forth things that had not previously existed in the outside world that had only been contained in your mind. This is what we call the beginning.
When you take the new step, spreading before you is a world that you have never seen before. When you open the new door, there lie challenges ahead that you have never faced before.
Even if it is a matter that others have already worked on, if it is the beginning for you, and there awaits a new dimension.
Furthermore, if it is the second time that you worked on the problem after a setback, it still becomes the beginning.
The beginning, which is built on all experiences in the past, has the power to raise those experiences to a higher dimension. Not only that, it has the power to transcend them all.
Please keep the mystery of that beginning in your mind.
What is contained in the beginning is all sorts of things.
Whether it is one’s suffering, joy, trials, o「new openings, they are already contained in the beginning. Also contained is the path we should take in life, as well as our stages of evolution from the False Self to the Good Self, and ultimately, to the Real Self.
That is why we must cherish and love the beginning.
Please imagine the goal of your beginning and where it should head in this year of 2020.
1.Study of the Soul
The Study of the Soul is a system of theory and practice in which we seek a way of life by connecting the visible and invisible dimensions. In contrast to the study of phenomena, which science represents by dealing with the materialistic dimension, the Study of the Soul goes beyond that, dealing comprehensively with the materialistic dimension and the invisible dimension of the mind and soul. That is a principle that I have discovered from intensive studies of human
beings and the individual life journeys of the many people whom I have met. By looking at the soul, mind, and reality as a whole, we observe human beings and aspire to respond to every possible occasion. (Excerpt from p.50 of How to Make Your Life the Best; available only in Japanese)
2.Wisdom (ln-En-Kaho Wisdom)
ln-En-Kaho Wisdom is wisdom as well as the method devised by Keiko Takahashi that enables us to solve many different problems and create a new future based on the perspective of ln-En-Kaho. First, we draw in a problem to In (ourselves), and grasp the flow of energy in the circulation of darkness—how In and En (conditions) are combined to produce Kaho (problem). Then, as we change our In and prepare En (partners, principles, and systems), the energy toward darkness will gradually stop; and the energy toward light will increase so that we can open up a path to solution and creation.
Ju (perception) is to perceive events that occurred in reality (external world) into our mind (internal world). Hatsu (response) is to interact with the external world after perception. Shiki (reality) is a Buddhist term that refers to visible realities or the external world: incidents and events, including people. As long as we live, human beings continue to turn this cycle of Ju-Hatsu-Shiki and keep producing realities, even if we are not aware of it. (Excerpted and summarized from pages 66-67 of The Glossary of the Divine Truth 2012; available only in Japanese)
4.False Self, Good Self, Real Self
The original self means our own self who lives by fully opening our great potentials hidden within our soul, and we call it Real Self. In comparison to this Real Self, anyone’s life can be described as a state where its true potential is hidden. It is far from one’s Real Self and is a fake self, which is called the False Self. When we are in the stage of the False Self, we do not know how our mind is, and cannot even become conscious of our mind. The self that lives in the stage of the False Self, aiming at the Real Self, is called the Good Self. The following are the steps that the Good Self takes: 1. The process of looking into the False Self (Initial Self), and 2. The process of forming the Next Self. By these two steps, we aim to establish our Good Self.
(Excerpted from The Power To Know Oneself To Solve the Riddles of the Hat of Spells; available only in Japanese)