“Moto no ri” Through the Lens of Chinese Ideology by Nobuyuki Kaji 1

The following is a translation of an excerpt from “Moto no ri” Through the Lens of Chinese Ideology” by Kaji Nobuyuki.

Bibliographic info:

Kaji Nobuyuki 加地伸行. 1987. “Chugoku shiso kara mita Moto no ri.” In Koza Moto no ri no sekai 1: Moto no ri no ningengaku (The World of “The Truth of Origin”—Lecture Series One: The Philosophical Anthropology of “The Truth of Origin”), 61–80.

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Moto ichi-nichi: The importance of conversion stories in Tenrikyo 2

The Moto Ichi-Nichi of the Hiraga Family

In 1938, my mother’s youngest brother at the time, Tsumoru (three years old), contracted meningitis. At the time my grandfather Misao Hiraga was a Singer sewing machine salesman and an elected official of the local village assembly. The youngest child of two of his peers also had contracted the disease. However, in the case of Tsumoru, the doctor expressed his deep regret and said the boy’s life could not be saved.

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