Anecdotes of the Honseki Izo Iburi 46

46. Conveying Gratitude to Oyasama

One of the main aspects of the Honseki’s faith was that he always expressed his appreciation for the blessings he received. He adhered to a strong wish to convey this gratitude to Oyasama to others throughout his life. One of the things he always said was, “Oyasama saved Sato’s life when it all seemed hopeless.”

The Honseki would convey his gratitude to Oyasama with these words and they would resonate in the hearts of people around him and cause them to remind themselves: “That’s right, we are here today because of Oyasama. We must always remind ourselves of the compassion She showed to us.”

(From Ten no jogi p. 145)

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