(29) I shall begin to tell you solely of that which had never existed before, and teach you the Service for [universal forms of salvation].
The teachings on the beginnings of origin in order to reveal the truth of the Service
(30) Among the ten performers of this Service, there are those who take the role of the Parent of the beginnings of origin.
(31) I drew forth Izanagi and Izanami and taught them the providence of how to begin human beings. Continue reading Ofudesaki Part 6, verses 29–54
This week, I present a trial translation of Isaburo Masui’s manuscript of the Divine Record (Koki). Written in 1883, it is obviously more elaborate than earlier Koki manuscripts. Continue reading Masui Koki manuscript
This week, I am posting my English translation of the Kita manuscript of the Divine Record (Koki), which was also once available on the Tenrikyo Resource Wiki. While the Kita manuscript is also generally judged to have been written in 1881, it is decidedly longer than the Nakayama manuscript. Moreover, Jirokichi Kita wrote in katakana instead of hiragana and his manuscript contains more kanji than other versions, which may stem from his educational background. Continue reading Kita Koki manuscript
I continue to offer my translations of Divine Record (Koki) narratives with the Nakayama Koki manuscript. This translation is more or less the same one that appeared on the Tenrikyo Resource Wiki. This manuscript is suspected to have been written by the first Shinbashira Shinnosuke Nakayama in 1881.
Continue reading Nakayama Koki manuscript in English
Given that the Tenrikyo Resource Wiki (TRW) has been offline since August 2015 due to technical reasons, I have decided to offer my translation of Ryosuke Yamazawa’s poetic version of the Koki (Divine Record) here on Tenrikyology.com as well. Continue reading Yamazawa Koki manuscript in English with annotations
The following is a translation of an excerpt from “Survey on the History of “Moto no ri” (The Truth of Origin) Studies.”
Nishiyama Teruo. 西山輝夫. 1987. “Moto no ri no kenkyu-shi gairon.” 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”), pp. 13–36. Continue reading Survey on the History of “Moto no ri” (The Truth of Origin) Studies by Teruo Nishiyama 1