69. Prefer the Younger Brother
“A superfluous man with a pure heart is wanted.”
Yosaburo was the third son among nine children in his family. It did not matter whether he was at home or not. As far as the family was concerned, he was a “superfluous” man. He was by nature very obedient, honest, not greedy, and especially, was said to be a kind of person who could always accept any situation with joy. It is believed that for these reasons he was called a man with a pure heart by Oyasama.
Again, in about 1881, when Tamezo Yamazawa was sitting beside Oyasama, She said:
“Tamezo, you are the younger brother. God is saying, ‘Even more do I desire the younger brother.'”
Anecdotes of Oyasama, p. 60