most important matter what I'd like to express by this
work is so-called 'OTAISETSU'. This term is not popular
even among Japanese, but it's unforgettable for me after
when I watched on the school text in my hightschool days.
It said, 'OTAISETSU' is the first Japanese transulation
from English 'love'.
falls into helpless situations, for example, by repeated
failures, feeling of depression, or by loss of intimate
person. At that time, we cannot find ourselves as the
being of unique value, so that we might feel lonliness.
Nobody to talk with, to understand us, and sometimes we
might find ourselves meanless to live here and live along.
people feel such sufferings maybe many times through our
When I was in
such situation, I suddenly felt Buddha's phrase falling
down to me. It said, 'Tenjou Tenge Yuiga Dokuson.' which
means ' I am only the respectable being between this heaven
and earth. All the possibilities exist in myself.' . Then
I felt any person at any time in any place, is all valuable
without any limittation.
We, this indivisual
being, live in exceeding relationship with many things
and people. Neither the beginning nor the end of it, we
don't know. And I felt myself living in infinite relationship.
No, I'd rather say I'm being fostered, than I'm living.
That feeling brought me the highest and the most sure
joy at that time.@I cannot help thanking for something.
In this way, I realized the real meaning of 'OTAISETSU'.
I'm sure to be 'OTAISETSU'.
is guite essencial way in our relational life
I created this
work aiming to pray anybody to be reflected under the
12th, 2004@@Tomoko ISHIDA