Jump to navigation Jump to search
Iburi Izō (1833–1907) was the second spiritual leader of the Tenrikyo religion after Nakayama Miki's passing in 1887. He is said to have delivered divine revelations from 1887 to 1907, which have been recorded in the Osashizu.
- The sign of God's blessings: the Divine Model.
- The Measure of Heaven: The Life of Izo Iburi, the Honseki, p. 101.
- Written on a wrapper found in the drawer of Iburi's dresser.
- June 9, 1907 (April 29, lunar calendar), 9:00am
I am fully satisfied. The Seki is satisfied, is satisfied. At this moment, as the Seki's position becomes critical, all of you have gathered to seek the resolution for his illness, and united your hearts in spite of your problems, to pray for his recovery once again for ten more years of life. I commend your sincerity. It is a sincerity deserving of My free and unlimited workings. You need not worry whether he will recover or not. Firmly calm your minds. All of you take heart and rejoice, take heart and rejoice.
- Osashizu entry, translated in An Anthology of Osashizu Translations p. 433.
- Last words recorded in the Osashizu.
- Tenrikyo Doyusha Publishing Company (2012). The Measure of Heaven: The Life of Izo Iburi, the Honseki (Tenrikyo Overseas Department, Trans.). Tenri, Japan: Tenrikyo Overseas Department. (Original work published 1997)
- Tenrikyo Overseas Department (2007). An Anthology of Osashizu Translations (Tenrikyo Overseas Department, Trans.). Tenri, Japan: Tenrikyo Overseas Department.