英訳・新しき村の精神

The Spirit of Atarashiki Mura(New Village)

Our ideal is for the people of the entire world to fulfill their God-given destiny,and for each individual to fully develop his or her innate self.

Because of this,we,in the process of developing our own selves,must do no harm to the selves of others.

Therefore,we will develop our selves in a just and proper way.We,in the pursuit of our own pleasure,happiness or freedom,must not obstruct others in their just demands and in their efforts to achieve their God-given destiny.

We shall endeavor to live our lives so that all the people of the world will have this same spirit and will live this same kind of life;so that all the people of the world will fulfill their duties,enjoy freedom,will be able to live life in a just way,and fulfill their God-given destiny(which includes the development of each person's individuality).

Those who strive to live in this way,those who belive in the possibility of this way of life ,those who pray that all the people of the world will put this way of life into practice,those who earnestly hope for this new world are members of Atarashiki Mura.They are our brothers and sisters.

Therefore,we believe that when there are no more wars among nations,when there are no more class struggles,when all people endeavor to live righteously――actually begin to live righteously,when such people really cooperate with each other,then the world we desire will come.And we will spare no effort to bring this kind of world into existence.

translated by William G.Kroehler