The following is a translation of an excerpt from Ikiru kotoba (“Living words”), p. 5.
Over a large river, there is a bridge which has no supports. . . . if you earnestly strive and cross the bridge without falling, there will be before you a mountain of treasure.
Anecdotes of Oyasama 171, “The Mountain of Treasure”
Oyasama also went on to say: “If you go to the summit you will receive something marvelous. But since one turns back because of dangers on the way, one does not receive the treasure.” God the Parent has nothing to be spirited about if people fail to make efforts to find true happiness and genuine salvation because they have are content with their own happiness as a result of living in affluence. It is assumed that “a bridge with no supports” refers to a rope bridge.
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