In July 2006, my first four-year-old grandchild's purification began. At first, he saw an orthopedist because his left knee became swollen and he felt too painful to walk. He was diagnosed with just a common arthritis.
By the grace of Johrei, the swelling went down to his left ankle on the next day, so I was a little relieved. However, he complained of a stomachache then and got a swelling like an insect bite. He cried loudly because it was painful with just rubbing of clothes on it. As he received Johrei from the teacher of the branch, a mark like an insect bite turned very quickly into a large swelling and changed to a bruise.
The next day, I took him to a hospital. He had his blood examined and the doctor said, "If his blood platelet count is low, he'll need to be hospitalized immediately." While my daughter had blood taken, I was doing Johrei to him the whole time. The result was that the number of his platelets were more than the average, and he could avoid entering the hospital. However, he was diagnosed with allergic purpura and the cause was unknown. "There is no medicine to prescribe. If he gets more bruises, I'll refer him to a major hospital," the doctor said.
From the next day, three of him, my daughter and me went to the branch for Johrei every day. Still, his swellings and bruises never stopped increasing and were also accompanied by a high fever. As the entire head on the second day, ears on the third day, and forehead, eyes, nose, mouth, back of hands, entire arms, hips, thighs, calves and insteps each following day, those different parts repeated swelling, bleeding internally and turning into bruises day after day.
The inside of his nose also swelled and was bleeding every day. The lips swelled as well and cut and bled repeatedly. Albumin appeared in his urine. Sometimes it was pure white and sometimes it was orange mixed with blood. The worst swelling part was testicles, and they swelled up as large as could not do so any longer, and badly festered. He screamed with severe pain just moving his legs, and sleepless days continued.
Nevertheless, the painful and prolonged purification, that was wondered how long it would last, was cured one and a half months later by worshipping in the branch and daily Johrei from the teacher of the branch.
A fourth-grade child contracted the same disease as my grandson's, entered hospital and was injected steroid every day. I heard that he/she could not have gone to the toilet, could not have taken meals and had been on a drip for a month. I also heard, "Two months hospitalization is necessary for a five-year-old child," yet by the grace of Johrei, he had never used any medicine and was cleansed without entering hospital.
In order to repay the obligation given, I will devote myself to our duty and mission of constructing the Heaven on the Earth.