On the morning of August 16th, 2010, I suddenly had a call from my uncle and he told me that my mother was taken to the Suzuka General Hospital by ambulance, and I had better go there at once. When I informed the person in charge of the subbranch that my mother was taken to the hospital by ambulance, she felt for me over the phone that I was upset, and she spoke kindly to and encouraged me, "Calm down. Your mother is going to be all right. I will tell the teacher of the branch about it."
I felt relieved a little and asked for divine protection at the church, and then drove into the hospital. My mother told me that she had a pain in her heart, got dehydrated, and was not able to move at all.
The X-rays showed the heart turned white. The doctor said, "She seemed to have heart failure and myocardial infarction. She is in critical condition, so I will do a catheter test on her and start to perform an emergency bypass operation. Please fill in a consent form for the operation." After talking with my father, we signed the consent form.
In the waiting room, the teacher of the branch gave me a call on my mobile. When I told her about my mother's condition, she kindly and thoroughly taught me a way of dealing with her condition. "Don't worry. Leave it to Meishu-sama. You should do Johrei and pray with proper specific thought of which part the operation will be performed on. I pray too," she said. I came to feel at ease much, and was able to pray and perform Johrei calmly.
About an hour and a half later, a nurse told me to prepare for the hospitalization and that it would take a little more time. So I went out for getting things necessary for the moment, and I got a call from my aunt very soon. "Come back to the hospital immediately because your mother doesn't need to have an operation," she said.
Because that day is just after the Bon holidays, the hospital had a lot of appointments from many outpatients or for an examination. However, the doctor in charge judged that she had to undergo a major surgery, and if it could not be performed here, we would transfer her to other hospital. So he was supposed to leave other patients to other doctors and to give priority to an examination of mother. As the results of the catheter test, the blood was, however, flowing without stagnation, and the blood vessels were not clogged up although she had some narrow veins. He seemed to doubt about the X-rays, "Your mother had certainly heart failure and myocardial infarction, but…." and looked puzzled for a sudden improvement in her condition.
What a miracle! I was amazed at this wonderful miracle and expressed my gratitude to Meishu-sama. And through the miracle which my mother was granted, I firmly determined to tell the wonderfulness of the Meishu-sama faith to as many people as possible.
In October, I told parents of my acquaintance about the teachings of Meishu-sama and did Johrei to her husband. I led his wife to the branch, and she also received Johrei from the teacher of the branch. Then she was very much pleased that she was able to kneel in the formal seiza* position (with her buttocks on her heels), which she could not do for years because her left leg could not be bent.*Seiza is the formal way of sitting on tatami.
I have been granted many blessings of God since I was allowed to join the Kyusei Shinkyo faith in August, 2001. My father, who had been strongly opposed to the faith, was also recovered from cirrhosis of the liver by Johrei. He is now doing Johrei to his neighbors. I thank God from the bottom of my heart that parents become healthier and that we all apply ourselves to services of God.