Yushi Hagimoto talks to Alexander “The Engineer” Lim, host of AuthorStory by alvinwriter.com about Mr. Ryuho Okawa’s book, Spiritual World 101: A Guide to a Spiritually Happy Life.
“To me, if you mess up one time, in your one lifetime, and you’re in Hell forever, that’s kind of strict. We all make mistakes in life. God gives His forgiveness... even to the souls that have fallen to Hell.” ~Yushi Hagimoto
Disclaimer: This interview was slightly different from other interviews conducted by AuthorStory, in that the person interviewed was not the author of the book itself, but has a good knowledge of the book and Mr. Okawa, the real author, as he is deeply involved with Mr. Okawa’s movement as a Minister. This interview also delves somewhat into philosophical and religious beliefs that readers and listeners may not necessarily agree with totally, and which may not necessarily reflect the views of AuthorStory.
Yushi Hagimoto’s parents were already involved with Happy Science, but as a child and as a youth, he wasn’t really interested in it until he was drawn into Mr. Okawa’s view and vision at a lecture while he was a student. Once he graduated from college, Yushi then became a full-time member of Happy Science to attain the position of Minister that he presently holds.
“Happy Science” is a direct translation of the Japanese phrase 幸福の科学 (kōfuku no kogaku). In Japanese, nouns and verbs can be used in the same way, so the intention behind the phrase is actually something along the lines of “‘Sciencing’ Happiness,” in that the scientific method is used to get to happiness. The movement, according to Yushi, is based on certain principles that could be applied to achieving happiness in one’s personal journey.
Given that Mr. Okawa is Japanese, it’s not surprising that such Eastern concepts as boddhisvattas, “the red string of fate” and spirits in animal form are presented as examples in his book, and Yushi noted that such concepts have equivalents in other cultures, such as black magic and sorcery as it is known in the West. Yushi also said that, according to Mr. Okawa, space and time are gifts from God, and without the concept of time there would be no evolution of one’s soul.
Yushi believes that everyone should read the book, particularly in the West in order to make the conversation of reincarnation common. He also notes that Happy Science is a very innovative movement, with something new happening every year, and that Mr. Okawa is presently involved in interviewing spirits who have moved on into the afterlife, and some of these interviews can be found at spiritualinterview.com.
Yushi, who graduated as an electrical engineer, would very much like to see the technologies present in the afterlife that aren’t yet here on Earth, while he would not like to experience the deepest realms of Hell, which is where demons reside, and when he meets up with God, the Deity would meet him with the question, “Did you fulfill your mission?”
Ryuho Okawa’s website is www.okawabooks.com.
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