Ikigami Konko Daijin
Though they say the world is becoming civilized, it is not.
It is collapsing.
Hence, Konko Daijin has come forth to save the world.
GI: Ichimura-(1) 17-1
The technological progress witnessed by Konko Daijin in the late 1800's has continued and has greatly accelerated as we move towards the twenty-first century. Recently there have been great advances in science, technology, and medicine. Many more people live in relative comfort today than at any other time in history. Seeing this kind of development, it would seem that the world is more civilized. Konko Daijin teaches us however, that in our modern society, we are losing many important qualities of human life.
We have egosticially exploited the earth's resources for our own benefit resulting in our present problems of air pollution, toxic waste, and global warming. Socially, we have created cities where people are isolated, live in fear, and have lost their connection with our Principle Parent of the Universe. We have lost our humility - our respect of nature, love of others, and gratitude for the blessings we receive.
Konko Daijin came forward to teach people and help them understand the true way of life in this universe. In his teachings he reminds us to appreciate the blessings we receive, to care for the people around us, and by doing so, find peace of mind and happiness. With Konko Daijin's faith, we can save the world.