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From the translator’s journal ~Ukrainian crisis~

Now that Ukraine and the world
are facing a fateful crisis,
I would like to ponder the words
of Mahatma Gandhi:

   ”Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
   Learn as if you were to live forever.”

I say to myself:
it’s not the end of the world yet.
So, let’s live with hope and cheers.

Now is the time for me to look at
the outside world, not inside of myself.

For those who are attacked by the outside world,
now is the time to look at their inner world,
to flee into the world of their soul.
There should be Freedom and Peace.

   ”There are actually more than four dimensions in this world where you live,
   In addition to the three dimensions of space and the one of time, there is the
   dimension of openness to My Presence. This dimension transcends the
   others, giving you glimpses of heaven while you still reside on earth.”
   (From Sarah Young’s “Jesus Calling”/05.24)

(March 8, 2022)

Teruko Yamakawa (translator)