Chapter1：A Story of Autobiographical Truth Search
Chapter 2：Universal appearance of the “Transcendental personality”
Chapter 3：The guidance of the "Transcendental personality"
Chapter4：Self-enlightenment training for self-remodeling
Chapter 5：Time for Return
This book is a guide to the universal truth, told through my own personal experiences. It is also a guide to help you overcome the difficulties you are facing in your life now and to achieve true happiness.
When we are faced with great sorrow or fatal suffering in life, we are forced to change our way of life and wish to make a fresh start. At such times, one turns unconsciously or with clear will to a "transcendental being" beyond human knowledge, hoping for a solution to the great obstacles that stand in the way of one's destiny.
So, in order to live a new life, people will decide to try a "Human Redo" and begin their life journey in search of a way of life based on the "transcendental existence".
Strangely enough, however, despite the fact that, humanity has a history of millions of years, there is still no universal system of values based on a transcendental existence.
It is true that religions are similar to this, but at the time when I was seeking a thorough "Human Redo", and pursuing "universal truth", I saw that some of them are confined to a self-righteous world that places them at the center of the world, and a closed, exclusive world that does not accept other religions, and therefore they are forcibly creating their own value system that lacks universality. Others seemed to be "placing Gods or Buddha, which should be absolute, in a view that is in conflict with demons and evil spirits, and as a result, these lost their absoluteness and fall into a world of relative values, which loses much of its appeal.
At the time, I was despairing of the fact that many religions had lost the universality of truth and had become self-righteous by claiming absoluteness without universality, and that they existed only in a truly arrogant and incomplete form.
At the very beginning of my search for a transcendental being, I had already run into this most essential contradiction, and I was already suffering because I noticed that it could not be resolved within the scope of religion.
If you are a person who is honest about the truth, even if you are not me, you will get fed up with the self-righteous and self-centered worldview of religions after spending some time with them, and you will want to get away from this worldview at any cost.
At that time, I was the kind of person who was extremely dissatisfied with their idea of taking the "transcendental being", which should be an absolute universal being, into their power, abandoning the universality of the truth and settling down in self-righteousness, strengthening their faith by doing so, inventing self-serving theories and being strangely grateful to God, and trying to obtain salvation by immersing themselves in a sense of superiority in comparison with others.
On the other hand, in talking with many people who are seeking the way of life and true happiness, I have also found that there are many people who intuit a "transcendental existence" beyond human knowledge, but never approach religion.
In other words, there are a surprisingly large number of intelligent people who are somewhat negative and even disgusted at religion, but who are clearly aware of a transcendent existence and are living sincerely. This is probably because they are troubled by the same problems with religion that I was at the time.
Do the many religions of today have the power and universality to provide essentially consistent solutions to such people who are sincerely seeking the path and true happiness?
At that time, when I was searching for universal truth and trying to overcome fateful difficulties with "Human Redo," I was sure somewhere in my heart that there was a "transcendent existence" that surpassed human knowledge, which is why I kept strongly believing that if there was a value system based on a "transcendent existence," it should not be a self-centered worldview or self-righteous values like some religions have, but that it must be universal and not exclusive. Thus, what I was looking for at that time could no longer be called a religion.
Since then, I have been convinced that the "transcendental being" who will bring about a universal value system for humanity, cannot be found in religion any longer, and I had been praying earnestly for a yet unseen "transcendental being" to show me the way to resolve these questions, to show me the absolute universal value system of the "transcendental being," and to show me the way to "Human Redo" in accordance with that value system.
As a result, my prayers were fulfilled in the most essential way.
It was not in the style of being taught by books or words which was what I had expected at first, but actually, it was performed under the direct and strong guidance of a "transcendental being". I was led to an unexpected destiny that I was able to cultivate the path of obtaining the universal truth, and by practicing "Human Redo" along that path, I was able to master the methodology of obtaining true happiness.
Speaking from the results, as I was convinced, the "transcendental being" existed outside the religion with dignity.
After I gained the universal truth, I realized that there were naturally wonderful religions in the world, and even religions that appeared to be self-righteous were fully functioning in their own part of the culture. These religions, however, still remain arrogant and dangerous, and are yet unable to establish their own position in the culture as a whole.
There is no religion in the world that does not preach of a "transcendental being. There is no religion that does not teach the importance of love. There is no religion in the world that does not teach the necessity of reflection. And if you are a person who is trying to live life seriously, how can you not know the importance of being loving? How can you not know the necessity of right actions? How can you not know the necessity of reflection?
If a person is told by a religion full of words of truth that "this is what love is" or "this is the right way," and is able to achieve it simply as told, he or she is already saved.
For those who are not honest in their hearts, their vanity hides their inability to do so, and they act as if they are doing so because of the knowledge they have gained, and they think they are doing so, and they are satisfied when people say they are good people. For these people, the only thing that matters is what other people think of them, not what God thinks of them. They live only in comparison with others, and they even seem to be doing their best to practice religion for that purpose.
If you have been shown what love is, and shown the right path, and if you are one of the happy-go-lucky people who can perceive that you have already "done it" by understanding it as knowledge, you will be satisfied with that religion.
And above all, if the person who preaches "what is love" and the "right path" does not have a clear view of their own selves, they will think of themselves as a special person and preach things that they can never do, without knowing it, to the people around them. In this way, they end up creating a world of vanity and accumulating more and more hypocrisy and self-contradiction.
However, an honest person would be, in the same place, struggling in the face of their own inability to be loving in the midst of trying to live life seriously. They are struggling to find a way to be loving.
We all know that we need to do the right thing, but the problem is that we cannot always do the right thing. We may think we are living a reflective life, but we despair when we are confronted with the fact that nothing has fundamentally changed.
The truth is that it is only when we are confronted with this reality of our helpless self that we can have real faith.
And whether or not those who are confronted with their "helpless, useless selves" are able to practice and achieve true salvation, will reveal whether their religion is a true religion or a false religion that confines people to a self-righteous worldview that gives them a sense of superiority over others, and a temporary safe haven... ...and whether it is a false religion that only provides collective euphoria, self-gratification, and vanity.
I have devoted much of the limited space in this book, not to explaining the importance of love, but rather to explaining the methodology of how to become a loving person.
Love is always talked about in all religions, but for those who are serious about living, the importance of love and compassion is too obvious to be taken for granted.
The importance of love and compassion is too obvious for anyone who wants to live a serious life, and even a three-year-old child knows the need to do the right thing.
What I want to say in this book is: "After having taken for granted the importance of love, how can we practice real love, without being hypocritical – or just in order to show it to others? What does it mean to love from the bottom of your heart, not for the sake of vanity, not for the sake of yourself or others? And what do we do when we find ourselves unable to do so?" And even if we say it is right and just, it is extremely difficult to correctly judge what is right and just in this age where justice and righteousness collide. In fact, in this day and age, we can rarely judge what is right.
And in order to obtain true and correct judgment and maintain consistent principles of action, we must at least practice the "training" indicated in this book and obtain transcendental thinking.
In writing this book, I purposely avoided the use of bipolar expressions such as right and wrong, good and evil. This is because I fear that if I use such symbolic words as love and peace, good and evil, right and wrong, they will lose their concrete meaning and become mere words of incantation, and because there is a limit to preaching the truth within the conflict between good and evil.
In this book, I have tried to present some practical "training" as a methodology to reach the first stage of "personal salvation". In particular, based on my own experience, I have focused on "self-enlightenment training" which involves looking directly at one's own reality, thoroughly assessing it, and clearly defining one's own starting point for salvation.
In order to balance the two sides of humanity, the light and the dark, the great potential of humanity and the ugliness of reality, without "self-enlightenment training" to identify and deal with one's reality, no matter how high the ideal is raised or how passionately one talks about love, it will be out of touch from the reality, and human beings will suffer in that gap between that the ideal and reality. In other words, the "Human Redo" will not succeed without "self-enlightenment training" of carefully dealing with each ugliness of one's own reality that one faces.
I do not want this book to be seen as a religious book, because I despaired of religion and sought a "transcendental existence" outside of it. As a man of culture, I have tried to write a book about the spiritual culture that keeps us alive.
Nevertheless, I am sure that those who have had religious experience for many years will find much in this book that overlaps with religion.
This time you should be able to face without fear the "reality of your own inability to be loving, even though you tried in the past", which you have been hiding even from yourself.
There, for the first time, you will discover a new starting point for your own "Human Redo" and this time you will have the hope and realization of true salvation.
In this book, I have summarized the path to truth that I have taken through spiritual practice under the direct guidance of "transcendental being" and the methodology that led me there and improved it so that you can practice it in your daily life. For this reason, I have written this book from the standpoint of thoroughgoing realism. Therefore, if there are people who read this book and think it is idealistic, then unfortunately they do not understand my purpose at all.
This book is positioned as an introductory book, and the subject matter has been narrowed down to the issue of the salvation of the soul, the religious "salvation of the individual," as "Human Redo".
Furthermore, I have decided to leave the task of pointing out the ultimate ideal of the human being and the methodology to reach it to my four previous books (see the end of this volume) and to the next volume, as well as the problems of society and the state, of peoples and history, of organizations and of humanity, as "Whole Redo" which are to be considered after the "Human Redo".