After the collapse of the Soviet Union, which was dominated by a materialistic doctrine, there now appears President Vladimir Putin, trying to bring the resurgence of a “strong Russia,” by placing great importance on Russia’s Orthodox Church as a spiritual pillar for the people.
When we look at Russian history, we can trace Russian’s spiritual pillar back to the literary giant, L.N. Tolstoy (1828 – 1910) (see note 1).
The Tolstoyan movement, which could very well be regarded as precious religious activity, occurred just before Russia sank into materialist Marxism, which ended in a massacre, and began an age of disbelief.
Mr. Putin who was re-elected March 2012, may protect religious freedom while reining his country in the next few years, and try to make a clear distinction between the preceding materialist empire; the Soviet Union.
Russia could be a game changer; whether or not Russia would align with the United States and Japan, or take the side of China could change the course of history.
On the 24th of August, Ryuho Okawa, the founder and president of Happy Science, invited the spirit of Tolstoy (see note 2) to the Headquarters of Happy Science, and asked him how he sees current world affairs and his thoughts on religion. In this recording, Tolstoy revealed what the true mission was when he was born in Russia, and this information should astound Christians. We would like to release this message widely, so people around the world know about it.
Note 1: Leo Tolstoy (1828 – 1910) was a Russian literary luminary and thinker. Born into a family of counts, his parents died when he was young. Tolstoy started writing at the age of 23, and at the same time he joined the army. He devoted himself to creative work at his estate after he married. Tolstoy’s best known works include “War and Peace”, “Anna Karenina”, and “Resurrection”. He published moral, ideological, and religious works. Later in his life, Tolstoy’s devotees gathered both at home and abroad which caused his family to experience discord. He took his youngest daughter, and he left his home. Unfortunately, Tolstoy died of pneumonia at the train station.
Note 2: These spiritual messages were channeled through Ryuho Okawa. However, please note that because of his high level of enlightenment, his way of receiving spiritual messages is fundamentally different from other psychic mediums who undergo trances and are completely taken over by the spirits they are channeling.
Each human soul is made up of six soul siblings, one of whom acts as the guardian spirit of the person living on earth. People living on earth are connected to their guardian spirits at the innermost subconscious level. They are a part of people’s very souls, and therefore, exact reflections of their thoughts and philosophies.
However, please note that these spiritual messages are opinions of the individual spirits and may contradict the ideas or teachings of the Happy Science Group.
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Answers to questions on spiritual messages part 1
The followings are the excerpts from the book of Tolstoy’s spiritual messages.
I haven’t questioned Tolstoy, nor has he appeared in our collection of spiritual messages.
However, our group is now starting to evaluate standards from a religious perspective for judgments, should we say, with regard to decisions about the literary world that concern good and evil and heaven and hell
Tolstoy lived from the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century. If there were someone akin to an angel of light or an archangel in Russia at that time, then Tolstoy would have been one such candidate for the title.
Because he didn’t lead the country to independence by way of a popular movement, I don’t know if he can be said to have achieved as much as Gandhi, but it’s certainly possible that Tolstoy’s name would come up as someone on par with him.
Born in 1828, he is of a similar era as, for example, Yoshida Shoin. However, because Tolstoy lived until 1910, by the age of 82 he saw the Sino-Japanese, the Russo-Japanese Wars, and the start of the Russian Revolution (the first Russian revolution). However, he died without witnessing World War I.
A Writer, But Also A Religious Leader-Like Spirit
Okawa: Examples of Tolstoy’s famous works include “War and Peace”, in which he wrote about the war between Russia and Napoleon, “Anna Karenina” and “Resurrection”. They are extremely well known.
Tolstoy originally based “Resurrection” on an episode that he heard about from a writer friend, which he actually encouraged that friend to write about. That friend gladly offered it to him, though, when Tolstoy asked if he could write about it since the friend hadn’t started yet. However, the making of this masterpiece was surprisingly onerous.
One day, Tolstoy realized that there were only writing about good things in his biography, but that was not really reflective of who he was, so he admitted to the mistakes of his youth. Tolstoy wrote about himself under the pretext of “Resurrection”. In this way, because Tolstoy lived his entire life in the middle of a tug-of-war between being sacred and earthly, I feel that in addition to being a writer, he was also, in a sense, a religious leader-like spirit.
Advocating Tolstoyism, and Being excommunicated from the Russian Orthodox religion
Okawa: My overall impression of Tolstoy’s works was that his Christian coloring came through considerably strong in many respects. However, that was so-called “Tolstoyism”, which did not share the same way of thinking as that of the established church.
He was excommunicated from the Russian Orthodox religion when he was 73 for criticizing churches and other forms of established religion.
Recording the Spiritual Message, Combining Both Proof of the Spirit World and Spiritual Judgment
Okawa: I think Tolstoy understood something about truth because you can feel considerable light, tinged with Christianity, in his writing of short stories. Dostoyevsky, along with Tolstoy, is incidentally a literary luminary that people also describe as one of the greatest writers of Russian literature. I haven’t spiritually summoned him yet. His literature is certainly difficult, and I am somewhat unclear as to whether it is heavenly or hellish. His works have a clouded element of “light and dark”. With Tolstoy, however, I presume that even if there is a problem, he has a fairly strong light as a religious spirit.
I think there might be some magazines that will criticize my actions because I am turning spiritual messages into books. Those commentators will find fault with ease, and label my work as “spiritual commercialism” because I am currently putting out many spiritual message collections.
My true motives, for doing so, are to provide proof of the spirit world. Even though this is not something that can be done very easily, I’d still like to try somehow.
Another personal motivation of mine is to summon and judge a spirit that can only be summoned by me. Even though many mediums exist around the world, no one can summon a spirit of Tolstoy’s class.
Inquiring About Tolstoy’s Pacifism in the Present Age
Okawa:Tolstoy was a pacifist who held Christian beliefs, therefore I think he may perhaps have an opinion on topics such as the current situation with Russia, China, and Japan; attitudes on war and peace; and literature in general.
The Napoleonic Wars set the background for “War and Peace”, and the rigors of winter drove back all of the enemy troops that entered Russia (or the former Soviet Union) in Napoleon’s and Hitler’s wars. In the Mongolian Expeditions against Japan, the Mongolians attacked Japan, and both times a divine wind (typhoon) blew that enabled Japan to win.
However, that is not the situation today.
For example, today’s newspaper said that at the end of July, China apparently tested it’s DF-41 long-range ballistic missile with a range of over 10,000 km, which is capable of mounting a preemptive strike on America. Modern wars are not simple events with troops that can be defeated back by the rigors of winter and typhoons as they once were in the past.
Just how would Tolstoy’s pacifism succeed in this era? I’m naturally curious.