( Universal Love and Brotherhood Association---ULBA )
Onisaburo Deguchi, Founder of Jinrui Aizenkai Jinrui Aizenkai ( Universal Love and Brotherhood Association---ULBA ) is an organization which promotes a spiritual movement to strive to bring about world peace and the happiness of all people on this planet, without discrimination based on race, nationality, religion, or belief.
This association was founded on June 9, 1925 by Onisaburo Deguchi, the Founder of Jinrui Aizenkai.
At present, ULBA is led by Oomoto's Fifth Spiritual Leader-Kurenai Deguchi and ULBA is carrying out activities which are earning the praise of many people both at home and abroad.
It's General Headquarters is located in Kameoka, Japan. Today, there are 600 ULBA branches overseen by 60 councils in Japan.
Overseas, there are one headquarters in Brazil, one center in Mongolia, and other branches are located in Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, Palau, and Sri Lanka.
This association pledges to devote its best efforts to further the cause of universal brotherhood, to bring about friendship and union among men, and to bring forth a world of light filled with bliss and joy for all eternity.
First of all, men are by nature brethren, and of one flesh. From the depth of the souls of all men comes a desire to return to this basic principle, the highest ideal of humankind.
However, in recent years, social conditions have taken a sudden turn for the worse, public morals have become ever more corrupt, and the hearts of men have grown hard ---- a truly grievous trend.
If the world goes on in this way, the future will be certain to teach us a very hard lesson.
Therefore, in order to escape from this calamity, we must move forward to transcend all human barriers such as differences of race, nationality, and religion, and awaken to the noble cause of universal brotherhood.
At the same time we must go on to build a world of everlasting understanding and enlightenment on this earth.
For these reasons this association has been established.
ALL RELIGIONS SPRING FROM THE SAME SOURCE/ THE WORLD IS ONE
Onisaburo Deguchi taught us - all religions spring from the same source, and are of a common origin - , and advocated that it was the noble cause of humankind to realize the ideal of world peace by living in the joy doing God's work.
The spirit of Jinrui Aizen--Universal Love and Brotherhood, means to embrace every single thing in the universe with Love coming from God, that is to say, to eradicate social evils and their causes, such as human selfishness and the preying of the strong upon the weak.
Upholding the principles of - All Religions Spring From the Same Source - , and - The World is One -, ULBA is promoting the following activities : the interfaith movement, the World Federation movement, and the spread of an international common language through the Esperanto movement.
The world of love and brotherhood this association is aiming at implies not only a world without wars but also a world in which all living things exist together happily and harmoniously -- including all groups and kinds of people, birds, animals, insects, fish, plants, and trees -- by removing the fundamental hostilities between religions and races.
1. The world is one, and all men are naturally brothers.
2. War and violence must be rendered impossible.
3. Social evils and their causes, such as selfishness or the strong preying on the weak, must be eradicated.
4. Learn to respect all of mankind and to live in the joy of work.
5. Learn to love nature and to protect life and health.
6. Respect all indigenous cultures, while striving for international understanding and exchange.
7. Resolve to realize the ideal of world peace, based on an understanding of the common origin of all religions, and on universal love and brotherhood.
The Appeal for Peace by the Oomoto Foundation and ULBA
It has been 70 years since the end of the Second World War, which we believe was the worst warfare in human history, where 80 million precious lives were sacrificed. At present we see multiple battles of war continuing, without any sign of stopping globally. Also with an ulterior motive, confrontation of interests among Super powers seems that we are really in a critical condition and on the verge of heading for a third world war.
God, created all things in this universe, and is the parent for all human beings. Through the eyes of God, we are God’s children and all men and women are brothers and sisters. So naturally we should not kill each other even from an ethical point of view. However, this simple common ethic of not killing each other is another matter in question.
As Japan had a harrowing experience including the atomic bombings, after the war we made the unflinching resolution not to repeat the same tragedy of war again. And for the first time in the world we enacted a pacifist and war-renouncing constitution. The Japanese Government turned over a new leaf in order to put an end to the tragic human history completely, covered with hostilities.
Now, is the time for the Japanese Government of Japan to appeal our countries peaceful spirit and to reflect the Japanese Constitution to lead the way of world peace.
Onisaburo Deguchi, the co-founder of Oomoto, and the first president of ULBA, who was incarcerated during the war, Oomoto was persecuted by the then-militaristic state. The severity of this oppression was the first and last of its kind in Japan.
He said ‘’ the way we lead to the peaceful society does not depend on the military strength but whether people observe the way of faithfulness with the way of heaven. ‘’ “ So as to stick to the Japanese mind, we should sometimes act beyond gains and losses. This is the distinctive principle of Japan. - Japan is responsible for saving the world.
Namely, according to Onisaburo Deguchi, to bring about true peace, the most important thing is not military strength, but, a mind of loving kindness and compassion for all living creatures. It is imperative that the world be governed with morality.
Especially Japan and the Japanese people are endowed with the mission and responsibility to save the world.
Japan in ancient times absorbed, assimilated and beautified various cultures and techniques and cultivated ‘’ the mind of harmony’’ which is the Spiritual Culture with the capacity to embrace other views. Reflecting on this spiritual culture of which Japan can be proud of before the whole world, we would not just pursue the profit of our own country nor be distracted by the prospect of immediate gain, instead we will help each other and transcend international boarders so that people in the world will lead a happy life for ever. Japan should be the country with dignity so that people in the rest of the world respect and trust us.
However concerning the recent bill (Security Bill) of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), we feel immediately threatened, our longstanding peaceful behavior for 70 years is endangered. This bill might lead us in the wrong direction from our peaceful loving State.
Also both the challenge of TPP and the problems of restarting of atomic power generators have a lot in common, both exert a far-reaching influence on food, agriculture, environment and health care etc. We can see the human self-conceit, which can be said egotism as in “a dog-eat-dog world”.
We, Oomoto and ULBA based on the peaceful mind of the Japanese Constitution pledge to the world and contribute to realize with various activities hand in hand the true peace and respect for all the living things in life by rectifying the trend of egoism and the strong preying upon the weak.
August 7 2015