Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii,
215 N. Kukui St., Honolulu
" Even the wishes of
an ant reach to heaven. "
Common Shinto Prayer:
"Our eyes may see some uncleanliness,
but let not our mind see things that are not clean.
Our ears may hear some uncleanliness,
but let not our mind hear things that are not clean".
Shinto Sayings -
" The heart of the person before you
is a mirror.
See there your own form.
A single sincere prayer moves heaven.
You will surely realize
the divine presence through sincere prayer.
Where you have sincerity, there also is virtue.
Sincerity is a witness to truth.
Sincerity is the mother of knowledge.
Sincerity is a single virtue
that binds Divinity and man in one.
Retribution for good or ill
is as sure as the shadow after substance.
To do good is to be pure.
To commit evil is to be impure.
To admit a fault is the beginning of righteousness.
If you pray to a deity with sincerity,
you will surely feel the divine presence.
Turn Around to see
this Chinese Temple
"Founded in 1899, the Lum Sai Ho Tong Society was one of more than 100 societies started by Chinese immigrants in Hawaii to help preserve their cultural identity. This one was for the Lum clan hailing from west of the Yellow River. The society’s Taoist temple honors the goddess Tin Hau, a legendary child who rescued her father from drowning and was later deified. Some claim to see her apparition when they travel by boat. "