Category: Spiritual Message
Recorded: January 29th, 2020
Available at branches, local temples, main temples

Why does Happy Science value self-help even it is a religion?

Master Ryuho Okawa conducted, Spiritual message from “Samuel Smiles – Hints for ‘Modern-Day Self-Help’” (76 min).


Samuel Smiles (1812~1904)

A Scottish author, doctor, and government reformer.
His masterpiece, Self-Help (1859), gave a big influence in Japan after the Meiji Restoration period. The famous phrase, “heaven helps those who help themselves” comes from the opening sentence of Self-Help.


In this spiritual message, Samuel Smiles shared many hints to bring up ourselves and make a country progress with the philosophy of “from self-help to progress.”

【Specifically Recommended to…】

Not only the members of Happy Science but also to those who are interested in self-development, those who are related to religion and politics, etc.

◆What is the self-help theory for modern society where machines have developed?
◆Where should we distinguish the difference between self-help theory and the power of your ego?
◆What is necessary not to be conceited easily?
◆What does he think of the trend that the world is aiming toward liberalism? – There is good and bad liberalism.
◆How to balance religious thought and self-help theory. Messages for the Golden Age.

< Recommended Books and Spiritual Messages>

“Spiritual Message from Samuel Smiles”

“Spiritual Message from Thomas More”

“The Laws of Steel”

“The Golden Laws”

“What is Spiritual Message?”

Master Ryuho Okawa is capable of summoning any spirit from anywhere in the spirit world. He can then convey messages from these spirits through his vocal chords. These messages are recorded publicly, in front of an audience. In most cases, several interviewers engage in dialogue with the spirits by asking them questions. Master Okawa can also summon the guardian spirits of people who are living today and reveal their subconscious thoughts.