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Sanno-tetsugaku (san = three, tetsugaku = philosophy) is a way of thinking that interprets the relationship between yourself and the world by drawing it closer, using three aspects: roles, missions and “mandates from Heaven.” It is a practical philosophy with which to reflect on Sansho- and Sanshin-tetsugaku in the actual world, and, through this process, further improve Sansho- and Sanshin-tetsugaku.

The “roles” mentioned here mainly refer to roles to be fulfilled in society. For a majority of people, those roles correspond to prosperity in business, which is necessary for living.

Next, you push on toward the accomplishment of “missions.” Missions have various stages: from regional and social contributions, to global and environmental. It is hard work to go beyond “roles” into “missions” but, through practice, Sansho- and Sanshin-tetsugaku will be inscribed onto the tanden (a point in the lower abdomen or “energy center,” also called “dantian”).

The last thing left to do is understand “mandates from Heaven,” and pursue the happiness of more than 7.3 billion people. Through this process, you will be able to reach a level at which you can identify yourself with the world, and unlock the key to the door of life, by looking upon those 7.3 billion plus people as just “one person.”

Let me repeat that my philosophy is different from the “anthropic principle.” Rather, it is important to bear in mind that it is a philosophy with which to bring about peace and order to the lives of over 7.3 billion people. This goal can be made by appealing, even just a little bit, to “a higher power” thought to have designed the Universe, based on values akin to “intelligent design.”