Mokichi Okada, the founder of Sekai-Kyusei-Kyo was born in Tokyo on December 23, 1882. Mokichi Okada was, still is, called Meishu-sama (Enlightened Spiritual Leader) with full respect by his followers all over the world. Therefore, in this website we will refer to him as Meishu-sama.
Meishu-sama was a frail child struggled with illness for the first half of his life. Since his early years he has been righteous and warmhearted who has always been concerned to help others to become truly happy.
Gifted with a keen aesthetic sense, Meishu-sama was quite successful in his accessory business when he was young. However, he lost his first wife and to make everything worse, he experienced bankruptcy as a result of the Great Depression. It was through these miserable circumstances that he was led to gradually discover religion which has helped many people in similar circumstances.
Having received a revelation from God in 1926, Meishu-sama became aware of the existence of God, of the real meaning of life and death and his own mission as the Savior of the world. As a result of this, Meishu-sama founded the Sekai-Kyusei-Kyo on January 1, 1935.
It was Meishu-sama's earnest and strong desire to help all people who were in suffering. To relieve the misery of mankind, he wanted all individuals to live in a world free from disease, poverty and conflict. For that purpose, Meishu-sama warns us not to think of money as being the route to happiness, but rather to devote ourselves to the task of making others happy.
Out of Meishu-sama's deep love and care for all individuals, grew “Johrei” or “Nature Farming” where food is produced organically in natural circumstances. He also encouraged “Activities of Art” during which the minds and soul to be purified by seeing or producing beautiful things or exquisite art.
Meishu-sama's legacy in the field of art and beauty has been realized and the MOA Museum at Atami, and the Hakone Museum at Hakone which has many fine oriental works of art are excellent examples of this legacy. Sangetsu School of Flower Arrangement whose aim is to uplift spirituality through truth, virtue and the beauty of flowers was founded by Meishu-sama who believed that flower arrangement's artistic outlet that can elevate the soul and purify the spirit.
Meishu-sama strongly believed that the only way to become happy is to make others happy. Meishu-sama's belief was that we can only be truly happy if we spend our time helping others. This labor of love will then provide the fulfillment to lead happy and fruitful lives..
The teachings of Meishu-sama have attracted many thousands of members in Japan, the USA, Europe, Asia, and Africa. They lead a life worth living, full of hope and joy.