Here is something to mull over. On December 13th, 1997, a simple minded, lonely, schizophrenic man who moved to North Hollywood several months ago and who was doing quite nicely, was chanting in the SGI Culture Center located a block from his house. He was hardly capable of realizing the profound differences among the various Nichiren faiths and he is extremely trusting. When the person in charge, Edwin Wooley, started talking to Navin and learned he was believer in another Nichiren sect and Nevin showed him his Omamori Gohonzon, Mr. Wooley opened it up, despite Navin's protestestations, and tore it to shreds, claiming it was an heretical object. Navin subsequently became quite despondent and ran away to Northern California and began living in a homeless shelter. We lodged a protest with the SGI.
Can you imagine any disciple or believer in the Lotus Sutra doing such a thing to another human being? It is almost unthinkable. It was an act of depraved indifference to human life. There are too many people like Mr. Wooley in the SGI. .