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Thursday, December 31, 2015

"This you should fear above all."

"Many critricize the SGI for the notion that the SGI possesses vast amounts of wealth. Yet, how would it be possible for a true genuine and successful movement for world peace based on the wisdom of the inner most Dharma wisdom, at this time in human history, given the vast and sprawling nature of our global socio-economic system, to pursue such a lofty goal amidst the power and organization of so many nation-state systems to compete in the realm of ideas and value systems. " -- Etoro

Could you please site some clear passages from the Lotus Sutra and writings of Nichiren Daishonin to support your assertion? People hear and chant Namu Myoho renge kyo for free. The Gohonzon can be bestowed for pennies. Meeting with friends and family members also doesn't cost a dime. The Lotus Sutra costs twelve dollars and the writings of Nichiren Daishonin too are inexpensive or can be studied for free. 

"Neither Buddhas nor gods would ever accept contributions from those who slander the correct teaching. Then how can we human beings accept them? The deity of Kasuga Shrine proclaimed through an oracle that he would accept nothing from those with impure hearts, though he should have to eat the flames of burning copper; that he would refuse to set foot in their homes, though he should have to sit on red-hot copper. He would rather come down to a miserable hut with weeds choking the passageway, or to a poor thatched house. He declared that he would never visit persons lacking in faith, even if they hung sacred festoons for a thousand days to welcome him, but that he would go to a house where the people have a mind of faith, even though they might be in mourning for a parent. Lamenting that slanderers have overrun this country, the benevolent gods have abandoned it and ascended to heaven. “Those with impure hearts” means those who refuse to embrace the Lotus Sutra, as is stated in the fifth volume of the sutra. If the gods themselves regard alms from slanderers as more abominable than the flames of burning copper, how could we human beings possibly accept them? If someone were to kill our parents and then try to offer us some gift, could we possibly accept it? Not even wise persons or sages can avoid the hell of incessant suffering if they accept offerings from slanderers. Nor should you associate with slanderers, for if you do, you will share the same guilt as they. This you should fear above all."

This is the place we live to enjoy happiness, not in the three hundred million dollarIkeda Hall for the Great Vow of Kosen rufu which houses a slanderous pseudo-Buddhist bureaucracy.

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