"One thing that I'd like to say is that I'm not happy with anyone keeping information from people 'so it won't confuse them'. I'll agree that both the SGI and the Temple tried to 'protect us' from information. When they did teach us, it was always to indoctrinate us with 'correct' interpretations, whether those 'correct' views were actually correct or not." -- SGI member
Nichiren never sugarcoated a thing in his entire life:
"Urge on, but do not frighten, the ones from Atsuhara who are ignorant of Buddhism. Tell them to be prepared for the worst, and not to expect good times, but take the bad times for granted. If they complain of hunger, tell them about the sufferings of the world of hungry spirits. If they grumble that they are cold, tell them of the eight cold hells. If they say they are frightened, explain to them that a pheasant sighted by a hawk, or a mouse stalked by a cat, is as desperate as they are. I have been repeating these things in detail day after day, month after month, year after year. Yet with the lay nun of Nagoe, Shō-bō, Noto-bō, Sammi-bō, and the like, who are cowardly, unreasoning, greedy, and doubting, my words have no more effect than pouring water on lacquer ware or slicing through air."