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Friday, July 8, 2016

Nichiren and his disciples. Ikeda and his disciples.

An SGI leader told me that more than 2500 SGI members died in the Tohoku region of Japan alone during the earthquake and tsunami. About 27,000 people died in total. There are about ten million SGI members in Japan which has a population of 127,000,000 people. Statistically, SGI members died at a significantly higher rate than those of the general population. Nichiren writes about a similar situation: 

"One would therefore expect to find more victims of the epidemic among Nichiren’s followers than among the believers of Nembutsu, or priests of the True Word, Zen, and Precepts schools. For some reason, however, there is less affliction and death among Nichiren’s followers. It is indeed mysterious. Is this because we are few in number, or because our faith is strong?' 

Regardless of whether or not this report [and principle] of Nichiren is true, SGI members [and many other Nichiren Buddhists believe it to be true. Let's for a moment accept that it is true. Therefore, here is further proof that SGI members are not Nichiren's followers. SGI members are prone to arrogant licentiousness, animality, greed, and even misfortune because they are not followers of Nichiren. 

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