Perfect! Thanks Mark :)
Japan is in radioactive hell
and we're all stuck by gravity in this saha world, and associated via dependent origination as well as deep *radioactive* karmic bond to Japan. "Us" and "Them" never had less meaning than it does in the world today---In my humble opinion,~Katie
The collective karma that humans have created in the form of Nuclear weapons would have to be the most destructive besides the effects of climate change created from our insane technologies but underling them is the slander of the Myoho Renge Kyo which causes everything to go pear shape
Generally speaking that makes sense, Noel. However, the United States was the first and remains the only *nation* to employ nuclear weapons! The horrific mass destruction of civilians in two of Japan's cities has been termed *the means by which the U.S. avoided further casualties of it's military forces in WW II*The U.S. initiated the nuclear arms race and elevated fear mongering to a [dark] art form.Confusing the general with the specific is cause for making grave errors--In my humble opinion,~Katie
We know what you have done, take a look at this animation of your handiwork so as to avoid further casualties of your military forces in WW II* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBZsYceH4nM Nuclear arsenals "Nine countries together possess more than 15,000 nuclear weapons. The United States and Russia maintain roughly 1,800 of their nuclear weapons on high-alert status – ready to be launched within minutes of a warning. Most are many times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945. A single nuclear warhead, if detonated on a large city, could kill millions of people, with the effects persisting for decades.The failure of the nuclear powers to disarm has heightened the risk that other countries will acquire nuclear weapons. The only guarantee against the spread and use of nuclear weapons is to eliminate them without delay. Although the leaders of some nuclear-armed nations have expressed their vision for a nuclear-weapon-free world, they have failed to develop any detailed plans to eliminate their arsenals and are modernizing them."
All due respects , I decline the opportunity to watch even an animation of the destruction caused by nuclear bombs. In my youth I read the full history of their development and the aftermath of their use . I also read the translations of first hand accounts by survivors of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I think it is often overlooked that the U.S. has proven the fallacy of " super power " expressed as weapons of ultimate destruction -- not even close to an " end all" to war, and definitely not effective for saving the lives of our troops long term. The opposite effect was produced with even greater threat for the entire planet has ensued . A lesson for All ? It may be much more difficult to rebuke slander and propagate the correct teaching, but Myoho- Renge - Kyo is the only useful information for saving living beings - . I realize that many peace promoting endeavors are required and I pray that the bodhisattvas of the earth will continue to emerge - to lead and support these crucial activities . ~Katie
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBZsYceH4nM "All due respects , I decline the opportunity to watch even an animation of the destruction caused by nuclear bombs."This animation was published on Feb 17, 2016 is "an epic historic cartoon produced for school children about the day Hiroshima was bombed as seen from the Japanese perspective. English subtitles for those of you who do not speak Japanese and for those of you with short attention spans this is a very short film." Most people were too concerned about getting on with their daily lives and celebrating how powerful they are and building a glorious future., You would have to be one of the few that had a conscience over such a grave matter and you still do. Back in the early seventies I was living at a seaside suburb Frankston in Melbourne, Australia, where I first became aware of a Nuclear Armageddon after be seeing a film about Nuclear weapons and the potential destruction of all life on Earth in a local community centre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO81-PsIuAMThere was a 1959 Movie on mainstream media called "On The Beach"( which depicted my home town as the last place on earth to experience the tide of radiation that had already wiped out all life in the Northern hemisphere after an all out nuclear war. It was so realistic that I felt sure it was only a matter of time before it would happen. Loosing hope for the future, I only lived for the present and spiralled into deep depression.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv_OJBBaF48&list=PLF31E9A5765EFE9CDLatter version of the Movie On the Beach 2000Spirituality and especially Nichiren Buddhism has helped raise me from that hopeless Hell hole of depression,despair and hopelessness giving me eternal hope This is probably part of the reason why you were initially drawn into the SGI because of their anti nuclear war stance that sadly turned out to not be genuine I'm with you on that Myoho- Renge - Kyo is the only useful information for saving living beings even though we have different awareness of it, and hope that many peace promoting endeavours that are required of the bodhisattvas of the earth will continue to emerge - to lead and support these crucial activities .
"This is probably part of the reason why you were initially drawn into the SGI because of their anti nuclear war stance that sadly turned out to not be genuine "Actually, I can't imagine any true religious organization that wouldn't *naturally* have an anti-nuclear war stance, the differences would manifest in actions. The similarities, ironically, abound in terms on *NO action*, but it is the SGI that stands out as the one organization that bears the greatest responsibility for the proliferation of the threat of ultimate/total destruction of life as we know it on this planet. I was a young adolescent doing my own research about the history of atomic weapons and the unique role the u.S. has played in their use and proliferation. I learned early on that these topics were taboo -- at school and in my home. After confronting my father, a World War II veteran, who served in the U.S. Navy during the *Great War* in his early twenties; after condemning the U.S. Military as *cowards* who sacrificed innocent women and children to save their own lives, I understood that it is only due to suppression of the truth, that anyone-- even remotely connected with the first and only use of this *evil* can feel and express pride in being an American. Over the past few decades it has become increasingly clear that exploiting *the people* for personal gain, sacrificing them at will and maintaining cold indifference to their suffering , is the *way of the powerful*-- and I see Daiskau Ikeda at the top of this list, perpetrating the worst of all possible exploitation, causing the worst of all possible worlds for us to live in. The youth of today, have a far worse set of circumstances to negotiate than I had 40 plus years ago, and their heroes; young people like, Aaron Swartz, Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden continue to inspire their cohorts despite the dire consequences these young people will face--. I am sure you are familiar with the passage of the Lotus Sutra where Shayamuni Buddha describes the destruction of the world? Some will see it engulfed in flames, right? But, those who attain Buddhahood will perceive *this* as the land of Tranquil light. The Buddha did not say that his true disciples would *save the world* , he taught the means by which living beings could be rescued... In any case, Nichiren, himself remonstrated with the ruler of his tiny island country with regard to slander of the Lotus Sutra-- I have wondered for 28 years how Josei Today could have been so far off regarding *practicing the teachings of Nichiren* and be praised so highly by the SGI as as an " Eternal Mentor for Kosen-Rufu" because he spoke out for abolishing Nuclear Weapons--- as if, THIS was the Buddha's intention for preaching the Lotus Sutra...My own views shared as my humble opinion...~Katie