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Friday, August 19, 2016

One exception to the rule

"Rely on the Law and not upon persons OTHER THAN THE BUDDHA." -- Nichiren

"In a scripture called the Nirvana Sutra, the Buddha says, “Rely on the Law and not upon persons.” Relying on the Law here means relying on the various sutras. Not relying upon persons means not relying on persons other than the Buddha, such as the bodhisattvas Universal Worthy and Manjushri or the various Buddhist teachers I have enumerated earlier.” (Repaying Debts of Gratitude)"

That means it  is worse than futile to rely on Daisaku Ikeda.


  1. Certainly it doesn't mean running to rely on the guidance of Joe Shmoe SGI Zone Chief. On the other hand, it does mean to rely upon and seek guidance from the Gohonzon.

  2. "rely on the law not on people". who said to rely on someone. Show your source.

  3. "Fearlessly following Sensei with an open heart and a seeking mind is in fact our ticket out of hell, for all eternity. His life epitomizes the essence of what Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism is all about, in all aspects. That's why I will always respect and follow him. Like the story about the fly that can travel a thousand miles by clinging to the tail of a thoroughbred horse, You and I are both insignificant beings who nevertheless have the potential to attain enlightenment in this lifetime by simply following Sensei." -- Dick "Wiley Bad" Powell proud 40 year SGI member

    1. Those still in the SGI are more like blow flies in bullshit going nowhere fast

  4. That and about a million other SGI guidances, videos, and songs. One does not need to source general knowledge which you are woefully lacking.