Doe eyes all around him, uncritical and unlearned, nodding in awe as he gives another shallow self-serving SGI "Gosho" lecture in which no more than a line or two of the Gosho, Letter to the Lay Priest Nakaoki, was actually discussed. There was such a disconnect between the Gosho and the lecture as to make the Gosho unrecognizable. Dozens and dozens of lines of Ikeda's commentary was lectured upon but the main, points of the Gosho were not touched. How could they have been? The thrust of the lecture, SGI interfaith, is clearly and matter of fact rebuked by the Daishonin and the great benefit of the exclusive faith and practice of the Lotus Sutra and the forceful practices are heralded [by Nichiren] in this Gosho. A warning too, for those who would persecute the true votaries:
"...Therefore, all these Buddhas and gods will punish those who persecute the votary of the Lotus Sutra, even more severely than one would chastise an enemy of one’s parents, or than the ruler punishes rebels..."
This is actual proof that those who chant Namu Myoho renge kyo and who ceaselessly admonish the Soka Gakkai are true votaries of the Lotus Sutra. Were SGI members votaries, it would be we, rather than they, who are being punished.
More importantly, Greg Martin, invoked the fake Taisekaji plank, the DaiGohonzon. This Gosho was written in November of 1279, one month after the transubstantiated plank was supposed to have been inscribed but not a sentence nor a word was written about this so-called "very reason for Nichiren's advent". Instead, we read about the power of a memorial tablet merely inscribed with the Daimoku of the Lotus Sutra:
"...How much greater still will be the blessings of those human beings who rejoice at this tablet, touch it with their hands, or gaze upon it with their eyes! I believe that because of the benefit derived from your erecting this wooden tablet, your deceased parents must be illuminating the path to the pure land as brilliantly as would the sun and moon in the heavens. Furthermore, you yourselves, their filial son and his wife, as well as your children, will live to be 120 in this existence, and after death you will be with your parents in the pure land of Eagle Peak. You should consider this to be as certain as the fact that the moon is reflected in clear water, or that a drum produces a sound when struck. Should you erect any wooden tablets in the future, be sure to have the daimoku of the Lotus Sutra inscribed on them as well."