From their very beginning, SGI had appropriated the teachings of the Lotus Sutra and Nichiren Daishonin to bolster and give their philosophy of greed ["gain"] an air of respectability. For example, SGI teaches that "we are all Buddhas" but they function as if some Buddhas [Ikeda, top leaders, fortune babies, etc.] are more worthy than other Buddhas or that only some Buddhas [Ikeda and the top leaders] are worthy of receiving alms. In reality, only Ikeda and his top leaders gain. Everyone else loses by hearing one thing and living another. It is impossible to develop the kind of unshakeable faith that Shakyamuni Buddha and Nichiren Daishonin teach in order for us to attain Buddhahood in a sangha [group] such as theirs.