"It is the nature of common mortals not to know what awaits them in the future. Those who know it well are called worthies or sages. Passing over examples from the past, I will cite one from the present. Lord Hojo Yoshimasa relinquished both his domains and became a lay priest. I hear that, in the end, he abandoned all his many estates, forsook his sons and daughters as well as his wife and secluded himself from the world. You have neither sons nor brothers upon whom you can rely. All that you have is your two fiefs. This life is like a dream. One cannot know if he will live until tomorrow. Even if you should become the most wretched of beggars, never disgrace the Lotus Sutra. Since life is so short in any event, you should not weep over your fate. As you yourself wrote in your letter, you must act and speak without the least servility. Fawning or flattery will only do you more harm. Even if your fiefs should be confiscated or you yourself driven out, think that it is due to the workings of the Ten Goddesses, and wholeheartedly entrust yourself to them." -- A Warning Against Begrudging One's Fief
And further down we read,
"You must in no way behave in a servile fashion toward the magistrate. Tell him, "This fief of mine is not one which my lord bestowed upon me for any ordinary reason. He awarded it to me because I saved his life with the medicine of the Lotus Sutra when he fell seriously ill. If he takes it from me, his illness will surely return. At that time, even if he should apologize to me, Yorimoto, I will not accept it." Having had your say, take your leave in an abrupt manner."
Fawning and flattery is the World of Animality. There is more fawning and flattery in the SGI from top to bottom than in the Japanese parliament or in the Mitsubichi corporate offices. It is particularly offensive the way Daisaku Ikeda fawns over the intellectuals and men of power in this Latter Age. He takes fawning and flattery to new heights, failing to teach the Lotus and Nirvana Sutras and the correct and sublime teachings of Nichiren Daishonin for fear of alienating these insignificant and dastardly men.
I woke up this morning with the sharp sword of a lucid mind. I didn't have to chant for ten or even two hours. I chanted for twenty minutes. However, I have a little faith in the Lotus Sutra and Shakyamuni Buddha. Daisaku Ikeda's and SGI's agenda is perfectly clear to me. They have thrown Shakyamuni Buddha out of his own religion and slowly but surely they are throwing out Nichiren Daishonin. It began with "Nichiren said this but meant that." Now, any inconvenient teaching of Nichiren Daishonin is not taught at all. The thrust of TSL's [Top Senior Leader's] comments on my Fraught With Peril blog was that SGI's and Daisaku Ikeda's ecumenical life philosophy is greater than Shakyamuni Buddha's and Nichiren Daishonin's religion based on the exclusive faith and practice of the Lotus Sutra. They can not get rid of the names of these great men and the beneficent practice of chanting the Daimoku. If they did, who would take Makiguchi, Toda, and Ikeda seriously? Who would take their words over those of Shakyamuni Buddha and Nichiren Daishonin?
The members have been brainwashed into believing the Daimoku was these men's invention, "If it weren't for Daisaku Ikeda you would have never met the Daimoku" or "If it weren't for Makiguchi's and Toda's 'martyrdom' you would never have encountered the Daimoku." The reality is, the Daimoku is so pure that even the SGI men and women of of incorrigeable disbelief feel refreshed like having taken a shower after chanting the Daimoku. However, at best, in the hands of those who practice fawning servitude, what they experience is nothing more than the World of Rapture. Stuck as they are in the Six Lower Realms for having thrown out Shakyamuni Buddha and the Supreme Votary of the Lotus Sutra, they can neither deliver themselves from the cycle of birth and death nor accomplish the Great Wish.