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Thursday, August 31, 2017

"Equality" according to SGI: and equality according to Shakyamuni Buddha and Nichiren Daishonin

"Equality" according to SGI:

"You say you have gotten benefits from the Gohonzon, but they are far smaller than mine. Yours are just like the tip of your little finger. The benefits I have received from the Gohonzon are as big as this auditorium." -- Josei Toda


"Even if your leader is wrong, you should follow no matter what." -- longstanding SGI principle

Equality according to Shakyamuni Buddha and Nichiren Daishonin: 

"At the start I took a vow, hoping to make all persons equal to me, without any distinction between us, and what I long ago hoped for has now been fulfilled. I have converted all living beings and caused them all to enter the Buddha way. -- Lotus Sutra Chapter 2

"A good believer is one who does not depend upon persons of eminence or despise those of humble station; who does not rely on the backing of superiors or look down on inferiors; who, not relying on the opinions of others, upholds the Lotus Sutra among all the sutras, Such a person the Buddha has called the best of all people" -- Nichiren

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