I have been chanting for almost 19 years, but right now i've reached a stage where I have been seriously contemplating suicide, and I truly need a fellow practioner's great & truly storm breaking experience of success.
To all non Buddhists, to people wanting to wish me well, etc THANK YOU. But i still wish to hear from fellow members."
Thank you so much,
Simon xx [From 4 years] ago on Yahoo Answers
Not one SGI member responded to Simon's question. I will respond with a question and an answer.
Question: How it is possible that after 19 years of chanting an SGI members could be so despondent as to contemplate suicide?
Answer: SGI is not real Buddhism, least of all the Lotus Sutra Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin. It has no power to create the joyful life states of Buddha or Bodhisattva. Many SGI members have serious psychiatric problems, especially major depression requiring psychoactive pharmaceuticals or therapy. SGI Australia even has a well publicized and ongoing symposium for members with depression
I promise you that after 90 days of a sincere effort to master the faith and practice of Nichiren Daishonin based on the Lotus Sutra [not Ikedaism], your sadness will disappear like dew in the noon day sun.