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Sunday, October 28, 2018

How SGI ascribes fault

When I force SGI members to see their ugly face, they sometimes invoke the Lotus Sutra Chapter 13 about hatred and jealousy in the Latter Age. In order to refute this argument, it is enough to demonstrate how SGI's doctrines and practices deviate from the Lotus Sutra and its votaries. Therefore, the Lotus Sutra is certainly not talking about them. Sometimes, when we point out their reprehensible behavior, they trot out Ikeda's guidance on compassion and place the blame on human imperfection and failure to follow the mentor's guidance. Other times, they self servingly invoke the Lotus Sutra [Chapter 10] and the writings of Nichiren that it is slanderous to point out even the major misdeeds of the votaries of the Lotus Sutra, let alone the minor ones. Again, one should point out that they are certainly not votaries of the Lotus Sutra because votaries uphold and protect the Lotus Sutra while they alter and defame the Lotus Sutra. We can cite examples such as SGI interfaith and their rejection of Shakyamuni Buddha in favor of Daisaku Ikeda. Lastly, we can point out that their teachings have no power to elevate the human condition by citing examples of the misfortune and amorality of some of their most faithful and famous members. 

Nichiren Daishonin always placed the blame squarely on the shoulders of those at fault while SGI ascribes fault along the lines of one's organizational status. 

Sometimes they proclaim that we can't possibly understand the great wisdom and compassion of their mentor and top leaders, that what we see as black is actually white. Then we should point out that the principle of thusness or suchness is not altered in the slightest by human perception. 

Their mentor is particularly reprehensible in light of the Lotus Sutra and the behavior of the Buddha and Nichiren Daishonin. He has taken the noble teachings of Lotus Sutra and Nichiren and turned it into the base [Ikedaism]. His words fail to match his actions and both his words and actions fail to match those of the Lotus Sutra, the Buddha, and Nichiren Daishonin. The general members too, except for the bodhisattva neophyte, are complicit and can not hope to escape the horrible destiny that awaits them for slandering the Lotus Sutra and its votaries. In real Buddhism, there exists the principle of personal responsibility. Even SGI mind control can't absolve them of turning the Lotus Sutra into a cult of personality and hatred of the authentic teachings of the Lotus Sutra and Nichiren Daishonin

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