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Friday, November 2, 2018

You be the judge...Do SGI members worship Godman Ikeda?

"I know this, that I first experienced my enlightened life condition, when Ikeda Sensei looked at me. That does not mean that either he or I am different from any other human being, better or worse. We make mistakes, we are misunderstood, we have detractors and supporters.

But I know he is the World-Honored-One, who brought me to the party, and I just won't go home with anyone else. He is the lion of Kansai and Osaka, and no one and nothing can ever take that away from him. And so, I only honor the World-Honored-One." -- Charles Poston, Follower of Daisaku Ikeda

"If we can exert a billion lifetimes of painstaking effort in a single moment then for certain we can experience the full-blown Buddhahood that Mr. Ikeda enjoys." Public statement by Salem Don on the SGI yahoo board

"Sometimes we find it very difficult to chant to find our Buddhahood. Buddhahood can be so undefinable. But I have heard of several women who chant instead to support and protect Sensei or to have the same heart as Sensei. This allows them to believe in themselves and this helps them believe in their Buddhahood. If the word Buddhahood is too vague or maybe idealistic then try chanting to have Sensei's spirit: to be a real disciple of Sensei." -- SGI Trets Womens Division Leaders Training Course October 2001

"Expand the heart, pry it open and let your heart connect with Sensei's heart. His heart is big enough to encompass the whole world and everything in it. By making your connection with his heart and keeping it strong everyday, you begin to sense the immense richness of your life." -- SGI Trets Womens Division Leaders Training Course October 2001

"Didn't anyone tell you that 'no prayer is unanswered?' They should. pray to visit President Ikeda in a dream. That's all. Anyone can do it. What's so difficult about that? Then maybe you wouldn't spend so much time minimizing the reality of Mr. Ikeda, 'the most important person in the future history of the earth' or lamenting that he is inaccessable." -- Salem Don

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