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Monday, December 31, 2018

What do people really think about the Soka Gakkai?

"We will never advertise on TV. Soka Gakkai is only spread life to life" -- Josei Toda

Faith or self-confidence?

No where in the writings of Nichiren Daishonin is confidence [as in self confidence] mentioned. On the other hand, SGI and all New Age teachings stress confidence ["self confidence"]. Nichiren stresses faith which he discusses more than five hundred times. True confidence is faith in the Law, the Buddha, the True Votary of the Lotus Sutra, universal Buddha-nature, and the eternal nature of our lives. Don't confuse SGI New Age with the Lotus Sutra Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin.

Do not be sorry you don't lead an easy life, it is the path to Buddhahood.

Buddha's and Nichiren's lives were extremely hard but the SGI and others talk about enjoying a relatively easy life devoid of the privations experienced by the Buddha and Nichiren. They are mistaken. In order to attain Buddhahood, thanks to the workings of the Law and the compassion and mercy of the Buddha, we are assailed with difficulties from day one so we can challenge and overcome them through the power of faith, practice, the power of the Law, and the power of the Buddha. Have you ever been really ill at night, a high fever or severe pain. The night seems to last forever but really it is only eight or ten hours and when the sun comes up, we usually feel much better and regain a sense of hope. Think of travelers to the New World caught in a monster storm that seems to never end. As long as they stay focused, protect the ship and protect their comrades and captain, eventually the storm abates and calm seas prevail [until the next storm]. 

The storms of the Buddha are called the Nine Great Persecutions and the storms of Nichiren are called the Five Great Persecutions. Besides these great persecutions, they experienced "minor difficulties" too numerous to count, for example: Eating snow; eating putrid rice gruel; grass; roots and bracken (in order to survive); being spit upon by men, women, and children;  calumniated over and over again; having to run for their lives on many occasions; and being attacked by crazed warriors. Do not be sorry you don't lead an easy life, it is the path to Buddhahood.

Florida Attorney Says SGI Psychologist Abused Her

"(CN) – A South Florida attorney claims in court that she was mentally and physically abused by a psychologist who induced her to become a Buddhist and buy the doctor lavish gifts under the guise it was all part of the therapy.

In a lawsuit filed in Broward County, the plaintiff, identified as Jane Doe, says that when she met Dr. Roe Clarke, the psychologist held herself out as “skilled and ethical.”

Doe claims she started her therapy sessions with Clarke in July 2013 for a previously untreated trauma from childhood sexual and physical abuse.

“Defendant diagnosed plaintiff’s condition as generalized anxiety disorder and advised plaintiff to continue weekly psychological counseling sessions and then continue sessions as frequently as four times per week,” the complaint says.

Doe says her treatment sessions included both office visits and lengthy telephone calls to Clarke’s home.

Clarke says in September 2013, Clarke asked her to participate in the “Soka Gakkai International USA Inc.,” an organization of the Japanese Buddhist religion.

Doe says Clarke made her attend Buddhist meetings and events, obligated her to be convert to SGI Buddhism, and to be part of a ceremony where Clarke became her “shakubuku mother,” who had the role of “breaking and subduing” her.

“Therapy included acts intended to break down plaintiff including plaintiff having to get on her knees before Dr. Clarke, crawl and beg for the chance to speak, being pushed and kicked by Dr. Clarke, and having objects thrown at plaintiff, having to pick up papers, and other physical abuse,” the complaint says.

Doe says that Clarke began and ended each session with a long embrace, would asked her to rub her feet, to put her to bed three nights per week, and required her to watch her bathe and shave four times per week under the allegation that she was teaching her “normal female intimacy.”

She goes on to say Clarke also made her sleep over her house several times where she would ask her to strip down her clothes and show her body.

Doe alleges Clarke twice asked her to pay for vacations in Amelia Island, Florida, where she would also conduct therapy sessions, and made her share a bed with her every night.

According to the complaint, Clarke often made Doe wash her “soiled underwear by hand,” sweep pubic hair off the bathroom and go inside the bathroom stall with her.

Doe also says that one occasion Clarke grabbed her and dug her fingernails in her skin as a punishment for not mentioning information during a therapy session.

“Dr. Clarke covered the impropriety of her actions by claiming that she was trying to break down plaintiff’s ego to make her more vulnerable and humble,” the complaint says.

Doe says in December 2013, her husband also started psychotherapy with Clarke.

From that point on, she says, Clarke often made degrading comments about Doe in front of her husband, and insulted her by calling her “stupid, an imbecile, a moron, slow, a dumb blonde, lazy and a liar.”

Doe alleges that Dr. Clarke would often made her pay for medical supplies for her office, for personal appliances, her son’s airfare for a trip to Florida, clothes, jewelry and other personal expenses and even asked her for free legal services.

Over the course of the therapy sessions, Doe says that her emotional state deteriorated but Clarke comforted her and assured her that everything was part of the therapeutic process.

Does says Clarke terminated their therapist/patient relationship in January 2016, making Doe believe that she was the one to blame.

“Dr. Clarke manipulated and controlled plaintiff, preying on her vulnerability and hiding the impropriety of her conduct under the guise of legitimate therapy,” the complaint says.

Doe seeks compensatory damages on claims of professional negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent supervision.

She is represented by Ronald Weil from Weil Quaranta PA in Miami, Florida.

Clarke did not respond to email and phone requests for comment on the litigation."

But Soka Gakkai members are "Buddhas as they are."

"You are worse than Devedatta" -- SGI leader

SGI has accused us of being fundamentalists and they liken us to Devedatta, the enemy of the Buddha and "lover of rules". The reality is that we, the disciples and believers of Nichiren, neither love rules nor hate them. In all matters both secular and religious we adopt the Middle Way. However, we will never compromise regarding the lies and hypocrisy of those who distort the teachings of Nichiren Daishonin for their own self-serving interests, those like the Soka Gakkai, the Nichiren Shoshu, and the Nichiren Shu.

"Soka Gakkai is no longer Buddhism" - by anonymous

by: Anonymous 

I have been practicing for last 12 years and have been into the state of delusion now. Have seen the best and worst of it. Its not Buddhism any more. Its Ikedism and I cannot see Mr Ikeda as God…I agree its a parade of cameras and suits. I am working as block leaders and have seen leaders bitching about members, manipulating them and making sure to make their life hell if one does not agree. Have seen throwing out members on one pretext or another. Have heard them saying members happiness is not their concern.

Dont agree with this bullshit. My point is if this is Ikedism teachings, I dont want to be part of that. Where is compassion for the members. Also, none of the Buddhist concepts are taught. Just read about how Toda and Ikeda struggle for the Kosen Rufu…

I am not sure if people do understand the meaning of kosen rufu…I have seen members suffering and leaders avoid them because they have their own problem to cater to…

Also, there is no disclosure of financial contributions….If one does not contribute, you are discarded….

I think I am on verge of leaving SGI…Can see the day coming….

A similar fate will befall the Ikeda Hall of the Great Vow of Kosen Rufu.

It will not matter that the foundation of the Ikeda Hall of the Great Vow of Kosen Rufu is laid thirty-six meters underground

Since the faith of Soka Gakkai believers are weak and their minds warped and slanderous, the gods failed to protect their so-called "temple for the ten thousand years and more of the Latter Day of the Law [Sho Hondo]".

Is the Catholic Church a criminal syndicate?

Was Mohammad an assassin, torturer, pirate, rapist and pedophile?

Originally posted on the Infidel Bloggers Alliance.

ISLAM…Was Mohammad an assassin, torturer, pirate, rapist and pedophile?

1. Is a mind-control and information-control cult founded by an assassin, torturer, pirate, rapist and pedophile called Mohammed. The mind-control and information-control aspects require that all criticism of Islam be silenced and cult members follow its leaders blindly (called “taqlid”). Without taqlid (blind following), the cult would swiftly be exposed and the franchise would come to an end. One million mullahs would lose their monopoly on “the Truth” and their thought-control jobs. Hence, most of what mullahs do is to control and suppress bad news about Islam.

2. Is Mohammed’s personality cult. It has no foundations other than Mohammed’s murderous rantings (in the Koran and Hadiths). The Koran consists of two conflicting parts – Meccan and Medinan (peaceful and violent respectively). The Medinan material supersedes (or ‘abrogates’) the Meccan stuff. Muslims act Medinan, but they quote gentler Meccan verses to the gullible infidels. Muslims say that Allaah has no partners, yet they have made Mohammed into a golden idol they worship as though he were a god, even to the point of saying he is present everywhere on earth through his “noor” (light).. Everything about Mohammed is beyond criticism under threat of decapitation, torture or fire-bombing.

3. Claims to worship the same God as Christians and Jews, but in fact worships Allah – a demonic channelling of the pagan Arabian moon-god through Mohammed’s toxic narcissistic personality disorder. The Death Cult mixes garbled versions of Christian and Jewish scriptures with pagan practices such as moon and meteorite-worship, and cut-throat blood sacrifice of animals and non-believers. Islam is the only religion that institutionalizes beheading, crucifixion, torture, and genocide.

4. Has no rational, philosophical or theological basis, and the whole belief-system is contradicted by science, philosophy, common sense, human decency, and astonishing internal inconsistency.

5. Cannot withstand rational criticism, scientific examination or forensic inquiry. Islam can only spread and maintain itself by ignorance, illiteracy, war, terrorism, and intimidation. Islam has bloody borders and cannot co-exist peacefully with other belief systems. Winston Churchill said that Islam in a man is as dangerous as hydrophobia (rabies) in a dog. Islam demands obedience and blind following, and forbids itself to be tested.

6. Has a superstitious dread of images of pigs, crosses, Buddhas, Saint George (and his flag), teddy bears, and of course Mo-toons.

7. Regards Islamic women as semihuman. Wife-beating, incest and child abuse (including mufa’khathat or ‘thighing’ – the ritual abuse of infants) are encouraged and almost never punished.

8. Regards all unbelievers (Kaffirs, Kuffar, Kufrs, Kafirs) as ritually unclean subhumans to be killed, subjugated, enslaved, exploited, or parasitized. Kafirs are described by the Arabic word ‘najis’ – literally ‘filth’. That’s why Muslim hatred of Kafirs is intrinsic to their religion. A Kafir doesn’t need to do anything to offend a Muslim; his very existence is already enough of an affront. Every Muslim believes a kafir should know his place.

9. Possesses an ethical system that applies only to Muslims. Allah endorses rape, pillage, extortion, torture and enslavement of non-Muslims. Morality does not extend beyond the global gang (ummah). There is no Golden Rule anywhere in Islam. Muslim ethics are, thus, similar to the ethics of the Mafia. (Murdering a non-Moslem is not a capital offence, but only a misdemeanour.) Because of Sharia law, rape is almost impossible to prove. And an infidel cannot testify against a Muslim.

10. Has followers who are motivated by hatred, greed and lust. There is no love, mercy or compassion. Allah is vindictive, unpredictable, capricious and devious – Allah is The Best of Schemers.

11. Is the only religion NOT founded upon The Golden Rule. Morality is based on Mohammed’s example. If Mohammed did it, then it is approved for all Muslims. Hence the encouragement of rape, pillage, enslavement, subjugation and murder of non-believers and the institutionalised pedophilia (child marriage at any age) prevalent throughout Muslim society- justified by Mohammed’s activities with Ayesha, his child sex-slave.

12. Defines all human relations by paradigm of dominance vs. submission. Muslims have schizoid inferiority/superiority complexes. (A well-balanced Muslim is one with a chip on each shoulder). They respect strength but despise compromise as weakness. Appeasement invites more aggression. The only political system which has been strong enough to subjugate Islam is Stalinism.

13. Establishes and legitimizes polygamy, which ensures alpha-males get extra women, leading to a shortage of women for the betas. For sexual relief, beta-males must either masturbate (a sin that puts a Muslim in hell), or form dog-packs and rape or capture kafir women as booty in a razzia, or else self-immolate in the presence of infidels so they may collect 72 mythical virgins in Allah’s playboy-mansion-in-the-sky. (Islam’s harebrained paradise is sophomoric, absurd and ludicrous. It appeals to youthful warriors under the age of 25!) Young Muslim beta-males are often encouraged by their relatives to become suicide bombers because of their belief that such murdering ‘martyrs’ will be able to intercede with Allah and take 70 of their relatives to paradise with them! Family benefits from suicide-murders!

14. Encourages lying and the deception of infidels (taqiyya). This may take many forms, including outright lies, feigned moderation, and condemnation of terrorist attacks to the Kaffir while rejoicing over the same with fellow Muslims. Muslims often tend to regard themselves as victims of some group of Kafirs so they can harbor grudges against them and against Kafirs in general. Allah is The Best of Schemers.

Individual Muslims may appear law-abiding and reasonable, but they are part of a totalitarian movement, and must be considered potential killers blindly obeying their leaders who can flip in an instant (SJS -’Sudden Jihad Syndrome’).

15. Forbids befriending kafirs except for purposes of deceit or where conversion of the kafir may be possible.

16. Purports to have a ‘holy book’, the Koran, that is Allah’s final word, and cannot be changed or challenged. To do so is punishable by death. Consequently, the Death Cult can never change or be reformed. The instructions to murder and rape infidels are just as valid now as the day they were written. Rape was traditionally used as a means of ethnic cleansing.

Since Islam cannot be modernised, the Muslims are attempting to Islamise modernity. This requires spreading Islam in the West and simultaneously preventing any criticism of the cult by intimidation and PC legislation to curtail freedom of expression.

17. Regards treaties and agreements with Kaffirs as meaningless, and are made to be broken (Hudna). The word of a Muslim to a Kafir counts for nothing in the eyes of Allah. “Allah leads astray whom he pleases”.

18. Divides the world between Dar-al-Islam (the Islamic Realm) and Dar-al-Harb (the domain of war, the Kufr lands). Muslims living in Dar-al-Harb must work to disrupt their host nations until these can be brought into Dar-al-Islam.

19. Encourages Muslims to parasitize their host nations. In fact, Muslims have no obligation to their host nations. Any free nation is considered “the Enemy” (The Great Satan is USA). Welfare fraud, identity theft, forgery etc. are endemic in Western Muslim populations, and serious crime against Kaffirs is regarded as normal and justified. Extortion rackets against Kafirs are mandated by the Koran (’jizya’ is the Arabic term for ‘protection money’ payable by Jews and Christians to Muslims under threat of death).

20. Is a complete system, including a culture, which Muslims regard as superior to other cultures (despite all evidence to the contrary…where are the operas, the ballets, the oratorios, the inspiring novels and films?) Jihadist attacks on their host nations aren’t just against its religion and economy, but are aimed at its very cultural identity. Muslims are therefore required to destroy the symbols of non-Muslim culture…’Jahiliya’ (sometimes spelled ‘Jahiliyya’)-. In the East, this has included destruction of Hindu temples and Christian churches and replacement with mosques, and destruction of Buddhist artwork, temples, and universities and replacement with heaps of rubble. This process of cultural replacement is now beginning in the West. In addition, the rape of kafir women by Muslim men is a way of proving to host nations that their women are all whores and don’t deserve to be respected. The old “blaming the victim” ploy. The Muslim headscarf is a means of segregating girls from the culture of the host country. 

Why does the Soka Gakkai hide the relics of Daisaku Ikeda?

Because they are grotesque and brittle.

We are the modern Anandas and SGI members are the slanderous monks

"Nowadays there are few people who are guilty of the five cardinal sins, but a great many who commit the ten evil acts. Sometimes you may find a person who, concerned about his next existence, is careful not to commit any of the ten evil acts and to act as a good person. But because of some quite natural error of ignorance, the person, though good in word and deed, in his heart believes in an evil teacher. Not only does that person himself put faith in the erroneous doctrines expounded by such a teacher, but he incites the rulers of the nation and the common people to embrace these same doctrines, or he persuades his wife and children, his followers, and members of his household to carry out the same religious practices that he does. Thus he prevents them from forming any ties with persons who would instruct them in the correct teaching, and keeps the common people and those related to him from experiencing a mind that responds with joy to that teaching. As a result, both he himself and others become slanderers of the Law, and those who would appear to be practicing good and putting aside evil in fact quite naturally end by committing deeds that lead to rebirth in the Avīchi hell. Cases of this kind are rife in this Latter Day of the Law.

The Venerable Ānanda was a nephew of King Shuddhodana and the son and prince of King Dronodana. He was a younger brother of Devadatta and a cousin of the Thus Come One Shakyamuni. He served the Thus Come One for twenty years, attained the mind-perceiving meditation, and understood all the sacred teachings of the Buddha’s lifetime. After the Buddha entered extinction, King Ajātashatru became a convert to Buddhism under Ānanda’s direction.

Forty years after the Buddha’s entry into extinction, the Venerable Ānanda was passing through a bamboo grove when he came upon a monk who was reciting a verse of the teaching that went, “Though one be born a human being and live a hundred years, if one has not observed how the waters overflow and dry up, one cannot compare to a person who has lived only one day but has seen these things.”

When Ānanda heard this verse, he said to the monk, “This is not the Buddha’s teaching. You should not be practicing this.”

The monk then asked Ānanda, “What is the Buddha’s teaching?”

Ānanda replied, “‘Though one be born a human being and live a hundred years, if one has not understood the Law of birth and extinction, one cannot compare to a person who has lived only one day but has fully understood that Law.’ This is the Buddha’s teaching. The verse that you were reciting is mistaken in its wording.”

At that time the monk took the verse he had learned from Ānanda to the monk who had taught him originally. But the monk who had been his teacher said, “The verse I taught you is the true teaching of the Buddha. The verse that Ānanda recited is not the Buddha’s teaching. Ānanda is old and senile and says many things that are in error. You should not believe him.”

The monk then discarded Ānanda’s verse and went back to reciting the erroneous one he had recited before. When Ānanda passed through the bamboo grove again and heard him doing so, he realized it was not the verse he had taught the monk and spoke to him about it once more, but the monk refused to heed him.

If errors such as this had already appeared a mere forty years after the Buddha’s passing, how much worse must things be now that over two thousand years have gone by!

The Buddha’s teaching was transmitted from India to China, and then from China to Japan. The scholars, the Tripitaka masters, the teachers who passed it down from one to another hardly relayed one doctrine in ten thousand in a condition that was free from error. And how much worse is the situation now when scholars of Buddhism put biased views above all else, are swayed by arrogance, contend with one another like fire against water, and never reach a conclusion. Even when a scholar appears who happens to relay the teachings as the Buddha proclaimed them, no one will believe or heed him. Hence hardly one person in ten thousand can avoid committing slander against the Law."

"The greatest caution is needed in these matters!" -- Nichiren

"Ordinary people in the world can easily understand why those who commit crimes motivated by stinginess or greed or who rob and steal should fall into the world of hungry spirits. But it takes someone of wisdom to understand that, though one may be a good person, free of stinginess, greed, or such faults, if he slanders the Law, or merely associates closely with those who slander the Law and thoughtlessly believes their doctrines, he will fall into the world of hungry spirits. The greatest caution is needed in these matters!" -- Nichiren

For example: Those who thoughtlessly believe in Soka Gakkai's warped mentor-disciple and interfaith doctrines.

According to Nichiren, Soka Gakkai members are guilty of great shamelessness

"Volume nine of The Annotations on “The Words and Phrases of the Lotus Sutra” states, “These two types of overbearing arrogance are not without difference in degree between them. One who supposes that ordinary human beings are the same as the Buddha is guilty of great shamelessness.” -- Nichiren [1275]

On what authority is Soka Gakkai based?

One must do some digging but one can find some very useful information on the Gakkai. Max Weber, the world famous sociologist, talks about charismatic authority versus constitutional/scriptural authority [authority based on the Law]. Soka Gakkai is based on the former. Nichiren's Lotus Sutra Buddhism is based on the latter.

What is Soka Gakkai?

"Soka Gakkai is fascism with a smile" -- French author

"Soon the children will think 'Soka'", they will speak 'Soka,'" [about SGI children]


"My parents started practicing Nichiren Buddhism when I was five. I have a very clear memory of a time when I sat next to my parents to recite daimoku (l)."  testimony Sample a practitioner, newspaper "Heading for Peace" No. 320.16 March 2000).

Obviously, the Soka Gakkai is very interested in children and their education. According Florence Lacroix (2), this interest in youth would be "strategic", "As in totalitarian regimes, children are an issue, and structures are created to help future followers from the cradle The Soka Gakkai. has set up a whole education network that ranges from kindergarten to university in Japan and overseas in some countries. This logistics aimed, among other things, to ensure its presence in the key area that is education, to develop links with some prestigious foreign educational institutions so that it can infiltrate, and to build an image of respectability, demonstrates the challenge posed by children and young people in the eyes of the Soka Gakkai (...). "

Reading the monthly Soka Gakkai France (FMS) "Third Civilization" says a lot about the subject, and highlights that "particular attention" that is brought to them.

"Children have the ability to change the world"

It is on this theme that has opened up on June 5, 1999, "the general meeting of the children of Ile-de-France" organized by Soka Gakkai, a large demonstration which would have brought together nearly 700 children and their parents, it said in an article in "Third Civilization" (No. 455 of July 99): "Everyone could come with one of his dreams (poem or drawing) Set in an album, they will be sent to President Ikeda.. "

The program includes speeches of responsible women SGF, presenting video interviews of children on peace, and grand spectacle inside the Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione. A Tale "sound and light" whose heroes are two children who must recover "the trunk of dreams" which was stolen them. After many adventures, the trunk is found. Phew! Moral of the tale: "You found the courage that keeps hope and achieve its mission" . And tomorrow, dear spectators toddlers, what other noble mission are you promised? 

The article ends as follows: "The meeting ended happily, as it began, with more magic show in the eye children as the biggest and, as a bonus, ice cream and drinks offered by President Ikeda "- Thank you that? .

"Raising children in a way they cherish the Soka Gakkai"

The members of Soka Gakkai a cult in Ikeda. This boundless admiration for President must be instilled from an early age, and role in naturally up to the parents. 

It is also for them to create their children strong and lasting links with the organization. 

Ikeda, in the n 455 monthly "Third Civilization" (July 1999) clearly sets the tone, urging parents to raise their kids in love ... of the sect: "the important thing is to teach children the spirit of cherish and respect the Soka Gakkai. The ideal is to raise your children so they cherish our organization. With this in mind, children will grow remarkably [sic]. " 

"(...) Parents need show by their own attitude to respect the spirit of the Gohonzon and the Soka Gakkai "(...)" It is good for parents to guide their children wisely. It is also important to seek support to lead the department Future (...). "

"Enlighten" whole family

We know proselytism which engage members of Soka Gakkai, whose entourage proselytizing, and therefore the family constitute the target.

# 1: "In a family, it is only when we overcome the small waves conflicts between those who practice and those who have not yet started, establishing a family harmony that can be sustainably reform the society. Kosenrufu is built on the basis of human revolution of each family (Ikeda ) (3) . " Thus, the follower must convert all family members: husband, spouse, siblings, and children, of course, are no exception to the rule: "It is hoped to awaken in them the desire to practice (Ikeda) (4). " 

This is a job at all times. Practitioner person must persevere and follow the advice of the Master . "We must (...) she decides to be a sun So there is more darkness in the world, any his family is informed. Just that it becomes a person full of good fortune and can share its benefits with her ​​husband, her children and her grandchildren (5). "

The results, for sure, will soon appear and ensure Ikeda: "With such determination, inevitably, the rest of the family began to practice (6). "

Are your children practicing?

This is the question posed to both practicing parents in the magazine "Third Civilization" (No. 459) in November 1999. 

Response of the mother: "It's one of my unrealized goals at the moment, but I persevered."
Father answers: "If they are asked the question, they say Buddhists They have very strong ties with President Ikeda, since childhood They share ideas and Buddhist philosophy, but they have not yet decided... engage. My son, this summer, wanted absolutely convince me to do some sport. I reminded him that it was time that I was trying to convince him to recite Nam Myo Renge Kyo. We have therefore established a pact . I run 500 meters and he recites five minutes of daimoku I therefore still a lot of training to do (laughs). ".

This is how children are melted in the ideology of the sect, soon they will think "Soka", they speak "Soka" , as shown in this other distressing testimony appeared in the "Third Civilization" of July 1999 (No. 455) entitled

Many French know SGI is a cult

The correct teachings will be lost if SGI continues on their scurrilous path unchallenged

L: I respect your innate Buddha nature (which seems to be buried very deeply) under your veneer of anger and righteousness.  However, I leave it up to the universe to judge whether or not I am slandering you.  I believe that I am merely pointing out your extreme lack of humility, compassion and also noting that your mind has your life tied in knots.  Don't say that I didn't warn you, you cute little Buddha, you.
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Yesterday 11:25 PM

Les, all you are doing is cult "bull baiting". You are the one who is conflicted and don't even know it, a mind split into seven pieces and a mind having two differing thoughts. It is also apparent that you never really studied all those Nichiren books you claim to have studied. Sad. Very sad.
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Yesterday 11:56 PM

very presumptive on your part.  I just choose not to use the "words" to beat people up.  It is very interesting how sincerely seeking people can become so righteous and "holier than thou". And you are correct that I am challenging you and your cult.  It is kind of like Fidel Castro---he also acted like he had the people's interest in his heart---until he got a little power (like his own blog)---and then he became an oppressor (cult) just like the one's he tried to overthrow (refute).  If the mirror fits, wear it.  This is not a game of who is the bigger Sharihotsu---it is a game of who is deceiving himself the most.  To that end I say---hmm, let's wait and see the actual proof of it all.  I have all the time in the world.
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12:17 AM

I only beat people up [with words] who deserve to be beaten up, no different than the Master, Nichiren. It is as clear as a bright blue sky but your mind is so clouded by the SGI fog that you are blind to the truth. Righteous and holier than though might be the definition of the Gakkai. In psychology, that is known as transference, what you are is what you attribute to me. Your cult bull-baiting ["like Fidel Castro"] is bizarre and not a little offensive. If I remember correctly, Fidel was your mentor's good friend and, I don't remember your sensei ever criticizing him. Is it because your sensei is a dictator in his own right? Nichiren said that he neither had nor sought power and I am a person without power and I don't seek power. I only seek to preserve the correct teachings which will be lost if SGI continues on their scurrilous path unchallenged. You had better play that game with yourself because you are the only one deceiving himself. The actual proof is the Sutra, the teachings of Nichiren, and most important, a bodily reading of the Sutra, for example, encountering one of the Three Evil Enemies of which you are one.

The correct teachings will be lost if SGI continues on their scurrilous path unchallenged

You haven't really studied the teachings or abandoned them

If you are a Nichiren Shu, Soka Gakkai, or Nichiren Shoshu "Nichiren Buddhist" but you don't accept what we are telling you about Nichiren's teachings, you either haven't thoroughly studied his teachings [like most SGI members] or like Dave Cole, Ryuei, and some SGI members, you have abandoned them for the teachings of Nichikan, Ikeda, Nissatsu, Nichiki, or others.

The votaries of Ikedaism are fools

"...even persons in the lowest category of ordinary mortals will enter the stage of Buddhahood within the space of a single lifetime and achieve perfect enlightenment." Nichiren Page 208, Volume II (Explaining the Causation of the Ten Worlds, written in 1260) 

What are you all waiting for? The end of your life? Are you not even as wise as "the lowest category of ordinary mortals"? How long will you have to chant and even if you vocalize the silent U or not, to realize you always have been a Buddha?"

Throw off your transient nature and reveal your true identity.

Anyone on this site can be a fool and claim this writing too is not the "authentic writing of Nichiren own hands" but it won't change the truth of its words." -- Tim Janakos SGI leader and Soka University graduate.

1). This writing is neither found in the Rokunai nor Rokugai collection of writings, so of course it is suspect. Even were it authentic, It is from Nichiren's early writings when he still embraced the principles of Tendai's [not to be confused with Tientai] Original Enlightenment doctrine. Also, Nichiren writes, "As for my teachings, regard those before my exile to the province of Sado as equivalent to the Buddha's pre-Lotus Sutra teachings."

2). Please point out to me who in SGI has attained Buddhahood and who in SGI is endowed with the ten honorific attributes of a Buddha

3). You still haven't addressed the issues of the Code of Conduct for SGI "Buddhas" and the need for Buddhas to receive guidance.

4). As for your other post, you state: "Your statement about letting the 'eternal buddha, Shakyamuni' into your heart, sounds a whole hell of a lot like Christianity, with a new mascot." Better a lion then a tapeworm [Ikeda] for a mascot but more to the point, you should take it up with Nichiren: 

"Yet it was not I, Nichiren, who made these three important pronouncements. Rather it was in all cases the spirit of the Thus Come One Shakyamuni that had entered into my body. And having personally experienced this, I am beside myself with joy." -- The Selection of the Time, one of Nichiren Daishonin's five major writings

Obviously, you have never experienced such joy or you wouldn't berate Shakyamuni Buddha as a mascot nor confuse the meager joy of letting Daisaku Ikeda [or Jesus] into your heart with the blissful joy of having Shakyamni Buddha enter your body. Shakyamuni Buddha needs no permission to enter into the mind and bodies of a votary of Lotus Sutra. This is proof that neither you nor your fellow SGI members are votaries of the Lotus Sutra. You are votaries of Ikedaism. You are fools.

Daisaku Ikeda employs strategies other than the Lotus Sutra

True peace and nuclear disarmament will only be realized when the right Law, Namu Myoho renge kyo, is established. The means for establishing the right Law has already been revealed by Nichiren Daishonin in his treatise, Rissho Ankoku Ron [Establishing the Right Law for the Peace of the Land]. The way to establish the right Law according to Nichiren is to outlaw inferior religions and philosophies, not to promote precepts [commandments]. Commandments have proven themselves powerless to create peace and nuclear disarmament. Ikeda's proposals amount to commandments. He employs strategies other than the Lotus Sutra. They are doomed to failure.

Daisaku Ikeda, on the other hand, claims that education is the key to eradicating nuclear weapons. Careful consideration shows that 90% of western peoples are educated but nuclear disarmament remains unrealized, practically uninmaginable.

20,000,000 Buddhists murdered by the Muslims during the Middle Ages

Nichiren comments on  the Indian cataclysm of the death of twenty million Buddhists and the near extinction of Buddhism at the hands of the Muslims.

"When the spirit of Buddhism is lost or hidden away, people will all let their body hair and nails grow long. Worldly ethics and laws will be forgotten and ignored. Loud noises will come from the sky and the world will shake and move, as though it was on a spinning waterwheel. The walls of the cities, houses and dwellings, will collapse. The medicinal properties of plants will vanish. All but the highest five regions in the world of form and desire, will no longer possess the seven flavors of the tongue or the three good powers of the earth: worldly law, natural law and the Buddhist law. Eventually everything will die. All the positive teachings that lead to freedom will disappear. Flowers and fruits will hardly grow and all become sour. Waterwells, springs and ponds will turn to dust and the earth will buckle and open into dark and ugly rifts. Mountains will burn. The rain dragon will not bring rain so the crops will wither and die. All life will disappear; even grass will not grow. Even the sun and moon will no longer shed their light!"


The conceited and narcissistic ones

The Lotus Sutra is not an ecumenical scripture. Neither was Nichiren. I could debate this point and win even if I were battered and beaten with nose and ears cut off as the martyr Nikkyo. 

Also, there is no faith and practice of the Lotus Sutra in the Latter Day without Nichiren Daishonin. It is thanks to Nichiren Daishonin that we have faith in the Lotus Sutra and over thirty million people chanting and spreading the Daimoku (granted, not all of whom have the same faith as Nichiren). Many people criticize Nichiren but do they have thirty million followers reciting the Daimoku and Lotus Sutra daily thanks to THEIR bodily reading of the Lotus Sutra?

The votaries of the Lotus Sutra fight: The armies of Mara (Emma); the enemies of the Lotus Sutra known as delusion; ecumenicists who deny the exclusive faith and practice of the Lotus Sutra; those who deny the exalted position of Shakyamuni Buddha; and lastly, the ignorant laymen, priests, and the rulers of our respective countries who persecute the votaries of the Lotus Sutra.

Let us look at the word narcissism:

1). Excessive love or admiration of oneself. See synonyms at conceit.

2). A psychological condition characterized by self-preoccupation, lack of empathy, and unconscious deficits in self-esteem.

3). Erotic pleasure derived from contemplation or admiration of one's own body or self, especially as a fixation on or a regression to an infantile stage of development.

4). The attribute of the human psyche characterized by admiration of oneself but within normal limits.

Conceit is a near synonym: 1. A favorable and especially unduly high opinion of one's own abilities or worth.

Here is what Nichiren says about conceit:

The Mongol Envoys

"I CAN hardly express my joy at learning of your safe return from Kamakura. And I have received your news about the beheading of the Mongol envoys. It is indeed a pity that, while the priests of the Nembutsu, True Word, Zen, and Precepts schools, who are the enemies of our country, did not have their heads cut off, the innocent Mongol envoys have been beheaded. Those who are unaware of the particulars of the matter will no doubt think that I say this out of conceit because my prophecy has been fulfilled. Yet during this period of more than twenty years, this is what I have been privately lamenting about day and night to my disciples, and what I have publicly declared time and again."

On Curing Karmic Disease

"The Great Teacher Chi-tsang of Chia-hsiang-ssu temple was among the most outstanding scholars in China. He was the founder of the Three Treatises school, and lived on Mount Hui-chi in Wu. Believing that none could equal him in knowledge, he raised the banner of his pride to its highest. He challenged the Great Teacher T’ien-t’ai to discuss the meaning of the passage that states, "Among the sutras I have preached, now preach, and will preach, [this Lotus Sutra is the most difficult to believe and the most difficult to understand]

In the debate Chi-tsang was soundly defeated and thereupon renounced his misguided beliefs. In order to expiate his serious offense of slander of the correct teaching and of those who uphold it, he gathered more than one hundred eminent scholars and begged the Great Teacher T’ient’ai Chih-che to lecture to them. Chi-tsang used his body as a bridge for the Great Teacher T’ien-t’ai to climb [onto the preaching platform], supporting T’ien-t’ai’s feet with his head. Moreover, he served T’ien-t’ai for seven years, cutting firewood and drawing water for him. He ceased giving lectures of his own, dispersed his followers, and in order to purge himself of his great conceit, refrained from reciting the Lotus Sutra. After the Great Teacher T’ien-t’ai’s death, Chi-tsang had an audience with the emperor of the Sui dynasty to pay his respects. As he was leaving, he clutched His Majesty’s knees and tearfully bade him farewell. Sometime later, Chi-tsang looked into an old mirror and, seeing his reflection, condemned himself for his past errors. All these many acts of penitence were done to eradicate his karmic disease."

On Omens

"The priests of Nembutsu today are exactly like the evil monks mentioned in the above sutra. Moreover, the great conceit of the school’s teachers exceeds that of Devadatta a hundred, thousand, ten thousand, million times. I will briefly describe the strangeness of the True Word school. Its priests paint a picture of the nine honored ones seated on an eight- petaled lotus in the center of the Womb Realm. Then they climb onto this picture, and stepping on the faces of the Buddhas, conduct their ceremony of anointment. It is as if they were trampling on the faces of their own parents or treading on their emperor’s head. Such priests as these fill the entire country and have become the teachers of both high and low. No wonder the nation faces ruin!" How Those Initially Aspiring to the Way Can Attain Buddhahood through the Lotus Sutra: 

"Question: The Flower Garland school propounds the doctrine of the five teachings and declares all the other sutras to be inferior, and the Flower Garland Sutra, superior. The True Word school puts forth the doctrine of the ten stages of the mind, declaring that all the other sutras, being exoteric teachings, are inferior, while the True Word school, because it represents the esoteric teachings, is superior. The Zen school rejects all the sutras as belonging to the realm of written teachings and asserts “a separate transmission outside the sutras, independent of words or writing.” Because enlightenment, they say, is gained merely by sitting and facing the wall, the Zen school alone is superior. The Pure Land school sets forth two kinds of practices, correct and sundry. The Lotus Sutra and the various other sutras are rejected as belonging to the category of sundry practices, and hence one is urged to “discard, close, ignore, and abandon” them. The three Pure Land sutras, on the other hand, they claim, are adapted to the people’s capacity and are wonderful sutras belonging to the realm of correct practices. Thus each school in its conceit maintains its own biased attachment. But which one represents the true intention of Shakyamuni Buddha?"

The Lotus Sutra teaches:

'Cease, cease! No need to speak.
My dharma is subtle and hard to imagine.
Those of overweening pride,
If they hear it, shall surely neither revere it nor believe in
it." (Lotus Sutra Chapter 2)

and the moment the Buddha was about to reveal the Wonderful Dharma:

"While he was speaking these words, in the assembly bhiksus, bhikshunis, upasakas, and upasikas to the number of five thousand straightway rose from their seats and, doing obeisance to the Buddha, withdrew. For what reason? This group had deep and grave roots of sin and overweening pride, imagining themselves to have attained and to have borne witness to what in fact they had not. Having such faults as these, therefore they did not stay. The World-Honored One, silent, did not restrain them.

At that time the Buddha declared to Shariputra: "My assembly has no more branches and leaves, it has only firm fruit. Shariputra, it is just as well that such arrogant ones as these have withdrawn. Now listen well, for I will preach to you." (ibid. Chapter 2).

Dharmajim writes:

“Now, weave together all of these observations. Imagine you are a disciple of the Buddha. Imagine you are a monk who has meticulously followed the vinaya, the complex code, or way of life, for Buddhist monastics. Now imagine that the Buddha announces that this code is a provisional teaching. I can understand why some monks would become offended, especially if they had generated a sense of self and personal achievement around this.

“Or imagine that you had cultivated the ability to enter into rarefied meditative states, the higher dhyanas. This had taken years of dedication and practice. Now the Buddha says that this is a provisional teaching. I can understand why some who had invested so much time and effort into this practice might feel insulted. I can even believe that some of them would get up and leave the assembly.”

The Lotus Sutra Chapter 7 states:

"Bhikshus, when the Thus Come One knows of himself, that the time of his Nirvana has come, that the assembly is pure, that their faith and understanding are solid and firm, that they fully comprehend the Dharma emptiness and have deeply entered into Dhyana Samadhi, he will gather together the host of Bodhisattvas and Sound Hearers and speak this Sutra for them, saying, ‘there are not two vehicles by which extinction is attained. There is only the One Buddha Vehicle by which extinction can be attained.’"

Nobody likes to be chastised or rebuked. There are those in the SGI who have been practicing for thirty or more years and have converted hundreds of people to the Gakkai and there are those in the Nichiren Shoshu who have a lot invested in the Daigohonzon and Nichiren as True Buddha. Then, there are others in the Nichiren Shu who follow Udana-in Nichiki, as a duckling follows it's mother. When we tell them to follow the Lotus Sutra and Nichiren, they turn red, they are afraid, and defensive, or they get up and leave.

Are these not the conceited ones, the narcissistic ones who fail to believe the auspicious words of the Buddha and the sage Nichiren?

The conceited will not debate the issues, thinking themselves too good to debate or too enlightened to even consider a rain challenge which they dismiss out of hand. The narcissistic spew venom from afar for fear of smudging their make-up or dirtying their hands.

"If in some other region
there are beings reverent and with faith beseeching,
again I am in their midst
to proclaim the unsurpassed Dharma,
though you who do not hear this
will say that I am extinct." (Lotus Sutra Chapter 16)

Those that claim that Shakyamuni is not always present preaching the dharma, too, are conceited and narcissistic. Failing to believe that the Buddha only appears to pass on as an expedient, they wallow in delusion.

"I do this lest, by always seeing me,
they should beget hearts unrestrained and self-indulgent,
be dissolute and only fixed upon the five forms of desire
and thereby fall into evil ways."

Those who think of themselves as Buddhas just as they are, merely by virtue of their being alive or merely by virtue of the organization they belong to, are like this, conceited and narcissistic.

Now let me say something about poisoning the well and peeing in the soup. Perhaps there are those who will consider me narcissistic or conceited for what I am about to say:

I am a filter in which the impurities in the Nichiren faith and practice are strained and removed. Citing the Lotus Sutra and the writings of Nichiren, my points are proven. All who proclaim the Lotus Sutra and Shakyamuni Buddha supreme will quickly reach the other shore. Those who deny the Lotus Sutra and Shakyamuni Buddha, are base and shallow.

Nichiren Daishonin states:

"I have made a vow. Even if someone says that he would make me the ruler of Japan on the condition that I give up the Lotus Sutra and rely upon the Amida Sutra for my salvation in the next life, or even if someone threatens me saying that he will execute my parents if I do not say 'Namu Amida-butsu,' and no matter how many great difficulties fall upon me, I will not submit to them until a man of wisdom defeats me by reason. Other difficulties are like dust in the wind. I will never break my vow that I will become the pillar of Japan, I will become the eyes of Japan, and I will become the great vessel of Japan." -- Kaimoku Sho (Opening the Eyes)

I am not the first nor will I be the last to read the Lotus Sutra and the writings of Nichiren Daishonin, realize their truths, and come to the same conclusions as Nichiren. Those who come later and share our beliefs (those who carefully study the Lotus Sutra and the writings of Nichiren Daishonin), I pray will be ever more faithful and wise in defending what the Buddha has entrusted to us. Nichiren says, now is the time to outlaw misleading religions and philosophies, not the time to bask in the pleasure of ten thousand prayers.

Thus I heard...SGI perverts the teachings

“The essence of ‘This is what I heard’ is the oneness of mentor and disciple, and that is the quintessence of the transmission of Buddhism." -- Stupid SGI Singapore leader..

Nichiren, on the other hand teaches, "This is what I heard is the title of the Lotus Sutra, Myoho renge kyo." -- Thus I Heard Gosho

According to Nichiren, extraordinary assertions require extraordinary documentation.

"Dr. Kawada treated fourteen people with stage four cancer. Some were not even SGI members. Their doctors had given up on all of them. One even had to be brought in on a stretcher. All fourteen people joined the SGI. They all learned to chant following this guidance of using the right side of their brain to project an image of no cancer intheir bodies. In the U.S., last-stage cancer patients are encouraged to draw a white cell eating a cancer cell. Though this has been shown to help, practicing Buddhism has an even bigger impact. In two months the person on the stretcher overcame their cancer. Then his doctor joined. Eventually all fourteen overcame their cancer." Bharat Soka Gakkai
 toSoka Gakkai International - UK - A Buddhist Podcast
I would be pleased to examine the medical records of these 14 patients. Since they all recovered from Stage IV cancer and joined the Soka Gakkai, I'm sure they will give their consent to my review. I will pay for the postage.

Sensei and SGI must not have liked Shin Yatomi and Pascual Olivera. Had they been liked, they surely would have been put in contact with Vice President Kawada MD. Every SGI member with Stage IV cancer should seek out Dr. Kawada, I reckon....and where was Dr. Kawada when President Daisaku Ikeda's own favorite son died at 29 of an easily curable stomach ailment?

Would SGI ever lie about such a thing? Hell, they lie about everything, from a rainbow appearing at the opening of the Ikeda World Peace headquarters building to Nichiren being the Eternal Original True Buddha. Please remember the following guidance of Daisaku Ikeda

"This is the time of year when there are sharp fluctuations in daytime and night-time temperatures. Let’s take due care to wisely look after ourselves, for example, by keeping warm at night so we don’t catch a chill while sleeping! Let’s all try to advance in the very best of good health!." -- To My Friends published in the Seikyo Shimbun.

Hehe. Through the SGI practice and faith in the mentor, Stage IV cancer, whether of the lung, colon, breast, pancreas, esophagus, blood, or brain can be cured in 14 out of 14 instances but Daisaku doesn't want his poor sickly disciples to catch a chill at night. 

"(We) will never ask for even the tiniest contribution of offering from the members" - Daisaku Ikeda

SGI-USA Millennium Fund and Legacy Society: Securing the Future of American Kosen-rufu More from those who, according to Daisaku Ikeda, "(we) will never ask for even the tiniest contribution of offering from the members" 

The SGI-USA recently established the Millennium Fund, a long-term investment fund designed to expand and protect our kosen-rufu movement for many generations to come. The Millennium Fund will be built over time through estate or legacy gifts and provide important resources for the future.

Individuals who have included the SGI-USA in their estate plans are invited to join the Millennium Legacy Society now and to allow the SGI-USA to express appreciation for this profound commitment. Millennium Legacy Society members will receive a special certificate, a pin and, most important, the knowledge that they are making causes to secure the future of our movement in the United States.

For More Information: To learn about how you can join the Millennium Legacy Society or to learn more about the Millennium Fund, please contact Mary Oberman; by phone at: 310-260-8921; or by mail at: SGI-USA Millennium Fund, 606 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401. GI-USA Millennium Fund and Legacy Society: Securing the Future of American Kosen-rufu More from those who, according to Daisaku Ikeda, "will never ask for even the tiniest contribution of offering from the members" 

The SGI-USA recently established the Millennium Fund, a long-term investment fund designed to expand and protect our kosen-rufu movement for many generations to come. The Millennium Fund will be built over time through estate or legacy gifts and provide important resources for the future.

Individuals who have included the SGI-USA in their estate plans are invited to join the Millennium Legacy Society now and to allow the SGI-USA to express appreciation for this profound commitment. Millennium Legacy Society members will receive a special certificate, a pin and, most important, the knowledge that they are making causes to secure the future of our movement in the United States.

For More Information: To learn about how you can join the Millennium Legacy Society or to learn more about the Millennium Fund, please contact Mary Oberman; by phone at: 310-260-8921; or by mail at: SGI-USA Millennium Fund, 606 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401. 

"I have an issue with things being circulated that are not officially translated by the SGI."

"I just recieved an email forwarded by a fellow, good-hearted, member. What she sent me were two things: first was a poem Orlando Bloom gave to Ikeda Sensei when they met a couple of weeks ago & the other an unofficially translated article about Orlando's meeting with Sensei.

First off, I have an issue with things being circulated that are not officially translated by the SGI. Not that other people aren't intelligent enough to translate it correctly, but if it doesn't come directly from the SGI(-USA), I don't know who it originally came from, if it's been tampered with since its translation, etc. I hope that members understand that it's not that the SGI is trying to control what we can and cannot read, it's that they want us to have the cleanest, best translation of it. Honestly, there are people out there with grudges against the SGI or Sensei or specific members who could & would change things as they got forwarded & posted & forwarded.

Secondly, while Mr. Bloom is a world-famous actor, heart-throb, etc., etc.--doesn't he deserve some privacy? I'm sure he okayed the publishing of his poem & the report of his meeting with Sensei. But, as soon as I read that poem I thought about the times I have written to Sensei. I have written things to him that are so deep & close to my heart--things I'm not comfortable (yet) to say to others--to him. The thought of other people reading one of those letters feels almost someone reading my diary, you know? I know that the SGI members who are reading this are not trying to violate Orlando's privacy or anything like that. It's exciting (for me, too!) to tell my friends that Orlando is an SGI member. Just as I'm sure it was for my mother to say that Tina Turner is a member when she was my age (and so on).

I guess my thought is: where's the line for more famous members between their privacy & their ability to encourage a broader or different audience? Who draws that line? I think that the SGI does its best not to exploit these 'celebrity' members. I have never, ever seen differently. I just worry & hope that the members, as well, will do our best to do the same--to be aware & show compassion.


Omaha, Nebraska YWD

A disciple of the Buddha and a true priest

"If a person striving to propagate the correct teaching of the Buddha should hear and see others propounding the teachings of the sutras in a mistaken manner and fail to reproach them himself or, lacking the power to do that, fail to appeal to the sovereign and in this way take measures to correct them, then he is betraying the Buddha’s teaching. But if, as the sutras direct, he is not afraid of others but censures these slanderers himself and appeals to the sovereign to take measures against them, then he may be called a disciple of the Buddha and a true priest."

SGI members are those who continuously slander the Law

"When a person’s offense is minor, admonishment is sometimes called for, but at other times it may be unnecessary, for there are those who may correct themselves without being told. Reprove a person for slander when necessary, so that you can forestall for both of you the consequences of an offense. Then, you should forgive that person. The point is that even minor slanders may lead to serious ones, and then the effects one must suffer would be far worse. This is [what Chang-an means when he writes], “One who rids the offender of evil is acting as his parent.” -- Nichiren

SGI members fall into the category of those who continuously slander the Law and thus are to be continuously reproved. They pretend to be foremost in upholding the precepts and I continuously point out how they break the precepts. I do this for their sake. I will forgive them when they correct their mistakes.

Nichiren's teachings deviated from Dengyo the Greats

Nichiren Daishonin deviated sharply from the teachings of his immediate predecessor Dengyo the Great. Dengyo taught the primacy of Buddha-nature [Buddha Wisdom] and the doctrine of Original Enlightenment [Hongaku Shiso] while Nichiren taught the primacy of the seed of Buddhahood or Namu Myoho renge kyo. Without the seed of Buddhahood, the field of Buddha-nature lies forever fallow. This is the meaning of the Ceremony in the Air and is the rationale for the oneness of Shakyamuni Buddha and we common mortals, both of whom plant the seed of Namu Myoho renge kyo "into the wasteland of the people’s lives in the evil world of the latter age." *

*from Essentials for Attaining Buddhahood


"Again, if anyone offers a three-thousand-great-thousandfold world full of the seven precious things in homage to buddhas, great bodhisattvas, pratyekabuddhas, and arhats, the merit this man gains is not equal to the surpassing happiness of him who receives and keeps but a single fourfold verse [Namu Myoho renge kyo] of this Law-Flower Sutra."

"Star Constellation King Flower! This sutra is that which can save all the living; this sutra can deliver all the living from pains and sufferings; this sutra is able greatly to benefit all the living and fulfill their desires. Just as a clear, cool pool is able to satisfy all those who are thirsty, as the cold who obtain a fire [are satisfied], as the naked who find clothing, as [a caravan of] merchants who find a leader, as children who find their mother, as at a ferry one who catches the boat, as a sick man who finds a doctor, as in the darkness one who obtains a lamp, as a poor man who finds a jewel, as people who find a king, as merchant venturers who gain the sea, and as a torch which dispels the darkness, so is it also with this Law-Flower Sutra; it is able to deliver all the living from all sufferings and all diseases, and is able to unloose all the bonds of mortal life." [ibid]

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Cultspeak tutorial

Blind to the irony

"As I view what is happening today to Nichiren Shoshu and Soka Gakkai, what is obvious is the decline and insanity of Nichiren Shoshu where the high priest is worshiped as absolute, living Buddha. What is also conspicuous is the increasing rise of the Soka Gakkai where we can witness the splendor of the spirit of the first, second and third presidents of the Soka Gakkai. Enveloped by their infinite fortune and virtue, Soka Gakkai members continue to contribute to society. Through this remarkable difference between the two entities, we can clearly tell where the lifeblood of Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism is pulsating today." --Soka Spirit

Paranoid SGIzophrenia

"However, Yamazaki was no more than a bubble on the surface of the water, as he attempted to swim through the ocean of Japanese society using the energy of the anti-Gakkai movement in Japan. Certainly, Yamazaki initiated an anti-Gakkai campaign by the press that started in 1977, but he did not create this groundswell on his own. Yamazaki was being used by the international secret intelligence agencies or domestic anti-Gakkai forces that had their own agendas." -- Soka Spirit

Daisaku Ikeda-Shinzo Abe dialogue

Daisaku Ikeda: Hello Shitso my good friend. How are you, the wife, and the consorts?
Shitso Abe: We are all fine. How about you, the wife, and your consorts?
Ikeda: We are all well, thank you my friend.
Abe: I need your help Tais...uh,uhh, Daisaku.
Ikeda: Anything for you Shitso. You have been so good to my envoy Nutso Yamaguchi. He's not too bright but he's very loyal.
Abe: Yes. That's what I like about him. [bowing very deeply] I am so grateful to you. There is no way I can repay you for having dropped every fundamental principle that you made believe that you held dear to support me on the military buildup thang and our plan to to alter Article 9...
Ikeda: Well there is something...
Abe: Please please, let me finish. I still need one itsy bitsy thing from you.
Ikeda: [Ikeda through his transcendent wisdom and abilities knows what Abe is going to say before he says it] No problema amigo. We have been keeping secrets since the elevator incident [Toda having passed on the SGI presidency to Ikeda in an elevator but according to some, Toda really had someone else in mind]. I can give you and Taro [Taro Aso, Shitso's pitbull deputy] a few pointers [wink, wink]. First thing, surround yourself with dumb as clams ministers who worship the ground you walk on and follow no matter what. 
Abe: Already done!
Ikeda: Then lie through your teeth to them. They won't suspect a thing and if they do open their big traps, they will be telling the lies that you told them anyway.
Abe: Brilliant!
Ikeda: I know. More importantly, always have contingency plans and policies. Say one thing today and another tomorrow and be sure to rewrite history, like the comfort women thang, the rape of Nanking, your dismal record on human rights, the trillions of yen stolen from the treasury, and the sex scandals...ah the sex scandals. That will keep them too busy to enquire about the quadrillions of beckerels leaking into the pacific ocean daily, and the thousands who are sick and dying.. Be sure to put out lots of meaningless statements.
Abe: AH SO!
Ikeda: Now Shitso, about the thing you can do for me.
Abe: Yes, yes, anything.
Ikeda: Please don't tell anyone I'm dead.