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Monday, March 30, 2020

Every aspiration of the false Buddhist prophet, Daisaku Ikeda, has turned to dung:

Daisaku Ikeda and the Club of Rome's goal of globalization (a one world society) was smashed most recently by the coronavirus; the establishment of the Kaidan (High Sanctuary of the Soka Gakkai); a nuclear free world; an ever increasing growth of the Soka Gakkai; preservation of Article Nine of the Japanese constitution; a peaceful and secure Japan (Fukushima, North Korea, china, the coronavirus, impending depression, and immanent loss of the 2020 olympics); a nobel peace prize; even one single award and honor from the fatherland (Japan); converting his parents to Ikedaism; a patent for Namu Myoho renge kyo; and the protection of his beloved members from the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami*:

The reason for this is that he debased and altered the teachings of the Lotus Sutra and Nichiren and minimized Shakyamuni Buddha.

The most excellent English thesis on the Nichiren Gohonzon by Ken Mandara

Sunday, March 29, 2020

The Nichikan and Nichiren Gohonzon with diagrams (you may need to ZOOM in order to read the diagrams)


Diagram of the Nichikan Gohonzon:
Diagram of the Nichiren Gohonzon for the Transmission of the Dharma:

Devedatta is on the Gohonzon but we don't worship him. Why?

The representatives of the Four Noble Worlds are preceded by Namu on the Gohonzon. The representatives of the Lower Six Worlds, for example, Devedatta, are not. This resolves the issue. Devedatta and the world of Hell is an integral part of life but he, as well as, the other representatives of the Lower Six Worlds, are not to be worshiped. That is the criticism leveled against the Nichiren Shu by the true followers of Nichiju (Jumonryu) against the Nichiren Shu. The Nichiren Shu, in some temples practice the separate enshrinement of Kishimojin and her Ten Daughters (a representation of the World of Hunger)

Soka Gakkai members will suffer a higher mortality than the general population in the Covid-19 epidemic

2500 SGI members died in the Tohoku region alone during the earthquake and tsunami.
An SGI leader told me that more than 2500 SGI members died in the Tohoku region during the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. About 27,000 people died in total. There are about ten million SGI members in Japan which has a population of 127,000,000 people. Statistically, SGI members died at a significantly higher rate than those of the general population. Nichiren writes about a similar situation: 

"One would therefore expect to find more victims of the epidemic among Nichiren’s followers than among the believers of Nembutsu, or priests of the True Word, Zen, and Precepts schools. For some reason, however, there is less affliction and death among Nichiren’s followers. It is indeed mysterious. Is this because we are few in number, or because our faith is strong?' 

Regardless of whether or not this report [and principle] of Nichiren is true, SGI members [and many other Nichiren Buddhists believe it to be true. Let's for a moment accept that it is true. Therefore, here is further proof that SGI members are not Nichiren's followers. SGI members are prone to arrogant licentiousness, animality, greed, and even misfortune because they are not followers of Nichiren or Shakyamuni Buddha.

I suspect the same will occur regarding the coronavirus epidemic. SGI members will suffer a higher mortality than the general population.

How different my life experience than that of the SGI members, the Oguchi's
"Additionally, what the Oguchis said and how they expressed themselves did not cohere neatly with a satisfying narrative arc of ruination leading into spiritual renewal that is common in member testimonials promoted by Soka Gakkai administrators. As the Oguchis spoke to me of their experiences with the tsunami and its aftermath, strong emotions rose to the surface easily and often. They derive joy from their daily work, and they clearly place a great deal of importance on their new, elevated role within Soka Gakkai, but years after 3.11 they remain fragile, prone to expressing profound grief. Unlike many survivors who have moved into reconstructed homes or far away from the disaster area, the Oguchis never escape the voices of the bereaved infiltrating their home at all hours, and they themselves are still visibly distraught. They shed tears of joy at having rediscovered their faith by gaining purpose in aiding others after the tsunami, but speaking with the Oguchis, hearing their anguished stories, and witnessing their wrenching mix of gratitude and sorrow, one might think the tsunami swept through weeks ago, not years. Summaries of their aid efforts do not convey this lingering trauma, nor do they do justice to the layers of life experiences that may explain why the Oguchis remain in their tiny temporary housing unit." -- Professor Levi Mclaughlin expert and sympathizer of the Soka Gakkai,  from his tome, Religious Responses to the 2011 Tsunami in Japan
How different my experience: The pure inexpressible and near permanent joy of faith after leaving the Gakkai for Nichiren Lotus Sutra Buddhism and overcoming similar life and death hardships

"I will make America number one again" - Trump....He sure did. America is # 1 in coronavirus cases.

Terrible human beings. Horrible people

No respect for the sanctity of human life. The Evangelicals and the Catholics belong to the pro-death party.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Evolution


Hindu India's callousness

Optimal Ventilator Strategies in Covid-19 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/912758_4

Summary: In mild to moderate ARDS, Non-invasive therapy (NIV) may be utilized judiciously using an Oxygen helmet:


In moderate to severe cases of coronavirus ARDS, the patient is intubated and begun on CMV or continuous (or controlled) mandatory ventilation. This is a mode of mechanical ventilation that takes into account the ability (or lack thereof) of the patient to ventilate (patient's breathing effort). The machine takes over all breathing completely or it assists the patient depending on certain patient variables.* The volume of pure oxygen (or oxygen and air mixture) applied by the machine in each inspiration and expiration depends on the body weight, ideally begun at 6ml/kilogram, or 420 ml in a 70 kg person. The breathing rate is usually initially set at 10 breaths per minute.  Something called PEEP** or positive end expiratory pressure is also applied and Italian physicians recommend the lowest PEEP possible, usually 5cm H2O pressure. The patient is usually paralyzed and sedated., at least, initially. Despite physicians best efforts, 60% of those patient's with severe ARDS will die. When the patient is improving, the patient is weaned from the ventilator either/or by gradual reduction in pressure support or by means of a T-tube:


See the source image

*The variables are the ability of the patient to ventilate and to tolerate the tube in his or her trachea. In a paralyzed or heavily sedated patient it will take over the breathing completely. In a patient who retains some ability to ventilate (breath in and out) it assists the patient by increasing the pressure of inspired breaths and the negative pressure of expired breaths to a set respiratory rate, usually 10 breaths per minute to start. The tidal volume mentioned previously is multiplied by the respiratory rate to give the minute volume or the volume of inspired and expired oxygen in one minute (initially 10 x 420ml or 4200 ml in a 70 kg person)

*PEEP: "Positive end-expiratory pressure is a therapeutic modality consisting in the active–interventional maintenance of a slightly positive pressure in the tracheobronchial tree during assisted pulmonary ventilation, such that alveoli (basic lung unit) are not allowed to completely collapse between breaths; PEEP is of greatest use in ARDS and generated by attaching an airflow threshold resistance device to the expiratory port of the non-rebreathing valve of a manual or mechanical ventilator, allowing a ↓ of airway pressure to a plateau level Conventional PEEP Pressure is maintained at 5-20 cm H2O; it is indicated where an inhaled oxygen fraction at 0.6 cannot maintain the PaO2 above 60 Torr High PEEP Pressure is maintained at 20-50 cm H2O; it is used for marked hypoxia, as may occur in severe pulmonary edema (not in ARDS)." - McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. 

The percent of oxygen given to the patient (FIO2) is initially 100% (or 1). It is then, over minutes, hours or days, reduced (as soon as possible) to, at least 50% (0.5). The air we breath has an FIO2 of 21% (0.21). The PaO2 is the amount of oxygen in the arterial blood and is normally 94-99%. A useful way to diagnose the severity of ARDS is the PaO2/FIO2 ratio:


 ARDS Severity  PaO2/FiO2 Mortality
Mild200 – 30027%
Moderate100 – 20032%
Severe< 10045%

Myoho renge kyo is the life of the Original Buddha

"Further, the Law of the Lotus Flower of the Sublime Dharma is the unchanging law which has existed in all its fullness from the beginningless beginning, the beginningless Most Distant Past. In other words, we may call it the Life of the Original Buddha of the Most Distant Past." -- The Tradition of Nichiren Doctrine by Tetsujo Kubota

Proof of Kempon Hokke sect's complicity in slander




Myomanji head temple of the Kempon Hokke sect High Priest succession ceremony. Tendai Priests from Mount Hiei, Pure Land priests,  priests of the Nichiren Shu and Honmon Butsuryu Shu  reverends are all present.

"To avoid complicity (yodozai), do not give religious offerings to other sects or religions or receive the religious offerings from those who do not accept the above doctrine and do not attend the services of other sects."

PROOFS:

"If there are bhikshus, bhikshunis, upasikas, upasikas, who put forth coarse, evil words and blaspheme the True Dharma, and creating this grave karma, never repent and have no penitence in their minds.... in that True Dharma they never have the mind to guard, spare, erect or establish but disparage, attack, slight and belittle and have many errors and faults in their words.... these also one names, 'heading towards the way of the icchantikas.' Only excluding classes of icchantikas such as these, if one donates to the remaining ones, it is to be praised" (Great Parinirvana Sutra 10: T.12.425a-b).

"If they are blasphemers, one ought not to abide together with them and likewise not approach and be intimate with them; if one approaches and is intimate and abides together with them, at once one heads toward the Avici Hell" -- Jurinkyo Sutra (Sutra of Ten Wheels) "Chapter of the Multitude of Good Appearances" (T.13.704b, cited  at Nambu Rokuro dono gosho, STN, v. 1, 487; Chu Hokekyo, v. jo, 2-79).

"Although nourishing (yashinau) the monks of the various sects of the Tendai, Shingon, and others of the present age outwardly appears, indeed, to be good [karmic] roots, inwardly it is a great evil surpassing even the Ten Evils and Five Rebellious [Sins]" (Chie bokoku gosho, STN, v.2, 1130).

"Only one should exclude and put away the blasphemous offerings of those of the Shingon, Zen Sect, Nembutsu and so on. For example, they are like adhering to and reverencing the Emperor Shakra [King of the Devas or Gods] while exalting and esteeming the asuras [the enemies of the Gods]"(Jomyo shonin gohenji, STN, v. 2, 1300).

Why does SGI disguise their internal conflicts in Japan, Singapore, Italy, Spain, Ghana, and Argentina?

‘For Marxists, consensus is a highly ideological concept used to perpetuate class rule by attempting to disguise the extent of conflict within society. The idea of consensus became associated with the debate about ‘the end of ideology’, and the supposed replacement of conflict about basic values and goals by harmony about the ends to be attained.” — Max Weber world renowned sociologist

Re: Soka Gakkai salaried senior leaders

Let them earn their way through the world like the laymen and laywomen of the Buddha founded sect.

Soka Gakkai sought a patent application for Namu Myoho renge kyo

Patent application SGI

Namu Myoho Renge Kyo 

In January 1972, the Soka Gakkai, at the request of its President, Mr. Daisaku Ikeda, filed several patent applications at the National Office of Industrial Property, concerning the trade mark “Namu Myoho Renge Kyo.” The publication, in the Official Journal of the Japanese filing of this mark, is dated June 20, 1974. Complaints were filed by organizations affiliated with the School Minobu and other Nichiren Shu affilliates who also recite Namu Myoho Renge Kyo, Rissho KOSEIKAI MYOCHIKAI Kyodan of Tokyo, the MYODOKAI Kyodan, DAIHEKIKAI Kyodan of Osaka. The approval was canceled on May 20, 1977. It's ‘worth noting that the Soka Gakkai filed 17 other brands “trademark” as “Shohondo”, “Dainippon Komeito,” “From Nichirenghe Zan”, the ancient name of Mount Fuji, etc..

Extracted from the French magazine “Le Bouddhisme de l’Ecole Fuji”, No. 17 December 1992 – Part following the No. 15, in turn, translated from “Nichiren Dai” – November 1992 (from a footnote on the page text of the 41 ° course held in the Great Hall of the Reading Taisekiji)

Questions for top SGI senior leaders: Why did SGI file a patent and trademark application for Namu Myoho renge kyo?  Why wasn't it granted?

Soka Gakkai members... Why do seek higher education?

Ikeda proudly boasts that he never had any formal education. He was a graduate of “Toda University”. Toda taught him everything he ever needed to know, mathematics, history, business, sociology, science, literature, and the arts.

I say to you, his disciples, that you lack faith in the mentor. If you really had faith, you would forego college and would study the writings of Ikeda exclusively. You will learn everything you need to know about business, mathematics, literature, language, philosophy, science, music, engineering, and the arts. If you follow the mentor, you will be bestowed with awards and honors from ten thousand miles afar, become wealthy beyond your wildest dreams, and be revered as if you were Arhats possessing the six transcendental powers.

Now wake up. There is no power in the Soka Gakkai teachings. None.

Hammered down or adorned with garlands

We are as diverse a group of individuals as those disciples of Nichiren during his lifetime. SGI leaders, on the other hand, are as uniform in their politics, their religious views, their mannerisms, the cadence of their speech, the uniformity of their teachings, their lack of tolerance for members who think out of the box, and [at one time], even their dress, facial hair, and the length of their hair [the men]. In the Lotus Sutra Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin, the nail that stick up is adorned with garlands. In SGI, it is hammered down.

SGI study materials for the SGI Sophia Group

"Study Material: The material will be The New Human Revolution, found in current and recent issues of Living Buddhism OR any volume(s) of The New Human Revolution, 20-26. Every Sophia Group member should bring her own copy of Living Buddhism and/or The New Human Revolution, to study at the meetings. No copies of the material should be made or handed out."

Notably absent, "Lotus Sutra" and "Writings of Nichiren Daishonin"

Of course no copies of materials will be handed out. YOU MUST BUY the materials!

"As an eternal principle, the Soka Gakkai will never ask for even THE TINIEST contribution of offering from the members" -- Daisaku Ikeda

SGI-USA Woman's division guideline 2018

Essay to write, 2-3 pages: "As a result of your two years of training how have you been able to deepen the oneness of mentor and discipline in your life?"

Rotten SGI Malaysia

Life after resgination – part 4 (my honzon)

Jack and Jill met in a wedding reception and are nibbling on some finger food. Both resigned as leaders some months ago after feeling disappointed by the ruthless and arrogant behaviour of top leaders in terminating capable and sincere leaders who spoke up against the top leaders.

Jack: I don’t understand this. Many leaders in the organisation are well aware of the improper manner of handling money matters, contribution without receipts, frequent renovations that costs hundreds of thousands without check and balance and to top if of, there are absolutely no attempt to reform and to introduce strict governance to prevent corruption. Instead, we see the massive sacking, unprecedented, of good leaders who spoke up.

They decided to stay as leaders and continue to assist bad people in cheating the money of the sincere and trusting members. Some knew a little but decided to put their heads in the sand. Others focus mainly on achieving organisation’s goals, like shakubuku, and refrain from any discussion on governance matters. They also choose to believe that the leaders in Johor were plotting to overthrow the GD.

I really don’t understand, James? Why? Why so many decide to remain as leaders despite knowing that something is really rotten up there? Are they so gullible as to believe the conspiracy story and evil-labelling of everyone who ask question or disagree with the General Director?

Jill: There are many reasons. Each has their own personal reason for choosing to stay with the organisation. You are not them, and they are not you. I respect their decision. Whatever they may be. I still regard them as my friends.

Jack: I guess many are afraid. Afraid that they may stand to lose all their good fortune if they leave the organisation. Worse still, be labelled as anti-Gakkai. Unwilling to court trouble or risk ruining their reputation, they choose to keep their mouth shut. And their eyes too to the injustice and cruel action of seeing their fellow senior leaders being humiliated, defamed and character assassinated.

Top leaders are saying that if you leave the organisation, your good fortune will vanish. If you so much as associate with those dissenters, you will accumulate great bad karma in your life. Tell me who is not afraid when being threaten like this?

Jill: Maybe it is because of their ‘honzon.’ Honzon is the fundamental object of devotion. It is what dedicate your life to. It is the center of your life and you build your universe around it. Some people places money above all else, and spend their entire lives making money, even to the extent of betraying friends, compromising their principles and committing fraud. Others places their honzon in their love life. They live and die for their partner. Everything they do, they do it for their lover. Some dedicated their entire life, all their waking hours, to their career.

The problem with these ‘honzons’ is that they are all impermanent. When they focus their lives on these matters, they are seeking happiness in them. Thus, seeking the Law outside oneself. Ultimately, when circumstances change, as they always do, their entire universe falls apart.

Thus, the Daishonin asked us to place our ‘honzon’ in the Law. Do not seek the Law outside yourself. This Law is our own life, our Buddha nature. As the Buddha is permanent, unchanging, we will never be deadlocked. Thus, chanting nam-myoho-renge-kyo itself is reminding us, again and again, that we are the entity of the Mystic Law. This is what our practice is about.

Jack: And the leaders?

Jill: Some may have mistaken the organisation for the Law. The organisation is a means to spread the Law. A tool, not the Law itself. It is an organisation that is made up of people, and thus, it certainly susceptible to human failings of power, greed, and arrogance. But they fail to grasp this and believe that this organisation is different. It is special and it is incorruptible. Any and all criticism are regarded as attack by devilish functions. You can’t reason with them.

When they see the problems in SGM, they simply cannot accept the reality that their ‘honzon’ is faulty and need fixing. It affects their serenity. Thus, they tell themselves that everything is all right and we just have to forget about it, closed their eyes and ears, shut their mouths, and it will go away. By itself. They long for the days before the Johor scandal erupted. The good old days.

Instead of placing their ‘honzon’ in the Law, inside themselves, they put it in an external entity, an organisation. Unfortunately, the top leaders of the organisation today are no longer working for the sake of the members, but only interested in preserving themselves. One top leader in Johor chose to sacrifice over 300 leaders resignation to stepping down and resolving the issue. Instead as placing the happiness of the members at heart, the top leaders (Executive Central Com) members felt that they cannot back down to threat. Or show weakness. This will imply admission of fault. This is how they view it. That’s how selfish they are.

Personally, I don’t think the organisation is doing the right thing, nor teaching the right thing. Today, they are indoctrinating the leaders to always support, protect and absolute obedience to the SGI and Sensei's appointed General Director. Something is very wrong in their doctrine. But few see this.

Jack: It is sad to see that these individuals do not have the courage to speak their mind and stand up against the top leaders when they are wrong. How are they going to protect the members if they cannot even speak up when the crisis was at the peak? Wonder if they still do gokuyo (monetary contribution) now.

Jill: I am quite certain many still do. Failure to do so have consequences you know. There is a list to check who have and who haven’t contributed at each Special Gokuyo (twice a year) distributed to the leaders. However, I don’t think they give as much as before.

All Along The Watchtower


There must be some kind of way outta here (Namu Myoho renge kyo)
Said the joker to the thief
There's too much confusion (Anger, Avarice, and Stupidity)
I can't get no relief
Business men, they drink my wine
Plowman dig my earth
None were level on the mind
Nobody up at his word (liars all around us)
Hey, hey
No reason to get excited
The thief he kindly spoke
There are many here among us
Who feel that life is but a joke
But, uh, but you and I, we've been through that
And this is not our fate (Enlightenment)
So let us stop talkin' falsely now (SGI, NST, NS, KHK, HBS)
The hour's getting late, hey
All along the watchtower
Princes kept the view
While all the women came and went
Barefoot servants, too
Outside in the cold distance 
A wildcat did growl
Two riders were approaching (USA and Russia)
And the wind began to howl

Makiguchi admits that the Soka Gakkai is guilty of the fault of "mixing".

“Soka Kyoiku-gakkai is unique in that it is a combination of the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin and my own philosophy of values. By becoming a Nichiren Shoshu priest I would be unable to teach anything except the doctrine of their faith, therefore I will not enter this sect.” (Showa Tokko Dan Atsu Shi — History of Oppression by the Secret Police in Showa Period, Part IV.)

SGI members can never know the great favors of Shakyamuni Buddha and Nichiren Daishonin.

As an eternal principle, the Soka Gakkai will never ask for even THE TINIEST contribution of offering from the members" -- Daisaku Ikeda

Who can participate in Soka Gakkai's Champions of Peace and Happiness

Participant must meet all guidelines below: 

a. Practiced for one year 
b. Actively participates in district activities 
c. Taken and passed the SGI-USA Intro Exam 
d. Participates in contribution 
e. Subscribes to the publications 
f. Challenge to accomplish one personal youth shakubuku in 2018, nurture and ensure he/she participates in the 2018 youth festival".

SGI by-laws

In 1966, the SGI by-laws [which remain in effect] were further changed so that:
  1. - The president is also the “official representative” of the Gakkai.
  2. - He is manager of all its affairs.
  3. - He has the power to convoke the Leaders Meeting (of all 21 responsible officials).
  4. - He appoints and dismisses all the other responsible officials.
  5. - He appoints and dismisses all the vice-general directors, the directors and all “other necessary officials.”
  6. - He holds office for life.
  7. - He chooses his own successor. 

Nichiren would shed sorrowful tears

“I met a woman once who had recently quit her fairly-new Nichiren [SGI] practice. When I asked her why, she told me that when she related her expressed desire to penetrate and actualize the Gohonzon, it had been met with suggestions that she would be better off chanting for a television set or a car.”– From newbuddhist.com under search Nichiren

No Gakkai member receives the boundless benefit of the Law.

In SGI's writings, the character Mu has been dropped ten billion times. Nichiren, on the other hand, never once in forty years ever dropped the character Mu.

"In the ninth volume of the Nirvana Sutra we read: “Good man, there are icchantikas, or persons of incorrigible disbelief. They pretend to be arhats, living in deserted places and speaking slanderously of the correct and equal sutras of the great vehicle. When ordinary people see them, they all suppose that they are true arhats and speak of them as great bodhisattvas.” It also says: “At that time, this sutra will be widely propagated throughout Jambudvīpa. In that age there will be evil monks who will steal this sutra and divide it into many parts, losing the color, scent, and flavor of the correct teaching that it contains. These evil men will read and recite this sutra, but they will ignore and put aside the profound and vital principles that the Thus Come One has expounded in it and replace them with ornate rhetoric and meaningless talk. They will tear off the first part of the sutra and stick it on at the end, tear off the end and put it at the beginning, put the end and the beginning in the middle and the middle at the beginning or the end. You must understand that these evil monks are the companions of the devil."

"Again, a single character equals innumerable others, for the validity of the sutra was attested to by the Buddhas of the ten directions. The treasures bestowed by a single wish-granting jewel equal those bestowed by two such jewels or by innumerable jewels. Likewise, each character in the Lotus Sutra is like a single wish-granting jewel, and the innumerable characters of the sutra are like innumerable jewels. The character myō was uttered by two tongues: the tongues of Shakyamuni and Many Treasures. The tongues of these two Buddhas are like an eight-petaled lotus flower, one petal overlapping another, on which rests a jewel, the character of myō.

"A single character of the Lotus Sutra is like the great earth, which gives rise to all things. A single character is like the great ocean, which contains the water from all rivers. A single character is like the sun and moon, which illuminate all four continents.

"Similarly, though we gather together all the various sutras, such as the Flower Garland Sutra, the Āgama sutras, the Correct and Equal sutras, the Wisdom, Nirvana, Mahāvairochana, and Meditation sutras, they could never equal even a single character of the Lotus Sutra."

"...Every single character in this sutra represents the true intention of the Buddhas, and every brushstroke of it is a source of aid to those who repeat the cycle of birth and death. There is not a single word in it that is untrue."

“The Lotus Sutra of the Wonderful Law, before which I bow my head, in its single case, with its eight scrolls, twenty-eight chapters, and 69,384 characters, is in each and every one of its characters the true Buddha who preaches the Law for the benefit of living beings.”

"Every single character in this sutra represents the true intention of the Buddhas, and every brushstroke of it is a source of aid to those who repeat the cycle of birth and death. There is not a single word in it that is untrue."

"If one discards one word or even one brushstroke of the sutra, the offense is graver than that of one who kills one’s parents ten million times over, or even of one who sheds the blood of all the Buddhas in the ten directions." 

"The eighth volume of The Annotations on “Great Concentration and Insight” states, “So long as a person does not try to depart from the sufferings of birth and death and aspire to the Buddha vehicle, the devilwill watch over him like a parent.” This passage means that, even thougha person may cultivate roots of goodness, so long as he practicesNembutsu, True Word, Zen, Precepts, or any teaching other than theLotus Sutra, he will have the devil king for a parent. The devil king will possess and cause other persons to respect him and give him alms, and people will be deluded into believing that he is a truly enlightened priest. If he is honored by the sovereign, for instance, the people are sureto offer him alms. On the other hand, a priest who incurs the enmity of the ruler and others [because of the Lotus Sutra] is surely practicing the correct teaching."

For this reason alone, SGI is not Nichiren's Lotus Sutra Buddhism.

SGI shuns and castigates those who follow the correct law while praisng Islam.

Abandoning the Lotus Sutra and the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin, the SGI misunderstands Buddhism and the world in which we live. Ignoring and sugar coating reality has become the mantra of the Soka Gakkai while they shun and castigates those who follow the correct Law. The most glaring example is, those who point out the very nature of Islam, the Q’uran, and its followers and believers, are severely criticized and rebuked by Soka Gakkai members. Copying, reading, reciting and analyzing those many dozens of passages of the Q’uran that advocate cheating, lying, killing, and maiming in the name of Islam is more fraught upon than the actual cheating, lying, maiming and killing itself that is being perpetrated by the followers and believers of Islam in the name of Islam.

How horrible when someone from the west widely publishes a video of the Islamists sawing through the neck of an American or Englishman. How horrible when someone publishes a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad with a bomb strapped to his turban. Far more energy and resources are spent remonstrating and calumniating those who reveal the ugly face of Islam than against those who are the ugly face of Islam.

It is bad enough, the doctrinal and theoretical basis of Islam. The real reality of Islam is ten billion times more sinister. Afghanistan’s puritanical Taliban Islamic militia demolishing statues in Bamiyan, including two towering ancient stone Buddhas, was designed to stop the worshipping of “false idols”. How much worse will be their enmity and actions should Islam take hold against the votaries of the Lotus Sutra who worship the Gohonzon? Islam nearly destroyed Buddhism and killed millions of Buddhists in India. How much worse will it be 2500 years after the Buddha’s passing if the malignancy that is Islam once again takes hold? Compare and contrast the “puritanical Islamists” to the pure believers of Christianity, such as the Quakers and Mennonites? Compare the Islamic fundamentalists and Mohammad to the votaries of the Lotus Sutra and Nichiren Daishonin? Who is strapping bombs to women and mental defectives and blowing up innocent men, women, children, and animals in the pet market?

There are two ways of propagating the Lotus Sutra: The gentle method and the break and subdue method. To convert the Quakers and Mennonites of the world, we employ the gentle practices. To convert the Islamists, we employ the break and subdue practices. These bearded turbaned men of Islam are in Hell now and after they die they will go to Hell. Those who would rob the life of the votaries of the Lotus Sutra [and without doubt, since they have no compunction of taking the life of their fellow religionists, they would rob us of our life], must be routed.

Who will be the first to die if Islam reigns supreme? It will be those who chant Namu Myoho renge kyo, revere Shakyamuni Buddha, and worship the Gohonzon. This is not the imaginings of a man who needs help, it is clearly written in the Islamic Holy Book, the basis of Shariah. According to Sharia, they may spare believers in God, the Christians and the Jews but they may not compromise with Pagans or the Buddhist believers in the True Law.

These men of Islam are not politically correct. They are fervent, profound, and serious believers in the Q’uran and the tenets of Islam. They would rather die or preferably have you die than allow you to uphold even a sentence or phrase of the True Law let alone the Object of Worship for the salvation of all mankind. They will not sugar coat your “heresies” or lifestyle. They will not overlook your “apostacies”. They will hold you accountable for going against their Law. They are merciless.

If these men gain ascendency there will be no more Lotus Sutra; no more SGI; no more NST; no more Nichiren Shu; and no more Kempon Hokke. The propagation of Namu Myoho renge kyo will be outlawed, the men will be killed, the women will be incorporated into their harems, and our children will become the next suicide bombers or exclusive students of Islam. Society and civilization as we know it will cease to exist and we will return to the middle ages. All positive discourses will cease and humanity will be reciting the Q’uran day and night at the expense of scientific and philosophical advancement.

I will not be cowed by Patrick, Phillip Bret, Daisaku Ikeda, Barack Obama, George Bush, Osama Bin Laden, nor Shamon Tsuchiya. I would rather die than see you die or witness a halt to the flow of the Buddhist Law.

"Catholics are our older brothers" -- Daisaku Ikeda

World Tribune, May 24, 1993, p. 4 (Ikeda speech of May 3, 1993)"

“Catholics have experienced a history of suffering; they have walked a path of bitter struggle. Viewed in that vein, I don’t think it is an exaggeration to say that Catholics are our older brothers.”

Except for Makiguchi, no one from SGI has ever been martyred and, unlike the jesuits and the master Nichiren, Ikeda has hardly lived even a day as a mendicant. He’s lived like a Pope, the rich lifestyle, everyone kissing his hands and feet, the vast Vatican and Soka art treasures bought off the backs of the people donating every bit of their extra money to the Church and Soka.

Ikeda is the lay-Pope of the East and the Soka Gakkai is modeled after Rome [Vatican].

The Catholics are the older brothers of the SGI while other Nichiren Buddhists, our priests, members, and our Lotus Sutra “theology,” are lower than dirt to them.

You know who is actually lower than dirt don’t you? Who are the real betrayers and traitors of the Nichiren faith?

Next time you do gongyo in front of the Nichikan Gohonzon, think about it… On second thought, find a blank wall to chant to, if you really wish to be illumned about this issue. The Nichikan Gohonzon has too much baggage and too too many demons.

Gojukai (Gohonzon bestowal ceremomy)

Nichiren did not write one thing on Gojukai. There is only the Daimoku. The Daimoku (Namu Myoho renge kyo) is the transmission. Gojukai was invented by the established sects as a means of control and finance.

"Truth justice, and the American way" Superman and Soka Gakkai?

I posted the following quote by Daisaku Ikeda: 

“I am the only true mentor." 

An SGI leader responded, "Sensei was saying that he was the 'only true mentor' of himself." Another SGI member [CL] responded:

"I agree, this kind of statement (whether through mis-translation both linguistically and/or culturally) makes a person like myself a bit uncomfortable. However, I never feel that, perhaps because I am a fairly new member (having done a ton of research prior to my joining, surveying the Buddhist landscape for years, from academia to personal interactions to Internet to within my own head and heart, etc..) I am being “conditioned”. The reason for this, I think, is that I do not feel a sense of what we might call “guilt” for having an uncomfortable feeling about a statement such as this (“I am the only true mentor”) I can say this with great clarity of mind. I can say this because in the Middle Way of Mahayana, one must not become attached to the uncomfortable feeling one might get when ordinary humans like President Ikeda make these kinds of statements from time to time. I would say that the life-narrative of Ikeda is a true one insofar as he can call himself the “only true mentor” of himself and he can also call himself the “only true disciple” as well, just as you and I and everybody else can. That is the beauty of the stand-alone spirit, the beauty of the individual honored by the Lotus Sutra which is honored by so many.

Therefore, one must also not be attached to the idea that he is not an ordinary human being who is both mentor and disciple at the same time!

Also, I might add that we should just ponder for a moment the profound nature of having the Internet, both an engine of great research as well as a boiling cauldron of slander, all at once! Perhaps, many years ago, the absence of such a tool hindered the NSA member from exploring various aspects of the modern Buddhist landscape and one was locked inside the literature of their chosen “path”. Buddhism was, is and will always be “free to choose”. We will ALL win!" -

Henry, still another SGI member responded:

'This CL seems to have gained an enlightened perspective from observing his own mind and the attachments formed therein. I like it. Let’s win like CL says!

Thanks for posting Mark!"

My response:

Your welcome. You are in the minority here in your thoughts about CL, SGI, and CL's “enlightened” perspective. Let me see if I can’t change your mind:

I will deconstruct another one of his posts and see if his perspective jives with the reality of SGI, the Lotus Sutra, and what might be Nichiren’s perspective of the SGI. I feel a little uncomfortable speaking for the Great Man Nichiren but I see few standing up for those principles for which Nichiren lived and died, other than myself and a handful of other disciples and believers.

CL states:

“The organization that President Ikeda constructed has developed into an international network of Nichiren Buddhist Sanghas of ordinary laypeople, each one a president of the SGI, under the authority of one Law, the Mystic Law, and one precept, the Diamond precept, is taken.”

The first thing Nichiren would strike would be his name, from "Nichiren Buddhist sanghas". The second thing he would strike would be “Buddhist”. What the SGI practices is not the faith of Nichiren. I say this because Nichiren believed in the Transmission Through the Scrolls of the Sutra (following the Law and not the person) and he believed in Shakyamuni Buddha of the Juryo Chapter of the Lotus Sutra. Both principles the SGI fail to uphold.

Is SGI Buddhist? One definition of Buddhism that accords with the Lotus Sutra is, “The Teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha.” Another definition of Buddhism that accords with the Lotus Sutra is, “The various groups that both adopt the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha and venerate Shakyamuni Buddha.”

The SGI teachings do not accord with the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha, especially his highest teaching, Myoho renge kyo. Advocating that we close, ignore, abandon, Myoho renge kyo while chanting Myoho renge kyo, is certainly not the highest teachings of Shakyamuni, Myoho renge kyo, or Lotus Sutra.

Certainly the SGI doesn’t venerate Shakyamuni, their members calling him derisively, the “easter bunny”, “Santa Claus”, and “Shakkie”, for example.

As far as embracing the One Precept, the Diamond Precept, I have already shown, in refuting the deceased SGI Study Department chief Shin Yatomi’s essay on the precepts, that SGI is confused about the matter of the Diamond precept and mixes the clean (Diamond precept) with the unclean (Hinayana precepts).

Cl uses the language of impropriety that is one of the hallmarks of SGI non-Buddhism:

“It can not be broken by “dogma”, “doctrine”, or the ‘words and letters of Mark Rogow”, nor by the “bad experiences of Mark Rogow with various organizations in the not too distant past.”

Response: Only by truth will the SGI be broken. It will be broken [and broken up] by the truth. Not even Makiguchi who substituted “Truth” for “Gain” can destroy the power of Truth. He can throw out truth like he threw out Shakyamuni Buddha but he can not destroy truth just as he can not destroy Shakyamuni Buddha.

CL’s last paragraph reads: “Uphold the Mystic Law and chant daimoku, practice with a sangha, and study broadly with good intentions and act on those good intentions in order to fight physical, verbal, and ideological injustices which seek to disrupt the unity of humanity’s shared buddhahood.”

This sounds noble, not unlike, “Truth, Justice, and the American way” – Superman. Also, not unlike Superman, it is based on a fantasy.

The fantasy is that SGI “upholds the Mystic Law”. Its indiscretions in this regard are too numerous to list. Suffice it to say that the SGI doesn’t even uphold its own Charter. How can it uphold the Mystic Law? Study broadly is a fantasy. It is enough to cite the many years of the precious members time wasted (over the last twelve years or so) devoted to studying only Ikeda's interpretation of Nichiren's writing, The Heritage of the Ultimate Law of Life and Death, The World Tribune, the Human Revolution, and the New Human Revolution.

The last half of his last paragraph reads:

“and act on those good intentions in order to fight physical, verbal, and ideological injustices which seek to disrupt the unity of humanity’s shared Buddhahood.”

This is Gakkai speak, to fight all those who criticize the Soka Gakkai, especially the Nichiren Shoshu but certainly not limited to them. They fight the disciples and believers of Nichiren, the most peaceful group of people the world has ever seen but protect and nurture the Islamists and the provisional Buddhists who do actually, “disrupt the unity of humanity’s shared Buddhahood.” This last passage is therefore, more fantasy from the lips of CL, hardly an "enlightened" perspective.

Be careful who you follow

Which Daisaku Ikeda do you trust and which one do you follow, the 1984 one or the current one?.. confusing huh?

In the video, in the Q & A at the end, 

(http://markrogow.blogspot.com/2016/03/worst-sgi-lecture-on-lotus-sutra-yet.html) we are told that Daiseku Ikeda is so busy writing guidance that the translation committee can't keep up.

We are also told about the decision to give up teaching faith in the Dai-Gohonzon and that SGI's Mr Harada, explaining this decision, said that it was holding back world wide kosen-rufu.

With such an active and present (though rarely seen) Daisaku Ikeda, surely such a change was sanctioned by him.

We are told (rightly) that the Dai-Gohonzon has no basis in Gosho. We are also told that "the priests just made a whole bunch of stuff up."

So here's Daisaku on faith, practice and study in 1984 and of course the Dai-Gohonzon and those priests who just made a whole bunch if stuff up. 

One might be forgiven for wondering why, with such an emphasis on study of the Gosho, nobody, let alone one with the depth of understanding of the "mentor" Daisaku Ikeda, didn't spot the fact that the Dai-Gohonzon had no basis in Gosho or that the priests had made a whole bunch of stuff up.

And if he had realised those two things, why he was happy to give this type of guidance and make these types of speeches?

Buddhism In Action Volume 1, 1984.

ISBN 4-88872-015-0 C1315

Daisaku Ikeda Pages 33 & 34

"Needless to say, the Dai-Gohonzon of the high sanctuary inscribed for all mankind is the most fundemental basis of the movement of the Nichiren Shoshu Soka Gakkai. The Dai-Gohonzon has been preserved and handed down within Nichiren Shoshu from the founder, Nichiren Daishonin, to his successor, Nikko Shonin, and then to the third high priest, Nichimoku Shonin, up to the present high priest, Nikken Shonin. I hope therefore we will courageously dedicate ourselves to studying Nichiren Daishonin's teachings in order to deepen our faith and to propogate true Buddhism in each country or community, as we follow the high priest's guidance, and respect the traditions and doctrines of Nichiren Shoshu.

" 'Practice' mentioned in the above passage means doing gongyo, chanting daimoku and doing shakabuku for the sake of others as well as ourselves. "study" in the same passage, means studying Nichiren Daishonin's teachings. Only those who are devoted to the two ways of practice and study can be called Nichiren Shoshu believers and Nichiren Daishonin's disciples. If you are negligent in these, you may be said to be running counter to the teachings of Nichiren Daishonin. When you are consistent in these two fundemental ways, you are practicing Buddhism correctly.

"Etch deeply in your heart the phrase, "Both practice and study arise from faith. Faith means accepting the Dai-Gohonzon as absolute, and devoting yourself to the cause of kosen-rufu. Page 92 (ibid)

"As I have said repeatedly, it is nothing other than the Dai-Gohonzon that is the basis of our worldwide of our worldwide kosen-rufu movement. It is my honour that I have been able to use what little ability I am endowed with in order to blaze a trail for future world peace as well as fir the furtherance of kosen rufu in Japan where the Dai-Gohonzon is kept." Pages 139-140 (Ibid)

"One of the purposes of Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism is to develop one's life condition. Every human being has sufferings. Flesh is, as they say, heir to suffering. The sufferings of those who have little or no faith in the Gohonzon may become even worse and tend to create a life-condition confined to the three evil paths. In contrast, the sufferings of those who do believe in the Gohonzon can be transformed into the driving force for changing their negative karma, cultivating virtue and good fortune, and attaining Buddhahood. Such change is possible only through determined faith and chanting daimoku. This is the Buddhist principle that earthly desires are enlightenment. Moreover, one may experience sufferings because of one's practice of faith and activities for kosen- rufu. Enduring such sufferings should be interpreted as part of Buddhist practice to develop one's supreme life condition.

"I joined Nichiren Shoshu when I was nineteen, and tomorrow, on August 24, I will have completed 34 years of practice. I am very grateful to the Dai-Gohonzon for the fact that during all this time I have been able to exert myself for the cause of kosen rufu without interruption. Sickly as I was, I have become increasingly healthy and have been able to work for kosen-rufu as tenaciously as anyone. I will continue to pray to the Dai-Gohonzon for a longer life span so that I can devote myself even more to the cause of kosen-rufu of the world." Page 182 (ibid)


"Last night and tonight there was a beautiful full moon. The Daishonin's Buddhism is complete and perfect, like the full moon. The ultimate entity of his Buddhism is embodied in the Dai-Gohonzon, which is the cluster of blessings of the entire universe. We should strive to be as complete as we day and night practice faith and chant daimoku to the Dai-Gohonzon, the manifestation of the great Law which is the perfect and impeccable entity of life." Page 262 (ibid)

"The fundemental place of worship for this movement is the Head Temple of Nichiren Shoshu. Taho Fuji Dai-Nichiren-zan Taiseka-ji, where the Dai-Gohonzon of the high sanctury of true Buddhism bestowed on all mankind is enshrined, and it is high priest Nikken who presides over it. As, followers of Nichiren Shoshu and under the guidance of high priest Nikken, we must continuously strive on the basis of true Buddhism to lay the foundation for peace and culture, which will eventually secure world peace and culture through individual happiness. This is the mission of the Soka Gakkai." Pages 290 - 292 (ibid)

"We absolutely deny violence. Friends of the world who embrace the Mystic Law advance together in spiritual unity toward the cause of lasting peace, but let us respect the manners and traditions of our respective countries.

"No one can be further from the teachings of Nichiren Daishonin than one who self-righteously thinks that he alone is respectworthy. From the day the Daishonin first chanted Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, declaring true Buddhism, he committed himself to life long propogation in his desire to achieve the great cause of kosen-rufu. Therefore as his disciples and followers of true Buddhism we exert ourselves in the two ways of practice and study for the individual cause of attaining Buddhahood in this life and the common goal of kosen-rufu with absolute faith in the Dai-Gohonzon.

"Arrogance and conceit are causes for shame to any Buddhist. No matter how an arrogant a person may try to justify himself with seemingly righteous arguments, in the depths of his life he is yeilding to the fundemental darkness and inherent devilish nature in his life.

"We believe in the Dai-Gohonzon of the high sanctuary of true Buddhism, follow the high priest Nikken, and immerse ourselves among the people in order to talk with those who face troubles, those who seek the Law, and those who search for a more meaningful way of life. We should remember that we are living noble and respectworthy lives, introducing "the Buddhism of the sun" to more and more people in many countries of the world.

"The text quoted says "Without practice and study, there can be no Buddhism." This is a very strict teaching. To put it briefly, Nichiren Daishonin definitely asserts that if "practice and study" are discontinued, there can be no Buddhism if the sowing, which Nichiren Daishonin gleaned from the depths of the Juryo chapter as the only direct path to enlightenment in the Latter Day of the Law.

"Thr ulimate entity of this Buddhism is, needless to say, the Dai-Gohonzon of the high sanctuary of true Buddhism, which had been strictly protected and preserved by successive high priests of Nichiren Shoshu for some seven hundred years. At the present time we celebrate the very rare occasion of the seven hundredth anniversary of the Daishonin's passing, the heritage of the Law has been transmitted and is being assumed by the sixty-seventh high priest, Nikken Shonin, its integrity unimpaired.

"No matter who may question the heritage of the present high priest, this is an indisputable fact, beyond any doubt. During the days of Nichiren Daishonin, there were some priests who presumuptuously went against Nichiren Daishonin, the original master of true Buddhism. Today, there are some defrocked priests who have turned against the high priest. I cannot help but feel from their example how difficult yet how essential it is to maintain faith in the orthodoxy of true Buddhism.

"We have to be aware therefore, that only when we single-mindedly devote ourselves to the Dai-Gohonzon and exert ourselves in the "two ways of practice and study" on the basis of this prime point can we find the true significance of Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism and attain enlightenment in this lifetime.

"After all is said and done, "faith" for us, as followers of Nichiren Daishonin, means to believe in the Dai-Gohonzon. When we begin with faith in the Dai-Gohonzon, the entity of the Mystic Law which pervades the entire universe, and steadily advance on the path of "practice and study", we can open the door to "the palace of the ninth consciousness" developing the supreme state of life eternally and brilliantly.

"At the same time, with this supreme life force that surges from within through "faith", we will further advance along the path of "practice and study" so that we can lead more and more people throughout the world to faith in the Dai-Gohonzon and realise the great cause for kosen-rufu."

Did Daisaku Ikeda believe any of this when he spoke it? And what has it been replaced by? The teaching of mentor-disciple, with not only the Dai-Gohonzon cast aside but more importantly, faith in the Gohonzon relegated and the emphasis on studying Nichiren's writings directly changed to studying Human Revolution and SGI interperative lectures and guidance instead.

Baby, bathwater, bath and bathroom all tossed out together. What's left in the SGI to help cleanse one's deluded life and help one attain enlightenment? Oh that's right, the bond of mentor and disciple. And where did it lead all those people who took these words of their mentor to heart in 1984?...

And as for "denying violence" how does that fit with allowing a change to Japan's peace constitution? Is that Buddhism in Action?

One should be careful who one follows...

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Prediction...Japan to follow America into the abyss

49 new cases in Tokyo alone. People not following social distancing in one of the most populous cities in the world. Slanderous country which Nichiren taught was the most evil country in the entire world. Soka Gakkai most visible manifestation of this evil, as well as the provisional Buddhist sects. We will never know the extent of the pandemic in Japan because they lie so effortlessly. Look at Fukushima. Namu Myoho renge kyo.

Trump, Spence, and Kushner discuss the coronavirus crisis.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Greg's words of wisdom

no sgi or nst fairy tales....nichiren is not above the shakyamuni who appeared around the 15th chapter of the lotus sutra to complete what the historical shakyamuni had taught thus far(shomon), but he is above the or at least equal to the historical buddha. i say this because he was trained by the the eternal shakyamuni buddha who appeared to teach the latter half(honmon). the real revelation in the lotus sutra for the people of the latter day. lets not piss on the truth that in the former and middle day the people were not very hostile to the lotus sutra. except for a few traitors. they became more hostile around the 14th - 15th chapters. listen to nichiren because he lived and overcame the great hostility and hatred that the buddha warned about when he said one would incur "intense hatred and jealousy" study his life...u will see. ikeda, the phony shoshu priests...your chapter chief are ignorant because they slander the lotus sutra and the effect of that is a terminally deep delusion. the sword no matter how fine cuts both ways. u should run from that. beware of phony translations and phony gosho and fake lotus sutra/nichiren buddhists. thank u.

New York ER doctor's letter to Donald Trump

Banished again

I can add Dharma Wheel Nichiren forum to the areas of the internet to which I have been banned. I will add this to my other badges of honor. Nichiren teaches in The Opening of the Eyes, 

"But all of these abuses were incurred because of the Lotus Sutra, and they are therefore no shame to the men who suffered them. To be praised by fools—that is the greatest shame."

Nichiren Daishonin wrote in The Opening of the Eyes

“Our virtues or vices in our past can be seen in our present fortune; our future fortune can be seen in our present acts.”

The Buddha is present in this world

The Treatise On Protecting The Nation by Nichiren Daishonin reads:

“Again, it is written, 'Whosoever receives and keeps this Lotus Sutra, reads it, correctly bears it in mind, practices it, writes and copies it, let it be known that such a person beholds Sakyamuni Buddha face to face, and hears the words of this sutra directly from the Buddha’s mouth. Such a one thus, also venerates Sakyamuni Buddha in person.'

This passage means that the Lotus Sutra and Sakyamuni Buddha are one. For those who don’t believe in the Lotus Sutra, Sakyamuni Buddha has gone to extinction and does not appear anymore, but for those who believe in this sutra, even though it is said that he has gone to extinction, the Buddha is present in this world.

Again it is written,

'After I have attained Buddhahood and have gone on to nirvana, if there is any place in the ten directions where the Lotus Sutra is preached, with my stupa, I will be there and manifest myself in that place to hear the sutra being preached, and will attest to the truth of the sutra.'

This passage means that when we ordinary beings of this latter age of the dharma recite the august title of the Lotus Sutra, Prabaratna Tathagata, on account of his vow, will come and be present.” (STN 1, 123: 8–14-9)

Karmic retribution and karmic reward

Karma is not the only determinant of weal and woe. It is however, the most important because it is only through a correct Buddhist faith and practice that one can overcome negative karma. Let me give you the example of the causes of diseases as revealed by the Buddha. There are five or six major categories of the causes of disease taught by the Buddha. All, save for disease caused by karma, can be cured by a skilled physician, medicine, and the healing power of the person. Disease caused by karma [weighty causes and effects] can only be cured by the healing power of a correct faith and practice of Buddhism. Likewise, the most severe external [environmental] manifestations [effects] of weighty human causes [thoughts, words, and deeds] are floods, great winds, tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and war. As in the case of the most severe internal effects [severe illness], only through Buddhist faith and practice can we cure the most severe external “illnesses”. If the Earthquake, Tsunami, and nuclear meltdown in Japan is not due to karma, there are no seminal events that can be attributed to karma.

According to Nichiren Daishonin and Vasubhandu’s Dharma Analysis Treasury, the Abhidharmakosa [which is based on Vasubandu's exhaustive study of the Hinayana Sutras], the Japan disaster was caused by the karma of the people. By the principle of the most severe bad karma causing the most catastrophic events, the cause of the Japanese disaster is the Soka Gakkai whose karma it is to subvert the Law and the Buddha. Nichiren occasionaly cited the Dharma Analysis Treasury, the doctrines contained therein [windy circle], or the schools derived from this treatise. Also, according to this most important doctrine of the Dharma Analysis Treasury [the greatest good karma causing the most auspicious events], by far, the most important cause of the formation of planets and galaxies, for example, is due to the power of karmic reward of living beings. The slanderers with a piddling faith and understanding of the Buddhist teachings, those like Reverend Ryuei who criticize Nichiren and his followers, should first of all believe Nichiren Daishonin and then, if they still have any doubts, they should read Vasubandu’s Abhidharmakosa: 

Gaining immeasurable benefits

Nichiren Daishonin has left behind relics [his writings]. One after another will read the Opening of the Eyes, The True Object of Devotion, Repaying Debts of Gratitude, The Selection of Time, and On Establishing the Correct Teachings for the Peace of the Land and they will adopt Nichiren's manner of spreading, upholding, and preserving the teachings. They will gain inestimable benefit.

Josei Toda and Nichiren have a discussion

Josei Toda: I will not ask whether you are sincerely practicing, because propagation is something you should carry out of your own initiative. Instead, I want to ask whether your businesses are doing well, whether you are making money, and whether you are enjoying good health.
Nichiren Daishonin: I have not enough to eat. I am living off grass, brachen, and melted snow. I wear the hide of deer that have died in the forest and icicles grow from my scraggly beard. My only visitors are the winter hares, racoons, and roe deers. It is very cold in my hermitage. But deep within this mortal flesh I preserve the ultimate secret Law inherited from Shakyamuni Buddha, the lord of teachings, at Eagle Peak. 
Josei Toda: You should chant more Daimoku. Our environment reflects our life condition. Why would you think anyone will practice this teachings without showing any actual proof? You should follow in the footsteps of Taisaku here, he is well on the way to becoming a billionaire by teaching the Dharma to silk robed laymen.
Nichiren Daishonin: I desire and am satisfied with little. My only wish is to attain Buddhahood, overcome my heavy karma for long having slandered the Law in countless past lives, and to help others do the same.
Josei Toda: That's not enough Nichiren. You should aspire to "five Cadillacs" and having enough money to donate a dozen community centers to the Soka Gakkai to which you should be forever grateful.
Nichiren Daishonin: You may think that those who believe in the layman Taisaku double tongue are prospering, but you should see what has become of those who paid for the construction of Shinonamachi, Fukushima, and the Tokyo seventh ward community centers. Again, the lord Abe is the ruler of Japan and partner to the SGI New Komeito but by his conduct he has called down on himself an enemy almost as great as the land of Jambudvipa. The era of widespread temple building is long over.
Josei Toda: You just don't get it. The Gohonzon is a happiness-manufacturing machine. How can you be happy without money and tons of adoring members?
Nichiren Daishonin: Worldly fame and profit are mere baubles of your present existence, and arrogance and prejudice are ties that will fetter you in the next one.
Josei Toda [ruffled]: What do you have to be arrogant about Nichiren? You don't have a pot to piss in and barely a handful of followers. If you had a correct faith, you would have had 750,000 followers who worship the ground Taisaku and me walk on and in this very life. Chill out Nichiren. Have a couple glasses of sake with me. I really shouldn't because my liver is shot from all that sake but just this once.
Nichiren Daishonin: Slanderers are as numerous as the dust particles of the land while true believers are as few as the specks of dirt that can fit on a fingernail. What were you saying about enjoying good health? Your eyes are yellow and your complexion is sallow . Although I too suffer from poor health, having had persistent abdominal pains and chronic diarrhea for years... the persecutions, continuously running for my life, having had barely enough to eat, the endless debates, and worrying about my disciples, my spirit dwells in this body as the moon is reflected in muddy water, or as gold is wrapped in a filthy bag. Your mind however, is clouded and warped from long having embraced the slanderous teachings of Taisekaji.