The correct attitude of TOP LEADERS – by Ikeda Sensei

Many central leaders were being removed, some expelled, often hastily, unfairly, without discussion and a total disregard for due process. These have caused disatisfaction and frustration among SGM members, sapping their morale for kosen-rufu throughout the organisation. Unfortunately, the top executives of SGM insist on continuing with their way of management- removing dissenters and ignoring questions on… Read More The correct attitude of TOP LEADERS – by Ikeda Sensei

SGM的钱财问题: 与会计师的采访

“假如你不想供养(捐钱给SGM),没有问题。可是你不要福运了吗?我本人肯定不会错过任何可以聚集福运的机会.” . 经过许多年反复的贯彻,会友们对“福运”的理念已经根深蒂固在脑海里。他们供养时,从不过问或怀疑SGM是如何运用那可观的捐款。他们只是关注‘宿命的转换’。我们不是置疑真心供养可以得到公德或福运,而是要求学会以透明性、问责性和良好管理程序来防止贪污和滥用大家真心供养的钱财。 在2016年4月1日理事长发布良好管理的原则,就是:透明、问责、责任感和公正。但是,在没有严厉执行这些原则的情况下,我们是应该如何去确保每一分钱的花费都可以清楚交代,并且是否花费在原来的计划上?是否有金钱被滥用或者流入他人的口袋? 在2017年7月的宇宙报里,SGM刊登了2016年学会‘收入和支出’的资料。 但是所提供的数据只是百分率(%),原本的数目由大家自己估计。假如我们把2015年的定期存款利息的百分率,21%,当作21% = RM11.5百万来推算,所得结果就列在以下的图表: –   SGM 2016 年‘收入与支出’表 收入 % MYR( 百万 ) 1 供养 70 38.3 2 定期存款利息 21 11.5 3 售卖书籍和配件 4 2.2 4 创价幼儿园学费 4 2.2 5 其他收入 1 0.5 100 54.8   支出 % MYR( 百万 ) 6 定期存款 40 21.9 7 资本支出 – 土地与建筑 28… Read More SGM的钱财问题: 与会计师的采访

SGM money matters: An interview with the accountant

‘If you don’t want to do gokuyo (monetary contribution), that’s fine. You do not want good fortune is it? But I will certainly not miss any opportunity to accumulate good fortune.’ Over the years, the concept of ‘good fortune’ has been drilled into the brains of many members. Members contribute without ever asking or doubting… Read More SGM money matters: An interview with the accountant

Soka Gakkai Buddha: What it actually means (Part 1)

In a May 2009 lecture on ‘On the Buddha’s Prophecy,’ President Ikeda introduced the term Soka Gakkai Buddha. Under the lecture series of ‘The writings of Nichiren Daishonin and the mentor and disciple relationship.’ (Flow published the full lecture.) The Soka Spirit Newsletter #3 – 18/11/16 used it to deduced that those who leave the Gakkai will never find… Read More Soka Gakkai Buddha: What it actually means (Part 1)

Why are some SGM leaders pushing members away from Sensei?

Interesting times in SGM currently. With the Johor crisis behind us, the actions of some of our leaders seem peculiar. Are they pushing members away from the organisation and from Ikeda Sensei. Let me quote a few instances. Leaders who raised questions about transparency and good governance in SGM and ask awkward questions about the… Read More Why are some SGM leaders pushing members away from Sensei?

The Mentor and Disciple spirit: My understanding (Part 2)

We discussed the importance of the mentor and disciple relationship in our previous article. Not sufficient certainly. There is a lot more to this topic. Having a clear understanding of this issue, we firmly believe, is something we cannot do without if we are to practice correctly the Daishonin’s Buddhism. Of course, this is just… Read More The Mentor and Disciple spirit: My understanding (Part 2)