Life after resignation – part 3 (Professor of Happiness)

Kenny and Jason were sipping coffee at Plan B in Mid Valley. Kenny is still a YMD leader despite being aware of the abuse of power and mismanagement of funds among the top leaders in the organisation. Kenny disagree with Jason’s decision to resign, though he respect his decision and they remain good buddies. They… Read More Life after resignation – part 3 (Professor of Happiness)

What we can learn from the Thai military – winning over the NBA

In 1975, South Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia fell to the Communist. According to the ‘Domino theory’, the next piece to fall, Thailand, was almost a certainty. How the Thai military stopped the Communist advance, with the minimum loss of lives, was brilliant and offer important lessons in resolving conflicts and fighting insurgency. The events were beautifully… Read More What we can learn from the Thai military – winning over the NBA

5 similarities of SGM and Nichiren Shoshu

1 – Ex-communication or expel Nichiren Shoshu: In 1990, they ex-communicated SGI, over 10 millions practitioners worldwide. No gohonzon and no more visits to the Head Temple Dai-Gohonzon. The reason given for ex-communication was that the SGI violate the teachings of Nichiren Daishonin and encourages the singing of Christian songs, praising Christian’s God, like Beethoven’s Ode to Joy. SGM:… Read More 5 similarities of SGM and Nichiren Shoshu

What if you’re wrong (on Nichiren Shu)?

What is the right approach when we deal with other non-Gakkai Nichiren Buddhist sects, in particular Nichiren Shu? Should we refute them thoroughly at first contact or should we make an effort to understand the historical context and consider our current situation before responding? A more civilised and humane approach would be more persuasive we think. . Don: Nichiren Shu is… Read More What if you’re wrong (on Nichiren Shu)?