(A reply to Daylight’s final post here.)
We would like to thank you for your effort and dedication in shedding much light, understandings and perspectives into the issues that concern SGM. You have opened the eyes and minds of many. Unlike what happened twenty years ago, where information is sketchy, we have a better view today due to the bright daylight that you showered on us.
We can also feel your sincerity and your genuine desire in not wanting to cause trouble, but to solve problem by going into the root cause of the issues raised. You do not want anyone, including the wrong doers, to be punnished or to rot in hell. We can see your intention through the postings.
History, people say, is written by the victors. Those who left, some twenty years ago, were demonised as ambitious, arrogance, jealous, possessed by evil, and that the top leaders were all saints and they did their best to protect the members and the organisation. It is due to these absolute dedication that we have our SGM today. So the story goes.
Today, like what you said, history repeats itself. Again, history will be written by the victors. But with a slight twist. Losers write blogs. Whatever it is, things are changing and times are different. We are certain that what you have done with this blogsite will have great impact in the long term. Only time can tell.
Gandhi said, ‘If what I said is right, I will continue to speak from the grave for a hundred years to come.’ Or something to that effect. Nichiren Daishonin also said, ‘If Nichiren compassion is truly great and encompassing, this teaching will spread for ten thousand years to come and more.’ Things in SGM will change for the better. Not now and probably not in the near future. We must have patient and continue to lay the groundwork. Daylight will be a part of an important bedrock for a truly humane and compassionate organisation.
Tell you a secret. Last year, we (the authors of QuietRevo) were deliberating and having doubts of whether to start a blog, and out of nowhere, Daylight appear and make all our concerns and worries petty and unnecessary. You have given us courage. Thank you again, Daylight.
In this journey, we are happy to know that we have like minded friends. No matter what happens, the foremost thing that our mentor wants is for us to be happy. We are practising correctly and reading and learning from our mentor Mr Ikeda. Only through our own actual proof and human revolution, scoring victory after victory in ourselves, our famnilies and friends, that we can demonstrate the correctness of what we are doing.
Allow us to end this by a song ‘That’s what friends are for’ by Rod Stewart originally, but Dionne Warwick cover is more popular.
And I, never thought I’d feel this way,
And as far as I’m concerned
I’m glad I got the chance to say
That I do believe I love you
And if, I should ever go away
Well then close your eyes and try
To feel the way we do today
and then if you can remember
Keep smilin’, keep shinin’
Knowing you can always count on me for sure
That’s what friends are for
For good times and bad times
I’ll be on your side forever more
That’s what friends are for