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)
This is the reason why. We have two separate organisations in SGM, with different functions – the ‘faith organisation’ and the ‘secular organisation’. The faith is the one we are all familiar with and the chief responsibility is to promote kosen-rufu in Malaysia. These functions include Shakubuku (introducing this practice to more people) and expanding the… Read More Why can’t you just trust our top executives?
What is the mentor and disciple spirit? When the disciple make a vow to fight for kosen-rufu without begrudging his life. This spirit is identical to the life state of Nichiren Daishonin. The three presidents of the Soka Gakkai demonstrated this spirit with their very lives, living each day by actualising this vow, without sparing… Read More The Mentor and Disciple spirit – My understanding (Part 1)
Caveat: This is NOT intended to encourage, or to persuade, the current leaders in SGM to resign. The opinion of the authors here has been, and still is, that carrying out a leader’s reponsibility in SGM is a proud and noble thing. Encouraging members and guiding others to absolute happiness forms the core of being a SGM leader. And there are certainly… Read More Alternative attitudes toward resigned leaders: Humanity or Hostility