Started in October 2016, we aims to bring forth more critical analysis and discussion on the problems in SGM, and hope to create more awareness and mature exchanges. Much have happened over this period. At first, we thought that things would slowly die down and normalcy return, after the sacking of ten central leaders in Johor, followed by over 300 resignations in Johor. We thought the chopping would ceased. We were wrong.
We are aware that our appearance will not be viewed favourably by certain parties. We will be accused of being part of a larger plot, going against the Gakkai, and creating havoc. These are not our intentions.
Yet, we firmly believe that it is important to bring these issues into the open and shed more light and understanding. When our top leaders deviated from the fundamental spirit of Buddhism, of compassion, veered from the path of mentor and disciple, terminate those who disagree and ask questions, we cannot stay silent. We believe that we should not simply forget these painful episodes and move on.
The ability to forget the past enables people to free themselves gradually from the pain they once suffered; but it also often makes them repeat the mistakes of their predecessors.
At the same time, we received a lot of encouragement and also participation from our readers in the comments section. When we have doubts, you told us that we are right and we did not create these problems. We merely pointed them out. And that what we were doing is important. We like to thank you for your kindness and confidence in us.
We aim to encourage more people, particularly the younger generation, to learn and understand what is happening and what has happened. Only then, we can mature and become stronger as an organisation. Sweeping issues under the carpet, silencing people by termination and removal, and using Sensei’s guidance and Gosho as rhetoric to instil fear and demand submission, are not the way to go and cannot resolve issue at the root.
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