We are disappointed and saddened towards a recent post by our fellow Buddhist in the Lion Roar website. As a Buddhist practitioner, and disciple of Ikeda Sensei, the language and tone used in that article was confrontational and demeaning. From our study, we learned that when Bodhisattva Never Disparaging was being stoned and abused verbally,… Read More A note from Quiet Revo
My mother taught me a few things. 1. Money cannot buy happiness But it seemed that SGM did not think so. You see, in the 16 March 2017 Soka Spirit Newsletter, the author wrote: Having money is often associated with “treasures in a storehouse.” Making sincere financial contribution is truly an act of using this… Read More Unfair accusations and inapt arguments by the Soka Spirit Newsletter
This question is probably in everyone’s mind this week. If you will hear us out, here are our thoughts: We do gokuyo for Buddhism, not for SGM. There are many ways to contribute to the Law, one of them is with sincere chanting to Gohonzon, helping our friends in pain, introducing and encouraging others to… Read More Should I do gokuyo for SGM?
Watch the video above. The imposing man on the screen was a depiction of the character Big Brother from the book Nineteen-Eighty Four by George Orwell. Mr Orwell also wrote another book called Animal Farm. Ikeda Sensei shared Animal Farm in one of his lectures. You can also read about it here in Quiet Revolution… Read More Nineteen Eighty Four
I received an e-mail from my company today. The subject was a daunting one – “Declaration of Interest”. In the body of the email sent to all employee was this text: Fill up your name and IC number and read carefully. Declare any family/relative that have conflict of interest with the company: a. is in… Read More Declaration Of Interest
I wrote this in one of the comments in Daylight on the subject of why the organization have not grown. I always wonder why we don’t have full-time speaker, who are strong in study, such as a pastor of a Church, who speaks really well and can motivate and encourage people in attendance. When we have… Read More Organization Decline
I don’t feel comfortable attending the recent All Leaders Meet. It did not feel like a SGM meeting that leave you with hope and positive energy. Sure, there was the great news about the upcoming launch of the SGI Asia Culture and Education Center in Johor. And the coincidence of the launch date being on… Read More I am the King of the World!
In the US, when people start to fear Muslims due to the terror attacks, people start having Islamophobia, President Trump being the biggest champion of this. Does that mean we should start to fear members of NBA as though it’s NBA-phobia?… Read More What exactly is “anti-Gakkai”?
Mr Anderson have to make a decision. Does he want to take the blue pill and wake up as if nothing had happened, that he had been in a bad dream? Or does he take the red pill and see the real truth? … Read More Red Pill or Blue Pill?
How can the Soka Spirit Newsletter claimed that the “issues are resolved” when there are so many unanswered questions? Is it because SGM wanted to prevent further investigation to get to the bottom of these questions such that they are so impatient to declare “mission accomplished”… Read More Minor good, great evil?