The correct attitude of TOP LEADERS – by Ikeda Sensei

Many central leaders were being removed, some expelled, often hastily, unfairly, without discussion and a total disregard for due process. These have caused disatisfaction and frustration among SGM members, sapping their morale for kosen-rufu throughout the organisation. Unfortunately, the top executives of SGM insist on continuing with their way of management- removing dissenters and ignoring questions on… Read More The correct attitude of TOP LEADERS – by Ikeda Sensei

Soka Gakkai Buddha: What it actually means (Part 1)

In a May 2009 lecture on ‘On the Buddha’s Prophecy,’ President Ikeda introduced the term Soka Gakkai Buddha. Under the lecture series of ‘The writings of Nichiren Daishonin and the mentor and disciple relationship.’ (Flow published the full lecture.) The Soka Spirit Newsletter #3 – 18/11/16 used it to deduced that those who leave the Gakkai will never find… Read More Soka Gakkai Buddha: What it actually means (Part 1)

Why are some SGM leaders pushing members away from Sensei?

Interesting times in SGM currently. With the Johor crisis behind us, the actions of some of our leaders seem peculiar. Are they pushing members away from the organisation and from Ikeda Sensei. Let me quote a few instances. Leaders who raised questions about transparency and good governance in SGM and ask awkward questions about the… Read More Why are some SGM leaders pushing members away from Sensei?

The Mentor and Disciple spirit: My understanding (Part 2)

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)

The Mentor and Disciple spirit – My understanding (Part 1)

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)

Slander

Cathy, a good-natured, hardworking and sincere young woman, was tormented by slanderous comments that people were making about her. Depressed, she went to seek a senior, Harry, for encouragement. Needed to let her steam out and a shoulder to cry on. Harry lived a simple life, deep in the conrete jungle. After listening to Cathy, he said, ‘Let’s take a… Read More Slander

Unfair accusations and inapt arguments by the Soka Spirit Newsletter

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