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
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
The speech is given on March 3, 2001, States’ Representatives Meeting. This is all ‘Thus I Heard’, recorded in our old notes. We find a lot of lessons we can draw from it and we have also committed a lot of errors that was told here over 16 years ago. Hope it is not too late… Read More Sharp observation by the late Mr Koe, SGM first General Director
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
Excerpts from the SGM General Director New Year’s message, January 2017 Please promise me to work hard over the next two years with our fellow members around the world to expand our network of Bodhisattvas of the Earth, and forge ahead with energy, wisdom and good cheer to make the triumph of mentor and disciple… Read More Gong Xi Fa Cai, Mr General Director
Serious allegations are flying around the social media about corruption and misconduct of Soka Gakkai top executives in Japan, even demanding the resignation of SGI President Harada. There are photos of hundreds of demonstrators outside the Hall of Great Vow with large banners, as well as a youtube video of an hour long press conference by three… Read More An ugly storm brewing in Soka Gakkai – Japan
A lot of not so nice comments were said about this blog since we started in October. It ranges from a bunch of fools with nothing better to do, washing dirty linen in public, NBA sympathizers, to more serious allegations of being a tool for Nikken Sect out to undermine the leadership of SGM. These comments… Read More Should I continue reading ‘A Quiet Revolution’?
We read the Soka Spirit Newsletter 3 with great relieve, that unlike the two previous newsletters, it did not condemn the NBA or make direct accusations. Instead, they focus on the greatness of Soka Gakkai. They learn fast and the most consoling things is that they are capable of learning. They learned that attacking others as… Read More Soka Spirit – something finally went right
We are speaking from experience. Often, our many dialogue in the past with the top leaders are found wanting. These are the common answers that frustrate and irritate more than satisfy. The objective of this post is to point out that we need to engage one another in dialogue as equal, as adults and with… Read More Don’t be fooled
The future of SGM is in the hands of all our leaders. Not just those at the top. We will not have a beautiful, dynamic and robust organization if our leaders lack the courage and wisdom to ask questions and demand accountability. Or worse, when our leaders simply couldn’t care less of what is happening… Read More Revolutionary handbook (for those who took the red pills)
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!