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?
Many people are seeking answers to the root cause of the this very sad crisis in SGM. The official line from SGM, from the various Soka Spirit Newsletter and official speeches, seems to be: These are all malicious attacks from evil forces out to destroy the harmonious SGM. The troublemakers plotted and staged the entire… Read More The disconnect between generations
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”?
Dear Mr Tan Kiang Howe I don’t know you personally. But did hear a lot of things about you recently, both good and not so good things. People say you were a kofu pioneer in Johor. Through sheer dedication, you have built SGM Johor into what it is today. There is truth, I believe, in… Read More Open letter to Ex Johor Region Chief
In September 2016 Cosmic – GD Koh wrote in the editorial – …Thus, the SGI is an incredible organization that accords with the Buddha’s intent and decree. So vital is our organization that President Toda once said, ‘The Soka Gakkai organization is more precious than my life!’ Therefore, no matter what happens, we must never… Read More NBA – Friend or Enemy?
The continuous attack and counter attack, each trying to justify how virtuous and just they are and how evil and unreasonable the other party is, is not moving the entire organization towards harmony. In fact, the longer it drags on, the further apart these two groups seems to be. Rational and concerned people within the… Read More Finding common grounds
The Johor incident, started two years ago, has certainly escalated into the formation of several new organizations [NBA, Nichiren Buddhist Association]. They are sprouting throughout the country, cancer cells spreading or beautiful flower buds blooming, depending on which side you are listening to. In the four decades of kosen-rufu movement in Malaysia, this incident can… Read More The fault is in our stars