Mr Ikeda wrote again on the term Soka Gakkai Buddha. This time in The New Human Revolution, Great Mountain. The excerpts here… “Soka Gakkai Buddha” is a network of members dedicated to the mission of realising the great vow for kosen-rufu, a gathering of Bodhisattvas of the Earth following in the footsteps of first and… Read More Soka Gakkai Buddha: What it actually means (Part 2)
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)
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?
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)
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?
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)
Caveat: This is NOT intended to encourage, or to persuade, the current leaders in SGM to resign. The opinion of the authors here has been, and still is, that carrying out a leader’s reponsibility in SGM is a proud and noble thing. Encouraging members and guiding others to absolute happiness forms the core of being a SGM leader. And there are certainly… Read More Alternative attitudes toward resigned leaders: Humanity or Hostility
This is from one of the current central leader in SGM. I have not stop for a single day to pray for the happiness of the leaders who were sacked, those who resigned and even those who formed NBA. Every single day, without fail, I am chanting earnestly for their happiness. No matter what, they… Read More A few good men
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
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