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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Now its my fault that SGI members are too stupid to comprehend satire

Minutes of the SGI Top Salaried Senior Leader New Year's Board Meeting 


Board Members, sitting around a large brass table with marble legs: 

Present: Daisaku Ikeda, Hiromasa Ikeda, Minoru Hirada, Itchy Wada, Nobutaka Kumagai, Koji Shinohara, Toshinori Iwazumi, Archibald E. Asawa 

Quorum present? Yes 

Others Present: 

Exec. USA Director: Danny Nagashima, Chang Dong Huang, Arnold Kawasaki 

Proceedings: 
· Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chair, Hiromasa Ikeda 
· (Last month's) meeting minutes were amended and approved 

· Chief Executive's Report: "It was recommend by our wonderful and compassionate mentor for life, our dear President Ikeda that if we are not able to find an increase in revenues by 15% this year, some drastic changes will be made and neither you nor the members will be happy. This is the guidance given to me by Sensei. He also taught me the meaning of total victory. Then regarding our plains for Kyushu and East Asia... 

Daisaku Ikeda interupts:"If you can't get a across a moat ten feet wide, how the hell are you going to earn the huge bonuses that my son promised you for 2010?' 

Chief Executive: "That right, just yester......" 

Daisaku Ikeda again interrupts: "We just spent seventy five million refurbishing the Headquarters and International Culture building as well as your offices. Who do you think is going to pay for it, me and Hiromasu? Right, your members. Banging on the brass and marble table, "If you can't lift this table, you weaklings, I will find someone who can, right Hiromasu? 

Hiromasu Ikeda: "Yes father" 

Chief Executive: "Lets hear a report about Soka University of America from Arnold Kawasaki." 

Arnold Kawasaki: "We are doing tremendously, total, absolute, complete, victory. We have increased our enrollment by 75% from 474 to 927 students and we only lost 96 million dollars last year but our holdings and endowment from SGI North and South American members donations increased by 430% and the university and its land holdings is now worth an estimated 1.34 billion dollars up from one billion dollars.' 

Daisaku Ikeda interupts, again banging on the desk while shouting in English "GRRREEAAT GRRREEAAT": "Arnold is a model for all of you and he's only 55 years old, practically a youth division member." 

Arnold: "HAI. We are also working very hard creating the illusion that we are non-denominational with the ex Mayor of Los Angeles Tom Bradley, now on our board of directors along with Rick Warren . Sensei is the most wonderful Sensei in the whole entire world." 

Daisaku Ikeda: "Rick Wallen? Who is he?" 

Arnold Kawasaki: "He is gleat leader of the evangelical Christian movement in America. He is great fundraiser and is looked upon by millions of Christians as a model of faith. We got him cheap, for $1,800,000.00 ." 

Everyone: "Ah So!!! Excellent, Excellent", as their long broad tongues reached up to the heaven of Aizen Myo, the SGI patron saint of money laundering. 

Itchy Wada: "Sensei has organized a fantastic week for us at our nature and culture center in Palau, don't bring your wives, if you know what I mean but you have to show Sensei the deepest consideration and work very hard to increase our revenues, what do you say?" 

Everyone in unison, "HAI, HAI, Thank You Sensei, HAI HAI" 

Daisaku Ikeda: 'As you all know, my health hasn't been up to snuff lately, so Hiramasu will be taking over many of my responsibilities, particularly dolling out the cash and traveling here and there to pick up my awards. You must support and protect him". Seeing Danny Nagashima sleeping from jet lag, Ikeda shouts, "RIGHT DANNY BOY" as 

Danny snaps to attention. 

Daisaku Ikeda: Danny, please tell us how the Rock the Era for Sensei movement is progressing. Without a new influx of brainwas... uh, uhh, highly motivated youth, how are we going to increase revenues by 15%?" 

Danny Nagashima, again half asleep: "Lock the Elah is going GLATE,", clearing his throat and again snapping to attention, ROCK THE ERA IS GOING GREAT. We got this Clown, Philip Brett going to sing his famous song Seeds for Sensei [actually named You Are All That You Need but he couldn't tell that to Sensei] and Vanissa Shaw is looking hot!" 

Everyone nods in agreement. 

Danny Nagashima: "But I don't know about that weasal Nathan Gauer, Danny Hall and especially Ian MCailraith. Danny and Ian are complainingg about their $50,000 bonuses and Nathan is wondering when he will become salaried. I don't know if they are completely on board?" 

Daisaku Ikeda red in the face and shouting, "MAHALLLOOO, MAHHHAAALLLOOOOO" [Fools, Fools] 

Hiramosu Ikeda: "Take it easy father, you know your pressure and heart..." 

Daisaku Ikeda: "SHUT UP, you think Nichiren Daishonin worried about his blood pressure and heart, you are all Mahaloo, except for Arnold over here, come Arnold, lets go out for Soba noodles and leave these fools here to deeply reflect on the next Zaimu Campaign. You got that secretary, I want this a part of the minutes, don't miss a word, no one is going to see them anyway but I like to review them before the next meeting." Ikeda walks out with Arnold... 

Other Topics [Led by Mr Hirada]: "Sasaki asserts that our organization must ensure its name is associated with the Victory Over Violence, most people make absolutely no connection. Too many gaijin have their hands in the pot. Wherever you have such an exhibit make sure Sensei's posters are prominently displayed. Also Simon Weisanthal is giving us a hard time. You Archie (Asawa) bring him another million, you know how greedy they are those green eyed devils." 

'The Nichiren Shoshu, especially Nichimyo is also starting trouble. He changed their doctrine, declaring that their members are indeed Bodhisattvas of the Earth, rather than followers of the Bodhisattvas of the Earth. See if you can throw a monkey wrench into their plans Kumagai, money is no object. We already lost six senior leaders in Taiwan, three in the Phillipines, and one in the United States thanks to their machinations." 

"On the Gohonzon question, we have just got to get a Nichiren inscribed Gohonzon. That heretic Tsuchiya over there in Kyoto has the members all up in arms about the lousy Nichikan Gohonzon. Trouble is, he is uncorruptable. What do you think? Should we crush Tsuchiya like a bug or should we start to phase out the Nichikan Gohonzon. I think, even the pioneers would prefer a Nichiren Gohonzon, there are tons of them on the net. We don't even need one of our own. How that bug Tsuchiya and his shitty little sect held on to three of them [Nichiren Gohonzon] I can't understand for the life of me. We offered their chief priest forty eight million dollars for one. Don't get me started." 

"The organization should generate revenues where possible from the bosses books and thanks to Lavorra Perry creating those cartoons for Sensei, we have a giant stream of revenue. I think we should make her a Zone Chief. Linda Johnson is becoming quite a liability. We should express our sympathy and support for her outwardly because she could make some problems for us. Lets keep her busy with our legal matters and ask Matilda Buck to give the gaijin our guidances." 

"Shinohara explained that consultant, Wacky Nobu, reviewed the organization's accounting procedures and found them to be satisfactory, in preparation for the upcoming yearly financial audit. One book for the Japanese, one book for the Americans, and the real book for Sensei. Nobu recommends that we ensure the auditor provides a management letter along with the audit financial report and of course we will need three originals." 

"Shinohara also reviewed highlights, trends and issues from the balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement. Issues include that high accounts receivables require Finance Committee attention to policies and procedures to ensure our organization receives more donations on time. After brief discussion of the issues and suggestions about how to ensure receiving the donations on time MOTION to accept financial statements; seconded and passed." 

'Shinohara also presented members with a draft of the reworded By-laws paragraph that would mandate members conduct actions only face to face so neither a paper nor electronic trail is ever maintained. He suggested review and a resolution to change the By-laws accordingly. Iwazumi suggested we immediately notify each and every Zone Chief of these proposals before the next Board meeting.' 

Hirada Interrupts: "We must also cut the legal and accounting costs by 10%, at least by sixty seven million dollars and our TV and advertising expenditures are to rise by forty eight million dollars, according to Sensei. We must make this happen. Total victory for Sensei!" 

Hiromasu Ikeda: "Total Victory for Sensei! Thank you Mr Hirada, I motion to close the meeting." 

Seconded unanimously. 

Meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m. 
Minutes submitted by Secretary, Ikegami

Sunday, July 28, 2013

EXTRA EXTRA You heard it here first department

Former $GI president  Einosuke Akiya leaves the Gakkai and joins the Nichiren Shoshu purportedly because his grandchildren were brutally harassed by the Soka Gakkai youth division. He was SGI president from 1981 - 2006 and took the lead in excoriating the Nichiren Shoshu priesthood during the schism.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

$oKa gAkKai culture of peace

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhbDDZDSY3E&list=UUf5uu62AqK1ilbccN_3POhQ

The perfection of the organization of Bodhisattvas the Earth

Carbon atoms align themselves in a very particular pyramidal structure, the perfect or equilateral tetrahedron. This is the structure of the organization of the Bodhisattvas of the Earth.. The SGI, on the other hand, is structured as an irregular tetrahedron of which there are seven structural possibilities [isometries], all imperfect. The organization of the Bodhisattvas of the Earth is unique in its perfection of equality. Following Master Nichiren, the position of all believer in our organization is as perfect as the sides of equilateral tetrahedron formed by the carbon atoms of a diamond. The bonds that form our diamond like organization, our unity, is the exact same faith and practice as Nichiren Daishonin.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Even some who put their faith in the Lotus Sutra fall into hell

"When, based on the sutras, I speak in general terms of such matters, only I, of all the 4,994,828 men and women in Japan, am thought strange, and the other 4,994,827 persons all regard me as their enemy. Strangely enough, they do not follow Shakyamuni, who is their sovereign, teacher, and parent. What is more, they curse and strike me, drive me away, and, by resorting to slander, cause me to be sentenced to exile or execution. It is the way of the world that the poor fawn upon the rich, the lowly revere the noble, and the few follow the many. So even those persons who chanced to put their faith in the Lotus Sutra are intimidated by society and fear others, and many of them fall into hell. This is most pitiful.
But, perhaps because of Nichiren’s ignorant outlook or some past karma, when I read the statements that “the Lotus is the foremost,” that “among the sutras I have preached, now preach, and will preach, this Lotus Sutra is the most difficult to believe and the most difficult to understand,” and that “I am the only person who can rescue and protect others,” I take them to be the golden words of the Thus Come One himself. They are not my own words at all.
The people of today, however, believe the pronouncements of their own teachers to be the golden words of the Thus Come One. Thus they place such pronouncements on the same level as the Lotus Sutra, considering the two to be of equal authority; or they regard these teachings as superior to the Lotus Sutra; or they reason that though their teacher’s pronouncements are inferior they are well suited to the capacity of the people." 

Who are the true priests of Mahayana?

"According to the sutra text, the votaries of the Lotus Sutra in the Latter Day of the Law, who are so faithful in upholding the sutra that they are hated by others, are the true priests of Mahayana. They are the teachers of the Law who will propagate the Lotus Sutra and bring people benefit. As for priests who are thought well of by others, who go along with other people’s desires and so come to be revered, one should regard them as the enemies of the Lotus Sutra and as evil influences to the world. A sutra passage likens persons of this type to a hunter who spies sharply about him as he stalks a deer, or to a cat who hides its claws as it creeps up on a mouse. In just such a way, we are told, do they flatter, deceive, and mislead the lay men and women."

Dropping bombs for Nichiren...,

The Kempon Hokke priest and Japanese fighter pilot Tsuchiya and member of the militarist Tanaka's Kokuchukai.

Enquiring minds want to know

Why are Kempon Hokke priests on the board of directors of the Nichiren Shu?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Gohonzon is the embodiment of Shakyamuni Buddha of the "Life Span" chapter

"I was also the first, though only Bodhisattva Superior Practices is so empowered, to inscribe [the object of devotion as] the embodiment of Shakyamuni Buddha from the remote past as revealed in the “Life Span” chapter of the essential teaching..." -- Nichiren

"You who are my disciples take this to heart!"

"The countless Bodhisattvas of the Earth were the disciples of Shakyamuni Buddha, the lord of teachings, from the time he first set his mind on and attained enlightenment in the remote past."

Persons who read and uphold the Lotus Sutra in accordnce with its teachings will be hated.

   As for priests who are thought well of by others, who go along with other people’s desires and so come to be revered, one should regard them as the enemies of the Lotus Sutra and as evil influences to the world. A sutra passage likens persons of this type to a hunter who spies sharply about him as he stalks a deer, or to a cat who hides its claws as it creeps up on a mouse. In just such a way, we are told, do they flatter, deceive, and mislead the lay men and women.

In addition, the “Encouraging Devotion” chapter mentions three groups of people who are enemies of the Lotus Sutra. The first group consists of laymen and laywomen. These lay men and women will hate and curse the votaries of the Lotus Sutra, beat them, put them to the sword, drive them from their dwellings, or slander them to the authorities so that they are exiled to distant places. They behave toward them with pitiless enmity.

The second group consists of monks. These men are arrogant at heart, and though they have little true understanding, they pretend to be very wise and are looked upon by the people of the world as great authorities. When these men see the votaries of the Lotus Sutra, they hate and envy them, treat them with contempt and scorn, and speak evil of them to others as if they were inferior to dogs or foxes. In their opinion, they alone have truly understood the Lotus Sutra.

The third group is made up of monks living in secluded places. These monks have all the outward signs of being holy men. They possess only the prescribed three robes and one begging bowl, and live in seclusion in a quiet spot in a mountain forest, so that everyone looks up to them as though they were the arhats living at the time of Shakyamuni Buddha, and all people revere them as though they were Buddhas. When these men see the monks who read and uphold the Lotus Sutra in accordance with its teachings, they hate and envy them, calling them great fools or holders of grave erroneous views, claiming that they are completely lacking in compassion, and that they preach non-Buddhist doctrines. And because the ruler looks up to such men and believes what they say, everyone down to the common people gives alms to them as though they were Buddhas. Thus the Buddha taught that persons who read and uphold the Lotus Sutra in accordance with its teachings will invariably be hated by these three types of enemies.

Japanese fighter jets scramble after Chinese military aircraft



"The priests of Japan today are all men of great evil, surpassing even Devadatta or the Venerable Kokalika. And because lay people revere them and make them offerings, this country is being transformed before our very eyes into the hell of incessant suffering, where countless people in their present existence, in addition to undergoing starvation, pestilence, and horrible agonies unknown in previous ages, will be attacked by a foreign power. This is due solely to the workings of deities like Brahma, Shakra, and the gods of the sun and moon."

Nichiren on his teacher Dozenbo

"The late Dozen-bo treated me as one of his favorite disciples, so I cannot believe that he bore any hatred toward me. But he was a timid man, and he could never bring himself to give up his position at the temple where he lived, Seicho-ji. Moreover, he was fearful of what Kagenobu, the steward of the region, might do if he gave ear to my teachings. And at Seicho-ji he had to live in the midst of priests like Enchi and Jitsujo, who were as evil as Devadatta or Kokalika, and to put up with their intimidations, so that he became more fearful than ever. As a result, he turned a deaf ear to the longtime disciples he was fondest of. I wonder what will become of such a man in the next life."

Nichiren on evil priests

"A hundred, thousand, ten thousand, million times more than mad elephants, vicious horses, fierce bulls, savage dogs, poisonous snakes, poisonous thorns, treacherous bluffs, steep cliffs, floods, evil  men, evil countries, evil towns, evil dwellings, evil wives, wicked children, and malicious retainers, the people of Japan today should fear those high-ranking priests who keep the precepts and yet hold distorted views!"

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Soka Gakkai owned or affiliated companies

Soka Gakkai OWNED companies;

Mainichi Shinbun,
Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS),
Seven & Holdings (formerly Seven Eleven)
Hito Communications
Benesse (including Berlitz).

The following companies and corporations were found to have direct links to Sōka Gakkai; essentially under their control:

Japan Railways (JR),
UniQlo,
Tsutaya,
Mitsubishi,
AVEX,
Kirin,
Doutour Coffee,
Book-Off,
NAMCO,
Don Quijote,
Asics,
Comme ça du mode,
100 yen shop DAISO,
Nippon Ham,
Lotteria,
SECOM Security,
K-1,
Bikkuri Donki (hambag restaurant).
16 days ago
This time, we will deliver a corporate list of Soka Gakkai(SGI)-affiliated.



Soka Gakkai Affiliated Company List

★HUSER:Human User Company(80 percent of the employee seems to have been published in the advertisement of the Seikyou newspaper by the Soka society member. The believer also is considerably buying. )
★Sekisui house
★ITO EN, LTD.(The diamond magazine also refers famously in Soka Gakkai-affiliated. Vending machines set up in facilities related to Soka Gakkai are all Ito-En. )
★Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd.(Soka Gakkai seems to own, and there to be a lot of people related to Soka Gakkai also in the Yakult lady as for Jingu Stadium on the base ground of the baseball team. However, itself the player of the baseball team is irrelevant. A lot in optimism (former Kintetsu) and Nippon Ham if it is a baseball team. )
★BOOK OFF(It is famous that the relation is deep. here Soka Gakkai is strong in the antique handling relation. )
★TSUTAYA, CCC, Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd.(Invest aggressively in an BOOK OFF. )
★UNIQLO Co., Ltd. (Alias Fast Retailing. Here is also famous, and TSUTAYA and an BOOK OFF, etc. are variously coordinated each other. )
★H.I.S. Co., Ltd.(Actually, become the supporting company of the performance of WAHAHA-Hompo of Soka Gakkai-affiliated) HIS is maxim for the complaint of HIS , saying that yakuza tone and "It is not had a mind to be going to change correspondence completely in the future".
★Club tourism(Travel agency: The seventh place finding employment Soka University ahead of 2004 The mark of the company is near Soka Gakkai's, and is also doubtful. )
★Kinki Nippon Tourist Co.,Ltd., Kintetsu International Express Inc.(the third place finding employment Soka University ahead of 2004)
★Watami Ltd. that manages nursing, Ayacan'yume educational institution Ayacan junior high school, Ayacan high school, and Ayacan global high school etc. of house and T.G.I.Friday 's and house and Watamiecoroga Watamifarm Watami of Watami, harmony the people, sitting harmony people (Zawatami), seafood conduct oneself harmony people market, harmony seeing Tei, Gohan, and(the fifth place finding employment Soka University ahead of 2004)
★Monte Rosa Ltd. where plain wood shop and Uotami, etc. are managed(The industrial strike is famously in the roughness of the person use. The financial clique of reason plain wood Yoshikazu Shi of relative Komeito of the wife of the Ikeda masterpiece had managed it. )
★"Yourou no Taki" of tavern(It is famous for a long time as Soka society member's habitue's drinking house. )
★Tokyo Disneyland (Oriental Land) Soka Gakkai owns stock 10% of Disney. (former representative director Japan of Koji Hoshino Walt Disney company and others believer person of six Soka University alumnus terms ..director 2?3..)
★Doutor Coffee(The Soka society member recognizes it officially. )
★Kirin Brewery Co., Ltd.(The appearance artist of the campaign for giraffe's canned coffee fire is a Soka society member in the Mitsubishi group. It is declared that fool Kamei of the Liberal-Democratic Party doesn't drink the beer of Soka Gakkai either. )
★The agent provocateur of' Soka Gakkai ..shop Daiso formal name '.. ..Ltd... ..number considerably.. is working for one 00 yen in not 1 person but two or more regions ..largeness.. creating. However, the same Korean peninsula system though there is a believer of Unification Church (Unite both of the victory), too.
★AOYAMA TRADING co., ltd. (To tell the truth, the chairman of 100 yen PLAZA who united it with Aoyama Trading. Daiso is the same as the chairman of Aoyama Trading. )
★Theatrical company named WAHAHA-Hompo(Masami Hisamoto in the Soka Gakkai public entertainments part and Rie's Shibata both men belong, and representative's writer Hajime is Soka Gakkai. )
★Takarazuka Girls' Operetta Troupe(It is said that the stimulant that the Goto Yamaguchi-gumi-affiliated class imported from North Korea is treated, and Soka Gakkai undertakes the money laundering of the earnings. )
★K1 (It backs up in the capital. It supports it like the purchase of the admission ticket etc. as the Soka society member brings it together. )
★Hokke Club(Hotel of national chain. Soka Gakkai operating directly?)
★Asics(All president's aunts of the part seem to be also so in the Soka society member. )
★Pasona(President's southern part Yasuyuki is a Soka society member in Barbary. Representative former Maehara's of the Democratic Party wife also was working. )
★It is already famous in Sofmap and personal computer atelier (antique relation) industries as Soka Gakkai-affiliated.
★Big camera(Sofmap is supported. )
★Yamada Denki(Not only the president but also all management is occupied by the Soka society member. When electing it, the poster of Komeito (Soka Gakkai party) is pasted, and a lot of Soka society members are had as for the employee. )
★Esthetics de MYLORD(The variety show got into the news. )
★Nitori (Home..fashion..daily necessaries..Soka University..find employment..person..a lot of.)
★Bikkuri Donkey
★TenkaIppin(ramen shop)
★Toho Pharmaceutical and Tomo Tscmirai G loop(There are a lot of those at Soka University who find employment. It creates and related companies seem to like Soka Gakkai. )
★Confectionery of grape of Tokyo and 'silver'(Grapstorn Ltd.)
★SHINRYO CORPORATION
★Wagon road(Family restaurant. Additionally, the restaurant of various genres is managed in the group. )
★Japanese judas tree woods(Chinese restaurant. Especially, the Japanese judas tree woods in Shinanomachi in the town of Soka Gakkai is Mecca in which they gather. )
★Eye hop(family restaurant)
★Namis of health food SF
★Healthy family's shop
★Sushi "Warehouse (saddle)" chain that turns(It is abundant in Hachioji etc.)
★HamaSushi
★Koenji ring 7 along"Souka"
★Transformer arts of animated cartoon production
★Studio Alice(photograph shop)
★Aoyama of coffee(It is taught to the Soka society member, "Here is a seat where Mr.Ms. Ikeda sat" etc. by word of mouth. )
★Hakubundou bookstore
★AVEX
★Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi(The main financing bank of Soka Gakkai is Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, and the character is Mickey. )
★It gives preferential treatment to those who decide Mitsubishi Corp., Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industires (Gendai Weekly: aim of Soka Gakkai and Mitsubishi group "High level conference") informally more than general man.
★Sotec
★Comusademord and ism
★Anabuki construction company

Complete Soka enterprise as follows
★Japanese books transportation. (11.3 billion yen in annual turnover like transportation and move etc. of Seikyou newspaper etc.)
★Nitiei (It is 1.1 billion yen in the annual turnover in the subsidiary company of the Japanese books transportation. )
★Shinano facilities management (3.6 billion yen in annual turnover like management of Soka Gakkai hall etc.)
★Nikkou guard security (It is 1.6 billion ..subject.. yen in the annual turnover as for the guard of the Soka Gakkai hall. )
★Creation company (The Soka Gakkai relation of 3.6 billion yen in the annual turnover : by about 80%.)
★Glory construction (2.9 billion yen in the annual turnover around building and the repair of Soka Gakkai facilities. )
★Shinano project (5.9 billion yen in annual turnover such as video production and goods of Soka Gakkai event)
★East and west philosophy study(The store develops centering on Shinanomachi, and 9.2 billion yen in the annual turnover.)
★Shio publisher (4.5 billion yen in annual turnover like writing of monthly "Shio" and Ikeda etc.)
★The third civilization company (One billion yen in annual turnover like publication related to Soka Gakkai etc.)
★Otori study (Goods is delivered to the university library, and 3.8 billion yen in the annual turnover. )
★TOKO (1.9 billion yen in annual turnover like employment ad in Seikyou newspaper etc.)
★Fuji white lotus company (The majority of the customer are 1.9 billion yen in the annual turnover in the Soka society member. )

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Nichiren's 125 Gohonzon


"Nichiren Buddhist"? -- not so much. All around nice guy maybe but not "Nichiren Buddhist".

If you are looking for a Nichiren Buddhist, you need look no further than our Eagle Peak Blog where Sramanas [sages] Stephen Paine Shonin, Jerry Marcheso Shonin, and Nyudos [lay priests] Rogow and Romero will be happy to answer your questions and point you to the relevant passages of the Lotus Sutra [Shakyamuni Buddha] and Gosho [Nichiren Daishonin].

The Dhammapada [Words of Truth Sutra] and the behavior of Nichiren's enemy Ryokan of the Words of Truth Precept school

Nuff said! Read the Gosho.

Nichiren on practicing such useless teachings as the Dhammapada in Mappo

"On the other hand, those who practice the provisional teachings against the admonition of Shakyamuni, Many Treasures, and the Buddhas of the ten directions will definitely fall into the hell of incessant suffering. Now that so wondrous a precept [the Diamond Chalice Precept of the Lotus Sutra] has been revealed, none of the precepts expounded in the pre-Lotus Sutra teachings or in the theoretical teaching have the slightest power to benefit people. Since they provide not the slightest benefit, it is totally useless to observe them, even for a single day."

But Reverend Tsuchiya of the modern Kempon Hokke says that we should use and apply such base teachings to our lives. Not only is it useless to observe them, it is useless to follow such a priest as he.

Nichiren on the Hinayana teaching (3) and Hinayanic Mahayana teachings

"Illnesses of the mind differ greatly in severity. The three poisons and the eighty-four thousand illnesses that afflict ordinary people of the six paths can be treated by the Buddha of the Dharma Analysis Treasury, Establishment of Truth, and Precepts schools, which derive from the Tripitaka teaching of Hinayana. However, if one tries to use the Hinayana teachings to cure the three poisons and eighty thousand illnesses that arise from slandering the Mahayana sutras, such as the Flower Garland, Wisdom, and Mahavairochana sutras, these illnesses will merely become worse and never be cured. They can be treated only with the Mahayana teachings. Moreover, if one attempts to use the Flower Garland, Wisdom, and Mahavairochana sutras, or the teachings of the True Word and Three Treatises schools to cure the three poisons and eighty thousand illnesses that arise when the practitioners of the various Mahayana sutras oppose the Lotus Sutra, those sicknesses will become all the more serious. To illustrate, the flames emitted by burning wood or coal can easily be extinguished by water, but if one pours water over a fire produced by burning oil, it will only burn more intensely, the flames mounting still higher."

Nichiren on the Hinayana teachings 2

"There is a time when the Hinayana teachings are disseminated for the benefit of humanity, a time when the provisional Mahayana doctrines are disseminated for the benefit of humanity, and a time when the true Mahayana teaching is spread to enable people to obtain the fruit of Buddhahood. The two millennia of the Former and Middle Days of the Law required the spread of the Hinayana and provisional Mahayana teachings, but the first five hundred years of the Latter Day call for only the Lotus Sutra, the pure and perfect teaching of the one vehicle of Buddhahood, to be spread abroad widely. As predicted by the Buddha, now is the age of quarrels and disputes when the pure Law becomes obscured and lost, and the provisional and true teachings are hopelessly confused."

Nichiren on the Hinayana teachings 1

"Purna was berated for being the kind who would put filth in a precious jar." -- The Opening of the Eyes 

In the Vimalakirti Sutra, Shakyamuni Buddha told Purna not to put impure things into a precious vessel when he saw him preaching the Hinayana teachings to the people. The only reason to study and familiarize oneself with the Hinayana teachings is to thoroughly refute them as did Nichiren Daishonin, Nagarjuna, and Vasubandu.

Nichiren on the value of the Dhammapada in Mappo





























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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Believe in Namu Myoho renge kyo. "Some restrictions may apply" -- SGI

http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/11535355/some-restrictions-apply

How many cult-speak slogans can you find in Linda Johnson's lecture?

http://www.sgi-usa.org/leaders/Media_library/v.php?v=http://www.sgimedia.net/video/nationalconferences/wd_jan2012/

"Respect the dignity of every single human life", coming from the mouth of a death sentence prosecutor, rings more hollow than tapping on the head of a puppet.

On $GI Moneychangers or Daisaku Ikeda and Ted Morino are FOS [This is a top ten most important post]

Ted Morino: “After Shakyamuni’s death, his followers split into two groups. One group was the Theravada school (Teaching of the Elders), which consisted of old, conservative monks emphasizing monastic practice and strict adherence to precepts and literal interpretation of doctrine. This school was later introduced to Sri Lanka and became known as Southern Buddhism or Hinayana Buddhism. Another group was established around the first century BC and the beginning of the first century AD, by believers who were dissatisfied with what they saw as the self-complacency and monastic elitism of the earlier schools. The new group aimed at the salvation of all people based upon the bodhisattva practice, and called their teaching the Mahayana School. Coincidentally, it was the time when Jesus appeared in Jerusalem and emphasized the salvation of all people through his bodhisattva-like behavior.”The Lotus Sutra was compiled by the Mahayana group.”

Mark: Ted Morino, echoing his mentor Daisaku Ikeda, praises the early lay movement led by Mahadeva, in order to deprecate and diminish the Buddhist order of elders [monks]. The inference is that the Soka Gakkai's “glorious achievments” in this era can be likened to those of the early Buddhist lay movement and can be contrasted to the inglorious failures of Nichiren priests and the early Buddhist monastics [elders].  Another purpose of his essay is to rationalize the acceptance of alms by laymen. Still another purpose is to put into doubt the preaching of the Lotus Sutra by Shakyamuni Buddha, a particularly devious and insidious assertion, in light of Nichiren Daishonin’s and Tientai’s teachings and the latest scholarship. 
Daisaku Ikeda and Ted Morino are wrong in light of history, actual facts, and the opinion of Nichiren Daishonin. 
The actual Buddhist heros of that era were, in fact, the group composed of elders [monks].
The relation of the Soka Gakkai to early Buddhist history:
The idea of professional Buddhists was taken up as early as the second Buddhist council. One group argued that it was OK to accept monetary donations and the other group believed it would corrupt the Sangha. Guess who won out? Right, those who argued for accepting money won out after purportedly bribing the groups from the west, north, and the local monks. Anyway, the group who argued against taking money was banished, ended up in Kashmir, and became known as the Sarvisthatins. Mahayana probably arose from the influence of the Sarvisthatins (the non-money acceptors) in Kashmir. The money accepting monks became known as the Madhyamika which was led by Mahadeva who persecuted the Sarvisthatins. Daisaku Ikeda lavishes praise on Mahadeva and his movement in his book, “Buddhism the First Millenium.” Nichiren Daishonin, on the other hand, writes:
“Beside them, evil men such as Devadatta and Kokalika are as nothing. In fact they are in a class with Mahadeva and the Great Arrogant Brahman. And those who put faith in the teachings of such men— they too are a fearful lot indeed.” — Repaying Debts of Gratitude
He also states:
“True priests are those who are honest and who desire little and yet know satisfaction” — The Essentials for Attaining Buddhahood
How far Daisaku Ikeda and the salaried Soka Gakkai leaders have strayed from the true spirit of Buddhism and Nichiren Daishonin!
Ted: It is conceivable that this new group, who aimed to revolutionize the conservative teachings of the elite Theravada School, must have met numerous persecutions. The persecutions befalling the votary of the Lotus Sutra as described in the 13th and 20th Chapters of the Lotus Sutra, and repeated emphasis to persevere against these persecutions, may be the accounts of their own experiences. In other words, Lotus Sutra had been kept added with new experiences and interpretations.”

Mark: The Sarvisthatin elders of Kashmir suffered a myriad of persecutions at the hands of the Mahadevan lay group. All faithful Buddhist practitioners suffer persecutions at the hands of the corrupt, whether these enemies of Buddhism be laymen, laywomen, monks, or nuns. However, this has nothing to do with the origin of the Lotus Sutra [from the golden mouth of Shakyamuni Buddha]. He puts forth a particularly weak argument here, citing the false history and imaginary persecutions of the lay believers at the hands of the monks. SGI is always making up history to suit its evil self-serving agenda, so we shouldn’t be surprised.
To say that Shakyamuni Buddha was no stranger to persecution is an understatement. Shakyamuni Buddha suffered more persecutions than the entire Nichiren Shoshu and Soka Gakkai in their scurrilous seven hundred year history. You would think that Ted Morino never heard of the Nine Great Persecutions of Shakyamuni. Of course, it is impossible that he doesn’t know the Nine Great Persecutions but it is inconvenient for his false argument that other(s) than Shakyamuni composed and preached the Lotus Sutra. Ted Morino and the other leaders of the Soka Gakkai will fall into the Hell of Incessent Suffering for far longer than those who persecuted Bodhisattva Neverdespise.

"Today the majority is just a gathering of many people out of their minds."

So says Nichiren!

Ever heard this from Daisaku Ikeda or an SGI senior leader?

"If Shakyamuni is likened to the moon in the heavens, the multitude of Buddhas and bodhisattvas are comparable to the moon's reflection on all bodies of water." 

Be like Kumarajiva and Nichiren Daishonin not Nichikan and Daisaku Ikeda

"[Of all the translators,] Kumarajiva is the only one who did not mix his personal views with the Lord Buddha Shakyamuni's scriptures."

Nichiren on raising one faithful individual

"Even a single seed, when it is planted, will grow and produce many seeds."

SGI and Nichiren Shoshu members are ignorant and simple minded people

"Ignorant and simple-minded people have failed to look to the clear, correct dictates of the sutras and have vainly believed instead in the secret transmissions that have been orally handed down from master to disciple. Though they claim to be practicing the prayer of the 'secret Law,' there is no real proof of its efficacy.

The Moment of Death in Nichiren's Thought

http://www.hbsitalia.it/public/materiale/j_stone3.pdf

Daisaku Ikeda is NOT the focus of the Latter Day

"The Latter Day is the focus of the Lotus Sutra, and Nichiren is the focus of the Latter Day." -- Nichiren

Nichiren the Buddhist Prophet on drones and cowardly generals

"[The generals in a tumultuous age] develop strategy behind drawn curtains, and victory is decided thousands of miles away [from the field of battle]."

The Buddha saves people through Daisaku ikeda?

"The Buddha saves people through words [of the sutras]." -- Nichiren

On the fate of Daisaku Ikeda and the Dalai Lama

"It is owing to their great slander of the Law that the final moments of persons held to be wise and enlightened fall short of their expectations." -- Nichiren

Belief is the currency to purchase wisdom

"Belief is like [the money equal to] the price and wisdom is like the treasure [to be bought with it]." -- Nichiren

"Only priests need perform the forceful practices" -- lazy fearful follower of fake priests

"Lay people, without having any special wisdom or practice, can escape from the sufferings of birth and death, [that is, attain Buddhahood] through the benefit that comes from reprimanding persons of slander." -- Nichiren

Daisaku Ikeda and Nichinyo Shonin men of wisdom?

"... But the founders who first established these sects failed to discern the true meaning of the sutras upon which they based their teachings. They proceeded only in a shallow manner, employing the sutras in a way that fitted with their own ideas. In doing so, they went against the Lotus Sutra, which means that their teachings were not in accord with the true intention of the Buddha. They were unaware of this, however, and as they proceeded to propagate their doctrines, both the rulers of the nation and the common people came to believe in them. In addition, these doctrines spread to other countries, and many years have gone by since they were first propagated. As a result, the scholars of this latter age, unaware that the founders of these sects were in error, look up to those who practice and propagate their teachings as men of wisdom."

From letter to Ichinosawa Nyudo:

They spit in our father's face

“…but Shakyamuni [by bestowing upon us the character myo] has granted us as many benefits as if we ourselves had fulfilled all the practices of the six paramitas. This precisely accords with his statement, “Now this threefold world is all my domain, the living beings in it are all my children.” (MW vol 3, Letter to Nichimyo Shonin, pg 48-49).

Nichiren on why to speak out

“I had not felt that i should speak in this way ; but I, too , cannot be exempt from the Buddha’s warning that, if one sees a misguided priest sending others into hell with his evil teachings and fails to reproach that priest and expose his errors, then one is oneself betraying the Buddha’s teaching”.

Soka Gakkai tax evasion cover up, SGI spokesperson's response on my former blog, and my reply

http://www.culthelp.info/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=859.

Ric Dexter, SGI senior leader and writer for the Dallas Morning News Texas Faith Forum replies:

Mark,
Check your sources, Shukun Shinpo has many times been shown to violate the truth in their “reporting”. These violations are not just in those stories related to the SGI. They at least correctly report that in this whole “tax evasion” audit, in 1991, there was little found in procedural violation of the tax laws of Japan. Digging up old opinion statements like this does little to enhance your credibility. There are so many opinions based on incorrect rumors and assumptions in this article they are hardly worth mention.
If you are truly interested in promoting “truth” stick to your interpretations of the teachings of Nichiren.
For those interested in how the money is spent in SGI-USA go to their corporate report at
Reply:
It will take more than a blanket denial to refute the specific allegations mentioned in the report. You are naive to believe the SGI-USA corporate statement. Let them make their books available for review by an independent auditor. You would make a good presidential press secretary.

"Shakyamuni is a cast off junk Buddha" -- Nichikan

“Again, in the Nirvana Sutra the Buddha says, `When my teachings are transmitted to other countries, many errors are bound to be introduced.’ Even if among sutra passages we were to find the Lotus Sutra characterized as useless or Shakyamuni Buddha described as a Buddha who was lost in a realm of darkness, we should inquire very carefully to see whether the text that makes such statements belongs to the provisional or the true teaching, to the Mahayana or the Hinayana, whether it was preached in the earlier or the later part of the Buddha’s life, and who the translator was.” — Nichiren Daishonin

Do not be fooled by charlatans who don’t have even a mustard seed of faith.

The next time a so-called "Nichiren" priest or Gakkai leader deprecates you, insisting that you receive “training” or “guidance” from them or Ikeda,  you may cite the following:
“The Buddha, replying to Maitreya’s doubts, said: “Ajita, these bodhisattvas . . . whom you have never seen before in the past—when I had attained supreme perfect enlightenment in this saha world, I converted and guided these bodhisattvas, trained their minds, and caused them to develop a longing for the way.” -- Opening of the Eyes
The Bodhisattvas of the Earth have been trained by the Original Buddha and are reminded of his guidance by the venerable Daishonin:
“Now , when the Eternal Buddha was revealed in the essential section of the Lotus Sutra, this world of endurance (Saha-world) became the Eternal Pure Land, indestructible even by the three calamities of conflagration, flooding, and strong winds, which are said to destroy the world. It transcends the four periods of cosmic change: the kalpa of construction, continuance, destruction and emptiness. Sakyamuni Buddha, the Lord-preacher of this pure land, has never died in the past, nor will He be born in the future. He exists forever throughout the past present and future. All those who receive His GUIDANCE are one with this Eternal Buddha.” — The True Object of Devotion for Observing the Mind
“Since Sakyamuni Buddha is eternal and all other Buddhas in the universe are his manifestations, then those great bodhisattvas converted by manifested Buddhas are also disciples of Lord Sakyamuni Buddha. If the “Life Span of the Buddha” chapter had not been expounded, it would be like the sky without the sun and moon, a country without a king, mountains and rivers without gems, or a man without a soul. nevertheless, seemingly knowledgeable men of such provisional schools of Buddhism as Ch’eng-kuan of the Hua-yen, Chia-hsiang of the San-lun, Tz’u-en of the Fa-hsiang, and Kobo of the shingon tried to extoltheir own canons by stating: “The Lord of the Flower Garland Sutra represents the reward-body (hojin) of the Buddha wheras that of the Lotus Sutra the accomodative body (ojin);” or “the Buddha in the sixteenth chapter of the Lotus is an Illusion; it is the great Sun Buddha who is enlightened.” clouds cover the moon and slanderers hide wise men. When people slander, ordinary yellow rocks appear to be of gold and slanderers seem to be wise. Scholars in this age of decay, blinded by slanderous words, do not see the value of a gold in the “Lifespan of the Buddha” chapter. Even among men of the Tendai school some are fooled into taking a yellow rock for gold. They should know that if Sakyamuni had not been the Eternal Buddha, there could not have been so many who received GUIDANCE from Him. ” — The Opening of the Eyes
Were a "Nichiren" priest or SGI leader then to assert, "the Eternal Buddha is Original Enlightenment", you may bring up the principle of individuation, the personification and behavior of the Master of Teachings Lord Shakyamuni Buddha, the Original Three Bodied Tathagata. You may then argue, “Of what use is your training and guidance? I have been trained by the Eternal Buddha Shakyamuni and Nichiren Daishonin.” and yoy may cite the following passages:
“When we come to the essential teaching of the Lotus Sutra, then the belief that Shakyamuni first obtained Buddhahood during his present lifetime is demolished, and the effects of the four teachings are likewise demolished. When the effects of the four teachings are demolished, the causes51 of the four teachings are likewise demolished. Thus the cause and effect of the Ten Worlds as expounded in the earlier sutras and the theoretical teaching of the Lotus Sutra are wiped out, and the cause and effect of the Ten Worlds52 in the essential teaching are revealed. This is the doctrine of original cause and original effect. It reveals that the nine worlds are all present in beginningless Buddhahood and that Buddhahood is inherent in the beginningless nine worlds. This is the true mutual possession of the Ten Worlds, the true hundred worlds and thousand factors, the true three thousand realms in a single moment of life.” — The Opening of the Eyes
and
“Answer: The “Expedient Means” chapter in volume one of the Lotus Sutra states, “The Buddhas wish to open the door of Buddha wisdom to all living beings.” This refers to the world of Buddhahood inherent in the nine worlds. The “Life Span” chapter states: “Thus, since I attained Buddhahood, an extremely long period of time has passed. My life span is an immeasurable number of asamkhya kalpas, and during that time I have constantly abided here without ever entering extinction. Good men, originally I practiced the bodhisattva way, and the life span that I acquired then has yet to come to an end but will last twice the number of years that have already passed.” Here the sutra refers to the nine worlds inherent in Buddhahood.” — The True Object of Worship
And finally, to drive home your point:
“Even though one neither reads nor studies the sutra, chanting the title alone is the source of tremendous good fortune. The sutra teaches that women, evil men, and those in the realms of animals and hell— in fact, all the beings of the Ten Worlds— can attain Buddhahood in their present form. [This is an incomparably greater wonder than] fire being produced by a stone taken from the bottom of a river, or a lantern lighting up a place that has been dark for a hundred, a thousand, or ten thousand years. If even the most ordinary things of this world are such wonders, then how much more wondrous is the power of the Buddhist Law! We ordinary beings are fettered by evil karma, earthly desires, and the sufferings of birth and death. But due to the three inherent potentials of the Buddha nature— innate Buddhahood, the wisdom to perceive it, and the actions to manifest it— we can without doubt reveal the Buddha’s three bodies— the Dharma body, the reward body, and the manifested body. The Great Teacher Dengyo states, “Through the power of the Lotus Sutra of the Wonderful Law they can do so in their present form.” He is referring to the example of the dragon king’s daughter, who achieved Buddhahood in her reptilian form through the power of the Lotus Sutra. Do not doubt this in the least. Please tell your husband that I will explain this in detail when I see him.”
Nichiren doesn’t say, “by the power of a living mentor, teacher, or priest.” He doesn't state, "by the power of the golden mouthed ones" [Nichiren Shoshu High Priests].  He says, “through the power of the Lotus Sutra of the Wonderful Law.” Do not be fooled by charlatans who don’t have even a mustard seed of faith.

They steal and usurp Nam[u] Myoho renge kyo in order to enrich themselves

Daisaku Ikeda ia the Devedatta of the modern age and the Third of the Three Powerful Enemies described in the Exhortation to Hold Firm Chapter [13] of the Lotus Sutra. Nichiren Daishonin teaches"
“However, they do not look like those referred to in the sutra: ‘monks who wear robes and stay in tranquility.’ People do not suppose that they are ‘revered by the people as though they were arhats with Six Superhuman Powers.’ Or, should I say that they are those who are ‘more cunning and less likely to reveal their faults?” — Opening of the Eyes
Who could be more cunning than a monk who states, “I am not a monk, I am a layman.”? At this time, it is the business suited president of the SGI who is looked upon by his disciples and the ignorant non-Buddhists with whom he holds dialogues as a living Buddha or one having superhuman powers ["He could read my thoughts"; "Rainbows follow him wherever he goes"; "How could anyone but a living Buddha collect so many awards and honors?"; "Who but a Buddha could write so many hundreds of books?"].
Regarding the Soka Gakkai:
“…Then, as laymen, they work to destroy the teachings of Buddhism. Men of this kind steal and usurp the correct teachings of Buddhism and use them to supplement and bolster the erroneous writings…” — Opening of the Eyes
The Soka Gakkai steals and usurps the Daimoku of the Lotus Sutra to supplement and bolster the erroneous non-Buddhist SGI teachings of Human Revolution and Oneness of Mentor and Disciple. They [Daisaku Ikeda and his high paid lieutenants] steal and usurp Namu Myoho renge kyo in order to enrich themselves.

Can Bodhisatvas of the Earth be brainwashed? Can the brainwashed be Bodhisattvas of the Earth?

Someone wrote, explaining why Ikeda accepted the priests doctrines for so long: “Ikeda wanted to “fight” and argue for the correctness of his views but he was over-ruled by the other leaders, and saw that any fight would lead to mass defections of members and could well be a victory for authoritarianism, so he gave in. The leaders and members simply were convinced that if the priests said it was so it was so.”
The Lion of Soka gave in to his subordinates? He cared about mass defections? Do puppets control the puppet master? Soka puppets had no powers of discernment and were brainwashed by the Nichiren Shoshu priests? Can Bodhisattvas of the Earth possibly be brainwashed? Can the brainwashed be Bodhisattvas of the Earth?

New Komeito in bed with the devil

"The party [LDP] also favors revising the country's pacifist constitution, drafted by the United States after World War II, to give Japan's military a larger role — a message that alarms the Chinese government but resonates with some Japanese voters troubled by territorial disputes with China and South Korea and widespread distrust of an increasingly assertive Beijing."

Friday, July 19, 2013

KH Going Forth for the Sake of the Lotus Sutra 2013

KH Going Forth for the Sake of the Lotus Sutra 2013

Dear all American Kempon Hokke,

In light of what has happened with the priest in Japan. I felt compelled to reach out to all the believers for the sake of the Lotus Sutra, and each person’s faith, and to make an important statement. My Hope!

First I want to say I have a deep appreciation for all Kempon Hokke believers, and I know we have all experienced many difficult changes.

Thus, I want to reach out to each and every one of you with hope that each person will make it to the other shore, despite the incredible hardship we all have endured; for we all know it is the hardship that the Kempon Hokke has endured that proves it validity.

When I think of the great Buddhist scholars that have been produced by the trails and tribulation (hatred and jealousy) they have shared, it moves my heart. At times we are mad at each other, and then next we are friends again. Thus, are not the “maras” rampant as the sutra states, so do we let them win? It appears they have done a good job to push all of us apart. Are we that weak?

The talent and abilities seen by those that have taken faith and studied the Kempon Hokke are real. People become real Nichiren Buddhist, this has been by all of your efforts; so do we remain divided now by all the events that have occurred as warned by Nichiren and the Sutra? What good is our knowledge if we quit now? What are we to do?

Knowledge is meaningless if we cannot understand this simple point that the maras have defeated us if we don’t go forward with the Lotus Sutra. I am not going to quote Nichiren here to my fellow believers because I respect that you know well Nichiren doctrine and what the sutra states. Remember each person here was excommunicated for pointing out in someway or another that they (Japan) were not upholding the Dharma, so that is why we find ourselves in this position, we should all be proud, but as you know that celebration is meaningless if we stop now. I hope you will consider my words.

I propose we use the strategy of the Lotus Sutra, which is to go forward despite our difference for the sake of the Lotus Sutra. Thus, let us all forget the past and pull the American Kempon Hokke together under the banner of, “The Right Old Doctrine.”

Let us not judge each other, stop the, ‘he did this to me’ or ‘she said this,’ we're Buddhist right? Let us be mature practitioners, scholars of faith that now have the power and influence to set in motion, a foundation with the Lotus Sutra at the center that will be here when we pass.

Let us respect Mr. Lamont’s writings and the Maltz’s wonderful contribution to the American Kempon Hokke. As we all know if we speak ill of each other it cuts one off from the blessing of the Hokekyo. Each person is worthy of respect, and is the Sangha itself.

I am confident we can form a fair charter, a plan and rules for propagation that all can be involved in, so the Sangha will live long and prosper. Let us put egos down and cherish each other, H. G. Lamont, Bruce and Stephanie Maltz, Rogow, where can you find such Buddhist knowledge and people that care about the Lotus Sutra any where else in the world? Not possible. Can anyone believe Doctor Mark Rogow’s relentless efforts, talk about, ‘not sparing one’s bodily life,’ could anyone doubt he is a Bodhisattva?

We still have time to do this right. I hold no grudges and offer an “olive branch” of trust and hope to all that will join me in my proposal. I stand as the Sangha’s footman to all, humble before the Buddha to serve my fellow believers in faith and with honest intention for the sake of the Lotus Sutra.

I hope together we can come to realize that when we gain a deep knowledge of Buddhism, sometimes we can lose the point that Buddhism is solely for the purpose of, “saving and liberating beings.” Think for a moment what we could achieve together; we would be a force that would shake the world, well’ at least America in six ways! The resources we have together would make it possible, working as practitioners and scholars to lay a solid foundation for the Lotus Sutra proper on American soil, which as you know does not exist. I think it is an incredible opportunity, and I do not want to miss it, and regret it.

Many of us have been through many painful situations dealing with the Kempon Hokke Japan, and when one looks back it appears the Kempon Hokke America and Japan continue to work counter to propagating the Lotus Sutra, dividing each one of us. I do not want to blame, or look back, I just want to tell you that I feel it is our turn, our time to spread Buddhism from the West.

I pray to the eternal Buddha that we can come together as equals, making a sound plan and create a Lotus Sutra society that will spread far and wide. I have been praying that some how in this terrible age we could SPIKE the sharp sword of the Lotus Sutra deep into the earth of the American soil, so that all will accord with the mind of the Buddha, and let it never be removed!

Remember we are Buddha’s children and if we come together and forgive each other and respect each other as we once did, we will win and gain the respect I believe of eighty thousand kotis of Buddhas!

I will leave it at that and can only continue praying that my words will be heard by each person, Mr. Lamont we have all been tricked by the Japanese Kempon Hokke system of dishonoring Nichiren, let us put it all behind us, you have done nothing wrong, but be tricked like the rest of us. Let us all be friends again for the sake of the Hokekyo, there is still time even if just limited; we need you please, we must go forward; and it would be an honor to put your writing back up properly.

Can you imagine the look on the Soka Gakkai, NS’s face when they find out all of the American Kempon Hokke has united under the banner of the Hokekyo?

With my deep respect,
Namu Myoho renge kyo!


Always,
Reverend Stephen Shonin""