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Sunday, December 8, 2013

I feel sorry for Greg Martin SGI-USA study department chief

I believe that he started out a true seeker of the way but despite having realized the truth, he continues to assert that SGI teachings are the true teachings of the Daishonin. In a way, I feel sorry for him.

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  1. In 1995 everyone was raving about Greg martin and what a dynamic speaker he was. A few months later, he came to our meeting. TBH, I couldn't understand what all the hype was about. Mr Martin came across as long-winded and somewhat detached. Certainly not warm.

    Remember Ted Osaki? There was an encouraging, dynamic leader.

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  2. Hi Tamara. Good speaker, bad speaker, the important criteria for Nichiren is speaking with Sutra in hand,

    Someone once wrote about his favorite guidance from Ted Osaki:

    "Of course, my favorite "guidance" was when Ted Osaki told my
    wife to leave me, take MY Gohonzon, my daughter, my car, all the
    money in the bank, and go to her parent's house. Not only that
    but she did it on the very same day that I lost my job."

    Another wrote:

    "I have Ted Osaki on tape stating that those who don't take Ikeda into
    their heart or those who turn their backs on Ikeda will burn in hell for eternity."

    He never impressed me. He was arrogant and failed to follow the teachings.

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  3. Hello believer's.....the purpose of our faith....is to be rock stars in our own right......BUDDHA'S......that is what what human revolution is all...about...elevating ourselves.....through our understanding of the Law...not Person.......Greg Martin vs Ted Osaki...Joe Montana VS Franis Frantarkinton....old football legends....old NSA/ SGI LEADER'S....THE POINT IS THE MESSAGE...NOT THE MESSENGER......WE ARE TO HUNG UP ON PERSONALITIES...THAT WE NEVER LEARN ABOUT THE INNER GREATNESS WE POSSESS....LASTLY THIS TEMPLE SGI SPLIT...IS NO DIFFERENT THAN THE PROTESTANT CATHOLIC......SEPARATION....AND ALL THE MEMBERS THAT SIDE WITH THE TEMPLE VS SGI......ONLY HAVE PERSONAL RESENTMENTS THAT....MAKE THIS MISFORTUNE OF IDEOLOGY...RELEVANT....BUT IN REALITY IT IS NOT RELEVANT IN TERMS OF DOCTRINE....MOST BITTERNESS LIKE THE DEBATE ABOVE SHOWS THIS POINT AS CLEAR AS CRYSTAL.....REALLY WHO WAS A OR IS A BETTER SPEAKER......MS JACOB'S U OBVIOUSLY DECIDED NOT TO LIKE GREG MARTIN OR NOT ACCEPT WHAT HE SAID....FOR THE VERY REASON PPL HYPED HIM UP......AS THE BEST THING SINCE THE BEETLES OR MIK JAGGER....U WANTED TO HAVE AN ADVERSE SPIRIT...MARK....UR SARCASM....ABOUT TED OSASKI....AND HIM INSTRUCTING UR WIFE TO DO THINGS U SITED...IS TOO ME AN CONTENTIOUS OBSERVER WITH OUT A STAKE IN EITHER OF UR ARGUEMENTS.....I JUST WANT TO ASK PPL TO UNDERSTAND.....THAT FOURTEEN SLANDERS THE TEN COMMANDMENTS....AND THE EIGHT WINDS...TALK ABOUT CONDITIONS...THAT WE WILL FACE....BUT HOW WE HANDLE OURSELVES IN THE FACE OUR ADVERSITY'S IS ALL THAT MATTER....NICHIREN SAID....PARA PHRASING IT AIN'T MY FAULT IF UR PRAYERS AREN'T ANSWERED....IT IS ABOUT THE POWER OF UR FAITH......SO SINCE THIS NICHIRENS BUDDHISM WE PRACTICE NOT GREG MARTIN'S TED...OR MISTER WILLIAMS....MISTER ZAITSU...NOR ANY OF THE THREE PRESIDENTS TEACHING...WHY AND WHAT...ARE WE TALKING ABOUT.....PRACTICING THIS BUDDHISM CORRECTLY.....NOT BEING GROUPY'S...AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT U BOTH SOUND LIKE...HATERS WHO THE PERSON'S AND NOT THE LAW......NO DISRESPECT INTENDED....BUT HOW IS THIS GONNA BRING ABOUT WORLD PEACE.....IF WE ARGUE GORBACHEV.....VERSES TRUMP OBAMA OR ANWAR SADDAT.....LAW ABOVE THE PERSON FEEL ME....LETS PRAYER TOGETHER SO WE CAN STAY TOGETHER.......

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  4. Anthony, SGI Mentor-Disciple doctrine is follow the person not the Law. Open your eyes.

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  5. Unrelated question to anyone here. What's up with "demons" in the scroll? The parable of the 10 demon daughters and the talk of deities in the scroll? I thought that this was an atheistic religion or philosophy? I've been wanting someone to explain this in terms that don't call up scenes from The Exorcist. For real.

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  6. The same thing that's up with the demons that exist in the hearts and minds of the mentally ill such as schizophrenics and those with bipolar disorder.

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    2. I deleted my first response because I realized that I didn't understand if you were being snarky or sincere and my response sounded sarcastic when that was not my intent. You kind of didn't answer my question. Why would they have them on the gohonzon if demons are affiliated with schizophrenia or mental disability? Many Christians believe in demons but that doesn't make them mentally ill and it doesn't make them actually worship them in their services. It was an honest question. I'm not throwing shade but if you don't have an answer that's cool.

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  7. The teaching we follow is also known as mutual possession of the Ten Worlds...that within each of the ten worlds lies latent the other ten worlds. By this teaching we come to understand that the Worlds of Hell, Anger, and Animality [Demon Worlds] are contained in the world of Buddhahood and the World of Buddhahood is contained within the Three Lower Worlds. This is the rationale for being able to attain Buddhahood despite our circumstances.

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  8. Or precisely because of them [hard circumstances].

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  9. Mark you seem to be hell bent about the SGI . I started practicing 9 years ago and although I may not agree on everything leaders do , I see no issue with another having a mentor in life . This world could use allot of guidance that's for sure . And I never felt pressured once in 9 years to stay or leave . Mentor's being the Buddha himself to all our mentors in the SGI . I don't see it as ikedaism , just a mentor giving guidance . And knowing there was no priesthood was very appealing to me being a recovering catholic . And Ikeda stresses our relationship to the Gohonzon is most important and the writings of ND . I disagree with the Cult label , save that for the Jim Jones type . You seem to be cult like in your long drawn attacks on the SGI . Naming your site Eagle Peak is pathetic and frankly allot of what you say is pathetic and anger filled . As far as Protection in this life , does not mean we will not succumb to a Karmatic event , we are protected in this life and we chant to be further protected upon death . I was recently angry my mom didn't make it to 100 and died at 82 . Although I chanted the past 9 years she would , I realized my chanting for her may have prolonged her life longer . And no chanting for her eternal happiness , you or I don't know if in her next life she does make a 100 . All I do see is the SGI and its direction in ND Buddhism helping many overcome some tough situations in their life and becoming happy . I see no harm at all in that . Encouraging that one person in front of us is not bad advice from Ikeda . I think you may need to build a stronger foundation in your own life because what comes out of your mouth is quick sand . NMRK 🙏

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  10. All fine and good Unknowmn but don't lie that your Shingon faith and practice of Guru Yoga is the Lotus Sutra Buddhism of Nichiren. It is not. May I suggest you read:

    http://markrogow.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-definitive-analysis-on-why-sgi-is.html

    and

    http://markrogow.blogspot.com/2017/04/disproving-sgis-assertions-of.html

    http://markrogow.blogspot.com/2016/10/ephemeral-or-everlasting-liberation.html

    http://markrogow.blogspot.com/2016/07/there-is-no-need-for-living-mentor-in.html

    http://markrogow.blogspot.com/2017/02/no-intercession-by-high-priest-or-sgi.html

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  11. I suggest that you read the comment section of the definitive analysis on why SGI is a cult.

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