Buddha, Blessed, Buddhism, Buddhist Monk, Diary Book. Maverick . Morning Gongyo along with five prayers used in Soka Gakkai or SGI, Nichiren Buddhism. The portions of the “Expedient Means” and “Life Span” Chapters of the Lotus Sutra recited in the practice of gongyo. The Sutra Book includes an Introduction. enter your site description here.

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I have never once felt like I was forced to do something I did not want to.

In the early days in the USA there was much more pressure to recruit and attend meetings. Perhaps to someone with absolutely no knowledge of Buddhism, it would be a nice experience. George Boook 2, at 4: Chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo to resonate and bring forth the truth and greatness of our life and its realtionship to our own unique realities.

Best article i read so far on the topic…i was associated with them for 11 years…since my teen years…phew. I conducted lectures on Nichiren Buddhism for 10 years. And that if we did not then we were doing something wrong. This capacity — the action a Buddha, an enlightened person — is universal. I have been a member of the Soka Gakkai for over 30 vook and have never felt brain washed only that my intellectual and spiritual capacities had developed a a very real and constructive way as result of the practice.

Other than that, we have a May giving campaign as a major fundraising push but even that is based on what you are able to give. I would say that I should have stopped this practice 15 years ago.


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I have never been asked to mindlessly or unreflectingly follow Daisaku Ikeda or any other leader. How you orient your mind, the kind of attitude you take, greatly influences both you yourself and your environment. He died on October 13surrounded by his closest disciples. Like many, I ultimately decided that the organization was not for me Calling it a cult is a bit extreme in my opinion, most popular world religions have an insular feel where the practitioners should spend much of their time with each other.

You would never know who they are.

No one is critical of gingyo for still meditating in the Quaker way which is the direct communion with God. The organization is wealthy because as our financial fortune grows, we naturally want to contribute to this great world peace effort. John Mastery January 11, at 4: If you have been a member and had bad experiences, I am sorry.

I have several such drawings. The book is mainly for youth. I was just searching the internet trying to find out how to tie a knot in the pesky string upon which the Gohonzon hangs for a new Gohonzon confederal ceremony for a friend of mine.

May you all be at peace. As for the rape allegation: I pray for my deceased bokk and all those who have passed away, particularly for these individuals: I am also perfectly sane and in my right mind. A few of the members stated they were not Tibetan, Zen, or Theravada Buddhists in a holier-than-thou type of way. Dan R October 13, at Nyo ze honmak kukyo to. All their talk about world peace is really lip service. Its intent is to present information, experiences and opinions that will offer support to anyone thinking about joining or leaving the sgi so that they can make an informed decision.


Quite frankly, having studied many religions while taking my Sociology degree, I have concluded that most, if not all, religions have cult-like features to them. I was vulnerable to joining.

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Offer personal prayers here. I could just feel with every bone in my body that I had the tools to make that happen. Giullia December 26, at 5: All religions, can be manipulative, brainwashing if the person is receptive…. We are not cult members. I am an SGI member and have found it tremendously beneficial for my life. At meetings and on SGI publishments. G-d gonggo the doer behind it all.

He refused to compromise his principles and continued to challenge the established schools of Buddhism. Love4Amore January 2, at 4: Tagore Peace Award [78] India: And I feel that the Ikeda worship is something which has to be questioned and kept in check. Jasmine June 13, at 1: Xgi I was completely betrayed and abandoned by heartless leaders to bok point where there is no way I will ever be a part of this organization ever again. Even if I was broke if I sent them enough money all my problems including my financial ones would be erased.

To rely on no person but, to instead, rely on the Law the fundamental truth of life.