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1. The main thing that has surprised me about Buddhism, and in particular Nichiren Buddhism, is all the fighting. I had a pre-conceived idea about Buddhism being a very quiet, peaceful and contemplative religion. I was therefore not prepared for all the fighting I saw between Soka Gakkai and Nichir...
- Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:33 pm
- Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
- Topic: Why are SGI meetings necessary?
- Replies: 20
- Views: 1049
- Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:53 pm
- Forum: Lounge
- Topic: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?
- Replies: 53
- Views: 1866
A lot of people are intimidated to join, because they fear reprisal from a perceived "DharmaWheel elite" who will cruelly reprise them if they post something unfavorable. It is an issue with all fora. This is it for me. It's not so much that I fear reprisal, but I do come here to learn and gain per...
Thanks to you both. Yeah, both positions seem pretty reasonable. I can understand wanting to get away from the SGI/Shoshu history. I can attest that, as a new practitioner, it's next to impossible to find any good reading material without the bickering from both sides being injected somehow.
Alternatives include Nichiren Shu. The shortcoming with Nichiren-shu is their relative limit - there are not many Nichiren Shu communities in the West. They are an example of a community that I think has let their "practice for others" muscles atrophy. That said, I think many communities are making...