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by Mysticlaw
Fri May 03, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Confused after Recent Dissapointments
Replies: 10
Views: 1023

Re: Confused after Recent Dissapointments

The World of Buddhahood or the World of Anger? Faithful Daimoku or SGI fighting Daimoku? The testimonial demonstrated the resilience and perseverance of the practitioner. The "fighting" daimoku is the spirit of having determination and courage to overcome challenges. Chapter 14 of the Lotus Sutra t...
by Mysticlaw
Fri May 03, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 89
Views: 5294

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

Nichiren refutes Dr. Mikio Matsuoka, head of the Soka Gakkai Study Department Shakyamuni Buddha of the Original Doctrine, the Three Bodied Tathagata, is NOT merely an impersonal truth principle, according to Nichiren Daishonin and the Lotus Sutra. He is an actual individual who is parent, teacher, ...
by Mysticlaw
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Soka Gakkai's engaged Buddhism
Replies: 7
Views: 2097

Re: Soka Gakkai's engaged Buddhism

I do know that many SGI in asia do have various socially engaged activities. For example, Singapore Soka Association (SSA) participates and host interfaith dialogues. The youth host interfaith symposium. They also partner with Singapore red cross society and mercy relief to support their humanitaria...
by Mysticlaw
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Confused after Recent Dissapointments
Replies: 10
Views: 1023

Re: Confused after Recent Dissapointments

Hi All, I have been with SGI for past few years. All these years, I liked the practice but always had a mixed feeling towards the organization. I had been chanting hard but the results were exactly the opposite. This let to a lot of discouragement and events after that also let to a lot of fear bui...
by Mysticlaw
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Creating an alternative/how to move forward
Replies: 14
Views: 889

Re: Creating an alternative/how to move forward

I would like to encourage all SGI members to check out this article, The Buddhist Concept of the Human Being: From the Viewpoint of the Philosophy of the Soka Gakkai https://www.sgi.org/resources/study-materials/the-buddhist-concept-of-the-human-being-from-the-viewpoint-of-the-philosophy-of-the-soka...
by Mysticlaw
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 89
Views: 5294

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

It doesn’t matter at all. For SGI members who understood the purpose of the practice and have the correct understanding of the mentor and disciple relationship, will continue to advance in their practice and helping others to do so. To have a correct understanding of the mentor and disciple relation...
by Mysticlaw
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Why doesn't SGI use statues of Buddha?
Replies: 31
Views: 5662

Re: Why doesn't SGI use statues of Buddha?

The SGI uses a calligraphic mandala, the Gohonzon. The mandala is a representation of the ceremony in the air described in the Lotus Sutra (chapter 11, The Emergence of the Treasure Tower). Exerpts from chapter 11 of the Lotus Sutra: For the sake of the buddha way in immeasurable numbers of lands fr...

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