Wow, from everything in this 180+ page thread that is actually the most cultish
behaviour I've seen. Sitting in a room together calling anyone and everyone, hoping they will come and join.
I can't believe SGI has sunk to such depths to hide a nationwide membership drive, aimed squarely at 'the youth', which SGI has been losing rapidly and absolutely needs to survive.
Hiding behind the facade of 'Rock The Era' its just an incredibely pressured and intense membership drive, aimed at impressionable young people who will know nothing
about SGI if they end up giving in to the pressure to go.
Devadatta would wince at such a shameless abuse of 'buddhism', for nothing more than increasing SGI's balance sheet.
If anyone else has crazy stories about what you did, especially in your early days of practice with the organization please relate them.
I trusted SGI. For over 4 years.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/22/2010 05:21AM by DavidM.