While I don't demand that any religious leader necessarily take a stand on all of these issues ...
Well why not? In areas like this you will find people with a religious background doing exactly that ... look at King. And even if we discuss SGI as only a 'Peace Organisation' then one would even more could expect this oganistaion to raise its voice --- but no they are happily publishing picture books praising their leader. Praising him for what I may ask? For being able to run to meeting 3-4-5 times a week and calling this a peace activity?? Doubtful, pleaaaaaase use your common sense.
He does deserve credit for that and I do give it to him. I don't believe he is an evil man AT ALL. I don't believe SGI is evil AT ALL.
The credit goes to the lay belivers. And these days I have serious doubts that we are talking Nichiren Buddhism at all. The religious practise is being more and more stripped of its theoretical foundation and used to propagate Ikedasim and this must be done whith him wanting it to happen that way.
"Nichiren Buddhism is unsurpassed in promoting the valuing of human life and improving society through respect and dialogue. Through learning about oneness of mentor and disciple, we come to understand how to actualize our philosophy; and the written record of the mentor and disciple relationship contained in the The Human Revolution and The New Human Revolution is the perfect textbook for gaining that understanding."
While I can live with the first sentence where is proof for the second half in the Gosho or Lotus Sutra? Nichiren was quite clear in what he said - I doubt it needs Ikeda to understand it.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/14/2010 02:27PM by Rothaus.