I actually haven't been on here in awhile,last night I went back to the very first posts on this forum,and read many. It's been about a year since my decision to ween my way out of the SGI,and haven't recieved any hassle,still a phone call, will trickle in ,or an ocassional email about meetings, but I have to say I'm so glad I got out,and saw all the programming, mind control,manipulation ect. I've actually been doing alot of studying ,and research on Religous organizations,mind control and programming,and I've been doing alot of deprogramming. I came on the board at first with alot of anger and disappointment ,but have calmed down alot.LOL This was part of my path and something I needed to experience to be more aware, stronger, and learn more about me. I actually met one good friend from other members who was never a member so I still believe in no accidents or mistakes!
Does anyone have any experience on how to gracefuly return your gohonzon? The new year is coming up and I want to clean house in my life and move forward! I want to do kind of secretly for the odvious reasons.
There are many different ways to rid yourself of the Nichikan Gohonzon. Send it back via mail. Return it personally. Burn it while chanting the Daimoku and the Jiga-ge or, if you no longer chant, you can return it to a priest or member of another Nichiren sect for respectful disposal. Some more radical Nichiren practitioners would argue that the Nichikan Gohonzon, since it isn't a valid Nichiren Gohonzon, can be disposed of any way you like, including throwing it in the trash. I think personally, though it isn't a valid Gohonzon, without clearly recognizing the difference between a valid Nichiren Gohonzon and the Nichikan Gohonzon, one should, as you say, "gracefully" remove it from your life.