Re: Soka Gakkai International -- SGI
Date: August 27, 2012 10:03AM
Hitch, I agree. While the SGI cult has bastardized Nichiren and Buddhism in general, if one goes beyond doctrinal issues and steps back at a distance, it's better with a neutral eye to see clearly that SGI is indeed a cult.
In Cuba, there are air raid drills every Tuesday in Havana, as part of a larger tactic of generating a constant threat of war which keeps the citizenry on it's toes and more so diverts attention from the government, instead keeping the population focused on the unseen enemy beyond, which threatens survival itself. Cults tend to operate under the same tactics.
Those Security Guards in Hitch's video probably went home that night and while eating a meal and sipping beer, told their wives about Sanshoshima and the difficulty of defending Soka Spirit against the devilish forces, turning everyone who comes their way as a potential destroyer of Soka.
Then, while chanting before the Gohonzon , they will make a vow and resolve to overcome the obstacles and protect the Soka Gakkai. In all actuality their role is to fight off reality which is knocking at their door. Their role is to chase, scare, threaten any presence that threatens their alternate universe. Cult town, sacred turf. Not dressing up these cult attack dogs as loveable chanting bears, but they must rationalize such petty aggressive behavior.
I could be wrong and they might be thugs , fully aware of their role under the Soka Umbrella as cult henchman, hired to play their professional role, but I highly doubt that. The true believers are always the one's that make the best attack dogs.
I agree with Hitch, it doesn't take special training to see that the tactics used by the Soka security "forces" are thought out, agressive policies in regards to going offensively against anything that is deemed a threat. There is no middle ground, except for when there is police protection given during a march excercising free speech.
These aggressive tactics express the spirit of a bully, slamming down anything that goes against their world view. It's not Buddhist mindfulness, that we witness in Hitch's video, but authoritarian hubris and trickery. It's harassment against any voice of opposition.
Cults need people to stay in a bubble, so that the mind control isn't broken by outside influences. In Japan, the Soka Gakkai have created a culture within a culture which has everything one needs from schooling to entertainment and even work. Apparently the Soka Gakkai have their own form of currency, which can be traded amongst other members.
This rebellion against popular society, this antisocial collective framework is based in controlling people. Keeping them in an alternate universe.
So, when people come to protest, the Soka Gakkai cult freaks out, because they know that anything that upsets the rhythm will give people time to think, even if for a moment about another version of reality.
On another note, here is a set of quotes by Mrs. Toda regarding the SGI cult and Taisaku Ikeda.
"Upon receiving the news of Mrs. Toda's passing, Soka Gakkai sent two top leaders to the Toda's residence to beg that the funeral not be performed by Nichiren Shoshu. Their attempt was rejected by Mr. Toda's eldest son, Mr. Takahisa Toda and as originally planned, the funeral service was conducted by Nichiren Shoshu."
"The prime reason Mrs. Toda's funeral service was conducted by Nichiren Shoshu was because of Mrs. Toda's own strong request made while she was still alive. After her death, the text of a taped conversation between Mrs. Toda and an acquaintance was introduced in a weekly magazine expressing her frank feelings regarding the Ikeda Soka Gakkai."
Man: Mr. Ikeda is a bad guy, a very wicked villain. He is only out for money.
Mrs. Toda: It is better to leave him alone. (You) should not be too serious. You will see someday. You will know (the truth) without fail.
Man: He will be punished. He will receive punishment since he has been against the Gohonzon.
Mrs. Toda: He has been already punished. He lost one of his children.
Man: I regard Daisaku Ikeda a terrible villain.
Mrs. Toda: Everyone may be thinking that way, too.
Another cult tactic, create a cult fiction in which to hide the facts of history and by recreating total history, one can distort it and change it subtedly in any direction as a means to counter any troubles that may arise on a foundational level.
It's telling that the Toda family want no connection to the SGI. This is a missile that blasts another gaping hole in the cult fiction.
Finally, I watched a documentary on North Korea yesterday and had flashbacks. I thought to myself, I have been there before, perhaps in my past life?
No, I finally remembered, I once spent time in the Soka Gakkai Cult.
When I left the organization, for a while I got lots of phone calls and weird messages stating magical statements and explaining to me that I was under the influence of the devil king and sanshoshima got me because I was evolving into a great Buddhist. They don't let you walk away. Just like these security guards but only the opposite, when you leave or disappear, they come out of the woodwork to harass you and attempt to pull you back in. It's not enough to just let a person be, no, they must "save" you from yourself.
Normal organizations do not do this. Cults do this.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/27/2012 10:14AM by Upgrayed.