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10 years ago
dasutari
Wow this has really blown up. I posted back in the beginning of 2009 as new member of the SGI, and now this thread has 229 pages?? I still practice, and chant twice a day. I have not seen any of the negative aspects that have been told about other SGI chapters, however the Ikeda hero-worship has gotten to be too much. We talk about bettering ourselves, do community volunteering, but at the end o
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
12 years ago
dasutari
This has been a very good discussion! It's good to hear so many opinions from outside sources! I doubt i'll ever give up Buddhism, but I feel I may end up splitting with the SGI. As for now, i'm going to stick with my local chapter, continue to not donate any money to the already rich organization, and the peace initiatives at my college. However, if I for any reason see corrupt
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
12 years ago
dasutari
I feel that I must weigh in my opinion as a current SGI-Member, and I hope my views can be heard without burning me at the stake as a member. When I started to see the comments of ex-SGI members on this website and other, I was in shock. This is because the behavior and feeling they seemed to be conveying seemed to be nothing like the organization I was a part of, in very key ways. I think
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