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10 years ago
Buddha31
I am a former Nichiren Buddhist/SGI member, and I actually created my own mantra as it was obvious that it was merely the ACT of chanting, the FOCUS during chanting, the BELIEFS about what the person is chanting and expecting, the BELIEFS about the Gohonzon, what they were told to EXPECT by the practice, etc. They might as well had a picture of Mickey Mouse up there, I didn't really think i
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10 years ago
Buddha31
I am a former SGI member who left SGI in 2011 some time. I later joined the Kempon Hokke, but I eventually left them as well(can't swallow Nichiren's DOGMA anymore than I can swallow the DOGMA of the Bible or the Koran). The thing about SGI that really drove me nuts more than anything, more than Ikeda worship, more than the creepy leaders who spout off SGI slogans, etc etc, was the fa
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11 years ago
Buddha31
I denounced SGI about 3 weeks ago and joined the Nichiren Buddhist Association of America. NO MORE DRAMA! I am definetely in the right place. I am so happy and care free, and I feel I have broken the emotional attachment to SGI so now those people have no affect on me. I just don't care anymore(aside from wishing I could free them all). I encourage you because that is tough in the middl
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11 years ago
Buddha31
That's because SGI doesn't follow Nichiren's teachings. They twist and pervert the teachings. Nichiren made it clear to not be attached to FAME and FORTUNE. Nichiren refuted other schools of Buddhism and other religions(because of their faith in something outside of themselves) just as people like Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris do today. He used different terminology but if you
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