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8 years ago
Nichijew
According to SGI, and I quote, "the truth must me negotiated." Are they no better than the politicians of the world who insist like Clarence Carter, "don't believe the video of me cheating on you, believe what I tell you." The truth to SGI is not what the Lotus Sutra terms "Thus" or what is is, the truth is what is agreed upon. Even in this statement by Joan
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8 years ago
Nichijew
QuoteHitchSome daimoku chart examples - 1 million daimoku chart (a million was the all-time special magic # to go with the magic chant, to reach magic breakthroughs) . Here, , climb the "Million Mountain." (Or the "Million Mountain Book", if you prefer, , scroll down for selection). An Ikeda bucket list (no pun intended), . An sgi cult chart, . Check this out, t
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8 years ago
Nichijew
Salaries and bonuses ~ $1,000,000
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8 years ago
Nichijew
QuoteUpgrayed"The head of my chapter looked at me squarely and said, “Earthly desires equal enlightenment.” Huh? I don’t know where I’d heard that Buddhism was about non-attachment and shit. Silly me. And that’s when the witch-hunt began." tsukimoto The witch hunt. If you vaguely veered towards criticism while communicating in the group, you could immediately sense the witch hu
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8 years ago
Nichijew
QuoteRothaus@ wakatta1 I loved your plane episode – well done and to my mind not impolite to the elder lady. Another useful thing is to now and again use the Google search on news on SGI. I tend to contact newspapers or rather their online edition when they issue articles that could have stemmed from the SGI-marketing division. I simply tell them politely that SGI has some severe issues and as
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8 years ago
Nichijew
QuoteUpgrayedAnti-Cult, With all due respect, how do you know how people feel and that they don't seem to feel threatened. Have you done a poll? I don't want to see people discouraged from participating. You may wonder " what's wrong with him", well it's simple. I have the fresh cuts from the SGI cult and know how the vulnerable state that people can be i
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8 years ago
Nichijew
QuoteUpgrayedRattyboy you have a certain point. If we lose focus on the SGI cult due to pushing atheism, we might be losing a large segment of people who might otherwise join into the discussion. I do like the direction this thread is going. How do people leave? You are tangled up in the social dynamics of the cult. You have made friends through the organization and you have sp
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8 years ago
Nichijew
Excellent posts and points. SGI is the original crab bucket... Nichijew
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8 years ago
Nichijew
Daisaku Ikeda has shackled his disciples to himself like a sick siamese twin who will eventually end up killing both himself and his healthy sibling. SGI members are weak of mind and lame of practice. They should immediately wake up from their nightmare that is Daisaku ikeda and the Soka Gakkai and embrace the teachings of the Buddha and Nichiren Daishonin. Nichijew
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8 years ago
Nichijew
Nichiren stated: "I, Nichiren, am not the founder of any school." Yet all we hear from SGI is, the founders this and the founders that, Ikeda this and Ikeda that, and SGI this and SGI that. Nichiren so stated because Shakyamuni Buddha is the founder of Buddhism and there was never meant to be various schools or a myriad of founders. Shakyamuni Buddha taught, "Be a lamp unto yo
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8 years ago
Nichijew
QuoteHitchCup of kool-aid anyone? "The Vow" to The Dear Leader . "Like a Father, you cheer us on." "Illuminated as bright as the sun, like KANEKO's embracing smile!" (Yep, you read that right, now the dear leader's wife is included, too.) Must say, the kool-aid flavor has changed quite a bit since I was "in." Oh my. (True co
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8 years ago
Nichijew
QuoteHitchSoka gakkai cult brainwashed young mother/housewife reacts to being filmed (but only to the lady filming): at the 2:19 min. mark, there is a discussion going on between the protestors and a gakkai cult member, who happens to be a young mother toting an infant. She obviously isn't happy with the anti-gakkai protestors and has a visceral reaction when a camera lady approaches t
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8 years ago
Nichijew
QuoteHitchTake a look while you can, because I'm not sure how long these will remain up: 1. Soka Gakkai (cult) commercials / ("A New Day For You, Tomorrow!") More of that alternative delusional reality that the cult manufactures, "Congratulations!" for any and everything, smiles, applause and everybody super "Genki!" (lively, energetic) and UP!! 2.
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8 years ago
Nichijew
Thanks Hitch for sharing the Soka Gakkai videos. Mark
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8 years ago
Nichijew
I would say that this probably applies to both of us. I spent decades learning to observe gakkai cult members and can "read"a "leader" (lower or higher level one) quickly. By their actions, their words, their demeanor, etc., I can pretty much quickly sum up in my mind what kind of person I'm dealing with and adjust accordingly. It took years of practice (pun intended)
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8 years ago
Nichijew
QuoteHitchAnother protest group in front of a gakkai cult building, inside a car with loudspeakers (a common protest device used in Japan) . Protesting the cult's media influence (Mainichi Shimbun, a major Japanese newspaper) and Komeito dirty politics, etc.. The "elite" soka-SS protectors (notice the custom eagle emblem patch on the coat of the person who first approaches the
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8 years ago
Nichijew
QuoteUpgrayedFair enough Corboy. Not wanting to enter this forum with the wrong foot. You do seem to be giving me a lecture, which is fine, so please continue to do so if you see something that should be corrected for the sake of this thread's health. You make some very good points and perhaps you are right. Because I used a set of reasons to leave this cult, some of that residu
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8 years ago
Nichijew
Quotequiet oneQuoteHitchQuotetsukimotoFrom www.fraughtwithperil.com, "Diary of a Chapter Leader" blog by Nancy Thomsen, "Presto Chango" essay Thomsen is writing about recent organizational changes in SGI: ----------------------------Beginning of quote----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For about a year, the t
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8 years ago
Nichijew
QuoteINFOWARSQuoteNichijewAnyone get the e-mail from "Danny Nagashima" on the new direction of SGI which came out on August 4? I hear it has something to do with leadership structure. Need confirmation. One thing I'm certain, Hitch will not be the new General Director nor will he be the head of public relations. Nichi yep, the Area level is going away and will be combined with
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8 years ago
Nichijew
Great points Hitch. Rothaus, sounds like the refuge of a man who can not defend his argument, "I'm right based on my wisdom." Nichijew
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8 years ago
Nichijew
Anyone get the e-mail from "Danny Nagashima" on the new direction of SGI which came out on August 4? I hear it has something to do with leadership structure. Need confirmation. One thing I'm certain, Hitch will not be the new General Director nor will he be the head of public relations. Nichi
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8 years ago
Nichijew
QuoteHitchQuoteSGByeWhen the kids were saying what they wanted to be when they grow up, I was really glad no one said “Shinichi Yamamoto.” That might’ve sent me over the edge. I'm sure the cult org. wants many of them to grow up to become cult "leader" automatons as the next best thing, though. And for those that don't, their lifelong "voluntary" $zaimu$ commitme
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8 years ago
Nichijew
Hi Rothaus. I checked out the talk Soka Gakkai Wikipedia article. To correct all Safwan's errors, lies, and deceptions would take weeks. I added a few articles for his reading displeasure, Dominating Tradition: The Soka Gakkai's Creation of History and the location of a 63 page pamphlet by a former Nichiren Shoshu priest on the SGI's split with the Nichiren Shoshu. Safwan lacks cou
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8 years ago
Nichijew
Hi Hitch and welcome back Quiet One. Examples of stories planted by the SGI are the electromagnetic waves killing parakeets and attacking my body. The first thing almost any diehard member asks about any of their critics is if they are crazy or on drugs. Typical cult bull baiting techniques. Nichijew
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8 years ago
Nichijew
Hi all. In general, the Japanese victims of the SGI are more savvy and aware of the true nature of the Soka Gakkai. We have perhaps one or two blogs reporting on the dangers of the cult but the Japanese have dozens. I suggest you go to to google translate, English to Japanese and type in anti-soka gakkai, "the truth about the Soka Gakkai", etc. and then go to google images and you wil
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8 years ago
Nichijew
Hehe. Here is a pitchfork in the side you might find interesting. This fellow appears to get personal, reporting on such incidents as an SGI leader arrested for reckless driving who killed three children after leaving a meeting, a top leader conman who made millions selling bogus shark cartilage to desperate cancer patients, violent trial incidents, SGI member extortion, and even SGI member murd
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8 years ago
Nichijew
QuoteHitch On the inside, an ethnocentric dictatorially governed, evil, vile, manipulating & lying, pseudo-buddhist, personality (Dai$aku Ikeda = messiah complex) worshipping, scam, cult organization.. Of course you are correct. The problem is that when they see their ugly faces they invoke the Lotus Sutra Chapter 13 about hatred and jealousy in the Latter Age, so they close their eyes a
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8 years ago
Nichijew
Thanks for posting Tsukimoto. They have been saying for years that only the SGI Gohonzon, Gohonzon conferred by SGI . Yet, out of the other side of their mouth they teach that the Eye Opening Ceremony for Gohonzon are useless and it is the faith of the individual that is paramount. Their teachings are so full of contradictions because like politicians, money and power is all that counts. Nich
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8 years ago
Nichijew
Hi Shavoy. The libel laws are different in Japan where it is much easier to win a lawsuit than in the US where fortunately, free speech reigns. Compounding the problem is that they have hundreds of millions of dollars to spend on a battery of Lawyers and they have many people in high places. Who wants to deal with that? Only someone with lots of courage and conviction. Nichijew
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8 years ago
Nichijew
"What if SGI International was really just some type of complex private family financial corporation to wash-money and slosh it around the world to make profits from real estate and investments in the guise of a religion tax-free?" -- Anticult Exactly. That is what it is but even some of those controlling the empire start to believe their own BS. They start to believe that since they
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