Re: new to the group: about the Lotus Sutra and Mappo time,and Amida
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Shin02143@... wrote:
> In a message dated 2/12/06 2:57:24 AM, shkawamoto@... writes:
> > The most positive thing that SGI members stress is that their form
> > cultivation helps to refine the bodhisattva within each of us, rightnow.
> > Chanting of the Lotus sutra title is not the same as the Nembutsu --
> > it helps show respect for the Buddha in us i.e. Buddha-nature.
> > However, it's still important to be humble about such cultivation,
> > it chanting Namyorengekyo or the Nembutsu.
> > By showing respect for other Buddhist practices, such humility helps
> > to conquer any pretension of "holiness."
> Sorry, but I can't accept SGI's cult activities as genuine "Buddhist
> practices." They chant for better sex, for new cars, new houses,
> anything their greedy heart desires, and they drive their members
> into a compulsivity-driven guilt trip that can take years to heal
> from if ever. They are widely recognized as a destructive cult in
> the cult-recovery community.