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Re: new to the group: about the Lotus Sutra and Mappo time,and Amida

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  • toraginus
    ... of ... now. ... be
    Message 1 of 10 , Feb 13, 2006
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      --- In shinlist@yahoogroups.com, Shin02143@... wrote:
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      >
      > 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
      of
      > > cultivation helps to refine the bodhisattva within each of us, right
      now.
      > >
      > > 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,
      be
      > > 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.
      > gassho,
      > Rick
      >
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