|Statement||translated from the Japanese by Worth C. Grant.|
|Series||What should we do about this Japan?|
Discussion meetings = intensive indoctrination courses As some of you may remember, I mentioned that I was able to get ahold of Dr. Hirotatsu Fujiwara's book, "I Denounce Soka Gakkai". This was the book the Soka Gakkai was so determined to stop the publication of that they used their newly elected politicians to lean on the publishing. Soka Gakkai (Japanese: 創価学会, Hepburn: Sōka Gakkai, "Value-Creation Society") is a Japanese Buddhist religious movement based on the teachings of the 13th-century Japanese priest Nichiren as taught by its first three presidents Tsunesaburō Makiguchi, Jōsei Toda and Daisaku is the largest of the Japanese new religions and claims the largest Founders: Tsunesaburō Makiguchi, Jōsei Toda. The Soka Gakkai Revolution has revived Buddhism in the lives of millions of Japanese, changed the course of Japanese government, brought creative new ideas to the field of education, and impacted the worlds of culture and art. Metraux has written a comprehensive work on this integral actor in Japanese society and politics that analyzes the Soka Gakkai's rise to political power, Reviews: 1. John K. C. Oh; I Denounce Soka Gakkai. By Hirotatsu Fujiwara. Translated from the Japanese by Worth C. Grant. Tokyo: Nisshin Hodo Co., pp. $, JouAuthor: John K. C. Oh.
"Soka Gakkai is nothing but a primitive spell group." Soka Gakkai/SGI has always recruited the people on the fringe of society - a predator that pounces upon people's suffering. Let's take a look at reality vs. hagiography: Daisaku Ikeda vs. Shinichi Yamamoto. SOKA GAKKAI INTERNATIONAL 1 Nam (Sanskrit) means “to devote oneself.” | 5 “A GREAT REVOLUTION OF CHARACTER IN JUST A SINGLE INDIVIDUAL WILL HELP ACHIEVE A CHANGE IN THE DESTINY OF A NATION AND, FURTHER, WILL CAUSE A CHANGE IN THE DESTINY OF HUMANKIND.” —Daisaku Ikeda, President of Soka Gakkai International. The most well-known example of anti-Gakkai media from this time was Soka Gakkai o kiru, published later in English as I Denounce Soka Gakkai. Unsurprisingly, the book painted a lurid portrait of Soka Gakkai and Komeito as a menace to Japanese democracy. I Denounce Soka Gakkai would most likely have been greeted with limited public notice were. Soka Gakkai: From Lay Movement to Religion Studies in Contemporary Religions A quickly-growing Buddhist movement emphasizing inner peace over obedience to commandments and hierarchical allegiance. September,
Soka Gakkai SGI. 33, likes 1, talking about this. Soka Gakkai SGI is an unofficial page, maintained on a voluntary basis by Robert Mann, Noriyo Sekiyama and Kiran Sharma. It Followers: 34K. This is an important contribution to the field, and stands out for its intriguing thoughts about the way the movement straddles boundaries of East-West, sameness-difference, and past-future."―David Machacek, author of Soka Gakkai in America: Accommodation and Conversion "This book paints vivid portraits of the major players of Soka by: The fame of Fujiwara's book, I Denounce Soka Gakkai, is due not only to its controversial topic and audacious treatment, but also to the fact that it helped create a political scandal. Alleged suppression of the original Japanese edition of the book by Soka Gakkai was unsuccessful, and publication of the book in late resulted in quite a. There are a lot of culty features to SGI, too many to go into detail with here. Whenever I've read about Scientology as a cult, I'm always struck by how if you substituted the word SGI for the word Scientology the information would still make sens.