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  1. Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism: A Popular Introduction to the Worldwide Religious Movement That's Showing Millions How to Find Peace and Prosperity in Everyday Life by Richard Causton, 1989-06
  2. Creative Energy: Testimonials of Buddhist Practice
  3. The Buddha and the Dream of America by James Hilgendorf, 2010-09-01
  4. A New Humanism: The University Addresses of Daisaku Ikeda by Daisaku Ikeda, 1995-05
  5. Soka Gakkai: New Religious Movement, Shinsh?ky?, Nichiren Buddhism, New Komeito Party, Daisaku Ikeda, Friends of the Western Buddhist Order, Insight Meditation Society
  6. Unlocking the Mysteries of Birth & Death: . . . And Everything in Between, A Buddhist View Life by Daisaku Ikeda, 2004-01-01
  7. The Buddha in Your Mirror: Practical Buddhism and the Search for Self by Woody Hochswender, Greg Martin, et all 2001-10-01
  8. Successors: Creating an Eternal History of Justice: A Collection of Experiences from the Young Men's Division of the SGI-USA by James Herrmann, Kaz Hatakeyama, et all 1998
  9. A Time to Chant: The S=oka Gakkai Buddhists in Britain by Bryan Wilson, Karel Dobbelaere, 1994-03-10
  10. The Way of Youth: Buddhist Common Sense for Handling Life's Questions by Daisaku Ikeda, 2000-10-01
  11. A Lasting Peace: Collected Addresses of Daisaku Ikeda by Daisaku Ikeda, 1981-12
  12. Daisaku Ikeda's Philosophy of Peace: Dialogue, Transformation and Global Civilization (Toda Institute Book Series on Global Peace and Policy) by Olivier Urbain, 2010-05-15
  13. For the Sake of Peace: A Buddhist Perspective for the 21st Century by Daisaku Ikeda, 2001
  14. The Buddha Next Door by Zan Gaudioso, Greg Martin, 2007-07-01

61. Can Japan Lead? Soka Gakkai Schmoozes War Crimes Symposium
gakkai International is the political wing of a global religious cult hiding behinda Japanese form of buddhism and further add that soka gakkai is subversive.
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Soka Gakkai schmoozes war crimes symposium

April 26, 2002 8:30pm U.S. Pacific Time
by Richard Rongstad San Francisco, California, April 22, 2002. A one day symposium titled "Can Japan Lead? Confronting Japan's War Memory Problem" was held at University of San Francisco Monday, April 22, 2002 ( story Two members of the USA arm of the Japanese Soka Gakkai political organization were in attendance. Critics of SGI-USA say that Soka Gakkai International is the political wing of a global religious cult hiding behind a Japanese form of Buddhism and further add that Soka Gakkai is subversive. Loyal SGI members insist they are the targets of disinformation campaigns as they staunchly defend their controversial leader Daisaku Ikeda against charges of misconduct including rape, financial irregularities and intimidating members that wish to leave the group ( additional story pending Because of Soka Gakkai's stature as a religious cult and dual status as a major political force in Japan, the significance of Soka Gakkai at the

AMiyoko's Appeal in alt.religion.buddhism.nichiren B Miyoko's Service ProviderProtected (10)Is Craig Paid by Nichiren Shoshu to Attack the soka gakkai?
(1) Japanese Prime Minister Hashimoto

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for Fabricated Rape Charges.
(2) Mr. Shiroyama Won the Libel Case against Weekly-Shincho. Yamazaki-Tabloid Team Lost
(3) Nobuko Nobuhira's Charges Were Dismissed: Another Defeat for Yamazaki's Tabloid Team
The media-control by the Japanese government is not limited to Japan. It is being executed on the international level. For example, in France, the France Soka Gakkai finally won the legal battle against a publisher.
Thank you very much for visiting my homepage!
I am a Women Division member of Soka Gakkai in America (SGI-USA).
I work for a company on the East Coast where I use computers all the time. That's how I got interested in the Internet - particularly websites. I am chanting to go to Law School. My goal is to become a humanistic lawyer. Naturally I am interested in legal issues.
Please excuse me that I am using a pseudonym, because I work for a large company, and I don't want to expose my real name. The fact that I use a pseudonym does not by any way mean that the articles I have translated are false and fabricated. I attach the Newssource always with my articles.
I will explain through this homepage that the fundamental cause for the Soka Gakkai bashing is the media-control by Japanese government, which is afraid of losing authoritarian power over common people. Most of articles in my homepage were translated from Japanese books and newspapers - both from non-Gakki and Gakkai publications. I also provided a space in my homepage where interesting articles by SGI members can be preserved.

63. Soka Gakkai
Members of the soka gakkai, or Value Creation Society, practice the buddhism ofNichiren for their personal enlightenment, and equally, for the development
Links to Soka Gakkai
Buddhism of Nichiren
This web site is in no way affiliated with Nichiren Shoshu, SGI-USA, SGI, Soka Gakkai Japan, or any other organizations affiliated with the Soka Gakkai or Nichiren Shoshu. If ever we needed unity (Itai-Doshin) it is NOW!!! With the world on the brink of a war that will definitely kill many innocent people all over the world, including people in the United States, it is imperative that Nichiren followers unite for Kosen-Rufu. This is not the time for petty differences. Nichiren Said it, "All in all, the disciples and believers of Nichiren should chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo (Daimoku) in perfect unity (Itai Doshin) transcending all differences among themselves to become indivisible as fish and water in which they swim. This spiritual bond is the basis for the universal transmission of the ultimate law of life and death. Herein lies the true goal of Nichiren's propagation. When you are so united, even the greatest hope for Kosen Rufu can be fulfilled without fail. If any of Nichiren's disciples disrupt the unity of Itai Doshin , he will destroy his own castle from within."

64. Soka Gakkai International
The soka gakkai International (SGI) is an international organization consistingof in various countries whose members practice Nichiren Daishonin's buddhism.
The Soka Gakkai International (SGI) is an international organization consisting of lay societies in various countries whose members practice Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism. The SGI president is Daisaku Ikeda , concurrently honorary president of the Soka Gakkai. At present, the international organization whose headquarters is in Tokyo, has members in 128 countries.
The goal of SGI is to contribute to the realization of individual happiness, the prosperity of each country and society, the world peace. The guidelines of its activities within society are: (1) to aim toward the prosperity of society as good citizens, respecting the culture, customs and laws of each country; (2) to aim at the promotion of humanistic culture and education based on Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism , and (3) to join the members effort toward world peace with the United Nations by supporting the spirit of its charter, thus aiming toward the ultimate goal of the abolition of nuclear arms and the universal renouncement of war.
Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism Gohonzon
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65. Religion, Buddhism (part Of The WWW Virtual Library)
1997,October 8 Added by soka gakkai InternationalUSA(SGI to peace, culture, and education based on the buddhism of Nichiren.
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The Electronic Buddhist Archives are designed to act as a world-wide repository of computer files with documents and materials of relevance to students and researchers of Buddhism, Taoism, Sufism and other Asian religions.
" Ehi-passika " ( )
This is an edited version of the Venerable Buddharakkhita's translation of The Dhammapada.
[1997,November 25]
Journal of Buddhist Ethics
The Journal of Buddhist Ethics is the first academic journal dedicated entirely to Buddhist ethics, and is innovative in adopting a totally electronic mode of publication. In most other respects, however, it will function as a traditional scholarly journal.
The Diamond Sutra
The World's Earliest dated Printed Book.This scroll was found in 1907 by the archaeologist Sir Marc Aurel Stein in a walled-up cave at the `Caves of the Thousand Buddhas', near Dunhuang, in North-West China. It was one of a small number of printed items among many thousands of manuscripts, comprising a library which must have been sealed up in about AD 1000. Although not the earliest example of blockprinting, it is the earliest which bears an actual date. The colophon, at the inner end, reads: `Reverently [caused to be] made for universal free distribution by Wang jie on behalf of his two parents on the 13th of the 4th moon of the 9th year of Xiantong [i.e. 11th May AD 868]'.

66. Soka Gakkai International Homepage By Fujiko Mine
Personal site by Fujiko Mine on the dispute between soka gakkai and the Nichiren Shoshu priesthood.Category Society Religion and Spirituality Nichiren Shoshu...... gakkai and soka gakkai International (SGI) as true humanistic Buddhist organizationsworking toward world peace based upon Nichiren Daishonin's buddhism and
Soka Gakkai International Homepage
By Fujiko Mine Welcome to Fujiko's Homepage! You are guest No.
For the listing of all Soka Gakkai websites, visit: For the Fake, Fabrication and Intimidation by Nichiren Shoshu Hokkeko members, visit:
1. Asahi Newspaper April 21, 1998 2. Mainichi Newspaper April 21, 1998 3. Yomiuri Newspaper April 21, 1998 Visit the followoing Soka Gakkai's homepage for more info:
1. Opinion of Asian Mass Media is Essential in Understanding Soka Gakkai 2. Hong Kong Opinion Leader, Mr. Wei Chi-Shun, Criticized Japanese Government 3. A Korean Doctor Supports Soka Gakkai 4. Dr. Jose V. Abueva of Philippine University Praises Soka Gakkai ... 11. Philippine Newspapers Raised Voice against the Revision of Religous Corporation Law
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  • Any thoughts? Rate It [ 0.00 / Votes ] A Warm Welcome to SOKA GAKKAI (Japan) Soka Gakkai is a lay association of Nichiren Buddhists founded on the principle that life is inherently respectworthy. With Buddhist practice, an individual can develop wisdom to create value and live a meaningful life, actively engaged in society. Any thoughts? Rate It [ 0.00 / Votes ] ACTIVITY REPORT ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM-(1) The SGI organizations worldwide will continue to support the charter of the United Nations and as an NGO work together with other like-minded organizations to guarantee human rights internationally. The largest forced relocation of American Indians in the 20th century is now occuring, making way for Peabody Coal Co. to strip mine native lands of the Dineh, with aid from corrupt US and tribal governments. Any thoughts?

68. Soka Gakkai International - Wikipedia
The soka gakkai International is the umbrella organization for affiliate lay organizationsin over 180 countries practicing the buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Soka Gakkai International is the umbrella organization for affiliate lay organizations in over 180 countries practicing the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin . Founded as the Soka Kyoiku Gakkai on November 18 by Japanese educators Tsunesaburo Makiguchi and Josei Toda , the Soka Gakkai experienced a period of rapid growth after World War II in Japan . The organization was formally organized in the United States on October 13 . SGI was created as the international organization in SGI has been guided since its inception by its president, Daisaku Ikeda . A disciple of Second Soka Gakkai President Toda, Mr. Ikeda succeeded him in 1960 as Soka Gakkai President. He became SGI President in 1975. Founder of

69. Soka Gakkai Information Sites
Unofficial resource. buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin Unofficial. Briefoverview of Nichiren buddhism and the soka gakkai. BuddhaJones Search
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  • Opposing Views ... Soka Gakkai International - USA - Combines study resources for the complete English works of Nichiren (Gosho) and full English translation of Sakyamuni's Lotus Sutra with facilities locators and publications. My Faith - Offers unofficial views and explanations of fundamental concepts and practices of Nichiren Buddhism. Etherbods Online - Unofficial. Features several indices to the Writings of Nichiren (Gosho) and the Lotus Sutra, along with related study material. Fort Collins SGI-USA Information Site - Provides study materials, history, philosophy, and practice overview. Middleway Press - Trade publishing division of the SGI-USA. Features publication titles, ordering information, press releases, and newsletter. Richard Hower's Personal Page - Unofficial source of articles relating to the interaction of the Soka Gakkai with world leaders, focusing on their respective impacts. Also offers opinion pieces regarding the separation from Nichiren Shoshu. Gakkai Experiences Online - Unofficial and provides personal testimonials of faith from members throughout the world.

70. Coleman, James William Review Of Soka Gakkai In America
Hammond and Machacek's new book, soka gakkai in America, is already familiar withthe Sooka gakkai are not unique and interesting branch of buddhism plays in
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Soka Gakkai in America: Accommodation and Conversion . By Phillip E. Hammond and David W. Machacek. London: Oxford University Press, 1999, xi + 224 pages, ISBN: 0-19829-389-5, US $45.00.
Reviewed by James William Coleman
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California Polytechnic State University
Like many sociologists, I have something of a love-hate relationship with survey research. On the one hand, it can provide hard empirical data that are virtually unattainable by other means. But unless it is backed up with more direct qualitative research, survey methodology often leaves the investigator standing on the outside unable to plumb the real depths and complexity of our social life. Hammond and Machacek's new book, Soka Gakkai in America , is an excellent example of how valuable good survey research can be, as well as of its inherent limitations. The most essential practice of Sooka Gakkai Buddhism is chanting centered around veneration of the Lotus Suutra There is little doubt that the demands of the global market are transforming the way we live and the way we think, but it is essential to the future of social science that we maintain a critical distance from these developments. The incredible richness of human behavior cannot be reduced to the mechanical operations of the marketplace. After all, the roots of Buddhism stretch back more than two millennia before the origins of contemporary capitalism to a time when market exchange was of far less importance. Any analysis that reduces religion simply to one more capitalist exchange ignores our deepest spiritual impulses and impoverishes its subject matter.

71. Extra-credit Possibilities: Buddhism
in its origins and teachings as we have studied it, and (b) how has the introductionof buddhism in America soka Net the homepage of the soka gakkai Society.
Extra-Credit Possibilities Relg. 201 - Fall, 1997 - Dr. Ess 1) After reviewing our text on Tibeten Buddhism (pp. 149ff.) - see the film "Seven Years in Tibet" and the affiliated Time magazine article on "Buddhism in America." In a written report, first provide a three-four paragraph summary of Tibeten Buddhism, including a comparison and contrast with especially the Vajrayana tradition from which it derives.
Then provide a critical review of the film in terms of how well/poorly it represents Tibeten Buddhism as Fenton et al have described it.
Similarly, review the Time article, commenting on especially two points: (a) how accurately does the article portray "Buddhism" in its origins and teachings as we have studied it, and (b) how has the introduction of Buddhism in America (from what traditions?) changed its teachings and practices?
Finally, what do these contrasts and changes tell you about how a religious tradition both changes and is changed by the larger culture as it enters that culture from "the outside"?
2) Review substantial portions of one of the following texts: The Buddhist Bible , ed. Dwight Goddard. Boston: Beacon Press, 1994. ISBN: 0-8070-5911-0.

72. Soka Gakkai. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
A theological offshoot of Nichiren buddhism, it was founded (1930) as the SokaKyoiku gakkai Value Creation Educational Society by Tsunesaburo Makiguchi
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73. Knoxville Community Calendar - Soka Gakkai International (SGI)
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Thursday, April 3, 2003 at 1 pm until 2 pm
A gathering of Buddhist and guests where people share experiences, encourage one another and study Buddhism together. This Buddhism's blueprint for world peace is that through each person becoming happy and in turn helping others to do the same, society and the world as a whole will change for the better, hence "World Peace."
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74. Singapore Soka Association -- BUDDHISM Of NICHIREN DAISHONIN - BASIC TERMS
the soka gakkai is an association of lay believers in Japan practicing NichirenDaishonin's buddhism. Formerly known as soka Kyoiku gakkai (Value Creating
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(1) One who aspires to Buddhahood and carries out altruistic practice. Compassion is the Bodhisattva's greatest characteristic. (2) The ninth of the Ten Worlds , a state characterized by compassion in which one seeks enlightenment both for himself and others. In this state one finds satisfaction in devoting himself to saving others, even at the cost of his life.
Bodhisattvas of the Earth
The bodhisattvas who appeared in the fifteenth chapter of the and pledged to propagate the Mystic Law in the Latter Day
One who perceives the true nature of all life and who leads others to attain the same enlightenment. The Buddha nature is inherent in all beings, and is characterized by the qualities of wisdom, courage, compassion and lifeforce.
Buddha nature
The internal cause or potential for attaining Buddhahood. Also the seed of Buddhahood. Mahayana generally holds that all people possess the Buddha nature inherently, though it may be obscured by illusions and evil karma. Nichiren Daishonin 's Buddhism teaches that all people can manifest their inherent Buddha nature through faith in the Gohonzon.

75. Ask Jeeves: Search Results For "Soka Gakkai International"
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76. Notice Of Expulsion To Soka Gakkai, December, 1991
the doctrines and faith of this sect clearly indicate that the soka gakkai has becomea tremendously slanderous organization which is destroying True buddhism.
December, 1991 TO: All Members of the Soka Gakkai FROM: Nichiren Shoshu Bureau of Religious Affairs On November 28, 1991, Nichiren Shoshu notified the Soka Gakkai organization of its expulsion from this sect. As a result, the Soka Gakkai is no longer associated with Nichiren Shoshu. In accordance with the provisions of this expulsion order, this sect will not recognize the Soka Gakkai lay organization. However, since each member of the Soka Gakkai is first a believer of Nichiren Shoshu because of the reception of Gojukai and the issuance of a Gohonzon through a local temple, each individual retains his or her membership in this sect. Therefore, Nichiren Shoshu will still accept a Nichiren Shoshu member's application for a Tozan pilgrimage to the Head Temple. Nichiren Shoshu will also continue to accept requests for the various ceremonies held at different times during a person's life such as coming of age rites, weddings, funerals and memorial services, as well as requests for activities conducted throughout the year. Regarding requests for Gojukai or the issuance of Gohonzon, the party making this request must become a member of the Hokkeko or a direct temple follower and be willing to genuinely persevere in the faith of Nichiren Shoshu. Otherwise, such requests cannot be accepted.

77. Soka Gakkai Reaffirms Nichiren Shoshu Doctrines
The soka gakkai once swore to 66th High Priest Nittatsu Shonin and the priesthoodthat it would observe fundamental issues on the study of buddhism, as
Soka Gakkai Reaffirms Nichiren Shoshu Doctrines
The Soka Gakkai once swore to 66th High Priest Nittatsu Shonin and the priesthood that it would observe fundamental issues on the study of Buddhism, as published in the Seikyo Shinbum on June 30, 1978, as it's repentence in the "1977 Deviations in Doctrine." This document was approved by Nittatsu Shonin and the priesthood on June 29th, 1978, at a nationwide guidance meeting and was published the following day. The Gakkai promised to drive home these guidelines in it's study and to it's members. President Ikeda referred to this document in the Seikyo Shinbum on April 2nd, 1980, as follows: Exact words from the February 5, 1979, World Tribune: "Basic Questions of Study" "The Treasure of the Priest" "Of the Three treasures, the Treasure of the Priest in Nichiren Shoshu refers to the second High Priest Nikko Shonin and, as president Ikeda explained, to the Successivie high priests who alone carry on the heritage of Nichiren Shoshu. We must never confuse the 'Treasure of the Priest', fundamental to the doctrine of Nichiren Shoshu, with the concept of 'wagoso', or harmonous unity of believers, which belongs to the realm of faith and practice. Moreover, we should not say, even in the broadest sense, that the Gakkai constitutes the 'Treasure of the priest.' "Direct connection to Nichiren Daishonin" "The expression 'direct connection with Nichiren Daishonin' has been used to mean fusing oneself with the Gohonzon of the Three Great Secret Laws, which is the life of Nichiren Daishonin.

78. Soka Gakkai (SGI) Buddhist Experiences Online - From Other SGI
A great wish and an inspired dream. WinWin buddhism buddhism is not a be-thankful-for-what-you-got religion. Overcoming manic depression through buddhism.

79. Soka Gakkai
Nichiren buddhism, therefore, is not an ascetic or reclusive religion but a it manyyears after the Daishonin's lifetime and second soka gakkai President Josei
On April 30, 2002, during the first day of the Spring Training Course in Japan, an SGI Representatives Meeting was held with 205 SGI leaders representing 50 countries, together with members of the SGI Board of Directors. The form of gongyo was one of many subjects discussed. It was agreed that reciting the essential portions of the "Expedient Means" and "Life Span" chapters of the Lotus Sutra, commonly referred to as Parts A & C, will be the new SGI standard gongyo practice. Nichiren Daishonin did not prescribe a particular format for reciting the sutra. The practice of five and three recitations is not what the Daishonin himself articulated; the priesthood formulated it many years after the Daishonin's lifetime and second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda adopted it on behalf of the lay practitioners after World War II. It is clear that Nichiren Daishonin encouraged the recitation of the "Expedient Means" (Hoben) and "Life Span" (Juryo) chapters in addition to the primary practice of chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo; but he did not prescribe a specific format or number of repetitions for the sutra recitation. The current practice of five recitations in the morning and three in the evening evolved over the centuries and has been modified with the changing times. The Daishonin wrote about chanting daimoku and reciting portions of the "Expedient Means" and "Life Span" chapters. The format we are adopting does not mean that gongyo has been made less assiduous, or easier. What we've been calling the "full" gongyo of five and three sutra recitations originated with Nichiren Shoshu. The priests at one time would go to five different buildings on the head temple grounds to conduct gongyo. Later, instead of doing one prayer at each of five different locations, they did all five prayers in one place. For us, since we only do gongyo in one place, reciting the sutra portions once is natural and appropriate.

80. Soka Gakkai International (formerly Nichiren Shoshu Of America) Led By Daisaku I
soka gakkai Member, Shinichi Kuzuha, Arrested for Attempted Arson Emyo Sept. 1,1999, page 2. Articles Dancy, Shelvia. buddhism's Influence Grows Among Us.
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