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Cults-2 Soka Gakkai
IN THE CULTS SECTION Cults-1 - Introduction Cults-2* Soka Gakkai aka SGI (here) Cults-3 Subud Cults-4 Hare Krishna Cults-5a Other Religious Cults Cults-5b Catholic Sexual Abuse, Offshoots Cults-6 Monarch, MK-ULTRA See also Notes - Islam/Danny Pearl Case on Mariane Pearl -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------- LINKS LIST https //www forbes com/forbes/2004/0906/126 html http://www.justiceproved.com/ http //www savethemanatee com/Articles/nsas html https://www.reddit.com/r/sgiwhistleblowers/comments/3y196s/soka_gakkai_is_turning_into_an_invincible/ https://www.reddit.com/r/sgiwhistleblowers/comments/21rrqg/france_officially_categorizes_sgi_as_a_cult_right/ https://www.reddit.com/r/sgiwhistleblowers/comments/3y196s/soka_gakkai_is_turning_into_an_invincible/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soka_Gakkai ARTICLES OR WEBSITES Forbes 2004/09/06 Sensei's World: Soka Gakkai, a strikingly wealthy Japanese sect, tries again for U.S. glory with a splendid new campus. Daisaku Ikeda’s unaccountable empire can thank lax treatment of the nonprofit world. By Benjamin Fulford David Whelan https //www forbes com/forbes/2004/0906/126 html Excerpt: Soka Gakkai (literally, “value-creating society”) brings in, conservatively, $1.5 billion a year to the top line, according to our best estimates of its membership, its tithing demands and its commercial activities. Most of that revenue is collected in Japan, where the sect sells its flock funeral plots, assorted religious paraphernalia and a newspaper (5.5 million subscribers). The group’s far-flung international assets include estates in France and the U.K. In gilded Santa Monica, Calif. a Soka-owned office high- rise and auditorium sit across Wilshire Boulevard from each other, near the town’s beach. In the nearby hills a Soka affiliate holds the King Gillette Ranch– which was used for footage of “Tara” in the film Gone with the Wind. A thousand spiritual centers worldwide include a site worth $6 million near New York City’s Union Square. https //www forbes com/forbes/2004/0906/126 html Justice Proved dot com http://www.justiceproved.com/ This Web site was developed in response to various allegations published online about members of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) and SGI President Daisaku Ikeda. Specifically, our site covers specious events involving Nobuko Nobuhira, a former Soka Gakkai member, who falsely accused President Daisaku Ikeda of sexual assault; Akiyo Asaki, an outspoken anti-Soka Gakkai city council member who fell to her death from a sixth floor building in an apparent suicide attempt; and Nobuyuki Shirayama, an SGI member who was wrongly accused of intentionally killing a Nichiren Shoshu priest after their cars collided on a public thoroughfare. All three events – although proven false through official investigations and in court – have been widely circulated by anti-SGI proponents as a means to vilify a body of ordinary citizens whose sole mission is to create a peaceful society based on the tenets of Nichiren Buddhism. These misleading, outrageous and often libelous statements have caused countless ordinary citizens undue harm, while attempting to destroy the standing of President Daisaku Ikeda, a genuine fighter for peace. For that purpose, we believe it’s important to explore and clarify each allegation in detail. http://www.justiceproved.com/ Save the Manatee CONSUMER BUDDHISM: NSA, PATRIOTISM, AND AMERICA. By Harry S. Pariser http //www savethemanatee com/Articles/nsas html Excerpt: Japan, Soka Gakkai is at the forefront what is termed Shinko Shukyo or "Newly Created Religions." Springing out of the spiritual chaos following the Second World War, these movements (others include Seicho no Ie, PL Kyodan, and Tenri Kyo) have bloomed like plum blossoms in February, supplying new spiritual fabric to patch over the gaping rent that the Emperor's old clothes had once covered. Some of these movements (such as Tenri Kyo) have their roots in the 19th C. Others--like Soka Gakkai--represent the resurgence of a pre-World War movement based on an ancient sect. Founded in the 1930s by Makeguchi Tsunesaburo--a teacher from Hokkaido who combined his own eclectic philosophy with his fervency for Nichiren Shoshu, Soka Gakkai became a mass movement only in the 1950s when membership, under its very authoritarian and intolerant President Toda Josei, leaped from a few thousand to 750,000 from 1951-57. Evangelism, called "shakubuku" ("break and subdue") was seen as a duty as well as conferring a spiritual blessing. The recruitment methods practiced by members--which allegedly included insolence, intolerance, coercion, intimidation, blackmail, and terrorism--although gaining the organization infamy with the public at large, were nevertheless extraordinarily effective. Its fanatical image has softened since the accession of Ikeda Daisaku to the presidency in 1960. A smoothie from way back, the highly charismatic Ikeda has managed to tone down the organization's image while formalizing Komeito, the sect's political party and revising the religion for export. Founded in 1964, Komeito ("Clean Government Party") has technically been a separate entity since 1970 when Soka Gakkai was censured for attempting to supress a book critical of the organization. As the third largest political party within Japan's conservative politcal structure, Komeito has joined up with the Japan Socialist Party's right wing and the anti-Communist Democratic Socialist Party to form the central pillar of the Sha-Ko-Min opposition. The party's avowed aim is to establish a "Buddhist Democracy" or a "parliamentary democracy in which every individual has been awakened to the principles of Buddhism." It goes almost without saying that this awakening involves conversion to Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism (or "True Buddhism") and renunciation of all other "heretical Buddhisms" as well as every other religion on the planet. https //www forbes com/forbes/2004/0906/126 html [Accessed from internet 09/08/2017] Reddit SGI Whistleblowers - blog area"Soka Gakkai is turning into an invincible terrorist group in Japan" (self.sgiwhistleblowers) https://www.reddit.com/r/sgiwhistleblowers/comments/3y196s/soka_gakkai_is_turning_into_an_invincible/ Blog excerpt: submitted 1 year ago (apparently 09/2016) by BlancheFromage. I just ran across this, and I'm going to copy it here, in all its Engrish glory - it's from Aug. 30, 2011: Soka Gakkai is a mastermind of gang stalking. Soka Gakkai and Japanese Yakuza have become a source of funding al-Qaeda. Soka Gakkai has assets of 10 trillion yen. Soka Gakkai Honorary President Daisaku Ikeda has a 1 trillion yen in personal assets. Obama last month, made ​​the financial sanctions to the Mafia. Are also included in the Japanese yakuza. Japan's biggest yakuza is yamaguchi-gumi. Soka Gakkai adheres to Yamaguchi-gumi. Soka Gakkai and Yamaguchi-gumi are killing a lot of people in Japan. Soka Gakkai and Yamaguchi-gumi are existence like Mexican Mafia. Soka Gakkai has infiltrated the politician, the mass communication, and the police organization. Therefore, the police do not arrest Soka Gakkai, and the mass communication doesn't criticize them either. (I've heard from other sources that, due to the Soka Gakkai's huge subscription numbers and influence money, the mainstream media won't print anything negative about the Soka Gakkai. The tabloids do, but Soka Gakkai has proven just as litigious as Scientology, and Soka Gakkai has the deep pockets to bury a tabloid. - Blanche) Soka Gakkai is turning into an invincibility terrorist group in Japan. The Self Defense Forces are military forces in Japan. Airborne Brigade that is the elite force of the Self Defense Forces has been taken over by Soka Gakkai. It is not only the Self Defense Forces that taken over by Soka Gakkai. There is a believer of Soka Gakkai in an important post of Japanese organization such as the public office, the hospitals, and the schools anywhere. Soka Gakkai is sending the spy to all the organizations like Stasi in the East Germany. It shadows when we criticize Soka Gakkai even once, and it is erased socially. Bullying and annoying are received at the company and the school when Soka Gakkai is criticized, and it is driven in to the retirement and the truancy. It is a cause. there are a lot of suicides and neet in Japan. Gang stalker's true colors is Soka Gakkai and yakuza in Japan. Soka Gakkai has the branch all over the world. There are a lot of believers of Soka Gakkai also in the United States and Britain. Soka Gakkai in the United States also does the stalking as much as Soka Gakkai in Japan. Soka Gakkai might not be able to purchase the police and the mass communication in the United States. And, it might be easy to fight with the gang stalker in the United States. When the gang stalker in the United States is defeated, I also want the victim in Japan to help it please. There is a reason why Soka Gakkai had entered the elite force of the Self Defense Forces. The reason for Soka Gakkai is that the whole revolution is framed, and the elite force of the Self Defense Forces should be made a dysfunction for that. I have been working near the Airborne Brigade base in Narashino. The family of the soldier of Airborne Brigade was working at my office. The stalking was done in the office, and the office was driven out to me. Even if I still change my job to which office, I encounter annoying. The line of my home has been inadvertently tapped until recently. It is difficult for me to change job any further in Japan. I want help. It's from what appears to be a white-trash meetup site, and since the poster of the above is apparently from Funabashi, Japan, I can only imagine how the above ended up with the rest (whining about fat-ass country neighbors and pit bulls and somebody's goat got eaten by dogs I'm not kidding). https://www.reddit.com/r/sgiwhistleblowers/comments/3y196s/soka_gakkai_is_turning_into_an_invincible/ [link applied 09/08/2017] Reddit Soka Gakkai is turning into an invincible terrorist group in Japan https://www.reddit.com/r/sgiwhistleblowers/comments/3y196s/soka_gakkai_is_turning_into_an_invinci ble/ Excerpt: Posted byu/BlancheFromage 2016 estimated "Soka Gakkai is turning into an invincible terrorist group in Japan" I just ran across this, and I'm going to copy it here, in all its Engrish glory - it's from Aug. 30, 2011: Soka Gakkai is a mastermind of gang stalking. Soka Gakkai and Japanese Yakuza have become a source of funding al-Qaeda. Soka Gakkai has assets of 10 trillion yen. Soka Gakkai Honorary President Daisaku Ikeda has a 1 trillion yen in personal assets. Obama last month, made ​​the financial sanctions to the Mafia. Are also included in the Japanese yakuza. Japan's biggest yakuza is yamaguchi-gumi. Soka Gakkai adheres to Yamaguchi-gumi. Soka Gakkai and Yamaguchi-gumi are killing a lot of people in Japan. Soka Gakkai and Yamaguchi-gumi are existence like Mexican Mafia. Soka Gakkai has infiltrated the politician, the mass communication, and the police organization. Therefore, the police do not arrest Soka Gakkai, and the mass communication doesn't criticize them either. (I've heard from other sources that, due to the Soka Gakkai's huge subscription numbers and influence money, the mainstream media won't print anything negative about the Soka Gakkai. The tabloids do, but Soka Gakkai has proven just as litigious as Scientology, and Soka Gakkai has the deep pockets to bury a tabloid. - Blanche) https://www.reddit.com/r/sgiwhistleblowers/comments/3y196s/soka_gakkai_is_turning_into_an_invinci ble/ RESOURCES LIST from Wikipedia, partial list, numbers follow wikipedia’s list numbers https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soka_Gakkai [Accessed from Internet on 2021/02/06] 1. "At a Glance". Soka Global (SGI). n.d. Retrieved 28 January 2021. 2. Jacqueline I. Stone, Original Enlightenment and the Transformation of Medieval Japanese Buddhism (Studies in East Asian Buddhism), University of Hawaii Press 2003, ISBN 978-0824827717, page 454. 3. Melton, J. Gordon; Baumann, Martin, eds. (2010). Religions of the world : a comprehensive encyclopedia of beliefs and practices (2nd ed.). Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO. pp. 2656–2659. ISBN 978-1598842036. 4. Kisala, Robert (2004). "Soka Gakkai: Searching for the Mainstream". In Lewis, James R.; Aagaard Petersen, Jesper (eds.). Controversial New Religions. Oxford University Press. pp. 139–152. 5. Gallagher, Eugene V.; Ashcraft, W. Michael, eds. (2006). Introduction to new and alternative religions in America. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press. ISBN 978-0-275-98712-1. 168. "Profile: Soka Gakkai". THE WORLD RELIGIONS AND SPIRITUALITY PROJECT (WRSP). Virginia Commonwealth University. On October 12, 1972, during ceremonies marking the opening of the completed Shōhondō at Taisekiji, Ikeda delivered a speech announcing the start of Sōka Gakkai's "Phase Two", describing a turn away from aggressive expansion toward envisioning the Gakkai as an international movement promoting peace through friendship and cultural exchange. 267 Macioti, p. 124. "It should be clear to all by now that Soka Gakkai is not a ‘sect.’ It is not a small, two-faced cult, characterized by obscure and hidden agendas. Rather it is a movement that has given life to varied associations, all of which are engaged in promoting culture, and raising interest around the theme of values—and a movement that demands to be examined more closely by using scientific methodologies and instruments of evaluation SELECTED TOPICS France rejects Soka Gakkai as cult Reddit see more in ARTICLES above France officially categorizes SGI as a cult, right there along with Scientology, Moonies, Raelians, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Hare Krishnas https://www.reddit.com/r/sgiwhistleblowers/comments/21rrqg/france_officially_categorizes_sgi_as_a_cult_right/ [Accessed from Internet on 2021/02/06] This looks like an opinion site for SGI that was started in March 2014. Reddit see more in ARTICLES above Japanese sees SGI as terrorist group https://www.reddit.com/r/sgiwhistleblowers/comments/3y196s/soka_gakkai_is_turning_into_an_invincible/ Updates: 2021/02/06 some editing of upper menu area; 2020/12/20 Cults/Soka Gakkai page started, moved from River Gold dot net today. Previous updates on River Gold dot net for Soka Gakkai: Updates: 09/08/2017 Page started after looking into Mariane Pearl and finding her connection to Soka Gakkai
*IN CULTS-2 (here) Soka Gakkai also known as SGI Links List Articles or Websites Resources List Selected Topics France rejects SGI as cult Japanese see SGI as terrorist group