It’s December. Time to come up with a list of resolutions for 2017. The Johor incident have indirectly broken SGM into four groups. As such, we would like to suggest resolutions for each of the group with the underlying same objective of unity, getting back together, reconciliation and moving forward.

十二月到来了,也是时候提出2017年的决意清单。柔佛事件间接地将SGM分成四组。 因此,我们希望为每个小组提出具有团结,回到一起,和解和前进的基本相同目标的决意。


A. SGM正义小组

这个小组希望能够得到正义和SGM的改革。 日光也属于此组。 为此建议2017年决议:
停止所有坏口语和闲话。
勇敢。 站在前线,继续要求与高层干部对话。 我们需要了解SGM在计划的情况。 永远记住,我们仍然在SGM,我们的行动必须匹配会友的幸福。
要有开放的心态,耐心和愿意倾听。
继续教育人们关于柔佛事件的事实,而不是不良的意图。
唱出胜利的题目,我们将看到我们所渴望的变化。
继续在每次会议上尽我们所能分享我们最新的胜利报告。 与他人分享我们的信心,使我们在生活中获得胜利。 通过阅读御书来加强我们对日连佛法的理解。
有时,我们可能会感觉到其他人处在边缘的状态,或者他们可能也不理会。 尽管经历了这样的遭遇,正义小组跟者是第一个迎接那些给与我们冷漠的人,我们应该是对信仰和日常生活进行真诚对话的人。 它不总是必须在“当前的问题”。 我们不期望别人做人间革命; 我们采取第一步的变革,这种变化将从我们的慈悲行为开始,与那些对我们有恶意的人对话。

B. NBA
这个组织日爱SGM,但感到沮丧,他们组了一个新的组织。
加强你的学习,不要偏离日连大圣人的精神
提醒自己的长期目标,即一旦事情稳定后回到SGM。 如果这不再是你的目标,那么就作为一个独立个体实践佛法。
永远记住,您离开了SGM是因管理问题,而不是因为SGM偏离了日连大圣人的御书。 如果NBA的高层领导正在研究日连大圣人的真正教义,那么NBA已经偏离了他们离开SGM(管理不善)的最初理由。 这意味着NBA领导人对SGM对日连佛法的教导的解释有疑问。 虽然很进行佛法比较和研究是没大碍,但NBA仍然必须检查他们的目标,并且要切记NBA组成不是因为SGM偏离了日连大圣人的教导。
让我们解决这些所谓的4组如果没有没有分组,因为我们都是人类,朋友,都有我们自己的日常挑战,需要互相的支持。 我们都有一个更大的目标,与这个更大的目标相比,这个事件非常小。

C.护栏员组
这个组保持沉默。 也许他们默默地抗议。 也许他们保持低调。 也许他们不在乎。 也许他们只是想自己在家里唱题。
严格来说,不要成为骑墙派,忽略你周围发生的事。 不作为是最大的问题。 隐藏在椰子下,忽视了什么是生命的回归。
让自己知道最新的消息。 阅读这个博客。 阅读“安静的革命博客”。 问你的干部。
开放的听取SGM和NBA对柔佛事件的版本。 你不需要立即跟随或采取行动; 你只需要以开放的心态聆听。 这将是一个好的开始!
不要把NBA的朋友当作“邪恶”,因为SGM描绘了他们。 他们是人类,就像你和我一样。
D. 站在SGM一侧的小组
该组是100%站在SGM:对该组2017年的决意提议:
停止对别人不良的批评。 是的停下来,他们正在寻求正义,听起来像他们反对SGM,但你知道为什么他们这样做,所以除非有妥当的检查和治理流程到位,请停止批评,八卦,怀疑和进一步的让SGM解散。
停止边缘化那些询问问题的干部和对待他们的态度。 他们也是SGM的一部分,他们也是跟你在这些年一同奋斗的同志。 他们平等的爱戴SGM。 只是他们对这个问题有不同的意见。 是不是有不同的意见也是个错?
相信你的信念。 如果你认为SGM是正确的,那么对你的信念有信心,并支持你的信念与事实,而不是盲目的信仰。 毕竟,正义永远是胜利,对吧? 研究SGM在透明,公正,公平和责任的四个领域正在做什么,并与其他组进行对话并教育他们。
将NBA成员当作你的朋友。 有许多SGM领导人和成员,当被问及他们是否仍然把NBA成员当作朋友,他们在柔佛事件发生之前已经知道多年 – 答案大多是“是的,我仍然把他们当作我的朋友,没有有变化。 虽然他们在NBA,但我们仍然是朋友.” 实际上,当这些SGM干部会见了他们长期以来认识的NBA成员时,他们都不会理会。 问题是:这是你如何对待你的朋友吗? 再想想,也因停止对自己说谎。 他们是你的朋友还是敌人? 日光建议你做出决议 – 将他们当作如何对待你的朋友。 这是进行人间革命的时候。

 

池田老先生曾经说过,分离人的国家的边界是人为的。 拿走这个边界,你会看到我们都是人的,值得尊重。 让我们解决这些所谓的4组没有分组了,因为始终,我们都是人类,朋友,都有我们自己的日常挑战,需要另一个人的支持。 我们都有一个更大的目标,与这个更大的目标相比,这个事件非常小。 我们所有人都值得尊重,尽管我们可能相信。 最后,如果你看看上面的决议,可以简单地总结,做人间革命和人间革命只能从我们开始!
只有一个人的伟大的人间革命将有助于改变一个国家的命运,并将进一步改变全人类的命运。

池田大作


It’s December. Time to come up with a list of resolutions for 2017. The Johor incident have indirectly broken SGM into four groups. As such, we would like to suggest resolutions for each of the group with the underlying same objective of unity, getting back together, reconciliation and moving forward.

A. Justice group within SGM

This group wants the truth and SGM to reform. Daylight falls within this group as well. Suggested 2017 resolution for ourselves:

  1. Stop all bad mouthing and gossips.
  2. Be courageous. Stand in the front line and continue to request for dialogues with top leaders. We need to be informed on what SGM has in plans. Always remember that we are still in SGM and our action has to match the love that we have for the happiness of our members.
  3. Be open minded, patience and willing to listen.
  4. Continue to educate people with facts about the Johor incident, not with ill intent.
  5. Chant victorious daimoku and we shall see the change that we desire.
  6. Continue to share our latest testimonials of faith and victory report in every meeting whenever we could. Share with others about our faith that led us to be victorious in life. Strengthen our understanding of Nichiren Buddhism through readings of Gosho.

At times, we may feel that others are sidelining or they may be giving us cold shoulders. Despite experiencing such encounters, Justice group followers be the first person to greet those who gave us cold shoulder and we should be the one who initiate sincere dialogue about faith and daily life. It isn’t always has to be on ‘current issue’. We do not expect others to do human revolution; we take the first step to initiate change and that change will start with our compassionate behaviour to communicate with those who had bad-mouth us.


B. NBA

This group loves Gakkai so much but felt frustrated and sidelined that they formed a new organization

  1. Strengthen your study and don’t deviate from Nichiren Daishonin spirit
  2. Remind yourself of your long term objective, which is to return back to SGM once things have settled. If that is no longer your objective, then practice as an independent body. There is no point is bad mouthing or finding flaws against SGM anymore. You are not trying to proof you are right anymore, nor are you trying to win back your face (pride) – remind yourself that you are trying to spread Nichiren Buddhism for other people’s happiness.

Always remember that you left Soka Gakkai due to disagreement with mismanagement issue and not because Soka Gakkai has deviate from Nichiren Daishonin’s Gosho. If the top leaders of NBA are researching for the true teachings of Nichiren Daishonin, then NBA has swayed from their initial reason of leaving SGM (mismanagement). It means that NBA leaders have doubts about Soka Gakkai’s interpretation of Nichiren Daishonin Buddhism. While it is alright to do comparative studies, it is also essential that NBA keep check on their on-going objectives and constantly be aware that NBA formation has nothing to do with Soka Gakkai being deviated from Nichiren’s Gosho.

Let’s resolve that these so called 4 group have no grouping anymore, because underlying it, we are all human, friends, all having our own daily challenges and needing of another human’s support. We all have an even bigger goal, this incident is very small when compared to this bigger goal.


C. The fence sitter group

This group stays silent. Maybe they are silently protesting. Maybe they are low profile. Maybe they don’t care. Maybe they just want to chant at home by themselves.

  1. seriously, don’t be a fence sitter and ignore what’s happening around you. Inaction is the biggest problem. Hiding under the coconut, oblivious of what’s out there is a regression in life.
  2. Keep yourself informed. Read this blog. Read A Quiet Revolution blog. Ask your leaders.
  3. Be open enough to listen to both SGM and NBA’s version of the Johor incident. You do not need to follow or take sides immediately; you just need to listen with an open mind. That will be a good start!.
  4. Do not treat NBA friends as ‘evil’ as SGM portrayed them. They are human beings just like you and me.

D. The group standing on SGM side

This group is with SGM 100%. Suggested 2017 resolution for this group:

  1. Stop bad mouthing people of differing opinion. Just stop. Yes, they are seeking justice and sound like they are against SGM, but you know why they do that, so unless the check and balance and governance process are in place, let’s just stop bad mouthing, gossiping, suspecting people and further breaking SGM apart
  2. Stop side-lining leaders who asked questions and treat them with cold shoulders. They are also part of SGM, they are your comrades who have done kosen-rufu with you all these years before this. They loved Gakkai equally. It’s just that they have a different opinion in regards to this matter. Is it wrong to have different opinion?
  3. Be confident in your belief. If you think SGM is right, then be confident of your belief and support your belief with facts, not blind faith. After all, righteousness always win, right? Study what SGM is doing in the four areas of transparency, righteousness, fairness and responsibility and have dialogue with the other groups and educate them.
  4. Treat NBA members as your friends. There are many SGM leaders and members, when asked whether they still treat NBA members as friends, whom they’d known for years even before the Johor incident happened – the answers mostly will be ‘Yes, I still treat them as my friends, nothing has change. Although they are in NBA but we are still friends‘. In reality, when these SGM leaders met NBA members whom they’d known for a long time, they didn’t even want to acknowledge or greet them even after the NBA members greeted them first. The question is: Is this how you treat your friends? Think again, stop lying to yourself. Are they your friends or foe? Daylight suggests that you make a resolution – treat them as how you would treat your friends. This is the time to do human revolution.

 


Ikeda Sensei once said that the borders of countries separating people are man-made. Take away this border and you will see that we are all human, worthy of respect. Let’s resolve that these so called 4 group have no grouping anymore, because underlying it, we are all human, friends, all having our own daily challenges and needing of another human’s support. We all have an even bigger goal, this incident is very small when compared to this bigger goal. All of us are worthy of respect despite what we may believe. At the end of the day, if you looked at the resolutions above, it can be summarized as simply, doing Human Revolution and human revolution can only start with us!

A great human revolution in just a single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a nation, and, further, will enable a change in the destiny of all humankind.

Daisaku Ikeda

 

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