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Offline Namaste253

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I just visited the local SGI center
« on: June 16, 2015, 10:27:10 pm »
I just visited the local SGI center in order to see what they are really all about. The members were very well meaning and friendly, but they didn't appear to know much about Buddhism or its history outside of SGI-approved literature. The chanting was too loud and fast for my taste, and I missed there being a statue or picture of the Buddha instead of a scroll at the altar. This experience helped to confirm that Jodo Shinshu Buddhism is the right path for me.

The teachings as expressed at the SGI center were almost entirely self-help oriented, very this-world focused. They seem to define Buddhahood almost entirely in terms of worldly happiness, whereas Jodo Shinshu teaching seems to be at a deeper level than that. I am only trying to explain why SGI may not be right for me, not to bad mouth them.

 


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