A Call to Account
It is now clear that the whole world has fallen victim to the lies and deception of what is falsely referred to as the ‘pandemic’.
You might think that a lay Buddhist organisation, that exists soley to propagate the truth of the mystic law as encompassed in Nichiren Daishonin’s (True) Buddhism, through strong faith and daily practice, should not only be able to transform this evil, but also encourage and show through actual proof to society at large, how iniquitous it is and how to overcome it.
Unfortunately, the very people who should be relied upon to demonstrate the fusion of wisdom and reality and provide genuine guidance and leadership have bought wholesale into the evil cult ‘pandemic’, namely our General Directors and National Leaders.
We are expected to believe that the latest SGI Peace Proposal, addressed to the United Nations, was written by President Daisaku Ikeda. There are serious doubts about this. It is full of bias and insinuation that departs markedly from his usual measured, balanced views. Indeed, it is Ironic that a section of it reads as follows;
“The unchecked spread of misinformation or incitement, often referred to by the neologism “infodemic,” can intensify discrimination and prejudice, eroding the very foundations of human society. This is another kind of pandemic, one that parallels the spread of the actual disease. The UN has urged strong caution in this regard, and in May last year launched the “Verified” initiative to combat the spread of inaccurate or malicious information about COVID-19. The UN works with multiple media outlets to disseminate information whose accuracy has been confirmed by its own experts as well as other scientists and specialists. The initiative calls for the participation of “information volunteers” throughout the world, who will actively share reliable content as a means of keeping their families and communities safe and connected.
The dangers arising from failure to thoroughly expose errors by challenging falsehoods and misinformation are not limited to the resulting dearth of correct information and knowledge. Of even graver concern is the risk that existing discrimination and prejudice will interact with fears of infectionthat deepens the fractures within society and undermines the human rights and dignity that must be protected for all people.”
Citing the Peace Proposal as an authoritative guide, our directorate here in SGI-UK are actively encouraging the members to accept the gene therapy, DNA altering, untested, not approved by the FDA, so called ‘vaccine’. This amounts to nothing short of coercion, and brings to mind the 1940’s priesthood in Japan urging the laity to accept the Shinto talisman. Not to mention the appalling immediate and possible long term distressing and health-threatening side effects of this experimental so called ‘vaccine’.
As ordinary human beings, which we all are, you may take the view that this is a matter of personal choice for them. But as leaders of a Global Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) recognised by the United Nations, these leaders have a duty of care to the membership. It is their responsibility to ensure that such an organisation does not contravene international laws and put the lives of anyone at risk.
Many people have long been aware of the criminal nature of the restrictions placed upon the citizenry of the global population by governmental decree and illegal enforcement. Indeed, there is a class action lawsuit being brought by Dr Reiner Fuellmich and a team of international lawyers. They are challenging the legality of the governmental dictates in a Nurenburg style international court of human rights.
If the truth prevails (it inevitably does), governments and institutions will be held accountable. This includes NGO’s. To put it bluntly, if our cherished organisation is found to have been guilty of breaking international law and notably the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as supposedly upheld by the United Nations, leaders within those institutions and organisations will, and should face criminal charges.
How ironic that a lay Buddhist organisation should find itself at odds with the International Declaration of Human Rights! For anyone, such as myself, who holds any kind of leadership responsibility, this must be a matter of grave concern.
Therefore, I put it to you, our leaders, that you should immediately denounce the false narrative that has coerced sincere members into complying with unlawful, unnecessary restrictions and worse, sacrificing their health for the sake of compliance to an evil agenda, and that you immediately resign from your responsibilities.
Follow up to my open letter
For the avoidance of doubt, the views expressed below are entirely my own and are not intended in any way to represent the views of anyone else.
Since publishing my open letter in February, I have received some encouraging feedback from a few fellow practitioners, who it seems feel similar, in that our lay organisation is displaying a degree of complacency over the horrendous evil that this ‘pandemic’ and the associated restrictions present us with.
i.e. The steady erosion of our civil liberties. We are under virtual house arrest. We are
- Not allowed to travel.
- Not allowed to meet friends/family within households.
- Not allowed to go to The Theatre, Cinema, pubs, restaurants, galleries, gyms, museums, libraries – and the list goes on.
I have also received a phone call from a senior member of the directorate here in the UK, which I’m sorry to say, was not so encouraging. (My thanks to whoever it was that brought my letter to their attention!)
It seems that my wishing to voice my doubts and encourage some dialogue on the matter of the ‘pandemic’ and the global lock-down at discussion and divisional meetings is out of step with the official views of our organisation’s senior leaders. I have been told categorically that such matters should not be discussed at Buddhist Meetings! Furthermore, I was accused of causing disunity should I persist in such behaviour, alleging that by doing so I was calling into question the sincerity and wisdom of said senior leaders.
Surely open debate is the very substance of Buddhist meetings? I questioned. No, such matters have no place in SGI meetings I was told. Well, I won’t be silenced, and if I am not allowed to talk about such things at meetings I will talk about them here.
Before you run away with the notion that I have become anti-organisation or worse, anti-SGI, let me state clearly for the record that I am SGI. I uphold the Teachings of Nichiren Daishonin, have the deepest gratitude and respect for my fellow practitioners, and the Three founding Presidents, and I practice assiduously according to the teachings of Nichiren Daishonin whilst fully embracing the SGI Charter. I will not be branded as a trouble maker (although it’s probably too late already). My intentions are entirely pure and my actions, I sincerely believe, are fully in the pursuit of kosen-rufu.
If, like me you believe in the immeasurable power of the mystic law as embodied in Nam Myho Renge Kyo, then you will also have no problem believing in the incredibly destructive power of evil and the negative forces that are presently assailing our human world. Of course, evil will never defeat the power of good, but it can destroy lives and the social infrastructure of society if allowed to spread freely, unchecked.
As the saying goes, “all it takes for bad things to happen is for good people to do nothing.”
Our global civilisation is in the grip of incredible evil. Whether you believe it started with a virus or not is largely irrelevant. Powered on by the maniacal desires of a few insane, power hungry, beyond wealthy, evil despots, we have been coerced into accepting the narrative of what I will henceforth refer to as the ‘Covidian Cult’. That’s right a cult. A devilish, wicked, occultist cult.
At this point, I expect many of you will stop reading. Casting my views aside to be added to the list of ‘conspiracy theorists’. If that’s you, I’m sorry. It was not my intention to offend you in any way. For the rest of you, I will continue.
This is not a theory, so I am not a ‘conspiracy theorist’ it is factual.
The ‘science’ used to support the restriction of freedom is largely invented. There is credible evidence to prove that this is the case. The ‘vaccine’ that is being thrust upon us has been developed with a view to enslave humanity. Why do you think there is so much pressure for EVERYONE to have it?
OK, you may ask, even if that’s true, what has it got to do with Buddhism.
Our centre’s are closed. We are ‘not allowed’ to meet or chant with fellow practitioners in our own homes. Our Zoom meetings are a poor substitution for the face to face open dialogue that being in physical proximity with each other naturally encourages. Attempting to chant with fellow members online is extremely difficult and acts as a deterrent to many people.
I mistakenly referred to the Covidian Cult as a provisional teaching, which of course it isn’t. Provisional Teachings did have some efficacy when the time was appropriate. No the Covidiian Cult is an erroneous teaching which will lead people into misery and suffering. By not speaking out against this erroneous teaching we are propagating it.
So what do you suggest? I hear you say. I suggest that we establish regular weekly national Daimoku Tozos with firm targets for when this nightmare will end.
That we put stakes in the ground with firm deadlines. There is no shortage of SGI anniversaries and notable dates to work with.
How about, by May 3rd our centres can open, by June 6th we can welcome members back into our homes so that we can chant, study and have face to face dialogue again?
By July 3rd all restrictions on the free movement of citizens are lifted including the abolishment of mandatory wearing of face masks, social distancing and all the other completely ineffective measures that have been imposed for so long.
October 10th the announcement of the end of the ‘Global Pandemic’ by the WHO and the UN,
November 18th we celebrate an unprecedented surge in the membership of SGI globally.
An open letter to Central London Area Leaders
At the very beginning of the so called Coronavirus ‘pandemic’, our central steering committee of leaders, decided to close all our centres for the ‘safety’ of our members. Furthermore, ‘instructions’ were issued to the membership at large that we are not ‘allowed’ to meet with each other in our own private residences. This despite varying Government guidelines to the contrary.
Instead we have been encouraged to engage in online ‘meetings’ and conduct all of our activities virtually.
If you honestly believe that these measures have any real value then I’m afraid you are victim to the biggest hoax ever perpetrated against humanity.
Now in my 38th year of assiduous, sincere and consistent practice of SGI Nichiren Buddhism, I reflect on how we have previously dealt with other threats to the freedom and safety of our citizens here in the UK.
During the 80’s and 90’s we were constantly being attacked by terrorists from either side of the Northern Ireland political divide known as ‘the troubles’. Then our great founding General Director, Richard Causton, urged regular Daimoku Tozo’s and set clear targets to see an end to these hostilities, resulting in, as history bears out, an end to the threats posed by such menaces.
Similarly, the eruption of what came to be known as the ‘Gulf War’ was quickly brought to and end with members from all over the country (and the rest of the world) focusing Daimoku campaigns to see an end to these hostilities.
9/11, another milestone in the history of threats to our civilization, was contained through the determined efforts of practitioners who gathered regularly at large venues with roaring Daimoku to end the madness.
7/7 was another such event that threatened to overwhelm the freedom of our society, but once again, through the sincere encouragement and wisdom of our leaders we engaged in unstoppable Daimoku campaigns to quell the threat that this evil presented.
Then, ‘Covid 19’, a flu variant was identified and we have been led to believe that this virus poses the greatest threat to humanity to date. Leading to the wholesale lockdown of vast swathes of the planet, resulting in the collapse of our economy, the closure of schools, mass unemployment, loss of life through neglect due to preference of treatment being accorded to ‘coronavirus’ cases.
And the response from SGI? Stay at home, chant in domei, meet online!
When did we become so unquestioningly compliant?
I am not suggesting that Coronavirus does not exist. I believe it is a constantly mutating flu variant that poses no more serious risk than any other form of influenza (but certainly not as much as pneumonia), and yet Governments all around the world agree that this is such a serious threat that it warrants the restriction of freedom and movement everywhere. When, in the history of mankind have all governments agreed about anything? Do you not find this strange?
All sources of mainstream media are currently censored, We are being literally brainwashed with the incessant bombardment of messages that reinforce the rhetoric that this is a serious virus.
Any deviation from the establishment rhetoric is subsequently silenced, de-platformed or villified, no matter how credible or qualified the source.
We are being urged to accept an untested ‘vaccine’, provided by manufacturers who bear no responsibility for any unfortunate side effects should they occur.
Reliable, credible sources advise that in fact this ‘vaccine’ is a form of genetic engineering.
There is a movement of oppression that seeks to restrict the freedom of anyone that does not accept the vaccine.
The ‘evidence’ used to enforce the oppression of people has constantly been called into question by esteemed, credible, qualified professionals yet still the Government chooses to only present the ‘evidence’ that supports the oppression.
Nichiren Daishonin exhorts us to resolve our doubts, not suppress them.
The only way this madness will stop is when we say enough!
SGI is the only organisation that can transform this awful attack of negativity.
In my view we should be holding weekly Daimoku Tozo’s at a national level.
It is SGI that influences the country, not the other way around!
I implore you, my sincere fellow practitioners, to wake up! Start questioning the narrative. Let’s end this madness.
David Bloomfield February 2021
Happy New Year!
Westminster Chapter Is warmly inviting you to join us for a 2 hour tozo every Sunday (starting from Sunday 10th of January and continuing until this pandemic has ended) on zoom, from 4 pm to 6 pm. Gongyo will be at 5.30pm.
Let’s join our mentor, Ikeda Sensei, in praying wholeheartedly “for the quickest possible end to this threat and a return to normality and safety” and for each member of Westminster chapter to have great victories this year.
There are 1/2 hour slots for leading Daimoku.
Please share with anyone you think might like to join, for as little or as long as you like. Please refer to your District Leader for the ZOOM link which will remain the same throughout the duration.
All the best and I hope to see you on Sunday
Cinzia (On behalf of the Chapter team)
Second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda often said: “A strong prayer to the Gohonzon is certain to be realized. There are three conditions, however: Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, Nam-myoho-renge-kyo and more Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!” He also said: “Chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo cultivates the state of Buddhahood” and “The power of Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is colossal. It can transform a life imbued with painful karma into one that is like strolling in a beautiful garden, or like a pleasant dream.” (June 27, 2008, World Tribune, p. 4)
Message from Westminster Chapter Team
Seikyo Shimbun article featuring Westminster Chapter!
19th September 2020
We are delighted to share that we, Westminster Chapter, have been nominated by SGI-UK to feature in the Seikyo Shimbun! We will be representing SGI-UK and have this wonderful opportunity to inspire members in Japan and around the world through a report of our activities. Isn’t that wonderful? Hurray!!!!💫
We have been asked for pictures of the Chapter pre and post COVID. Could you please send us: – any pictures of your district that you may have from last year (remember we took photos last year of our discussion meetings to send to Sensei?) and – also any pictures of Zoom meetings that you may have from the last few months. This could be any one to one inspiration/study or larger District meetings.
Please could you make sure that everyone in the picture has consented for it to be shared. We usually ask this question before taking a picture, but just in case you think someone might still like to be asked, please could you do so?
Our deadline is Monday, 21st Sept. So please do send the pictures asap – they don’t need to be perfect. I attach a picture from Marylebone that we had taken last year – just to help you think of the sort of pictures you could share. Any questions, please just call.
Very best, Meeta (On behalf of the Chapter team)
Message from Westminster Chapter Team
5th September 2020
Join us every Saturday morning from 9.00 – 10.00 am chanting in domei , to ” chant wholeheartedly with a fervent prayer for the quickest possible end to this threat and t0 return to normality and safety” (Quote President Ikeda)
If the nation is destroyed and people’s homes are wiped out, then where can one flee for safety? If you care anything about your personal security, you should first of all pray for order and tranquillity throughout the four quarters of the land, should you not? MWND1-p24
Daily Daimoku Tozo to rid the land of the Coronavirus threat.
Since we are all unable to get together at the same time, we would like to invite all Westminster Chapter members to join us in Domei (chanting at the same time but not in the same place for a unified purpose) Daimoku Tozo in order to rid our land of the coronavirus threat between 7 and 8pm, time permitting, weekday evenings.
Even if you could join for just a few minutes, I have no doubt that our united strong determined prayer will clear this obstacle completely away.
Thank you for all your efforts for kosen-rufu, especially during these unusually challenging times.
Please invite everyone that can to participate where possible.
David, Ilaria, Cinzia & Meeta
President Ikeda’s 2020 New Year Message
18th November Message
Congratulations on the 89th anniversary of the Founding of the Soka Gakkai!
I am currently in Tokyo on the SGI Autumn training course together with Justine Marchant, SGI-UK Women’s Division leader, David Woodger, SGI-UK Men’s Division leader and Jane Orr, SGI-UK vice Women’s Division leader, as part of the course including 255 members from 64 countries.
SGI President Daisaku Ikeda sent a message to the course which included these words, which serve as a useful message on this anniversary:
“Every Gakkai member is the Buddha’s own child. We are all Bodhisattvas of the Earth striving to achieve kosen-rufu, a hallowed task without peer.
Nichiren Daishonin advises the following: ‘In this defiled age, you should always talk together.’ (WND-1, 449) and ‘All my disciples and followers should read and listen to this letter. Those who are serious in their resolve should discuss it with one another.’ (WND-1, 449)
While we aspire to advance kosen-rufu in this new era, the most humble yet unerring path to that end begins with dialogue, either by one person to another or with a small group of people. The axis with which this process turns is the zadankai, the discussion meetings now held all over the world. This is where everyone becomes the protagonist, where people may freely learn more about Buddhism and exchange views – a place where we join in as ‘friends in an orchid room’ by sharing faith experiences and forging heartfelt bonds, enabling us to take part in a dramatic narrative of self-rejuvenation that shines with dignity for ourselves and others. The discussion meeting represents the very basis of the Soka Gakkai, the driving force through which kosen-rufu thrives. I ask you, as leaders, to achieve new victories by taking the initiative to ensure that the cadence of discussion meeting-centric activities never wanes, and by doing so, spawn new waves of progress to drive further expansion. Use it to foster a new generation of capable individuals.”
We are very happy to report to you that we had the highest ever future division attendance at discussion meetings in October – 613 young people attended across the UK. The previous highest figure for future division attendees was 546, in October 2017. Thank you very much to the future division members and all those supporting them for their tremendous effort to bring joy and vigour to the October discussion meetings.
November discussion meeting week has now arrived, and we hope you agree that Sensei’s message today is the perfect guidance to remind us how important discussion meetings are, and to challenge the obstacles we face to bring our friends and guests to a discussion meeting, so the circle of ‘self-rejuvenation’ can spread even more widely.
Thank you for everything you are doing for kosen-rufu!
With very warm wishes from all of us,
Justine, Jane, Robert and David
Taplow Court, Taplow
Maidenhead SL6 0ER
INTRODUCTION AND THEME FOR 2020
SGI Theme for 2020 – “Year of Capable People and Advancement”
– Below are some points from President Harada announcing the theme at the 43rd HQL Meeting
- “Let’s make 2020 a year in which everyone advances and everyone becomes a capable person”
- “Now is the time to transform everything into an opportunity for the Soka Gakkai”
- “Next year will mark the 60th anniversary of Ikeda Sensei’s inauguration as third president of the SGI. When Sensei became the president in 1960, the theme of that year was also “The Year of Advancement”. Now is the time for us, Sensei’s disciples, to further advance kosen-rufu and show actual proof by expanding the network of capable people.”
- “The best way to expand the ranks of capable people is for the leaders themselves to do their human revolution and constantly strive to become exemplary models as capable individuals themselves – such earnest efforts will inspire all fellow members. Let us make “advance and more advance” our motto and make the year 2020 a year in which we encourage and foster new ranks of capable people.
Yvonne Laas, former Women’s Division Chapter Leader for Westminster died on 6th October 2019. She made a huge contribution to the movement for Kosen Rufu in Westminster and the world at large. Friends and members remember her fondly and she will be greatly missed.
Westminster Buddhists Friendship Day report published in the e-bulletin
VERY WELL DONE!
We had a great success with a packed hall and many joyful attendees. President Ikeda would surely have been delighted. Thank you to everyone involved for your relentless hard work, Daimoku and determination. Special thanks are surely due to our action team, Jo, Catherine, Claudia and Guyatri, wonderfully supported by, Sakshi – Invitation design, Beverly and Fernando – Tech, Mirka, Louise and Nikita – gift team, Jenny – Shop, Banhu and Cristina – Daimoku Tozo’s, Naomi- ebulletin reporting, Bona – MC and of course the entire Westminster Chapter membership, who’s ichinen for growth and kosen rufu provided the solid foundation on which the activity was built.
Among the many guests in attendance were 3 Westminster City councillors, one of whom, is the Deputy Cabinet Member for Sports, Culture and Community and he sits on Westminster council’s advisory committee for religious education. He was very impressed with our event and requested that we nominate an SGI delegate to join the committee going forward.
It’s now less than a week until our Friendship Day, we have confirmed attendance from at least 2 Westminster Councillors and we are putting the final touches to our plans with the final tozo’s at Jo’s on Monday and Banhu’s on Friday. Let’s keep up the momentum and especially our Daimoku.
DAIMOKU – plan, DAIMOKU – check, DAIMOKU – action!
With less than 3 weeks to go before our Friendship Day, we have received the following message from President Ikeda in response to our letter to him about the event (reprinted below);
“I read your letter. I pray for great successful meeting. Please convey my best regards to everyone.”
WESTMINSTER CHAPTER ANNOUNCES JUNE 1ST FRIENDSHIP DAY
Put June 1st in the diary for Westminster Buddhists Friendship Day. The event which we intend to be inspirational and motivating will be held in the afternoon at a central London location – in Westminster, naturally.
We all have friends, colleagues and perhaps people we have merely had a conversation with, who are intrigued by the “Buddhism thing” and yet know very little about it. The friendship day is designed to introduce people to practising Buddhists, without being too ‘in their face about it’. Often a gentle introduction is much more powerful than trying to force someone one thinks is unhappy into a solution that they are not ready for. The schedule for the afternoon will be to show a short film, give guests the opportunity to speak to members on a one-to-one basis about what the practice means and does for them and more. We plan to have an SGI shop available and literature for people who want to know more and Westminster will follow up contacts who express an interest.
Westminster Chapter would love to hear from members who would be willing to give a short and inspirational experience on the day. If you have an experience or you know of someone that does who is willing to share it, please advise the steering team. We want to grab them by the heart strings!
The steering team are our chapter leaders, David, Cinzia and Ilaria. They have issued the following statement, “We want a Westminster Buddhists Friendship Day that is a soft introduction to Buddhism which is accessible to everyone, even people who have never considered religion before.” An action team has been formed and Claudia Longhin will keep members up to date about the event.