Thoughts on “12 Ways Nichiren (SGI) Buddhism is Different”

My  thoughts on “12 Ways Nichiren (SGI) Buddhism is Different“.

To put this list in pure bulleted form:

  • You do not have to convert to Buddhism to chant
  • The goal of this practice is results
  • In this practice, each person is a Buddha
  • We have a living mentor
  • There are no lifestyle, diets, rules of behavior or “paths” to memorize or carefully trod
  • Desire is not the enemy
  • There are no clergy, no robes, no temples
  • We are changing our karma every time we chant
  • The main practice is reciting the words Nam-myoho-renge-kyo over and over
  • The SGI does not discriminate for any reason
  • There is no guilt

I agree with this list for the most part, and I’ve decided to take a deep dive into each bullet point in future posts. Stay tuned!


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