I have a growing concern which, although on one hand, I should ignore, on the other, I don't think ignorance is a good thing
Many of us have become aware by a buddhist by the name of Enjitsu who has been posting in various places on the web and declaring himself as the "official westerner representative of Buddhism". On a recent post of his on Facebook he has said the following;
This topic is for the explication of the position of Westerner Representative of Buddhism. (wrob).
In spring/summer of 2006 public Shurangama dharma meetings were held, with many attendees. During several of the meetings I was publicly informed by the Samgha that I was now authorized to represent all westerner's in the world, regardless of their geographical location, in regards to Buddhism and was directed to do so. This position expands the authority of and supersedes a previous position I held, youth westerner representative of buddhism.
Full recordings of the meetings & transcription's of the sections related to this position will be more widely available shortly. The total length of these recordings is estimated at 12-15 hours and provides a complete explanation. The summarization of which is the holder of this position has blanket authority to represent all westerners in the world regarding matters of buddhism. This decree is by authority of the Samgha (Bhikksu's, Bhikksuni's) of Soto Zen, Shingon shu Acharya, Patriarchate of Kegon shu, Patriarchate of Hosso shu etc., and reporting to the same.
http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=1 ... opic=16206
Enjitsu appears to belong to the American Buddhist Temple http://www.abtemple.org/cgi-bin/abtempl ... 1065790136
My concern is, not just with Enjitsu, but with a buddhist organisation that assumes the authority to appoint someone to represent all forms of buddhism.
Does anyone know about the ABT and what kind of authority they hold over other buddhist organisations?
Also, according to the Facebook website, the Enjitsu on this forum is not the "real" Enjitsu, so are we to assume that if he replies to this thread, he is not the real Enjitsu??
Specifically, neither myself nor any of my staff members have ever posted any material on the DharmaWheel website. So the site administrators should remove all those threads.
http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=1 ... opic=16134