I’m not likening SGI to the Aum Shinrikyo group. I don’t really care if they proselytize or not.Queequeg wrote: ↑Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:12 pmSo you want to double down?PadmaVonSamba wrote: ↑Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:46 pmIt’s comparable to saying they share in common a view of changing the world by attracting more supporters and members. It’s not a question of their internal content.
I’m not the one saying that by intending to convert, that therefore SGI and other groups who hope to convert people are the same, or that seeking to convert others always leads to a bad ending.
Perhaps you should direct your objection to the comment by soma999 who stated that:
“... There have been many who wanted to convert the world. It has never brought any good.”
(About eight posts prior to this one).
Ridiculous. Do you even know what you're talking about? SG is an easy target to criticize, but comparing them to a group that tried to immanentize armageddon with sarin gas in a train station is national enquirer level lazy. I hope that's not the effort you put into your other endeavors.
And as for the whole question of saving all beings, it's comical when people who regard bodhisattva vows to save all beings positively get condescending when some people actually try to do it.
I was merely staying within the context of the thread.
Did you read to the original post?
Perhaps the opening post made a criticism inappropriate to this forum, and any objection should have been brought to the attention of the moderators.
As it is, there was simply a comment by one person that based on their own observations, which is that any group whose goal is to convert the world is following a bad course. (This assumption itself can certainly be debated).
They made a non-specific (but I think obvious) reference to Aum Shinrikyo, and I merely guessed that this was the group they were referring to. That doesn’t mean that I am saying the two groups are similar in doctrine.