Who are they? What do they want from us? Why won’t they leave us alone?

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I appreciate the reality that Nichiren Buddhism is accessible to all. Regardless of what us Soka Gakkai International members would wish was true, there are many out in the Nichiren world who have had “less than satisfactory” experiences with SGI. I’m sorry if it hurts to hear that, because it’s just simply true. You can call it negative karma, you can say they didn’t challenge themselves, didn’t chant enough and throw around “potato rubbing” and “cleaning the muddy water out” analogies all you wish, I do, but facts are facts. One painful glimpse of the new incarnation of Buddhajones.com reminds me, as it should you, that nothing is perfect.

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No high-concept blog tonight. I’m tired. I started the day at the pool, THE pool – the new swimming pool built on the CSUMB (California Sate University Monterey Bay) that is 25 meters by 25 yards. I do underwater laps across 25 meters. With mask, snorkel and long freediving fins I train there 2 or 3 days a week. I also try and walk 30 minutes a few times a week as terrestrial exercise lowers my blood sugar, swimming doesn’t.

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