Untold History of SSA
The purpose of this page is to keep for posterity the untold history of SSA in associating with the actions of certain central leaders.
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Tyrannical Top Authorities Plot in persecuting YMD Chapter Leader
Recently, the Hosshaku Kempon Editorial Team has been following the Facebook postings of an ex-Young Men Division (YMD) Chapter leader from Tampines Zone on how he was graduated to the Men’s Division (MD).
A summary of events are as follows:
Posted on December 28, 2014:
An organization that are full of hypocrites. So tell me what is compassion?
Posted on January 3, 2015:
I will not keep in silence anymore! Let's see!
Posted on February 24, 2015:
On December 26, 2014, my graduation as an YMD assistant Chapter was formally announced. For the past 3 years since the removal of the group of YMD seniors from their leadership positions, I was targeted and persecuted. Despite pretense of dialogues and fake acts of compassion shown to me, it was obvious that there was a plot on-going to get me removed – subtly and slowly to escape accusation. They eventually succeeded!
Despite being removed as a study facilitator and being kicked out of Gajokai the following year, I told myself not to withdraw from Gakkai. Regardless of what happened and how I felt, my YMDs are my priority. As long as I sincerely work for their happiness, linking them to Sensei and the Gohonzon, the top leaders will see my sincerity. I was naive!
1. Underhanded Method of Transferring In an Assistant Chapter
The intention to transfer a YMD assistant into my chapter was brought up by YMD SHQ attached, WX, to my chapter yongsha in Nov 2012. Coincidentally, during that meet-up, my assistant chapter MD shared that the district adult leaders do not trust me at all. Though shocked by it, my YMD Zone chief and I asked for a chance to hold dialogues to resolve any misunderstanding. Isn't this the proper way of resolving issues in Gakkai? However, my MD rejected all dialogue requests. He insisted there was no need for dialogue; having an assistant YMD chapter chief is good enough!
It is obvious that there was a conspiracy going on between my MD and WX, who kept quiet throughout the discussion on issues of mistrust. Their objective – to force through the appointment of an assistant chapter.
Undeniably, it is always good to have an assistant. However, the circumstances that this transfer takes place was questionable:
In my follow-up dialogue with WX, I responded that there are issues that needed urgent attention. Putting in an assistant does not resolve these issues and might even complicate things.
Instead of resolving the issues, WX arranged for another meeting – this time attended by more than 10 RZC leaders! I was honoured!
I was shaken to the core! Such unreasonable behavior and high-handed methods of handling things happened and the very people behind all these are the RZC and SHQ attached! None of them felt guilty? Yet, these senior leaders call themselves Sensei’s disciple! Isn't this the same method that they forcefully removed the YMD seniors not so long ago?
Posted on February 26, 2015:
2. Forced to make a Open Apology
In order to enable everyone to work happily together for kosen-rufu and putting the past behind us, I obliged to making an open apology with the hope that the apology will appease everyone. I personally do not see how an apology will resolve the issue. Given a chance, a dialogue surfacing issues and concerns would be far more effective. Nevertheless, I obliged to the move if that is what the rest of my Chapter leaders wanted me to do.
In January 2013, a special meeting was arranged for me to make an apology. During the meeting, I apologized in front of all my 4D district leaders for posting on facebook two years ago, causing adult leaders to have mistrust towards me.
3. Swap from Main to Assistant Chapter
2013 was extremely challenging for me. I was busy with my wedding preparation at the beginning of the year and welcomed my little one at the end of the year. Juggling between my work, my new role as a husband and father and yet-to-settled childcare arrangement, attending meetings was almost impossible. However, I remained in contact with my YMD leaders and attended whatever meeting I can, even though I managed to attend only very few. Throughout this period of time, no YMD senior showed concern towards me.
All of sudden, in Mar 2014, WX, who hasn't been contacting me for quite a while, called me and suggested that I swap position with my assistant chapter. My initial hesitation annoyed him. He said in the telephone conversation that they could have just removed me from my position but chose to do a swap instead. During the follow-up dialogue, I agreed to this swap knowing it is only sensible to allow my assistant to take the lead in this challenging period of my life. My only condition was that I continue to be updated on things so that I could do whatever little I can for kosen-rufu.
For some reasons unknown to me, the swap was delayed. And in June 2014, the newly appointed YMD chief had a dialogue with me. He asked if I am still chanting and encouraged me to challenge my current circumstances. Other than approaching me to confirm my agreement on the swap, he kept talking about strange unrelated topics such as ex-youth chief FB issue, letters that were sent out etc and asked me thrice whether I feel it is wrong. It was a total insult to me! Is he insinuating something? I felt uncomfortable and offended!
Posted on February 28, 2015:
4. The Ultimatum – Forced Graduation
Three months after the swap took place, the newly appointed RHQ YMD had a dialogue with me and informed me that I will be graduated to MD. The reason given was that I wasn’t actively coming out for meetings and I would therefore be able to do more in MD. How ridiculous! RHQ YMD also mentioned that HQ is still monitoring all those who ever wrote in Facebook during the YMD facebook issue. That nails it! Their true intention all along was to graduate me. So all the numerous dialogues and concerns these few years were never genuine. The end has all along been decided.
The swap appeared to be made for me to take a step back to sort out my life so that I can once again contribute freely in the future. But no! The swap was to make the graduation already planned easier to execute. What other conclusion can I reach when the two events happened just 3 months apart?
When WX and YMD chief had another dialogue with me, both of them could not give me a satisfactory reason why I was graduated just three months after the swap. Despite reassuring them I was chanting and challenging my circumstances, YMD chief said he felt I was simply not doing enough! He then brought up that graduating me was in fact my Chapter 4D’s idea all along. What else do I have to say?
The exact same strategy was used once again! When the YMDs are not able to substantiate their actions with reason to convince me, they get the RZC leaders to wield the sword. A dialogue with my chapter leaders was efficiently arranged just 3 days later. I was informed that afternoon that the region and zone leaders will also be attending. Having gone through a similar meeting less than 2 years ago where I was cornered and silenced, I decided against attending this one.
Two days later, I was informed of the collective decision by all 13 who attended to have me graduated. WX pushed the blame to me for not even making the effort to attend the session. He missed the point totally! Would my attendance make a difference to the conclusion?
5. After Thought
It is crystal clear by now that everything that happened was a plot, a conspiracy to get me removed. Just like what the YMD RHQ says, HQ has been monitoring me! I was black marked and passed a death sentence since 2011. It was naïve of me to even put in the effort to meet up with these leaders holding dialogue after dialogue, only to find out that all dialogues were merely actions to disguise their plot and intention.
I don’t care what have become of me. More importantly, what has the organization become? If they are true practitioners, where is their compassion to encourage one who is struggling? How can they fail to appreciate those who once fought hard for kosen-rufu with their lives?
Throughout this whole ordeal, I was totally disgusted by how these senior leaders who act holy but yet harbor so much hatred in their heart! They scheme and plot to achieve their ends, conspiring with others who also have their own private agenda, but are willing to work together towards a common goal. Where is the organization heading? When is this witch hunting going to end?
The following screenshots are excerpts of his Facebook postings.