I was sitting outside waiting for the Daimoku chanting to finish so I could enter the temple for the lecture. Egotism reared its ugly head in the form of a concerned member, who then became pushy, and ultimately dismissive.
"If you won't come in an practice, you may as well have stayed home. If I were you I would have found something better to do with my time," he said. The volume and force in his voice increased with each passing minute as he rehashed ideology and doctrine that I did not yet believe in. The funny thing is he would repeat once in a while "we just want world peace." If this guy wasn't an oblivious comedian.