About SGI and NST
[The Bible of Shakubuku] supervised by Taisaku Ikeda, SGI
The SGI Bible of Shakubuku (1951), supervised by Daisaku Ikeda,was published
by the Soka Gakkai to train believers. The Soka Gakkai no longer publishes
the Bible of Shakubuku because it promotes the Nichiren-Shoshu.
Nevertheless, SGI's fundamental doctrines have not changed with the exception
of denying the that the heritage of the law is transmitted through the
person of High Priest of Nichiren Shoshu. Now they claim that the heritage
is only transmitted through the Successive Presidents of the Soka Gakkai.
"Shakyamuni's dharma is the dharma of the past and no longer beneficial".
(page 63, The Bible of Shakubuku)
Nichiren taught; The Lotus Sutra is identical to Shakyamuni Buddha,who
would enter Nirveana and never appear in front of those who do not believe
in the Lotus Sutra but would always appear in front of those who believe
in the Lotus Sutra as if he were alive in this world even after death.(P59
Shugo Kokka-ron by NOPA )
Nichiren taught;Buddhists rebel against Lord Buddha Shakyamuni while reciting
His Lotus Sutra. The unfilial country referred to is this country of Japan.(P156
Soya Nyudo-dono-gari Gosho by NOPA )
"It is necessary to realize that we no longer have a connection to
Shakyamuni's Buddhism." (page 65, The Bible of Shakubuku)
Nichiren taught; The nation of Japan today has turned its back on the Lotus
Sutra and cast aside Shakyamuni Buddha. For that reason, its people are
not only bound to fall into the great citadel of the Avici Hell in the
next existence, but they will surely encounter great troubles in their
present existence as well.(P371 Letter to Ichinosawa Nyudo,Letter of Nichiren
by Columbia University Press)
Nichiren taught; If you are of same mind as Nichiren, you must be a Bodhisattva
of the Earth. And since you are a Bodhisattva of the Earth, there is not
the slightest doubt that you have been a disciple of the Buddha from the
remotest past.(P360 The True entity of Life, Shoho Jisso sho,Letter of
Nichiren by CUP)
*SGI eliminated the name of the Buddha Shakyamuni and changed to only the
"You should know that Nichiren Daishonin is the only true Buddha in
Mappo-era." (page 67, The Bible of Shakubuku)
"Buddha Shakamuni is inferior to the true Buddha Nichiren." (page316,
The Bible of Shakubuku)
Nichiren taught; There are three reasons why Shakyamuni Buddha has a relationship
with all the people of this Saha world. First of all he is the World-Honored
One, the sovereign of the people of this Saha world. The second reason
is that Shakyamuni Buddha is the father and mother of all the person in
this Saha world. The third reason is that Shakyamuni is the original teacher
of all persons in this Saha world(P123 The Tripitaka Master shan-wu-wei,
Zenmui Sanzou Sho, Letters of Nichiren by CUP)
Nichiren taught; Although I myself may be insignificant, I propagate the
Lotus Sutra and therefore am the envoy of Shakyamuni Buddha.(P333 On Various
Actions, Shujyu Onfurumai Gosho, Selected Writings of Nichiren by CUP)
"The Lotus Sutra which is the long-cherished wish of Buddha Shakamuni
is no longer valid in this era, not in the least." (page93, The Bible
Nichiren taught; No matter what happens, abandoning the Lotus Sutra will cause us to be plunged into hell.(P105 Open Your Eyes, Kaimoku Sho by NOPA )
Nichiren taught; Whether tempted by good or threatened by evil, if one
casts aside the Lotus Sutra, he destines himself for hell.(P137 the Openening
of the Eyes, Selected Writings of Nichiren by CUP)
"If you don't worship the Gohonzon of NST (SGI), you will know no
well-being in the age of Mappo." (page70, The Bible of Shakubuku)
"If you worship the Honzon of a wicked religion, you will naturally experience misfortune (page280, The Bible of Shakubuku).
"All other sects except NST (SGI) are wicked religions and are a negative
influence on society. (page286, The Bible of Shakubuku)
"The teachings of Buddha Shakamuni is as useless as last year's calendar.
If you are guided by his teachings, your life will surely fail as a logical
result." (page303,The Bible of Shakubuku)
"Every person who doesn't worship the Gohonzon of Fuji-Taiseki temple
(SGI) are bad people who slander the true dharma.' (page314, The Bible
"The family which believes in the so-called Nichiren-shu will have
children who have deformities, mental retardation or madness."(page321,
The Bible of Shakubuku)
"All other sects except NST (SGI) are false heresies who exert a bad
influence on society." (page323, The Bible of Shakubuku)
PS: Nichiren-shoshu(Taiseki-ji) insists that Gohonzon is the evidence which Nichiren shonin entrusted with Honmon-Kaidan. But it already had been proved that their Gohonzon was a fake. It means that, the story of Nichiren-shoshu is a fabrication. It is not only matters of authenticity of that Honzon.
There was a newspaper article of Mainiti News Paper about
the argument between Kempon and Taisekiji in 11th Nov in 1900.
The first argument between Honda Nissho of Kempon Hokke and Abe Jisho of
Fuji sect(Taisekiji) started. They criticized each other about the succession
of the Dharma by Nichiren shonin. Rev.Nissho asserted successfully the
Succession of the Scrolls with evidences of Nichirenfs works and the Lotus
sutra. But Rev.Jisho could not refute sufficiently against him, being at
a loss for an answer.
At the moment when the defeat of Fuji sect would be definite, one of
believers of Fuji placarded gGreat victory of Fuji secth on the wall. Believers
of Kempon said h Tear off the placard!h with anger. Hirata, one of managers of
Fuji sect tried to hit at Rev.Nissho under this uproar. The uproar was becoming
bigger and bigger, then the picketing captain ordered breakup.
the evidence of Kemponfs victory as a newspaper article. But SGI and NST
continue to tell a lie.
SGI(Soka Gakkai) and NST(Nichiren Sho-shu) distort Nichiren's doctrine
to expand their domination and financial power.
SGI and NST brainwash their believers and teach them, "The teachings of Buddha Shakamuni is useless for us".
SGI pretends to be a peace-loving organization. However SGI educates their
believers to beat other sects by using slanders and abuses as SHAKUBUKU.
They use double standards as a tactics.
SHAKUBUKU not means to convert people to intolerant specific religion by
persistent argument. Original SHAKUBUKU of St.Nichiren means to warn severely
against bad behavior influenced by mistaken doctrine of religions whenever
the world is in disturbance and sufferings.
Protecting the true dharma is for peace and prosperity of the world. We
should protect and spread the true dharma for harmony and unity of all
of things.Therefore if you do SHAKUBUKU, you need to make up your mind
with mercy to receive abusive language and behaviors from thoughtless people.
Furthermore, St.Nichiren has taught us that denouncing to bad people and
priest who destroy the teaching of Buddha is a duty of well learned priest,
not a religious work of lay people, and also should not give an offering
to bad priests and so on.
We hope that SGI's and NST's believers come back to the teaching of eternal
Buddha and the true Nichirenfs doctrine. Please join us to get beautiful
and strong eternal life. Let's challenge to establish an ideal world.
In SGI's Japanese newspaper[Seikyo], SGI's executives are blaming opposite
people and sects by using vulgar words day after day.
The true Buddhism is a very realistic and rational religion. With progress of
the study about Buddhism in USA, it seems to be infiltrated among Western
people. St.Nichiren made an effort to keep the true Buddhism of Shakamuni,
refusing superstitions in the Buddhism at the risk of his life. The most
important point of Buddhism is contained in Lotus sutra, Myoho Renge Kyo. And
St.Nichiren said as an envoy of Buddha Shakamuni that "Buddha Shakamuni is the
eternal Buddha and leads people eternally to the true teachings."
"Listen to me attentive! I will tell you about my hidden core and supernatural
powers. The gods, men and asuras in the world think that I, Shakamuni Buddha,
left the palace of the Shakas, sat at the place of enlightenment not far from
the City of Gaya, and attained Anuttara-samyak-sambodhi[forty and odd years
ago]. To tell the truth, good men, it is many hundreds of thousands of billions
of nayutas of kalpas since I became the Buddha." [The Lotus Sutra translated
from the Chinese by Senchu Murano]
"Listen then all of you attentively to
the secret, mysterious, and supernaturally pervading power of the Tathagata. All
the worlds of gods, men, and asuras consider: 'Now has Shakamuni Buddha come
forth from the palace of the Sakya clan, and seated at the training place of
enlightenment, not far from the city of Gaya, has attained Perfect
Enlightenment.' But, my good son, since I veritably become Buddha[there have
passed] infinite, boundless hundreds of thousands of myriads of kotis of nayutas
of kalpas.[The Threefold Lotus Sutra published by Kosei]
must listen carefully and hear of the Thus Come One's secret and his transcend
powers. In all the worlds the heavenly and human beings and asuras all believe
that the present Shakamuni Buddha, after leaving the palase of the Shakyas,
seated himself in the place of practice not far from the city of Gaya and there
attainted anuttara-samyak-sambodhi. But good men, it has been immeasurable,
boundless hundreds, thousands, ten thousands, millions of nayutas of kalpas
since I in fact attained Buddha hood." [Translated by Burton Watson, Copyright
In Chapter 16, Buddha Shakamuni who attained enlightenment
40 years ago reveals the truth of himself as the eternal Buddha. But SGI seems
to intend to emphasize the Thus Come One who is another Buddha Shaka by their
own Lotus sutra. SGI and so forth distort interpretation of the Lotus sutra and
Nichiren's works in a self-serving manner. SGI people can not know the truth
not a sect of Buddhism. As the president Ikeda always has said in Japan "Let's
conquer the country."@ SGI is a business enterprise using Taisekiji's doctrine
which abuses Nichiren. SGI has educated people who have not knowledge of
Buddhism by saying SGI is the only right sect of Buddhism. This SGI dominates
SGI-USA. SGI not only takes advantage of the righteous war of St.Nichiren but
keeps away people from the true Buddhism for their business. So, pious Buddhists
should not stay in SGI-USA. Pious Buddhists who believe the true Nichiren's
doctrine should not tolerate SGI-USA's expanding. As you say "Many Americans now
think Nichiren's thoughts is nonsense", St.Nichiren will be misunderstood by
SGI might change their doctrine from Taisekiji's for
their religious business. But they would destruct the true doctrine of Nichiren
and the true Buddhism because their true purpose is for money, power and fame.
Therefore, we are not going to air messages to help SGI-USA and SGI's believers.
I think Nichiren's believers who left from SGI don't want to convert to
Nichiren-shu which says "Anything is OK". So, we have to establish the true
sangha of Nichiren, as Kempon Hokke.
Some might say that Nichiren. who claims that followers of
the Buddha of Infinite Life and Zen Buddhism will fall in the Hell of Incessant
Suffering, is belligerent and therefore, will fall into the realm of asura.
Moreover, it is said in the "Peaceful Practices" (14th) chapter of the Lotus
sutra: "Do not try to expose the faults of other people or of other sutras and
do not despise other monks."
Nichiren shonin argued against the above
doubts in Kaimoku-sho(Open your eyes) by quoting the sentence of Nirvana
I will cite the Nirvana Sutra:"Suppose there is a virtuous monk
who does not accuse anyone of harming Buddhism, does not try to purge or punish
him. You should know that such a monk is an enemy of Buddhism. In case the monk
accuses such a man, purges, and punishes him. such a monk is a disciple of the
Buddha who truly follows Him. Grand Master Chang-an explains this in his
Annotations on the Nirverna Sutra: Those who destroy Buddhism are those within
Buddhism working against Buddhism. Those heartless people who keep friendly
relationships with such evil doers by overlooking their sins are their enemies.
Those who are kind enough to try to correct them are the upholders of the True
Dharma and true disciples of the Buddha. To prevent a friend from committing
evil is really a friendly act. Therefore, one who accuses those of harming
Buddhism is the Buddha's disciple; and one who does not purge evil doers is an
enemy of the Buddhism.
Old Nichiren-shu insisted Shoju-practice in
samurai-era to avoid the oppression from the shogunate. Now, many priests of
Nichiren-shu insist Shoju-practice to behave like gentle and peaceful sect. They
say "Nichiren shonin used to act as like Bodhisattva Fukyo. Bodhisattva Fukyo
respected all people by worshipping. So, we have to respect all people." Then
they are willing to abandon Nichiren's practice. They dislike to be blamed like
Nichiren shonin. I criticized Niciren-shu's high priest who insists "Shoju" at
an open debate in 2001. My counterargument is on website Japanese
Bodhisattva Fukyo not only respected all people by worshipping.
Who persecute man who respects people? He advised people to do the practices of
Bodhisattvas to become a Buddha. Then he was persecuted by Hinayana people
because it was the right doctrine of Mahayana. Nichiren shonin advised that
people should worship the eternal Buddha Shakamuni of the Lotus sutra. He
criticized other sects that abandoned the eternal Buddha Shakyamuni of the Lotus
sutra, then he was persecuted by them. Therefore, Nichiren shonin said that his
behavior to say right doctrine was the same of practice of Bodhisattva
If you fight with evil people who slander the eternal Buddha Shakamuni
and his Lotus sutra, the ties with the eternal Buddha Shakamuni will be
strong. It is Nichiren's important practice. Almost Japanese sects now
don't slander the Buddha Shakyamuni obviously because their doctrine has
contradictions. But only SGI and NST(Nichiren-shoshu) slander the Buddha
Shakyamuni and say that the Buddha Shakyamuni and his Lotus sutra are useless.
And SGI has become the biggest religious organization by using Nichiren's
works for the evil purpose. Kempon Hokke has to read Kaimoku-sho correctly
and do our best.
Quitting the SGI? Then Leave the Nichiren Shu Alone. It Would be Best to
Join the Kempon Hokke.
Nichiren-shu [as the SGI] uses inauthentic and forged writings to prove the
validity of their fictitious imaginary doctrines and perverted practices. For
example, there are no sentences in Nichiren's authentic writings that form the
basis of the following Nichiren Shu doctrines:
Nichiren-shu teaches, as the SGI, that human beings are essentially Buddhas
but Nichiren shonin teaches that we live with the Eternal Buddha Shakyamuni
in our mind.
Nichiren-shu says that the universe itself is the eternal Buddha
but Nichiren Shonin teaches that there is no difference between your mind and
Nichiren shonin teaches that Honmon, which explains the Eternal Buddha,
is superior to Shakumon but Nichiren-shu says that Honmon and Shakumon
are equally valid.
Nichiren shonin says that the Eternal Buddha Shakyamuni is the only one
we should worship but Nichiren-shu teaches that you should worship many
deities and various Bodhisattvas for your benefits.
Nichiren shonin teaches that fortune-telling and incantations are not the
right way of practice but because the people like magic, the Nichiren-shu
says that they are ways of leading people to the truth.
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