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Saturday, February 28, 2015

EXTRA EXTRA Its Official: SGI dumps the DaiGohonzon


I'm sure that some of you are puzzled or disturbed by Soka Gakkai President Harada's announcement on November 8, 2014:

 " The Soka Gakkai does NOT regard the Gohonzon that was inscribed in the second year of Koan [1279], and is located at Taiseki-ji, now a center of slander of the Law, as the object to be accepted and upheld in terms of actual practice...All Gohonzon-script or character mandalas of the ten worlds- inscribed by the Daishonin himself for humanity, as well as transcriptions thereof, are equally the object of devotion of the essential teaching..”. [emphasis added] (World Tribune, Dec. 12, 2014)

The doctrine of the Dai-Gohonzon simply does not exist in the Daishonin's writings. Nichiren Shoshu's claim of the superiority of the Dai-Gohonzon is based on three myths manufactured over centuries by Taiseki-ji.

 MYTH 1: The Daigohonzon is the only Gohonzon "to be enshrined in the High Sanctuary of the essential teaching." 

It is indeed true that this is the only Gohonzon inscribed with the words "Honmon Kaidan" (High Sanctuary of the essential teaching). However, the actual inscription reads "Bestowed upon Yashiro Kunishige, petitioner for the sanctuary of the essential teaching, and members of the lay society."(Human Revolution, book 2, pg 1061) This Gohonzon honored a person who did-or would-petition the sovereign for the creation of the High Sanctuary-and it was bestowed upon the lay society, not the priesthood. The actual identity of Yashiro Kunishige is unknown, although we DO know from the Gosho that a believer from Atsuhara named Yashiro was decapitated in April, 1279. High priest Nichiko Hori, a man of integrity who helped Toda compile the Gosho, stated "I do not know the basis for the matter of Yashiro Kunishige" There is no inscription stating that the Dai-Gohonzon is "to be enshrined in the High Sanctuary of the essential teaching". That is an opportunistic mistranslation of the inscription on that Gohonzon used to the priests' advantage (Confirmed by SGI-USA Study Department.)

 MYTH 2. The Daigohonzon is the only one "bestowed upon the entire world".
The second myth is that this Gohonzon contains the inscription "Ichienbudai soyo"-"bestowed upon the entire world".This was used by the priests to make the claim that this Gohonzon alone was the one bestowed upon the entire world. In fact, there is NO such inscription. The actual inscription reads " Never in 2,230-some years since the passing of the Buddha has this great mandala appeared in the world." This is the exact inscription Nichiren inscribed on no less than half of the 130 or more Gohonzon in his own hand which are still extant. It is correct to say that ALL of Nichiren's Gohonzon were inscribed for the entire world. There is no inscription on this Gohonzon which says “Ichienbudai soyo”. (Confirmed by SGI-USA Study Department)

MYTH 3: Nichiren said the Daigohonzon was the“reason for his advent in this world.” 

Actually, Nichiren called the inscription of the Gohonzon to Abutsu-bo "the reason for my advent" in march, 1272 ("On the Treasure Tower",v.1, pg 299)...more than seven years earlier. The priests interpreted a passage from “On Persecutions Befalling the Sage” in a self-serving and devious way in order to claim that their Gohonzon had special power. High Priest Nichiko stated, in 1939 :” The purpose of the Buddha’s advent can be said to have been achieved only when those guided by the Buddha establish the same life-condition as the Buddha’s. It can be said that the Atsuhara Incident, which took place in the second year of Koan (1279), and where the farmers displayed death-defying faith, signifies the accomplishment of the purpose of Founder Nichiren’s advent." Here Nichiko himself refuted a centuries old Taiseki-ji myth.(Confirmed by SGI-USA Study material for 2009 Study Exam))


  1. Of course, we will get no thanks for teaching them these exact same points for the last 20 years. When will they dump their absurd Oneness of Mentor and Disciple doctrine that we have been hammering for the last 20 years? What about their absurd Nichiren as True Original Buddha doctrine? What about their slanderous Nam versus Namu Myoho renge kyo doctrine?

  2. I can supply literally thousands of SGI member and leader posts slandering us for teaching the exact same thing that they now teach. I demand an apology from their current president, SGI USA General Director and all those SGI leaders and general members who have been slandering us collectively and me individually. I will, at that time, determine if I will accept their apology and forgive them or not.

  3. Kathy and Terry Ruby's names should be first on the apology list. Surely, they should prostrate themselves on the ground before us.

  4. Today is surely an auspicious one.

  5. Atsuhara martyrs? Is there even one gosho passage paying tribute to their martyrdom?

  6. You must have read Jackie Stone's piece, The Atsuhara Affair:

    Only Nikko mentions them by name.

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  8. "All Gohonzon-script or character mandalas of the ten worlds- inscribed by the Daishonin himself for humanity, as well as transcriptions thereof, are equally the object of devotion of the essential teaching..”.

    The Shutei gohonzon (Beautiful Gohonzon) that you offer may have been transcribed by a calligrapher , high priest of kempon hokke from an original or it may have been written by Nichiren Daishonin himself. This Gohonzon is a model transcription in this case as it would be the next best thing from a photograph .

    There is a similarity between a Shoshu and Gakkai transcribed gohonzons in that they have been altered from the original

    I Think sokka gakkai favours Nichiren Shu for Gohonzons and Nichiren Shoshu for some their doctrines.

    Hopefully the new Gakkai can take the best from the waring factions (including itself) and create a foundation that is based on the teachings of Nichiren Daishonin and not on personality cults. Even if this were to happen their would be periods of peace and calm but the bickering's, disputes , arguments etc. would never cease because that's the way it is folks.

    "Suffer what there is to suffer, enjoy what there is to enjoy. Regard both suffering and joy as facts of life, and continue chanting Nam/u-myoho-renge-kyo no matter what happens. How could this be anything other than the boundless joy of the Law?" (Happiness in this World

  9. finally, a tiny bit of truth from the lying sgi/nst. hip, hip, hurrary !

  10. In reality if we consider that all Gohonzon-script or character mandalas of the ten worlds inscribed by the Daishonin himself for humanity, as well as transcriptions thereof, are equally the object of devotion of the essential teaching..” some Nichiren Shoshu,Nichiren Shu and many Soka Gakkai, SGI members are Gohonzonless if this is true

    All of Nichiren Shoshu Gohonzons except for Nichikan's are transcriptions thereof, are equally the object of devotion of the essential teaching..” according to this definition

    I think Ryuei said somewhere that his masters Nichiren Shu Gohonzon is also missing the some of the Ten worlds and he says they are all implied in Myoho Renge Kyo down the centre, so it doesn't matter if they are not graphically displayed.

    The SGI are saying the same as Ryuei about their Nichikan Gohonzon but all these explanations do not match up with Nichiren's explanation in the Gosho ' the real aspect of the Gohonzon'

  11. All of Nichiren Shoshu Gohonzons except for Nichikan's are transcriptions thereof, are equally the object of devotion of the essential teaching..” according to this definition - these transcriptions although complete have still been tampered with

    But I don't know if some of the high priests have left out some of the ten worlds like Nichikan has. Also they don't copy Nichiren's signature but write his name beside their signature.

    Too much mucking around, that's why I prefer an authentic complete Nichiren inscribed Gohonzon for the transmission of Dharma

  12. Even if the transcription of an original is perfect, it still isn't the same as authentic complete Nichiren inscribed Gohonzon

  13. I think one should also take into account the state of mind [faith] of the transcriber of a particular Gohonzon by the principles of Esho Funi, and Shiki Shin Funi [Oneness of Person and the Environment and Oneness of Mind and Body]. Since Nichikan taught contrary to Nichiren and slandered the Lotus Sutra and Shakyamuni Buddha, neither the Lotus Sutra nor Shakyamuni Buddha will reside in his Gohonzon. In Letter to Niike, Nichiren teaches that the Buddhist gods would rather visit a weed choked hut than the mansion of a slanderer. The same principle applies here. From Letter to Niike:

    Neither Buddhas nor gods would ever accept contributions from those who slander the correct teaching. Then how can we human beings accept them? The deity of Kasuga Shrine5 proclaimed through an oracle that he would accept nothing from those with impure hearts, though he should have to eat the flames of burning copper; that he would refuse to set foot in their homes, though he should have to sit on red-hot copper. He would rather come down to a miserable hut with weeds choking the passageway, or to a poor thatched house. He declared that he would never visit persons lacking in faith, even if they hung sacred festoons for a thousand days to welcome him, but that he would go to a house where the people have a mind of faith, even though they might be in mourning for a parent. Lamenting that slanderers have overrun this country, the benevolent gods have abandoned it and ascended to heaven. “Those with impure hearts” means those who refuse to embrace the Lotus Sutra, as is stated in the fifth volume of the sutra. If the gods themselves regard alms from slanderers as more abominable than the flames of burning copper, how could we human beings possibly accept them? If someone were to kill our parents and then try to offer us some gift, could we possibly accept it? Not even wise persons or sages can avoid the hell of incessant suffering if they accept offerings from slanderers. Nor should you associate with slanderers, for if you do, you will share the same guilt as they. This you should fear above all.

    Shakyamuni Buddha is the father, sovereign, and teacher of all the other Buddhas and all the gods, of the whole assembly of human and heavenly beings, and of all living beings. How could the heavenly gods and benevolent deities rejoice if the Buddha were killed? Today all the people of our country have proved to be enemies of Shakyamuni Buddha, but more than laymen or laywomen, it is the priests with perverse wisdom and hearts who are the Buddha’s worst enemies. There are two kinds of wisdom, correct and perverse. No matter how wise a person may appear, if his assertions are warped you should not listen to him. Nor should you follow priests merely because they are venerable or of high rank. But if a person has the wisdom to know the true meaning of the Lotus Sutra, no matter how lowly he may appear, pay respect to him and make offerings to him as though he were a living Thus Come One . Thus it is written in the sutra.6 That is why the Great Teacher Dengyō says that the men and women who believe in this sutra, even if they lack knowledge or violate the precepts, should be seated above priests who observe all two hundred and fifty precepts of the Hinayana teachings, and never be seated in a humble position, and that this is all the more true of the priests of this Mahayana sutra."


  14. All the more reason why it is always safer to have a Nichiren inscribed Gohonzon from a source that we trust

    Just having a Nichiren inscribed Gohonzon doesn't make everything instantly better if our associations, faith and understanding aren't right but its a start

  15. A start and a sturdy foundation.

  16. Since we enshrined the Denpo Gohonzon 5 months ago,after taking down SGI's Nichikan Gohonzon a serene atmosphere has pervaded throughout the house hold and in our daily life and many benefits have been flowing like what the SGI Gohonzon was supposed to do.

    The 3 great secret laws is definitely working through this Gohonzon. I told this to 2 senior SGIA leaders today who came to our house to take back their SGI Gohonzon before excommunicating my wife that had been a member for 55 years. The first half was in Okinawa the 2nd here in the land down under Australia

    You are right when you said this will happen.

    Fancy being excommunicated over having an authentic complete Nichiren inscribed Gohonzon, how bizarre is that

    They were insistent that it is more important to have faith in the Ten world Gohonzon that is within than the outward image of Gohonzon and that the other worlds that are missing in the Gohonzon exist in the worlds that are there in the Gohonzon. Mutual possession of the ten worlds kind of thing but with a few of the worlds missing, if you know what I mean

    They said Nichikan was a great Priest who made right the wrongs of the Nichiren Shoshu priesthood that's why they chose his Gohonzon

    They did sansho before the Denpo Gohozon when they arrived and before they left, they said all Gohonzon's are equal.

    Nichiren said on first day of the tenth month of the second year of Kōan (1279) "Buddha fulfilled the purpose of his advent in a little over forty years, the Great Teacher T’ien-t’ai took about thirty years, and the Great Teacher Dengyō, some twenty years. I have spoken repeatedly of the indescribable persecutions they suffered during those years. For me it took twenty-seven years, and the great persecutions I faced during this period are well known to you all. (On Persecutions Befalling the Sage)

    If you look at the charts of the progression of the Gohonzon there was a significant change, in that for the first time Devadatta appeared in the Gohonzon. The true presentation of the oneness of good and evil is now complete and ready for transformation by Myoho Renge Kyo

  17. Hi

    All Gohonzons are the same including the Dai-Gohonzon - correct. This is why the SGIA leaders sansho to the Denpo Gohonzon.

    Having said that, in your opinion, there is difference and hence you prefer the Denpo Gohonzon. Does this gives you a sense of being more superior now? That's the reason that you have chosen your own excommunication. I am receiving loads of benefits practising to my Nichikan Shonin's Gohonzon.

    Incidentally the advent of Daishonin is to reveal the Gohonzon. In fact Daishonin has inscribed numerous Gohonzon before inscribing the Dai-Gohonzon. Hence the Dai-Gohonzon is not the first but it does have the symbolic purpose to bestow upon the world as a reminder to his disciples to achieve Kosenrufu.

    For your information the side contents written in the Gohonzon varies from ages and high priest to high priest, hence these are not crucial. The key is to have the ten worlds represented. By the way I can read Chinese, the ten worlds are all there. To a non believer, it is just a piece of paper. To a superstitious believer, it seems to have power of its own. But to a true practisioner, it is a tool to help with my practice and since it has the symbolic representation of one's own life, I treats it with respect.

    A happily practising SGI member

  18. Not correct. Appearance, Nature, and Entity. The nature of the Nichikan Gohonzon is warped because Nichilan was warped. Also, the faith of SGI members is warped and therefore their Gohonzon within too is warped. We "prefer" the Nichiren Gohonzon because Nichiren is the Supreme Votary of the Lotus Sutra while Nichikan is The Great Destroyer of his Buddhism.

    Not correct here too ["incidentatally"]. Many Gohonzon have similar inscriptions as the forged composite DaiGohonzon "dedicated to all mankind". The Ten Worlds are not inscribed on the Nichikan Gohonzon. It is not a Ten World Gohonzon but that is not the issue. The issue is the warped faith and teachings of Nichikan. It is the life and land of the Eternal Buddha shakyamuni. It is symbolic of where your life could be were you to have a correct faith and practice. With the Nichikan Gohonzon and the evil Soka Gakkai Sangha which rejects Shakyamuni of the Original Doctrine, that is impossible.

  19. "...none of the Buddha images in the temples and pagodas of Japan, though their forms resemble that of the Buddha are really Buddhas in mind. Rather they have the minds of ordinary beings who live in the nine worlds." -- Nichiren

    Nichiren goes on to say:

    "The custom of revering ignorant teachers as though they were wise men began with this."

  20. You Anonymous see what you want to see and believe what you want to believe. You have not delved deeply into the truth of even your own teachings. Perhaps I can help you.

    Nichikan wrote:

    "We recite the Hoben Pon (2nd chapter) to smash the provisional sutras, we recite the Juryo Hon (16th Chapter) to smash the Hoben Pon, and we recits the daimoku to smash the Lotus Sutra".

    Nichiren wrote:

    “Nowhere in all the five thousand or seven thousand volumes of sutras listed in the K’ai-yüan era catalog do we find a single scriptural passage that expresses disapproval of the Lotus Sutra and advises one to discard it or to cast it aside, nor any passage that says it is to be classified among the sundry practices and abandoned. If you disagree, you had better find some reliable passage from the sutras that will support your view, so that you may rescue Shan-tao and Honen from their torments in the hell of incessant suffering."(Coversations Between a Sage and Unenlightened Man).

    Yet you do Gongyo and chant the Daimoku every day to this slanderer's Gohonzon. Why would you ever think for a moment that you too could escape the torments of hell?

    In the "Toke Sanne Sho [On the Three Robes of Nichiren Shoshu]," Nichikan Shonin cites Nikko Shonin and Nichimoku Shonin as the Treasure of the Priest when revealing the Three Treasures of Nichiren Shoshu, and then states, "I say that all the Masters, the successive direct successors to the bestowal of the Law, are in this way included in the Three Treasures." (Seiten, p. 971)

    Nichikan's Six Volume Writings" (Rokkan sho) is composed of the following:

    1)."The Threefold Secret Teaching" (Sanju hiden sho): In this writing Nichikan exhorts us us to abandon the Lotus Sutra and only embrace Namu Myoho renge kyo. This is bizarre since Namu myoho renge kyo means devotion to the Lotus Sutra (Myoho renge kyo).

    2)."The Meanings Hidden in the Depths" (Montei hichin sho). In this equally bizarre writing he changes the Great Secret Law of the Object of Worship in terms of the person from the Original Eternal Buddha Shakyamuni to Nichiren Daishonin.

    3)."Interpretations Based on the Law" (Egi hanmon sho). In this equally strange writing, Nichikan teaches that the Lotus Sutra was preached by Shakyamuni to explain Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism rather than Nichiren Daishonin explaining the Lotus Sutra through his commentaries.

    4)."Teachings for the Latter Day" (Mappo soo sho). In this writing, Nichikan attempts to overturn the use of statues as Objects of Worship despite the fact that Nichiren utilized and revered a Statue of Shakyamuni Buddha as an Object of Worship throughout his life, praised both Dozenbo, Toki Jonin, and Shijo Kingo for fashioning statues of Shakyamuni Buddha, and wrote about both "wooden and painted" images.

    5)."The Practice of this School" (Toryu gyoji sho). In this slanderous writing, Nichikan says we chant the Daimoku to smash the Juryo Chapter and chant the Juryo Chapter to smash the Hobenpon.

    (6) The "Toke Sanne Sho" (The Three Robes of this School) explains the origin and significance of the traditional gray robe, the white surplice and the prayer beads of the Nichiren Shoshu priests. Here, he also goes on to overturn the Three Treasures of the Lotus Sutra and Nichiren by asserting that Nichiren is the Treasure of the Buddha and that the heritage of the Law, the succession, is through the bequethal to one sole individual or the successive High Priests of Nichiren Shoshu (the Treasure of the Sangha). On the Juzu, he wrote:

  21. "The Juzu is a means to guide persons of inferior capacity and force them into ascetic practices."

    "Juzu require an eye-opening ceremony before use. This can be done at your local temple." (Six Volume Writings," Rokkan-sho, p. 225)

    The Ryokkan Sho, far from being an Enlightened writing, is a bizarre writing.

    Nichiren Daishonin, on the other hand, writes:

    "When the Great Teacher T’ien-t’ai applied the simile of ghee to the Lotus Sutra, basing himself on a passage in the Nirvana Sutra, he declared that among all the sutras the Lotus Sutra is worthy to be compared to ghee. The True Word teaching was introduced to China from India two hundred years or more after the time of T’ien-t’ai. How then could T’ien-t’ai possibly have stolen the ghee of the True Word teaching and called it the ghee of the Lotus Sutra? Of all strange events, this would be the strangest!

    What evidence is there then for calling persons who lived two hundred years or more before the True Word teaching was even introduced to China thieves? Are we to put faith in these writings of the Great Teacher Kobo? Or are we to put faith in the Nirvana Sutra where the Buddha likens the Lotus Sutra to ghee?

    If we are to regard the Great Teacher T’ien-t’ai as a thief, then how are we to interpret this passage in the Nirvana Sutra? And if we accept the passage in the Nirvana Sutra as reliable and conclude that the writings of Kobo (Nichikan) are incorrect, then what are we to think of people who put faith in such erroneous teachings? All I can say is that one should compare the writings of the Great Teacher Kobo (Nichikan) and the pronouncements of the Buddha, and then put one’s faith in the one that proves to be correct." (On Prayer).

    "But those who follow the teachings of Nichiren honestly discard the mistaken doctrines of the provisional teachings and the incorrect theories of the mistaken teachers, and, with all sincerity, put their faith in the correct teaching and the correct doctrines of the correct teacher. Accordingly they are able to gain the lotus of the entity and to manifest the mystic principle of the entity of the Land of Eternally Tranquil Light. This is because they put their faith in the golden words of the Buddha indicated in the “Life Span” chapter of the essential teaching and chant Namu-myoho-renge-kyo."(Entity of the Mystic Law)

    Since the SGI fails, on this one vital criteria of putting "their faith in the golden words of the Buddha indicated in the “Life Span” chapter of the essential teaching", their land is the land of devils and hardships and not the Land of Eternally Quiescent Light. Wherever the teachings of the SGI spread, the people suffer and more tragedies and calamities occur. On the other hand, even one true practicer of the Lotus Sutra in a city or a country will bring good fortune and peace to the people.

    Nichikan also wrote:

    "The three groups of shomon disciples
    accumulated good fortune since sanzen
    jintengo [before being guaranteed
    enlightenment), and those who received
    the seed and reached enlightenment on
    hearing the first chapter of the Lotus
    Sutra accumulated good fortune since
    Gohyaku jintengo. How possibly could
    those who first received the seed during
    the lifetime of the Buddha all without
    exception achieve enlightenment in a
    mere two-thousand years? [They
    couldn't!] The reason is this: the
    effectiveness of Shakyamuni's teachings
    begins at Kuon Ganjo, but ends with the
    two-thousand years of the Former and
    Middle Days of the Law. ... Therefore
    the people of the Latter Day of the Law
    all innately have yet to possess the seed
    and so are of the capacity to receive the
    original seed of enlightenment directly."
    (Rokkan-sho, p.110)

  22. Who can understand such nonsense? He is like SGI leaders. Nichikan just makes things up out of thin air. What ever pops into his head he writes and calls it the True Teachings. Nichiren says about such men who fail to preach with Sutra in hand, even though they be great bodhisattvas, don't listen to them. Nichikan wasn't even a Bodhisattva. He was a madman and he inscribed the Gohonzon to which SGI members fuse. How could every last member of the SGI fail to become a madman? Here is more proof.

    Nichikan writes in his Montei Hichin-Sho ["The Teachings Hidden in the Depths of the Text"]:

    "Therefore know this: *"One of Perfect Freedom"* is His true state
    (honchi). Bodhisattva Jogyo is His transient reflection. And Nichiren is
    the manifestation of His true state (kenpon).

    Nichiren Daishonin never revealed it and he never held back anything. Nichiren Shonin teaches that his true identity is that of Jogyo and hidden in the depths of the Juryohon is that he, as well as we, are Three Bodied Tathagatas, one with the Original Eternal Buddha Shakyamuni, our original teacher.

    The Juryo (16) and Jinriki Chapters (21) of the Lotus Sutra and the Goshos, the Entity of the Mystic Law (Totaigi Sho), The Opening of the Eyes, The True Object of Worship, and Repaying Debts of Gratitude, explain why the Nichikan Gohonzon is a demon infested condition for the ruin of the individual, the nation, and the world.

    'I likewise am the Father of the World,
    The One who saves
    from the various sufferings and travails" (Lotus Sutra Chapter 16)

    "At that time the Buddha spoke to Superior Practices and the others in the great assembly of bodhisattvas, saying: "The supernatural powers of the Buddhas, as you have seen, are immeasurable, boundless, inconceivable. If in the process of entrusting this sutra to others I were to employ these supernatural powers for a immeasurable, boundless hundreds, thousands, ten thousands, millions of asamkhya kalpas to describe the benefits of the sutra, I could never finish doing so. To put it briefly, all the doctrines possessed by the Thus Come One, the storehouse of all the secret essentials of the Thus Come One - all these are proclaimed, revealed, and clearly expounded in this sutra. (Lotus Sutra Chapter 21)

    Nichiren comments on this passage:

    Answer: In this passage, Shakyamuni Buddha explains that he is entrusting to the Bodhisattvas of the Earth, his original disciples, the five characters of Myoho-renge-kyo, which is the essence of the Lotus Sutra. Shakyamuni, who attained enlightenment countless kalpas in the past, says elsewhere, "By now the original vows that I made have already been fulfilled. I have converted all living beings and caused them all to enter the Buddha way." Thus, he has already fulfilled his earlier vow. Then, intending to charge his disciples with the task of accomplishing widespread propagation in the fifth five hundred years after his death," he called forth the Bodhisattvas of the Earth and entrusted them with the heart of the sutra, the lotus of the entity of the essential teaching. This passage represents the ultimate purpose for which Shakyamuni Buddha appeared in the world, the secret Law that he attained in the place of meditation. It is this passage that gives proof of the lotus of the entity that, for those of us who live in the Latter Day of the Law, assures the attainment of Buddhahood in both the present and future."


  23. Accordingly, at the present time in the Latter Day of the Law, other than the envoy of the Thus Come One, there can be no one who understands and produces this passage as proof of the lotus of the entity. Truly it is a passage of secret meaning. Truly it is a matter of great concern. Truly it is to be honored and admired. Namu-myoho-renge-kyo, Namu-myoho-renge-kyo!" (Entity of the Mystic Law)

    "Answer: 'One: Japan and so on to the whole of Jambudvipa should uniformly take the Master of teachings Lord Shakya of the Original Doctrine as the Object of Worship." (Repaying Debts of Gratitude)

    Now, when the Eternal Buddha was revealed in the essential section of the Lotus Sutra, this world of endurance (Saha-world) became the Eternal Pure Land, indestructible even by the three calamities of conflagration, flooding, and strong winds, which are said to destroy the world. It transcends the four periods of cosmic change: the kalpa of construction, continuance, destruction and emptiness. Sakyamuni Buddha, the Lord-preacher of this pure land, has never died in the past, nor will He be born in the future. He exists forever throughout the past present and future. All those who receive His guidance are one with this Eternal Buddha. (Opening of the Eyes)

    In the same chapter, another passage reads: ‘The duration of My Life, which I obtained through the practice of the way of bodhisattvas, has not yet expired. It is twice as long as the length of time stated above: 500 dust-particle kalpa.’ This reveals the bodhisattva realm within our minds. The bodhisattvas described in the fifteenth chapter, ‘Appearance of Bodhisattvas from Underground,’ who have sprung out of the great earth, as numerous as the number of dust-particles of 1,000 worlds, are followers of the Original Buddha Sakyamuni who resides within our minds." (The True Object of Worship)

    Nichikan asked us to abandon Shakyamuni Buddha and the Lotus Sutra. This is the purport of his Object of Worship. The Nichikan Gohonzon is neither based on the Lotus Sutra (Myoho renge kyo) nor on Shakyamuni Buddha of the Juryo Chapter of the Lotus Sutra. It is not based on the teachings of Nichiren Daishonin. Chanting to this Gohonzon is as if you were to take and revere the offering of a sumptuous meal from the murderer of your parents or praising the one who has kidnapped your child. You along with the offender (Nichikan) will both fall into the Lower Realms and the Sutra's promise of peace and security in this life and a fortunate birth in the next will allude you.

    Further Proof of my assertion is the fact that SGI would take up this Gohonzon as their banner of propagation in the first place; the bizarre worldview of the SGI where Daisaku Ikeda is revered and praised at the expense of the Sutra, the Buddha, and Nichiren Daishonin; the misfortune that invariably befalls its leaders; and the lack of insight of the general members.

    If you send me your Nichikan or Nichinyo Gohonzon, we will see to it that it is burned respectfully as an offering to Devedatta, the Ten Demon Daughters, the Lotus Sutra, and Shakyamuni Buddha or you may burn it yourself while reciting the Daimoku and the Jiga-ge for the repose of Nichikan, the greatest destroyer of Buddhism in human history.