"The priest Nichigyo’s (Sammibo) death was indeed pitiful. I recited the Lotus Sutra and chanted Namu-myoho-renge-kyo for him here in Minobu, sincerely praying to Shakyamuni, Many Treasures, and the Buddhas of the ten directions to receive him on Eagle Peak..." -- Nichiren
"They [the priesthood] are enemies of Kosenrufu and enemies of Buddhism who seek to render the Buddha's words meaningless.For this reason, we must resolutely CRUSH them. Between the Buddha and devilish functions, there is no middle ground." -- SGI President Ikeda World Tribune, June 28, 1993, p. 4
"Let us proudly advance on the supreme road to Kosenrufu as we BRING AN END to the [High Priest] Nikken sect..." -- SGI President Ikeda WT, March 1, 1993, p. 4
"Hit them, especially Nikken. Tie him up with a wire, and beat his head with a hammer. " -- Daisaku Ikeda at the All Japan Top YMD members' Meeting, Dec. 13 1992
"To betray the Soka Gakkai is to betray the Daishonin. You'll know what I mean when you see the retribution they incur at the end of their lives." --Josei Toda
"These priests' instinctive way of thinking was just like that of an octopus; that is, 'We don't want a shell. All we want is meat inside.'
Compelled by their instinctive desires, Nikken and his cohorts were looking for an opportunity to create danto members, or believers who directly connect themselves with their temples. To this end, the priesthood was ready to pour poison into the Soka Gakkai. Those priests were no different from an octopus under the water.
In Buddhism, those priests with the 'octopus-like tendency' in their lives are regarded as the embodiment of the devilish functions that cause the Law to perish. Nikken couldn't have shed his tears of sympathy with the waka poem if he hadn't had the same mind of animality as the nature of the octopus." --Soka Spirit website