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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Born Taisaku [Fat Building], Ikeda changed his name to Daisaku [Great Building].

"In your letter you mentioned the great honor you had to give lecture at the family temple of a court noble. But to me it seems very strange for you to say so. You are a priest who renounced the secular world and, what is more, you embrace the most precious teaching in the world. Even if you should meet a Bodhisattva of the highest rank, why should you think it anything special? Much lessshould you stand in awe of even Bonten or Taishaku. They are the servants of our father, Shakyamuni Buddha, who have been sent byhim to govern his domain and support the priests who embrace the true law. Bishamon and the other heavenly kings rule over the four quarters as guards appointed by Bonten and Taishaku. The rulers of the four continents are all retainers of the four heavenly kings. But the ruler of this little island country of Japan would not evenqualify as a retainer of the Wheel Rolling Kings who reign over the four continents. He is nothing but an island chieftain. By calling the retainer of this chieftain "his excellency," exulting over "his gracious invitation" and, what is more, by speaking of the "great honor" you had, are you not in essence expressing your low opinion of me, Nichiren? On the whole it seems that when my disciples go to the capitol city, Kyoto, they first heed my warnings but later become crazed by the devil of the sixth heaven. That is exactly what happened to Sho'ubo. Don't become like him and incur heaven's wrath."

"It is crazy that you have already changed your name after spending such a short time in the capitol. I suppose you are even mimicking the Kyoto accent and dialect. If a mouse becomes a bat, it isneither a mouse nor a bird. You are neither a country priest nor a Kyoto priest, and I think you are going the way of Sho'ubo. Use your own country dialect; it is terrible to use a mixture of the two. Is not Sonjo, the name you signed your letter with, the same as the given name of Emperor Gotoba? What a strange choice you have made!" -- On Debating Other Sects

Born Taisaku [Fat Building], Ikeda changed his name to Daisaku [Great Building]. Attached to honors and awards, he sucks up to such men as Zhou Enlai, Gorbachev, Ceasceau, Castro, and Dr. Rahman (Indonesia President), to name a few, never once correcting them as would have Nichiren Daishonin. He lacks the mercy to correct them. Again, this is proof of Ikeda’s and SGI’s duplicity. They will suck up to every Tom Dick, and Harry dictator, tyrant, and intellectual but will slander the powerless members of the other Nichiren sects. SGI is the World of Animality and Ikeda is nothing but a beast.

"It is the nature of common mortals not to know what awaits them in the future. Those who know it well are called worthies or sages. Passing over examples from the past, I will cite one from the present. Lord Hojo Yoshimasa relinquished both his domains and became a lay priest. I hear that, in the end, he abandoned all his many estates, forsook his sons and daughters as well as his wife and secluded himself from the world. You have neither sons nor brothers upon whom you can rely. All that you have is your two fiefs. This life is like a dream. One cannot know if he will live until tomorrow. Even if you should become the most wretched of beggars, never disgrace the Lotus Sutra. Since life is so short in any event, you should not weep over your fate. As you yourself wrote in your letter, you must act and speak without the least servility. Fawning or flattery will only do you more harm. Even if your fiefs should be confiscated or you yourself driven out, think that it is due to the workings of the Ten Goddesses, and wholeheartedly entrust yourself to them." -- A Warning Against Begrudging One's Fief

And further down we read,

"You must in no way behave in a servile fashion toward the magistrate. Tell him, "This fief of mine is not one which my lord bestowed upon me for any ordinary reason. He awarded it to me because I saved his life with the medicine of the Lotus Sutra when he fell seriously ill. If he takes it from me, his illness will surely return. At that time, even if he should apologize to me, Yorimoto, I will not accept it." Having had your say, take your leave in an abrupt manner."

Fawning and flattery is the World of Animality. There is more fawning and flattery in the SGI from top to bottom than the in the federal government or in any major corporation. It is particularly offensive the way Daisaku Ikeda fawns over the intellectuals and men of power in this Latter Age of ours. He takes fawning and flattery to new heights, failing to teach them the Lotus Sutra, Nirvana Sutra, and the correct and sublime teachings of Nichiren Daishonin for fear of alienating these insignificant and dastardly men.


  1. how about just fatty, fatty- two- by- four.

  2. Fatty, fatty - two-by-four, can't even get through the Nobel peace prize door

  3. Isn't Taisaku disguised as a Hawk in a Buddhist parable about King Shibi? I think Bishamon was disguised as the dove whose flesh the hawk, Taisaku wanted to eat .
    When King Shibi intervened to save the dove, Taisaku , the hawk demanded a fair exchange for the meal he was not prepared to miss .
    King Shibi agreed to cut off his own flesh - equal to the dove's weight - and just before losing consciousness from blood loss , he sees the Hawk turn inyi Taisaku , who praises King Shibi's & rewards him .
    A hawkish figure who promises benefits for personal sacrifice - to Him??- sounds like mother Ikeda bestowed the correct name on her son.

    1. Thanks Katie, I hadn't heard that parable before ( that I can remember), which Gosho? Sesson Doji is a favorite of mine. I always hope I'd be able to recognised a Buddhist truth, have that type of faith have that compassion to share the fullness when I'd learned it...I think I've got a way to go though!

    2. Hi Mudpie,

      So far, I just found a reference to this and another of my favorite parables, "Snow Mountain Boy" in "Letter to The Brothers";

      "The demon who appeared to test the boy Snow Mountain was actually Shakra. The dove saved by King Shibi was the heavenly king *Vaishravana. It is even possible that the ten demon daughters have possessed your parents and are tormenting you in order to test your faith." (WND vol 1, p. 497)

      *Japanese name- Bishamon-ten

      I am wondering if information published by Soka Gakkai is reliable, but in the glossary of vol 1, Major Writings of Nichiren
      there is this:

      "Shibi- The name of Shakyamuni in a past existence when he was a king carrying out the practice of almsgiving. According to " The Treatise on the Great Perfection of Wisdom" and The Garland of Birth Stories", the god Vaishravana disguised himself as a dove and the god Shakra changed into a hawk in order to test King Shibi. The hawk pursued the dove, which flew into the king's robes for protection. In order to save the dove, King Shibi offered his flesh to the hungry hawk."

      So, maybe my memory is off, re: Taisaku as the hawk-- ? I was thinking back to 1989, when I "produced and made costumes" for a dramatization of "The Compassion of King Shibi", staring the young members of my district. I am pretty sure the parable was in the "Seiko Times"-- It was pretty amazing. We cam up with the idea of making globs of flesh by stuffing sections of panty hose. Our "King Shibi" pulled them out of the sleeve of his robe and placed them one by one (his flesh) on a wooden scale, where our little dove was perched - like a see saw. Of course, the king was about to pass out well before he had supplied enough of his own flesh to equal the weight of the dove.

      The young actors were more attuned to the profound meaning of the parable than our adult audience. I will long remember, the dove saying "Even if King Shibi had really died, it was a great thing he was doing to save me." :-)

      You can find the very detailed parable of the "boy Snow Mountain" in "The Fourteen Slanders" (WND vol 1 p. 757) This is an excellent illustration of relying on the Law and not persons!

      The entire story is recounted in this Gosho, beneath these important teachings by Nichiren:

      " No matter how humble a person may be, if his wisdom is the least bit greater than yours, you should ask him about the meaning of the sutra...No matter of he is a demon or an animal, if someone proclaims even a single verse or phrase of the Lotus Sutra, you must respect him as you would a Buddha..."Rely on the Law and not upon persons" should be your guide."


  4. looks like somebody here has been studying. beautiful!

    shin, gyo,, practice, study.

    1. Oops!

      I think I inadvertently miscast the legit heavenly deity, Taisaku -- The compassion of King Shibi is a beautiful parable.

      Perhaps the better analogy would be that Ikeda's delusions of grandeur began in his cradle?


    2. no , its(delusions) from a past lifetime. either way, we know that the buddha in not a liar , even in the provisional teachings(expedients). and we know that ikeda has only the devil as a parent. can you imagine the karma? ouch!