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Friday, May 10, 2019

The Nichiren Shu is unprincipled

"Rev. Sato has been famous for his opinion that Nichiren Shoshu should affiliate with Minobu Nichirenshu under its umbrella. He contributed an article to "FUKYOSHI-KAIHO" (Newsletter for Preaching Instructors) on March 31, 1997 as Chief Preaching Instructor of Yamanashi Prefecture #1 region. He wrote:

"Since Nichiren Shoshu is suffering from the lack of Danto believers, we should invite them to join our believer’s unions." "When I was in charge of Kuonji worshipping division, about 50 students of Rissho University (they are from Taisekiji) had visited Kuonji and received the GOKAIHI (worshipping the main Gohonzon). We should take this as a sign for the future movement." 

Rev. Sato’s article in GENDAI BUKKYO (Modern Buddhism; July 1995) was titled, "Stubborn Taisekiji which had never opened its door to other sects is now showing flexibility." (see illustration below) 

Rev. Sato proposed, "Up to now, Taisekiji was stubborn and never open to other sects. Now, Taisekiji invited us to visit inside and outside of various temple buildings. We have to catch this change and evaluate highly their new attitude. I believe this is the best opportunity to create the atmosphere and unity that we are all disciples of Nichiren Shonin, and invite Taisekiji to join us." 

In essence, Minobu Nichirenshu wants to bring Taisekiji under its umbrella. Yamazaki, who has no faith and is only interested in money and power, is acting as the envoy for High Priest Nikken. Interestingly enough, Nikken has also no faith and is interested in only money and power. The combination of Nikken and Yamazaki is surely destroying Nichiren Shoshu. Source: Soka Shimpo November 17, 1997 

Several billion dollars goes a long way in buying respectability. The vendors at Minobu sell t-shirts with printed Gohonzons for thirty dollars a pop. For several billion dollars, Nichiren Shu would surely sell a wooden plank with a Gohonzon scratched on it.

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