13th March 00:04
Effects on Nichiren's Teachings, Part2 (prayer life time)
Effect on the Daishonin's Teachings (part 2)
At that time, a book entitled The Study of the Teachings and Me was
delivered to all Soka Gakkai leaders. In his preface of this book Daisaku
"May this book, The Study of the Teachings and Me, be engraved into your
life. When it was edited, there were some grammatical corrections, but for
the most part all of the manuscripts were printed ver-batim. Last of all,
I'd like to thank the contributors, in spite of their busy schedules. (This
book is an anthology of many leaders' comments on their study.)"
"The Human Revolution is a mysterious book; it is not much to say it is
the complete modern-day Gosho. Within the author's life, Nichiren
Daishonin's spirit is a flame. All the teachings are incorporated without
any compromise and come to blossom in The Human Revolution. I'd like to
repeat again, The Human Revolution is today's gosho. There is a myserious
kechimyaku between Nichiren Daishonin and the book. In all honesty, I must
say it si more than just conincidence."
Although many Japanese publications have suggested that The Human
Revolution was written mainly by a ghostwriter, Zentaro Shinohara,
nonetheless it is the embodiment of Ikeda's ideas, whoever wrote it. Those
ideas are also apparent in his written guidance that actually is an edited
version of spoken guidance.
Not only Genjiro Fukushima, but Hideyo Hachiya, Men's Division Chief,
called President Ikeda the "Daishi", the "Great Leader of Propagation", a
title strictly reserved for Nikko Shonin as recorded in the third prayer in
the Liturgy of Nichiren Shoshu.
Furthermore, the leaders who supported the near deification of Daisaku
Ikeda were promoted and quickly moved up in rank. Continually rewaring
leaders who embraced that viewpoint revealed Ikeda's true intention, which
was far different from his apologetic disclaimers.
In 1979, Fukushima was used as the scapegoat of the moment, dismissed
from his position as one of the major vice presidents and fired from
employment within the Soka Gakkai. Ikeda was unwilling to acknowledge his
own culpability: when the conflict became apparent, he feigned innocence.
("...the background, meaning, content and spirit..." pp.5-7, Rev. Kando