The History of the Relationship between Nichiren Shoshu and the Soka Gakkai


In recent times, the Soka Gakkai (SGI) changed the provisions of its Regulations.

Along with this, it drastically revised many parts of the “Rules of ‘the Soka Gakkai,’ a religious organization.”

The Soka Gakkai originally was established as a lay organization of Nichiren Shoshu. It was excommunicated from Nichiren Shoshu in November 1991, and since then, has been a completely separate sect that has no relationship with Nichiren Shoshu.

In its earlier years, however, the Gakkai became a huge religious organization through propagating Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism. Therefore, we want to point out the Soka Gakkai’s errors in transforming its basic provisions, especially parts that oppose Nichiren Shoshu doctrine.

We will trace the history of the Soka Gakkai, from its pioneer days to the present. Then, concerning the changes in its rules and regulations, we will use the perspective of legitimate Nichiren Shoshu doctrines to refute its arbitrary views and sophistry regarding its “Purpose” and “Doctrines.”