Soka Gakkai before Ikeda

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KiwiNFLFan
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Soka Gakkai before Ikeda

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What was the Soka Gakkai like in the Toda years, before Daisaku Ikeda took over? After all, it was under Ikeda's leadership that the schism with Nichiren Shoshu happened.

Were Makiguchi and Toda's teachings significantly different to those of Ikeda? If so, in what areas? What were Makiguchi and Toda's views on the Nichiren Shoshu priesthood.

Is there anywhere to access these early, pre-Ikeda SGI teachings?
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Re: Soka Gakkai before Ikeda

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KiwiNFLFan wrote: Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:18 pm What was the Soka Gakkai like in the Toda years, before Daisaku Ikeda took over? After all, it was under Ikeda's leadership that the schism with Nichiren Shoshu happened.

Were Makiguchi and Toda's teachings significantly different to those of Ikeda? If so, in what areas? What were Makiguchi and Toda's views on the Nichiren Shoshu priesthood.

Is there anywhere to access these early, pre-Ikeda SGI teachings?
Good question.

See if you can find the original Human Revolution. Look for the old printings back in the 70-80s. I don't know if they are still publishing it, but if they are, I would suspect some heavy editing. IIRC Toda wrote the outline.

Toda was more directly focused on Gosho and promoted a higher level of learning.

Toda was personal best friends with the high priest at the time - can't remember his name. SG was a lay organization whose explicit purpose was to support Nichiren Shoshu.
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Upaya Chapter

純一実相。実相外。更無別法。法性寂然名止。寂而常渉照名観。
There is only reality; there is nothing separate from reality. The naturally tranquil nature of dharmas is shamatha. The abiding luminosity of tranquility is vipashyana.

-From Guanding's Introduction to Zhiyi's Great Shamatha and Vipashyana
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Horigome?
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