"Dedicated to those Soka Gakkai Members who wish to know the truth"
Contrary to Gakkai Propaganda, Hundreds of Thousands Have Quit SGI to Return to Nichiren Shoshu
"We have been practicing Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism, not the Soka Gakkai's." With this and similar declarations, a significant number of SGI members have left the Soka Gakkai since 1991 when the Soka Gakkai turned against Nichiren Shoshu.
Soka Gakkai International plays a crucial role in satisfying Daisaku Ikeda's lust for power and actualizing his megalomaniacal dreams of global domination. For this reason, in the years prior to 1991, the Soka Gakkai took total control of propagation and member nurturing activities outside Japan. Claiming knowledge of "special conditions" the Gakkai effectively eliminated the priesthood's direct involvement with overseas believers in that era.
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But once the barrier of the Soka Gakkai was removed, it was found that there were a significant number of overseas believers who yearned for and sought the pure faith of Nichiren Shoshu and the Head Temple Taisekiji. Like a landslide, those members left the SGI for Nichiren Shoshu.
In some places, such as in Spain, most of the active membership including the SGI General Director, was loyal to Nichiren Shoshu. In other countries like Indonesia and Ghana, the entire organization stayed with Nichiren Shoshu, renouncing the Soka Gakkai. In addition, significant numbers of believers in approximately 40 countries including the United States, Brazil, Argentina, France, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia have resigned from SGI and organized Nichiren Shoshu Hokkeko lay organizations. The present number of overseas believers is more than 600,000 (this includes the conservative estimate of 200,000 households in Indonesia).
Believers in each nation have eagerly anticipated the establishment of Nichiren Shoshu temples and, based upon faith of Itai doshin (one mind with different bodies), they have, thus far, overcome the obstructions placed by Soka Gakkai and successfully founded 24 temples and propagation centers in twelve nations. Prior to 1991, when the Soka Gakkai had total control over the overseas propagation activities, there were only six temples in the United States and one in Brazil. Compared with the situation at that time, we can say that the progress we see now is truly a marvel.
On the other hand, most of the people still remaining in today's SGI are either those who were brainwashed from the beginning to worship Daisaku Ikeda, the members of the so-called Ikeda Sect, or those too unfortunate to have an opportunity to learn the truth about Ikeda's Soka Gakkai. Naturally, cut off from the Heritage of Faith, the SGI members' former vigorous style is long gone, never to return. The SGI, about which Daisaku Ikeda used to boast greatly, has markedly declined, shaking the organization to its foundations.