Nikken: ''Gohonzon in sanctuary is fake. '' Kawabe Journal p. 51, 2-7-78
2008-02-25 19:28:29 UTC
From: Charles Johnson, loyal follower of Nikko Shonin.
The purpose of this letter is to demand that all priests and followers
of Nichiren Shoshu and the Hokkeko must immediately depart from
Taisekiji and all the temples that are the property of Nikko Shonin's
Fuji School, taking only those items that they have the right to
personally possess, and that they must never return to Taisekiji, or
any Fuji School premise.
Remove nothing that is the property of Nichiren Daishonin, Nikko
Shonin, Nichimoku Shonin, Nichikan Shonin, or the Fuji School. Leave
now and remain elsewhere, forever.
This demand is made, because of the fraudulent nature of all priests
of Nichiren Shoshu (and their Hokkeko followers), in that they have
only pretended to be followers of Nikko Shonin. This is in spite of
the fact that all of the priests of Nichiren Shoshu are trained at
Rissho University which is operated by Nichiren Shu Minobu Sect, and
are therefore followers of the Five Senior Priests: who believe that
Nichiren Daishonin is only a saint, that Nikko Shonin is a liar, and
that the Daigohonzon is counterfeit.
The attempts by Nikken, aided and abetted by yourself, and the rest of
Nichiren Shoshu and the Hokkeko, to prove that the Daigohonzon is a
counterfeit are only for the purpose of upholding Nichiren Shu, the
Minobu Sect, and the Five Senior Priests. You are by now aware that
his attempts have failed, that the Daigohonzon is authentic, and that
Nikko Shonin is not a liar.
This is an incredible betrayal of Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism, and
the Fuji School of Nikko Shonin. It violates the 2nd Admonition of
Nikko Shonin, and that means that none of you are followers of Nikko.
Indeed, you and your followers in Nichiren Shoshu and the Hokkeko are
traitors to Nikko Shonin and enemies of the Law and Nichiren.
Furthermore, that makes you, and your minions, trespassing squatters
at Taisekiji, and gloating thieves of the Heritage of Nikko's Fuji
Nichiren Shoshu must immediately abandon the pretense of being
followers of Nikko Shonin, and move to Mt. Minobu, where they and you
belong. Do not think that you can join Taisekiji or the Fuji School to
the Federation of Nichiren Groups and then to the Nichiren Shu Minobu
Sect, because attempting that will bring immediate disaster upon you,
your family and everyone who is attached to you.
The only difference between Nichiren Shu and Nichiren Shoshu, is the
"Sho", and that character is clearly a lie.
Charles Johnson, loyal follower of Nikko Shonin who was founder of the
Fuji School of Nichiren Buddhism.
From "The Entity of the Mystic Law", Writings of Nichiren Daishonin,
p. 426 ...
In the final analysis, the meaning of the Lotus Sutra is that the
metaphor is none other than the entity of the Law and that the entity
of the Law is none other than the metaphor. That is why the Great
Teacher Dengyo in his commentary says: "The Lotus Sutra contains a
great many metaphors and parables. However, when it comes to the major
parables, we find that there are seven of them. These seven parables
are none other than the entity of the Law, and the entity of the Law
is none other than these metaphors and parables. Therefore, there is
no entity of the Law outside of the metaphors and parables, and there
are no metaphors and parables outside of the entity of the Law. In
other words, the entity of the Law refers to the entity of the truth
of the essential nature of phenomena, while the metaphors and parables
represent the entity of the Mystic Law as manifested in actual
phenomena. The manifestations are none other than the entity of the
truth, and the entity of the truth is none other than the
manifestations. Therefore, it can be said that the Law and its
metaphors constitute a single entity. This is why the passages from
the treatises and the annotations by the Tendai school all explain the
lotus as both the Law itself and a metaphor for it."