Soka Spirit
Part II: 1. The Order to Disband

Problem with Nichiren Shoshu

By November 1991, Nichiren Shoshu issued a document entitled the Remonstrance to the Soka Gakkai to Disband (Dai-Nichiren, Special Edition, III). The Soka Gakkai rejected this request and three weeks later Nichiren Shoshu issued another document excommunicating the Soka Gakkai. In this rather lengthy document, Notification of the Excommunication of the Soka Gakkai from Nichiren Shoshu, Nichiren Shoshu did not quote a single passage from Nichiren Daishonin’s writings or provide any doctrinal basis for these actions (Dai-Nichiren, Special Edition, III). In fact, the document of excommunication simply repeated the assertion that Nichiren Shoshu must excommunicate the Soka Gakkai because it failed to follow the priesthood.