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This Month in Soka Gakkai History (November)

Photo by Seikyo Press
Photo by Seikyo Press


Soka Gakkai Founding Day 

In 1930, founding Soka Gakkai President Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, together with Josei Toda, published the first volume of The System of Value-Creating Education (Soka Kyoikugaku Taikei). This date later became known as the founding day of the Soka Gakkai. In November 2013,  based on his vow to lead all people to happiness, Ikeda Sensei named the Hall of the Great Vow, which was opened in Shinanomachi, Tokyo. (See The New Human Revolution, vol. 23, “Bold Struggle” chapter and NHR-27, “Justice” chapter) 


Soka Gakkai Spiritual Independence Day

On this day in 1991, the Nichiren Shoshu priesthood, which had been plotting to separate the members from their mentor, Ikeda Sensei,  and destroy the Soka Gakkai, sent the Soka Gakkai a Notice of Excommunication. This day marked freedom from a priesthood that hindered the advancement of kosen-rufu and the day of spiritual independence from which the Soka Gakkai took flight as a world religion. (See NHR-16, “Soaring” chapter and NHR-30, “Vow” chapter)

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