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Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism

Summary Nichiren Shoshu (NS) claims to represent true Buddhism and to offer the world a scientifically enlightened form of religious practice. It teaches that by worshiping the Gohonzon, a sacred mandala, believers can bring their lives into harmony with ultimate reality, producing wealth, success, and health. However, NS constitutes a late form of Buddhism whose […]

Infighting, Division, and Scandal Afflicting Nichiren Shoshu Buddhists

Adherents of the world­wide Nichiren Shoshu Buddhist sect are em­broiled in a growing, major dis­pute that could result in its breakup. At press time the situation was clearly worsening as Nichiren Shoshu high priest Nikken Abe ordered the Soka Gakkai, the lay arm of Nichiren Shoshu to disband. But accord­ing to the November 11, 1991 […]

Name It and Claim It” Style of Buddhism Called America’s Fastest Growing Religion

What is the fastest growing religion in America? Accord­ing to a recent report in the Jour­nal for the Scientific Study of Religion it’s the Japanese Buddhist sect Nichiren Shoshu of America (NSA). Since coming to America in 1960 NSA has launched an aggressive proselytizing program. In 1967 it built a national head­quarters and World Culture […]

Jesus and Buddha: Two Masters or One?

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 25, number 04 (2003). The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained by clicking here. For further information or to subscribe to the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ Popular and prolific Buddhist author Thich Nhat […]