Editor's note: During the SGI leaders' audience with the high priest on July 21, 1990, Nikken
screamed furiously at President Akiya: "You have shut me out!
then said angrily to the honorary president, "I have things to say to you, too.I will put the issue of your impeachment before the disciplinary committee."
In autumn 1990, about one month after the culture festival and during preparations for the ceremony commemorating the 700th anniversary of the founding of Taiseki-ji, it was publicly rumored at the head temple that something would erupt right after the ceremonial events were over.
Q: The priesthood is quick to deny the fact that Nikken
shouted at Honorary President Ikeda and President Akiya.
...I heard comments from the acolytes' teachers that in his first two years as high priest, Nikken didn't have a solid foundation upon which he could initiate new programs for the education of the acolytes.
...In August 1979, right after Nikken Shonin became high priest, Director Shinryo Isshii was called in from Saga in Kyushu.
Then, Senior Director Shimpo Yagi and the chief of the Administration Department, Kaido Arai
, were brought to the head temple.
Q: Are you saying that Nikken
is the one who unilaterally destroyed this relationship of trust between Gakkai members and the priesthood?
Q: Recently, Nikken
insulted the late Narita.
On one occasion when Mr. Narita was still stationed at the head temple, Nikken
confronted him, asking, "Are you going to side with Nichiren Shoshu
or with the Soka Gakkai?"
went on to say: "I heard that your brother Taiko of Shomyo-ji temple used President Ikeda's book of lectures in his sermons.
...As soon as the ceremonies were over, Nikken dismissed the honorary president and the other leaders.
To be aware of the baseness of Nikken's actions, yet to share his
jealously and join him in attacking the Gakkai
, is the lowest form of human behavior.