On the Events After Nichiren’s Passing
The Succession Issue


The authenticated “Rokuroso”, part of “Shuso Gosenge Kiroku”, reads:
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“I hereby determine that the following six disciples: Renge Ajari Nichiji, Iyo-ko Nitcho, Sado-ko Niko, Byakuren Ajari Nikko, Daikoku Ajari Nichiro, Ben Ajari Nissho, in no order [no rank], are my major disciples. Accordingly, I have selected them to carry out my matters into the future.” – Seiten, p.581)
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The dubious “Nichiren Ichigo Guho Fuzoku Sho aka Minobu Sojo” reads:
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“I transfer this Dharma, which I, Nichiren, have propagated throughout my life to Byakuren Ajari Nikko. He is to be the supreme leader for the propagation of Honmon. When the sovereign accepts faith in this Dharma, the Kaidan of Honmonji Temple must be established at Mount Fuji. You must wait for the time to come. This is what I call the Actual Dharma of the Precept. Above all, my disciples must uphold this document.”
The ninth month of the fifth year of Koan.
Nichiren.
The order of the heritage of the Dharma: Nichiren, Nikko

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The authenticated “Rokuroso” names Six {6} equal successors; while the “Minobu Sojo”, which is of doubtful pedigree, names one. Which do we trust?
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