As a lay movement that had its origins in the Nichiren Shoshu sub-school, Soka Gakkai is not founded upon completely new sources of wisdom. Rather, the establishment of Soka Gakkai helped to transform Nichiren Shoshu from a minor sect into one of the largest religious movements in Japan after the Second World War (Montgomery 1991: 181). Soka Gakkai followers continue to revere the teachings of the monk Nichiren.

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