--- In SokaGakkaiUnofficial@yahoogroups.com
, "Joe" <mysterium777@...>
> "krissesbazzaar" wrote:
> > Hello
> > I was quite surprised to find that at the time of his dialog with
> > Arnold Toynbee that Daisaku Ikeda was then known as Taisaku
> > anyone help me by shedding some light on this?
> > Best
> > Kris
> I heard Taisaku meant something like "fat boy", and so he changed
> to Daisaku.
The pro-SGI website "Clearing up the Clearinghouse" says:
"...As, for some reason, The "Official" Clearing House points out,
Ikeda had changed his original first name from "Taisaku"
to "Daisaku." Taisaku literally could be translated as "fat-
building;" it was a relatively popular name given to Japanese
children in the late 1920s because "fat" at that time implied health.
He changed it to Daisaku, or "Great Builder" later in life at the
urging of his mentor, second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda..."
a non-issue, of course!