16. Explanation of Daisaku Ikeda's name change


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.