Seicho-No-ie was founded in Japan in 1930 by Master Masaharu Taniguchi (Kobe, November 22, 1893 – Nagasaki June 17, 1985) who was a tireless student of the Truth and for many years devoted himself to intensive study of different philosophies and religions, when one day, during deep meditation, he received the first of a series of Divine revelations that form the basis of the so-called “Humanity Enlightenment Movement”.
The true meaning of Seicho-No-Ie (The Home of Infinite Life, Wisdom and Abundance) is the Infinite Universe.
The True Image of the Universe “is the incessant creation and expansion. Therefore, we refer to the Infinite Universe as Seicho-No-Ie, or more literally “Home of the Infinite Progress.”
Seicho-No-Ie can be considered a philosophy or religion.
The Truth taught by the philosophy of “True Image” is the essence of all religions; the basic principle of salvation that is common to all religions.
The doctrine as a whole incorporates elements of Christianity, Buddhism and Shintoism, the main feature of Seicho-No-Ie is in fact his own teaching part of the daily lives of their followers and emphasizes the practices of family zeal and gratitude to God and the power of positive word that influences the formation of a happy destination.
Masaharu Taniguchi wrote more than 400 books, among them a compilation called The Truth of Life (40 volumes) which forms the basis of the teachings of Seicho-No-Ie.