Fostering person-to-person ties: Daisaku Ikeda and Soviet Premier Aleksey Kosygin at the Kremlin (Moscow,
Nichiren Daishonin: Nichiren, originally a monk of Tendai Buddhism, studied in numerous temples in Japan, especially Mt. Hiei (Enryaku-ji) and Mt. Kōya, in his day the major centers of Buddhist study, in the Kyoto–Nara area. He eventually concluded that the highest teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha (563?–483?BC) were to be found in the Lotus Sutra. The mantra he expounded on 28 April 1253, known as the Daimoku or Odaimoku, Nam(u)-Myōhō-Renge-Kyō,
SGI President Ikeda's Human Revolution: "A great human revolution in just a single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a nation and further, will enable a change in the destiny of all humankind"
Daisaku Ikeda with Arnold Joseph Toynbee CH April 1889 – 22 October was a British historian, philosopher of history, research professor of International History at the London School of Economics and the University of London