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Daisaku Ikeda is a Buddhist philosopher, an educator and a prolific writer and poet. As president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) lay Buddhist movement, he has devoted himself to wide-ranging efforts for peace and individual empowerment, and has founded cultural, educational and peace research institutions around the world.

The Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin: Peace proposal Value creation for global cha.

Buddhism, Life, Sunrise, Sunrises

Lotus Sutra- Burton Watson

Lotus Sutra- Burton Watson

Buddhist Perspective: What is True Happiness?

In this 13 minute talk, Mike Lisagor explores happiness from a Buddhist, psychological and personal perspective. Mike and his wife, Trude, have practiced SGI.

Daisaku Ikeda

Daisaku Ikeda

Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, 1st Soka Gakkai President (mentor to Josei Toda). He was a teacher, educator, a philosopher and a devoted follower of Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism.

Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, 1st Soka Gakkai President (mentor to Josei Toda). He was a teacher, educator, a philosopher and a devoted follower of Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism.

Daisaku Ikeda | Soka Gakkai International (SGI)

Daisaku Ikeda is a Buddhist philosopher, peacebuilder, educator, author and poet. He is the third president of the Soka Gakkai and the founding president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI).

The Buddhist understanding is that good and evil are innate, inseparable aspects of life. This view makes it impossible to label a particular individual or group as "good" or "evil."

The Buddhist understanding is that good and evil are innate, inseparable aspects of life. This view makes it impossible to label a particular individual or group as "good" or "evil.

Jōsei Toda was an educator, peace activist and second president of Sōka Gakkai from 1951 to 1958 - as well as mentor to President Daisaku Ikeda.

Jōsei Toda was an educator, peace activist and second president of Sōka Gakkai from as well as mentor to President Daisaku Ikeda.

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,

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,

2nd Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda. (Daisaku Ikeda's mentor)

In Josei Toda assumed the presidency of Soka Gakkai, having resolved his business problems and having achieved recovery and growth in membership.

The most basic Buddhist teaching is that everything is change, a never-ending series of changes. Nothing is ever still. What Buddhism seeks to do is, in the midst of that changing reality from which we can never divorce ourselves, in the midst of the “mud” of reality, to help us achieve a state of the highest hope and fulfillment and to lead society and our environment in the direction of peace and prosperity. 'Words of Wisdom'

SGI President Ikeda speaks at the monthly leaders HQ meeting @ Tokyo, Japan.

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