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The Buddha’s objective is to enable every individual to manifest his or her true identity. In other words, Buddhism lies in respecting yourself to the utmost, revering others to the fullest and making it possible for both you and others to blossom equally as individuals. 'Words of Wisdom'

The Buddha’s objective is to enable every individual to manifest his or her true identity. In other words, Buddhism lies in respecting yourself to the utmost, revering others to the fullest and making it possible for both you and others to blossom equally as individuals. 'Words of Wisdom'

Daisaku Ikeda President of Soka Gakkai International

Daisaku Ikeda President of Soka Gakkai International

Daisaku Ikeda talks with Soka Gakkai members in northern Japan

Daisaku Ikeda talks with Soka Gakkai members in northern Japan

SGI members perform a morning and evening practice known as gongyo, which consists of chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo and reciting portions of the Lotus Sutra.

SGI members perform a morning and evening practice known as gongyo, which consists of chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo and reciting portions of the Lotus Sutra.

Daisaku Ikeda – who presides over the lay Buddhist organization Soka Gakkai International (SGI), based in Tokyo – has tabled a set of proposals ahead of #RioPlus20, one of which envisages the creation of a “global organization for sustainable development”. Read more at http://www.eurasiareview.com/13062012-rio20-buddhist-leader-urges-paradigm-shift-analysis/

Daisaku Ikeda – who presides over the lay Buddhist organization Soka Gakkai International (SGI), based in Tokyo – has tabled a set of proposals ahead of #RioPlus20, one of which envisages the creation of a “global organization for sustainable development”. Read more at http://www.eurasiareview.com/13062012-rio20-buddhist-leader-urges-paradigm-shift-analysis/

"Great individuals fight abuses of authority. The truly strong do not lord it over the weak. People of genuine strength and courage battle against the powerful, the arrogant, the authoritarian,  the evil and the corrupt - all who look down on people with contempt." ~Daisaku Ikeda

"Great individuals fight abuses of authority. The truly strong do not lord it over the weak. People of genuine strength and courage battle against the powerful, the arrogant, the authoritarian, the evil and the corrupt - all who look down on people with contempt." ~Daisaku Ikeda

Dr. Daisaku Ikeda......Spiritual Leader....writer.........poet lauret.....Humanitarian...

Dr. Daisaku Ikeda......Spiritual Leader....writer.........poet lauret.....Humanitarian...

Daisaku Ikeda with British historian Arnold Toynbee in London, 1973

Daisaku Ikeda with British historian Arnold Toynbee in London, 1973

"A great human revolution in just a single individual...will enable a change in the destiny of all humankind." Daisaku Ikeda with Rosa Parks, pioneer of the American civil rights movement (Los Angeles, January 1993)

"A great human revolution in just a single individual...will enable a change in the destiny of all humankind." Daisaku Ikeda with Rosa Parks, pioneer of the American civil rights movement (Los Angeles, January 1993)

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 1951 to 1958 - as well as mentor to President Daisaku Ikeda.

nichiren daishonin | ... - SGI-UK East Midlands HQ - The Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin

nichiren daishonin | ... - SGI-UK East Midlands HQ - The Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin

'We are not merely passive pawns of historical forces; nor are we victims of the past. We can shape and direct history.' Daisaku Ikeda

'We are not merely passive pawns of historical forces; nor are we victims of the past. We can shape and direct history.' Daisaku Ikeda