Flag | Motto
SGI-USA Men's Division Mottoes as
Proud Disciples of SGI President Ikeda
"America's Roaring Lions,
Turn Winter into Spring"
"Disciples, Advance Triumphantly
with Stalwart Resolve"
"Lion Kings of America,
Seize Resounding Victory"
January 2, 2009
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In December, 2008, Men's Leader Tariq Hasan reported to President Ikeda about the struggles many of our members are engaged in during these difficult economic times and President Ikeda responded with the above mottoes.
Note that he gave these mottos to us "as Proud Disciples," and that he dated them on his 81st birthday.
In sharing his feelings about these mottoes, General Director Danny Nagashima said that the "roaring lions" indicates the spirit of oneness of mentor and disciple, that "stalwart resolve" indicates our absolute determination, and that "seize victory" means that we should each become a "lion of justice" and never be afraid of any difficulty.
This flag, designed by members of the SGI-USA Men's Division, was approved by President Ikeda as our divisional flag.
The three pillars represent the three founding presidents of the Soka Gakkai. The two lions, looking in the same direction, represent the oneness of mentor and disciple. The sun rising in the background represents the unlimited hope of Nichiren Buddhism, and the garland represents peace.