Buddhist Leader Calls for Increased Efforts to Rid World of Poverty and Ban Nuclear Weapons

Press Release TOKYO: Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, has today issued his 2015 peace proposal, “A Shared Pledge for a More Humane Future: To Eliminate Misery…

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To My Friends

One-to-one dialogue is the
great path toward realizing
a peaceful and flourishing society
based on Buddhist humanism.
With a heart of encouragement,
let’s earnestly and sincerely
spread the brilliant light of

To My Friends

Today is the 40th anniversary
of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI)!
Capable individuals of
the Bodhisattvas of the Earth
are blooming in abundant profusion
all across the world.
[Taking to heart the Daishonin’s words,]
“But still I am not discouraged,”(*)
let’s continue sowing seeds of happiness!

(*)”The Essentials for Attaining Buddhahood,” WND I, p. 748.

To My Friends


Let’s wholeheartedly support youth
who are engaging in dialogue.
Everyone is a capable individual with
a mission.
Encouragement from experienced seniors
empower young people to surmount obstacles.

To My Friends

The hardships of the present
will become treasures of your life.
For this reason, don’t be defeated!
Cultivate your spirit amidst
challenges to ensure your dynamic
development in the future!

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