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Completion of The New Human Revolution

30th and final volume of his landmark novel The New Human Revolution.


On Aug. 6, 2018, SGI President Ikeda completed the manuscript for the 30th and final volume of his landmark novel The New Human Revolution at the Nagano Training Center (see accompanying photo). He dedicated the 25-year masterpiece to Soka Gakkai founding President Tsunesaburo Makiguchi; to his mentor, second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda; and to SGI members throughout the world, “noble emissaries of the Buddha and my precious comrades.” President Ikeda appears in the novel as Shin’ichi Yamamoto. Below are the closing lines of the final installment of The New Human Revolution.

SGI President and Mrs. Ikeda at the Nagano Training Center in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, Aug. 6, 2018, the same day President Ikeda completes The New Human Revolution. Aug. 6 marked 25 years since he began writing his epic novel at the Nagano Training Center in 1993. Photo by SEIKYO PRESS.

In his mind’s eye, Shin’ichi had an uplifting
vision of the youth of Soka as majestic
young eagles bathed in the dawning light
of the third millennium. He saw them
soaring, in an unending stream,
into the vast skies of the world.

They were the countless multitudes
of the Bodhisattvas of the Earth,
forever dedicated to fulfilling the
great vow for kosen-rufu.