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Happy Mother’s Day!

To the women of Soka for their great contributions to humanity, Happy Mother’s Day!

In Ikeda Sensei’s poem “A Symphony of Great and Noble Mothers,” he writes, “ ‘Mother’ means someone who is never defeated; it is another word for a person who is guaranteed to win in the end” (To the Mothers of Kosen-rufu, p. 129).

Did You Know?

In 2008, Sensei presented SGI-USA members with a replica of “Happy Mother” (see above) by Ernest Barthélemy Michel, a renowned 19th-century French historic and portrait painter. This gift is a symbol of the care of women and mothers, and also represents the importance of raising the next generation.