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Ikeda Sensei Started ‘The Human Revolution’

In 1964, Ikeda Sensei began writing The Human Revolution in Okinawa, the stage of a horrific land battle during the Pacific War. The Human Revolution, comprising 12 volumes, took more than 28 years to complete, with over 1,509 installments serialized in the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper, Seikyo Shimbun. Following the completion of The Human Revolution, Sensei wrote The New Human Revolution, encompassing 30 volumes, which took another 25 years to complete. Combined, the number of installments of The Human Revolution and The New Human Revolution totals 7,978—the most installments for a newspaper serialization in history. (See The New Human Revolution, vol. 9, “Hope of the People” chapter)


Sensei met with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai

In 1974, on the last night of his visit to China, Sensei met with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai in Beijing. (See NHR-13, “Golden Bridge” chapter and, NHR-20, “Ties of Trust” chapter)


Soka Gakkai Reaches 750,000 Households

In 1957, the achievement of second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda’s lifetime membership goal of 750,000 households was announced in the Seikyo Shimbun. Mr. Toda had announced this goal at his inauguration as second president in 1951. With a young Daisaku Ikeda spearheading the effort throughout Japan, Mr. Toda’s goal was achieved in less than seven years. (See The Human Revolution, “Sadness” chapter)

December 9, 2022, World Tribune, p. 4

Striving With Lion-Hearted Courage on the Noble Path of Mentor and Disciple

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