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Thanking Our Statistics Department Members for Their Dedicated Behind-the-Scenes Efforts

Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

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Though one’s trustworthiness may at first go unnoticed, in time it will be openly rewarded.

“The Four Virtues and the Four Debts of Gratitude,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 2, p. 636

This month marks the 70th anniversary of our statistics department,[1] responsible for keeping up-to-date records of our members. 

Clear and accurate membership records are key to ensuring the Soka Gakkai’s continued solid development. Thank you to all our statistics department members for working so hard to adapt to the new computerized reporting system [that was introduced in Japan in February 2022]. As experts in leading winning lives, your unseen virtue in supporting the growth of our movement for kosen-rufu is certain to bring you immeasurable visible reward. 

Let’s learn from the dedicated behind-the-scenes efforts of our statistics department members. Treasuring each individual, let’s enable more and more people to stand up as noble treasure towers shining with happiness and expand our gathering of Bodhisattvas of the Earth!

From the Dec. 24, 2022, issue of the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper, Seikyo Shimbun. 

Jan.20, 2023, World Tribune, p. 3


  1. The Soka Gakkai statistics department was established on Dec. 22, 1952. ↩︎

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