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This Month in Soka Gakkai History (February)

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The February Campaign 

In February 1952, as the Kamata Chapter advisor, 24-year-old Daisaku Ikeda led the chapter in achieving the unprecedented monthly propagation result of 201 new households. To adorn second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda’s birth month with a significant milestone in propagation, he focused on each unit, the front line of the organization. (See The Human Revolution, “Dashing Forward” chapter and The New Human Revolution, vol. 3, “Light of Peace” chapter) 


Josei Toda’s Birthday

In 1900, Josei Toda was born in a village called Shioya in present-day Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. He was an elementary school teacher in Hokkaido before he moved to Tokyo, where he encountered Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, who later became his mentor and the founding president of the Soka Gakkai. Together they founded the Soka Kyoiku Gakkai (Value-Creating Education Society). After World War II, Mr. Toda rebuilt the Soka Gakkai, was inaugurated as its second president on May 3, 1951, achieved a membership goal of 750,000 households and built the eternal foundation of kosen-rufu. (See An Introduction to Buddhism, second edition)


30 Years Since Ikeda Sensei Completed ‘The Human Revolution’  

In 1993, Sensei completed his serialized novel The Human Revolution, comprising  1,509 installments.


30 Years Since Sensei Visited His 50th Country

In 1993, Sensei visited Colombia, Argentina and Paraguay for the first time. On Feb. 23, he traveled to Chile, which was the 50th country/territory that he had visited on his overseas travels. (See NHR-30, “Vow” chapter)

Feb. 3, 2023, World Tribune, p. 4

The Joyous Dance of Life and Kosen-rufu

Celebrating SGI-USA Women’s Day in the District