Daisaku Ikeda’s First Step as a Disciple of Josei Toda

Seventy years later, lessons gleaned from Daisaku Ikeda’s time working for Josei Toda’s company.

August 14, 1947. Daisaku Ikeda was 19 years old when he attended his first Soka Gakkai discussion meeting amid the devastation of a war-torn, defeated Japan. His eldest brother, Kiichi, had been killed during World War II and his family home destroyed in an air raid. What’s more, he suffered from poor health and was

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