Fundamentals

Lighting the Torch of Happiness for 750,000 Families

Commemorating 60 years since Josei Toda accomplished his lifetime goal of expanding the Soka Gakkai membership to 750,000 households.

1947–1951 THE STRUGGLE OF THE DISCIPLE Ensuring Josei Toda’s Inauguration as Second Soka Gakkai President Daisaku Ikeda joined the Soka Gakkai on August 24, 1947, at 19 years old. Soon after, he started working for Josei Toda’s publishing company. As Mr. Toda struggled to keep his business afloat, Daisaku lead all efforts to rebuild his

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