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The Vow of July 17

SGI President Ikeda’s struggle for justice in Osaka in 1957.

The following essay, from SGI President Ikeda’s “Thoughts on The New Human Revolution” series, was originally published in the July 14, 1999, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper. In his Apology, Plato quotes the words of his teacher, the great philosopher Socrates: “And this is what will convict me, if it

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