In this issue
Nothing Is More Powerful Than Sincerity
My First Encounter With My Mentor
In the following excerpts taken from The Wisdom for Creating Happiness and Peace, part 3, Ikeda Sensei describes encountering his mentor, Josei Toda, for the first time on Aug. 14, 1947. A small group of people were making their way quickly through the darkening streets to a certain house in Kojiya, in the Kamata area of Tokyo’s
“To Make All Persons Equal” Is the Hallmark of Buddhism
“What would a healed America be like?” asked historian and Civil Rights activist Vincent Harding in a discussion with Ikeda Sensei. Sensei responded, outlining the ultimate purpose of our Buddhist movement: The root of the English word heal originally included the meanings “totality” and “completeness,” and the word health has the same root. In this sense,
Forging Ahead on the Direct Path to Absolute Happiness
Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei
Becoming the Sun
by Nhi Truong30 years oldPompano, Fla. As an international student from Vietnam studying in the United States, I really struggled with low self-esteem, and because of the language barrier, it was hard for me to connect with others. I felt like no one understood me, not even my aunt who helped me move to the U.S.
Join the World Youth General Meeting!
SGI youth from around the world will gather on Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. CT / 4 p.m. ET for a virtual World Youth General Meeting, hosted by the Soka Gakkai in Japan. The event will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Oct. 2, 1960, when Ikeda Sensei, at age 32, took his
Inheriting the Mentor’s Spirit
On Oct. 8, 1961, Shin’ichi Yamamoto stood before the Berlin Wall with a powerful pledge to turn a Cold War symbol into an icon of peace. So opens volume 5 of The New Human Revolution, which chronicles Ikeda Sensei’s first visit to Europe and his exoneration in the Osaka Incident. (He appears in the novelized history as
Guidance for Leadership
A Fresh Departure Toward Oct. 2!
Representative women’s leaders from throughout the country on Aug. 1 attended the SGI-USA Region–National Women’s Leaders Encouragement Meeting, held via webinar with SGI Women’s Leader Yumiko Kasanuki and SGI Vice Women’s Leader Kayo Maeta, both of whom joined from Japan. SGI-USA Women’s Leader Naoko Leslie said the meeting was a way to “refresh and solidify