About Daisaku Ikeda:
Daisaku Ikeda is the spiritual leader, author, and former president of the Nichiren Buddhist Soka Gakkai, the largest of Japan's new religious movements, and also one of the most controversial. Ikeda is also the founding president of the movement's international offshoot, Soka Gakkai International (SGI), which, according to its own numbers, is the world's largest Buddhist lay organization with approximately 12 million practitioners in 192 countries and regions. Some of the books he has authored, especially "The Human Revolution" (1965) have gained canonical status within the movement.
I have for some time urged that a nuclear abolition summit to mark the effective end of the nuclear era be convened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the 70th anniversary of the bombings of those cities, with the participation of national leaders and repr...Daisaku Ikeda
Instead of engaging in cutthroat competition, we should strive to create value. In economic terms, this means a transition from a consumer economy - the mad rush for ownership and consumption - to a constructive economy where all human beings can par...Daisaku Ikeda
Genuine happiness can only be achieved when we transform our way of life from the unthinking pursuit of pleasure to one committed to enriching our inner lives, when we focus on 'being more' rather than simply having more.Daisaku Ikeda
I believe that we must maintain pride in the knowledge that the actions we take, based on our own decisions and choices as individuals, link directly to the magnificent challenge of transforming human history.Daisaku Ikeda