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President Ikeda continues his writings on the history and events of the Soka Gakkai. This volume of the ongoing series of the New Human Revolution looks at events that occurred in the mid-1970s, including the founding of a new Soka Kindergarten and the Division of Correspondence Education at Soka University, as well as many heart-warming stories of correspondence students from all walks of life.
Continuing the story of Shin’ichi Yamamoto’s single-minded determination and ceaseless efforts to build Soka Gakkai into an organization of hope and peace that encompasses every strata and section of Japanese society, this volume has a lot to offer readers:
Shin’ichi’s tender memories of his mother Sachi and his tribute to all mothers “who give their love unstintingly to their children … [and are] the very embodiment of peace”.
This volume continues the exceptional saga of Shin’ichi Yamamoto, telling of how painstakingly the Soka Gakkai was built into a ‘bastion of capable people’ by raising committed and youthful successors to take the mission of kosen-rufu forwards.
This volume continues the chronicling of the development of the Soka Gakkai during 1977, when Shin’ichi Yamamoto (Daisaku Ikeda’s pen name), in the true spirit of the mentor-disciple relationship, revisits Atsuta village, President Toda’s hometown, to inject fresh vigour in the members. Ushering in the second phase of kosen-rufu, this volume depicts the importance of the chapter as the key unit in the organisation, and the fostering of capable leaders to carry on the momentum of kosen-rufu. It is replete with the timeless guidance Shin’ichi to encourage all members, particularly the “uncrowned champions” — the dedicated deliverers of the Seikyo Shimbun.
Of all his brothers, Shin’Ichi had admired his eldest brother Kikuo the most. He had many memories of the times they had spent together. There was one memory he especially cherished, which involved a broken mirror. When Shin’Ichi was still a young boy, the mirror, part of their mother’s trousseau, had been broken by accident. From among the fragments, Shin’Ichi and Kikuo each kept a palm-sized piece, which became a personal treasure for both of them.
Part 1 of the concluding volume to SGI President Daisaku Ikeda’s 30-volume series tracks the progress of the organisation from 1979 to 1981 — Shin’ichi’s long-contemplated desire to hand over the reins of the Soka Gakkai to his successors, his dialogues for peace with world leaders and thinkers, and his counteroffensive against the actions of the priesthood and their associates.
Ringing with his spirit of “Lions stand up! The time has come to fight!”, this shared journey of mentor and members to forge new paths in the saga of kosen-rufu continues with one man’s never-be-defeated resolve to ensure world peace, no matter what.
The chapters in this book are: Great Mountain, Awaiting the Time, Launching Out, and Bells of Dawn (in part).
Residents of Berlin who had long lived as neighbours now, in just one night, had an immovable wedge driven between them. State Authority had savagely severed precious human bonds as the Wall suddenly separated friends, lovers and family members. Shin’Ichi’S heart ached to think of the suffering this forced division must have been causing the German people…
This ongoing novelized history of the Soka Gakkai, contains not only episodes from the past but timeless guidance in faith.
An ongoing series of the novelised history of the Soka Gakkai, Shin’ichi Yamamoto, the 3rd president of SGI, embarks on his trips overseas to fulfill his mentor’s vision of worldwide […]
The imminent possibility of a third world war precipitated by the Cuban Crisis involving the US and Russia in the early 60’s forms the leitmotif of the seventh volume of the New Human Revolution.
Powered by a passionate resolve to actualise his mentor’s vision of creating a world where a culture of peace and respect for humanity would pervade, Daisaku Ikeda, the protagonist and author, made sure that each goal he made on becoming President three years ago was realised one by one. The most important of course was to preserve the spirit of his predecessors. Determined to cut anything that diluted this spirit, Ikeda ran with full speed alone, believing that scores of runners would follow.
On the sixth anniversary of his mentor and second President Josei Toda’s death, the protagonist and author Daisaku Ikeda once again articulated a deeply imbibed commitment to fulfil his mentor’s vision for world peace. This volume traces how issues of people-centric governance are encapsulated in the movement to realise kosen-rufu which places utmost importance on the individual and on sharing people’s suffering. President Ikeda believed that the fundamental distrust of human beings stemmed from the absence of a life philosophy that elucidates the reality of human existence, and so was determined to bring about a hew humanism through Nichiren Daishonin’s buddhism. “Kosen-rufu is that noble movement that recognises the buddha nature inherent in each individual and brings people together an a bond of mutual trust,” he said.
Pinpointing the causes of conflict and the rise of radical religious factions as being poverty and disrespect of individuals, their countries and their cultures, Cox and Ikeda recommend a return […]
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