"World peace is not something that can be realized simply by politicians signing treaties, or by business leaders creating economic cooperation. True and lasting peace will be realized only by forging bonds of trust between people at the deepest level, in the depths of their very lives." --Daisaku Ikeda.

In the nearly 50 years since becoming president of the Soka Gakkai lay Buddhist association at the age of 32, Daisaku Ikeda has pursued a diverse range of activities in the pursuit of global peace. His energetic efforts include personal diplomacy during the Cold War, ongoing dialogues with a broad range of individuals from around the world, numerous publications and proposals and the founding of various peace-related institutions. He has also been a continuing source of inspiration for the SGI's global grassroots activities in such areas as human rights protection, nuclear abolition, disarmament, sustainable development and cultural exchange.

Ikeda's commitment to peace grows from his experience as a young teenager of World War II. His interactions with second Soka Gakkai president Josei Toda in the aftermath of the war helped shape Ikeda's antiwar sentiments into a philosophy that supports a multifaceted peace movement. What sustains Ikeda's energetic engagement is his Buddhist belief in the sanctity of life and the creative potential of individual human beings, and his faith in the power of dialogue to bridge the distances between people.

For Ikeda, peace is far more than the mere absence of war. Rather, it points to a set of conditions in which cultural differences are embraced and appreciated and in which dialogue is firmly established as the means of choice for resolving conflict. In recent years, the idea of a "culture of peace" has gained widespread currency in the world. From his writings and actions it is clear that Ikeda has been a pioneering practitioner of this concept.

source: http://www.daisakuikeda.org/main/peacebuild/peace/peace-01.html

Views: 40


You need to be a member of SGI Buddhism (.net) to add comments!

Join SGI Buddhism (.net)

Latest Activity

Toshizo Saejima left a comment for Anna Liao
"Welcome aboard, Anna!"
14 hours ago
Anna Liao is now a member of SGI Buddhism (.net)
14 hours ago
Noriyo A. Sekiyama added a discussion to the group "To My Friends"--daily guidance based on Pres. Ikeda's recent guidance

TMF WED 21 MAR 2018--Let's thank those responsible for the care of our Future Division members

March 21, 2018 --TO MY FRIENDS-- Fostering the Future Division(*)   members is the most lofty and…See More
16 hours ago
Noriyo A. Sekiyama added a discussion to the group "To My Friends"--daily guidance based on Pres. Ikeda's recent guidance

TMF TUE 20 MAR 2018--"A person who upholds the Lotus Sutra is repaying the debt of gratitude owed to father and mother."

March 20, 2018 --TO MY FRIENDS-- Nichiren Daishonin affirms, "A person who upholds the Lotus Sutra…See More
Noriyo A. Sekiyama added 3 discussions to the group "To My Friends"--daily guidance based on Pres. Ikeda's recent guidance
Jaime Looger left a comment for Chris Tinney
"Hi Chris! I love you site and was excited to create my own profile! I have had no contact with any…"
Jimmy liked mariavivianadibella's discussion volunteering in italian language teaching
Jimmy updated their profile

SGI Buddhism is a community created by members of SGI. SGI Buddhism is not an official site of SGI.

SGIBuddhism.net Admin

If you have questions or need to report site issues please contact me through one of these social networks.

LinkedIn / Goodreads / G+ / Instagram / Facebook / Homeless

Chris Tinney 
SGI Profile

Thankyou Hempworx and Better Planet Paper for sponsoring our site and paying the monthly hosting fee!

© 2018   Created by Chris Tinney.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service