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You cannot judge the quality of another's friendship by superficial appearances, especially when things are going smoothly. It is only when we have experienced the worst, most crushing of times--when we have plumbed the depths of life--that we can experience the joys of genuine friendship. Only a man of principle, a woman of resolve--a person who stays true to their chosen path--can be a trusted and true friend, and have real friends in turn.

Daisaku Ikeda

SGI CENTERS

SGI CENTERS

There are SGI members in 192 countries and territories while there are 93 registered constituent SGI organizations.

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WHO WE ARE

The 12 million members of Soka Gakkai International (SGI) around the world embrace Nichiren Buddhism, a dynamic philosophy grounded in the realities of daily life.

SGI's Daily Practice

SGI's Daily Practice(3:49)

How SGI members practice Buddhism in their daily lives.

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MEMBERS' STORIES

Acting Locally

Acting Locally

Yongjie Yon describes how practicing Buddhism enabled him to transform his shyness and lack of confidence into conviction and contribution to society

MEMBERS’ STORIES ON VIDEO