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Why are human beings born? This question has posed a great challenge. President Toda lucidly set forward his conclusion. Namely, that this world is a place for people to, as the Lotus Sutra states, enjoy themselves at ease." We were born here in order to thoroughly savor the joys of life. Faith in Nichiren Buddhism is what enables us to bring forth the great life force we need to lead such an existence.

Daisaku Ikeda

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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.

How to Chant

How to Chant(5:57)

For beginners, a short film demonstrating how to chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.

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Shout It Out

Shout It Out

Rap artist NYCCA talks about how Nichiren Buddhism helps shape his music and enables him to lead a life of integrity

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