President Ikeda's Writings

Key Elements of Buddhist Philosophy

Excerpts from the writings of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda on the history of Buddhism, and Buddhist practice and philosophy.

Introductory Materials

Speeches on Buddhism

Short films introducing excerpts from SGI President Ikeda's university lectures on Buddhism.

Mahayana Buddhism and Twenty-first Century Civilization (Parts 1-3) (17:54)

(Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, September 24, 1993)

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Homage to the Sagarmatha of Humanism: The Living Lessons of Gautama Buddha (Parts 1 and 2) (17:17)

(Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, November 2, 1995)

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Buddhist Parables

Excerpts from Treasures of the Heart, a book of buddhist parables in which SGI President Ikeda highlights core teachings of Buddhism and their relevance to our daily lives.

Study Materials

Daily Encouragement

Daily Encouragement

October 6

Mr. Toda once told me: "You can make a defeat the cause for future victory. You can also make victory the cause for future defeat." The Buddhism of Nichiren is the Buddhism of the true cause, the Buddhism of the present and future. We don't dwell on the past. We are always challenging ourselves from the present toward the future. "The whole future lies ahead of us! We have only just begun!"--because we advance with this spirit, we will never be deadlocked.

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