Daisaku Ikeda believes in the positive potential of human beings and that it is possible for us to coexist in peace as well as in harmony with our environment. He holds that sustained dialogue can bridge the gaps which divide us. He believes that vast possibility for creating a better world can be sparked by the inner change or "human revolution" of even a single person. Ikeda's beliefs are based on the core principles of Nichiren Buddhism and the Mahayana tradition as expressed in the Lotus Sutra. These principles include:

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