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If I were to make an analogy, thought and philosophy would be like the heart or respiratory system of the human body. When the heart is sound, the whole body can maintain healthy activity. This same principle applies to both the individual and society. The SGI has a mission to serve as the heart that ensures the healthy functioning of society. Consequently, taking good care of the SGI (the heart) allows the fresh life-giving blood of humanism to flow to and nourish all areas of society, including culture, politics and the economy.

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.

Treasuring Diversity

Treasuring Diversity(4:45)

Anthony George from South Africa explains how valuing diversity is central to Buddhism.

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My Mission as "Junko of Tohoku"

My Mission as "Junko of Tohoku"

Junko Sato from Tohoku, Japan, describes awakening to her mission in response to the devastating earthquake and tsunami which hit her hometown in March 2011.

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