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According to Buddhism, health is not a condition in which we merely escape negative influences. It is a highly positive, active state in which we hold ourselves responsible for such influences, in which we face and try to solve various problems--not just our own but others' problems, too. The word disease implies a lack of ease, which conversely implies that health is a state of comfort. In the Buddhist sense, however, being "at ease" does not mean freedom from difficulties; it means having the strength to meet and overcome any problem.

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.

The SGI Buddhist Movement

The SGI Buddhist Movement(3:38)

A short introduction to the SGI Buddhist movement.

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MEMBERS' STORIES

New Commitment to Society

New Commitment to Society

Marianne Acker describes how practicing Buddhism inspired her to lead a contributive life, volunteering social services for young women in need

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