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The writer Goethe was an unflagging optimist. How was he able to maintain such optimism? Because he was always active. He did not allow his life to stagnate. He writes: "It is better to do the smallest thing in the world than to hold half an hour to be too small a thing." Spending thirty minutes a day assiduously challenging some undertaking can completely change our lives.

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.

SGI's Daily Practice

SGI's Daily Practice(3:49)

How SGI members practice Buddhism in their daily lives.

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MEMBERS' STORIES

The 'Real' Revolution

The 'Real' Revolution

Marco Della Fonte describes how his Buddhist practice enabled him to channel his desire to change the world away from violent struggle and into social contribution

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