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Back to listFeb 9, 2007

SGI-Mexico Youth Give a Talk on Nichiren Buddhism and SGI President's Activities

On February 9, 2007, at the request of the Citizens Movement for Education, SGI-Mexico Youth Leader Daisuke Inoue and public relations representative César Loeza spoke on "Dr. Daisaku Ikeda's Ideals and Actions--Greater Self and Human Revolution" at the Manuel Felguerez Museum of Abstract Art in Zacatecas State, Mexico. Their talk focused on how challenging to accomplish "human revolution," an inner-directed positive transformation aimed at leading a value-creative life, leads to establishing a universal self or "greater self" that identifies and empathizes with the suffering of others and is reflected in actions that contribute to others' happiness. Mr. Inoue said Mr. Ikeda, the SGI leader, is someone who has taken action for world peace based on this awareness. Mr. Inoue and Mr. Loeza also introduced basic principles of Nichiren Buddhism such as the ten worlds, the nine consciousnesses, the oneness (or inseparability) of life and its environment and the eternity of life. NGO representative Guadalupe Marquéz remarked that learning about the work of the SGI leader has inspired him to increase his own efforts for the enhancement and promotion of education for citizens.

At the same occasion, on behalf of the governor, Zacatecas State Culture and Education Coordinator Sandra Andrade entrusted Mr. Inoue with a commendation for Mr. Ikeda in recognition of his longstanding contributions to education, peace and culture.

[Adapted from a report from SGI-Mexico and an article in the March 9, 2007 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]