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Back to listJan 31, 2011

Founding of SGI Commemorated in Micronesia

SGI members in the Federated States of MicronesiaSGI members in the Federated States of Micronesia

In January, SGI members in the Federated States of Micronesia held a meeting commemorating the 19th anniversary of the establishment of the first group of SGI members in the city of Kolonia on the Island of Pohnpei. Participants studied SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's lecture on Nichiren's writing titled "Reply to Kyo'o." Guidance from second president of the Soka Gakkai Josei Toda was also shared, in which he encourages members, saying that each new day is a fresh new departure and asks them to be active in applying the three basic elements of Nichiren Buddhism to daily life: faith, practice and study.

Participants at the meeting determined to dedicate their lives toward establishing world peace.

In the above photo, participants hold a sign reading "Human revolution" in Pohnpeian.

"Human revolution" is the term used by second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda to describe a fundamental process of inner transformation of revealing one's "greater self" which is capable of caring and taking action for the sake of others--ultimately all humanity.

[Adapted from an article in the March 6, 2011, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; photo courtesy of Seikyo Shimbun]