A selection of narrated excerpts from the writings of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda. Click to download or listen now.
1. On Shakyamuni
Daisaku Ikeda discusses the early life of Shakyamuni and his quest for enlightenment.
2. The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra
Comments made by Daisaku Ikeda during a discussion on the Lotus Sutra with members of the Soka Gakkai's study department. (See text)
3. On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime
The first in a series of lectures by Daisaku Ikeda on Nichiren's writing "On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime."
4. The Bodhisattva Ideal and Human Rights Culture
Daisaku Ikeda considers the concept of the Bodhisattva spirit and its relevance in the modern world.
5. Human Revolution
"Human Revolution"–-the inner transformation of the individual-–discussed by Daisaku Ikeda in a dialogue with young people. (See text)
6. On Practice
In this excerpt from his book Discussions on Youth, Daisaku Ikeda talks about approaches to the practice of Buddhism in modern society.
7. Someone to Trust
Daisaku Ikeda recalls his first meeting with his mentor in life, Josei Toda. (See text)
8. A Grand Declaration of Gender Equality
Daisaku Ikeda explores the Lotus Sutra's assertion that women and men are equally capable of attaining Buddhahod. (See text)
9. A Healthy Life
Comments on the real meaning of health from Daisaku Ikeda’s discussion with members of the Soka Gakkai Doctors' Division. (See text)
10. Thoughts on Friendship
Daisaku Ikeda comments on the true value of friendship in discussion with Soka Gakkai youth representatives. (See text)
11. What is Love?
In discussion with youth representatives, Daisaku Ikeda shares his thoughts on the varied aspects of love.
12. The Meaning of Work
Daisaku Ikeda explores the significance of work, from a discussion with Soka Gakkai youth members in Japan. (See text)