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History & Philosophy
Stories and reflections on the Buddhist approach to life
A selection of narrated excerpts from the writings of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda. Click to download or listen now.
Daisaku Ikeda discusses the early life of Shakyamuni and his quest for enlightenment.
Comments made by Daisaku Ikeda during a discussion on the Lotus Sutra with members of the Soka Gakkai's study department.(See text)
The first in a series of lectures by Daisaku Ikeda on Nichiren's writing "On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime."
Daisaku Ikeda considers the concept of the Bodhisattva spirit and its relevance in the modern world.
"Human Revolution"–-the inner transformation of the individual-–discussed by Daisaku Ikeda in a dialogue with young people. (See text)
In this excerpt from his book Discussions on Youth, Daisaku Ikeda talks about approaches to the practice of Buddhism in modern society.
Daisaku Ikeda recalls his first meeting with his mentor in life, Josei Toda.(See text)
Daisaku Ikeda explores the Lotus Sutra's assertion that women and men are equally capable of attaining Buddhahod. (See text)
Comments on the real meaning of health from Daisaku Ikeda’s discussion with members of the Soka Gakkai Doctors' Division. (See text)
Daisaku Ikeda comments on the true value of friendship in discussion with Soka Gakkai youth representatives. (See text)
In discussion with youth representatives, Daisaku Ikeda shares his thoughts on the varied aspects of love.
Daisaku Ikeda explores the significance of work, from a discussion with Soka Gakkai youth members in Japan. (See text)