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You cannot judge the quality of another's friendship by superficial appearances, especially when things are going smoothly. It is only when we have experienced the worst, most crushing of times--when we have plumbed the depths of life--that we can experience the joys of genuine friendship. Only a man of principle, a woman of resolve--a person who stays true to their chosen path--can be a trusted and true friend, and have real friends in turn.

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.

History of the SGI

History of the SGI(4:54)

The history of SGI viewed through the lives of the first three presidents of the Soka Gakkai.

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MEMBERS' STORIES

Learning to Trust

Learning to Trust

Angie Ng Choy Hong was able to confront difficult family relationships and serious illness by practicing Buddhism and deepening her understanding of the mentor-disciple relationship, a key tenet of Nichiren Buddhism

MEMBERS’ STORIES ON VIDEO