President Ikeda’s Writings

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Key Elements of Buddhist Practice

A selection of excerpts from the writings of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda.

Read more of Daisaku Ikeda’s writings on Buddhism and his annual peace proposals.


Daily Encouragement

July 8

We must make steady and persistent efforts firmly grounded in daily life. If we travel in the orbit of “faith equals daily life,” all our prayers will definitely be answered. We can then lead lives in which all our desires will be fulfilled. Should all our prayers be answered without our having to make any effort, we would grow lazy. Should all our desires be achieved without our ever having to experience suffering or hardship, we could not understand the pain and struggles of others, and our compassion would gradually wane.

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