There are many followers of Buddhism across the globe however there is one organization that brings these peaceful members together to create a network that extends over 12 billion people. Soka Gakkai International is the name of this diverse community that has been changing lives ever since its inception in 1975 by Daisaku Ikeda.
Soka Gakkai International (sgi)- Teaching members the tenets of Nichiren Buddhism
Soka Gakkai International (sgi) preaches to its members the tenets of Nichiren Buddhism and The Lotus Sutra. Nichiren was a prominent Buddhist who spread the teachings of Buddha is 1222 AD. His teachings are based on the fundamental belief that the Buddha lies in everyone. Everyone has the potential and the power to discover the ultimate Buddha in himself or herself. Every person in this world has infinite compassion, wisdom and courage. He or she is able to address all the challenges and hindrances that come in the way with the teachings of Nichiren Buddhism.
Promoting global peace and compassion
The members of Soka Gakkai International meet at discussion groups that are held regularly in the homes of their members. They practice the tenets of Nichiren Buddhism and chant together the powerful mantra Nam Myoho Renge Kho. This mantra is related to the mystic law of cause and effect. Everyone is a part of this mystic law and dances to the rhythm of life. Every member shares his or her experience in these groups and they get the support from other members to address the challenges in life they face. The groups of SGI also focus on global peace and nuclear disarmament. They believe that war is not the ultimate solution to life. There are issues however they can be solved with peace, compassion and wisdom.
Violence and war are not the solution to global conflict
If you take a look at the world today, you will find violence and conflict in nearly every part of the world. The people of the world are being wronged by a few that seek dominance, power and control. The levels of bitterness and terrorism are rising. War is the ultimate solution for these individuals however will it actually bring global peace to people and the world?
The members of Soka Gakkai International (sgi) have the main mission of spreading peace. It is a community of love and compassion. Nuclear weapons do not solve conflicts – they are worsened. The ultimate solution is to look within as deep inside wisdom will guide the way and bring out the true nature of man – love. The members of SGI are preaching the message of love. In the USA, there are over 500 Chapters with over 100 centers in different locations in the nation. Members meet here on a regular basis as they gather to look deep inside and find answers that lead to global peace, love and compassion not only for themselves but for others in the world as well. The community is expanding day by day as more and more are joining the movement to make their lives worthwhile and happy!