On January 26, 1975 the Soka Gakkai International was established and Daisaku Ikeda was inaugurated as SGI president.
The SGI was formed when the First World War Peace Conference was held on the island of Guam. Today the Mystic Law has spread to 192 countries and territories, where the SGI has become a vehicle for peace, culture and education. The quintessence of Nichiren Buddhism lies in "establishing the correct teaching for the peace of land." Our noble mission as Buddhists lies in striving for the happiness and peace of all humanity, based on the Buddhist philosophy of the dignity of life.
As I stated at the First World Peace Conference: "Rather than seeking after your own praise or glory, I hope that you will dedicate your noble lives ti sowing the seeds of peace throughout the entire world. I shall do the same." I have maintained this devotion to constructing peace in the world.
I ask each of you to practice this great philosophy of humanism and continue to sow the "seeds of peace" by sharing it with as many as possible. Your lives will surely shine brightly as you create victorious lives, with all of your prayers fully answered.
(World Tribune- 1/10)
The transformation of a single individual can change the world. The history of the SGI is born of the victorious drama of every member's human revolution. Youth, inherit and succeed this legacy!