Proposals

In 1983, Soka Gakkai International (SGI) President Daisaku Ikeda began writing peace proposals, which he has continued to publish annually on the anniversary of the SGI's founding, January 26. These proposals offer a perspective on issues facing humanity, suggesting solutions and responses grounded in Buddhist philosophy. They include specific agendas for strengthening the United Nations, including boosting the capacity for civil society involvement, which Ikeda regards as essential to the establishment of a peaceful world. The proposals frequently illustrate the crucial importance of dialogue as a means to break through deadlock in world affairs. In addition, he has also made proposals touching on issues such as education reform, the environment, the United Nations and nuclear abolition.

[Adapted from Soka Gakkai International (SGI) website]

 

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Peace Proposals
Nuclear Abolition Proposal
 
UN Proposal
Environmental Proposal


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What matters is winning in the end; the wins and losses along the way are of secondary significance. It's final victory in life that counts and that is the reason for our Buddhist practice. No matter how powerful or famous or privileged a person might be, Nichiren says, from a Buddhist point of view it is all nothing more than a dream, an illusory pleasure; true happiness can only be attained by revealing the state of Buddhahood within your own life.

Daisaku Ikeda, SGI President

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