The key concept of Soka Gakkai is “human revolution”— the idea by which the inner transformation of an individual will cause a positive change in their circumstances, and ultimately in the society as a whole.
Such transformation comes about through tackling the challenges of daily life with Buddhist practice, seeking to develop one’s potential, conquering one’s negative tendencies and taking responsibility for one’s own life and destiny. Change on a global scale comes about through this process of self-reformation in the lives of individuals—from fear to confidence, from destruction to creativity, from hatred to compassion.
As Nichiren states,
The purpose of the appearance in this world of Shakyamuni Buddha, the lord of teachings, lies in his behavior as a human being.
Buddhism teaches how to develop one’s humanity to the fullest.
Source from Soka Global