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The Human Revolution

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The core philosophy of the SGI can be summed up by the concept of "Human revolution." This is the idea that the self-motivated inner change of a single individual positively affects the larger web of life and results in the rejuvenation of human society. The SGI movement has its roots in the life-affirming philosophy of Nichiren, a Buddhist monk who lived in 13th-century Japan.

Nichiren felt passionately that Buddhism should enable people living in the real world and facing real problems to become empowered and change their lives for the better. Nichiren Buddhism stresses the profound connection between one's own happiness and the happiness of others. The greatest personal satisfaction and fulfillment in life is realized by working for the happiness of others. Nichiren's teachings assert that each individual, regardless of gender, ethnicity, capacity or social standing, has the power to overcome life's inevitable challenges, to develop a life of great value and creativity and to positively influence their community, society and the world.

As SGI president Daisaku Ikeda writes in his novel The Human Revolution: "A great revolution of character in just a single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a nation and, further, will cause a change in the destiny of humankind."

The "Human Revolution" is the idea that the self-motivated inner change of even a single individual positively affects the larger web of life. It is this dynamic process of self-reformation — from fear to confidence, from destruction to creativity, from hatred to compassion — that forms the essence of SGI’s vision of a peaceful world.

As SGI president Daisaku Ikeda writes in his novel The Human Revolution: "A great revolution of character in just a single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a nation and, further, will cause a change in the destiny of humankind."

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