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Soka Gakkai Day and Soka Gakkai Mothers Day - May 3, 2020

May 3, 2020

SGI President Ikeda’s Message and Poems 

SGI President Ikeda sent the following message and poems to celebrate May 3, 2020—Soka Gakkai Day and Soka Gakkai Mothers Day—a date that this year also marks the 60th anniversary of his inauguration as third Soka Gakkai president.


Filled with deepest gratitude for all of you, my noble fellow members around the world who have striven alongside me for kosen-rufu over these past six decades, I am praying for you to lead lives of great victory—lives of health and longevity, safety and security, and complete fulfillment.

            With a fervent prayer for a great change in the destiny of all humankind and resolving together with you to make even greater efforts in human revolution and to further advance in solid unity for kosen-rufu, I would like to present you with these three poems:


Together as mentor and disciples

united by our vow from the remote past,

let’s share the revitalizing power

of the Mystic Law

with friends across the globe.




Our planet brims with

the prayers of

our invincible mothers of Soka

that will unfailingly turn winter to spring

and create hope-filled treasure realms.




Successors of Soka—

powerfully ring in

a new renaissance,

where all humanity can reveal

the life state of Buddhahood!


Translated from the May 3, 2020, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai daily newspaper

Video Message from Soka Gakkai President Minoru Harada

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Music Video with introduction in English, Japanese 
Music Video (no introduction) in English, Japanese
Downloadable music files (Mp3 and wav) in English, Japanese
Lyrics in English, Japanese
Music Sheet in English, Japanese