35 Inspirational Daisaku Ikeda Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Daisaku Ikeda Quotes On Success

Daisaku Ikeda is a Buddhist philosopher, educator, author, and nuclear disarmament advocate. He has served as the third president and then honorary president of the Soka Gakkai, the largest of Japan’s new religious movements. Ikeda is the founding president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI), the world’s largest Buddhist lay organization with approximately 12 million practitioners in 192 countries and territories. May his quotes inspire you to make a positive difference in the world.

1. “A healthy vision of the future is not possible without an accurate knowledge of the past.” Daisaku Ikeda

2. “The determination to win is the better part of winning.” Daisaku Ikeda

3. “Women are, in my view, natural peacemakers. As givers and nurturers of life, through their focus on human relationships and their engagement with the demanding work of raising children and protecting family life, they develop a deep sense of empathy that cuts through to underlying human realities.” Daisaku Ikeda

4. “A genuinely happy person is one who has rendered others happy.” Daisaku Ikeda

5. “With love and patience, nothing is impossible.” Daisaku Ikeda

6. “The reactions of the human heart are not mechanical and predictable but infinitely subtle and delicate.” Daisaku Ikeda

7. “It is natural for us, as human beings, to look forward. Our eyes naturally look ahead. In this sense, we are made for moving toward a goal.” Daisaku Ikeda

8. “Having lived through the transition from totalitarianism, I am acutely mindful of the need to never take for granted the basic freedoms of thought, expression, and belief that democracy brings.” Daisaku Ikeda

9. “Divorced from the cosmos, from nature, from society and from each other, we have become fractured and fragmented.” Daisaku Ikeda

10. “You must not for one instant give up the effort to build new lives for yourselves.” Daisaku Ikeda

11. “Human rights will be a powerful force for the transformation of reality when they are not simply understood as externally defined norms of behavior but are lived as the spontaneous manifestation of internalized values.” Daisaku Ikeda

12. “The eyes of a poet discover in each person a unique and irreplaceable humanity. While arrogant intellect seeks to control and manipulate the world, the poetic spirit bows with reverence before its mysteries.” Daisaku Ikeda

13. “There are no greater treasures than the highest human qualities such as compassion, courage, and hope. Not even tragic accident or disaster can destroy such treasures of the heart.” Daisaku Ikeda

14. “Ultimately, all human activities have as their goal the realization of happiness. Why, then, have we ended up producing the opposite result? Could the underlying cause be our failure to correctly understand the true nature of happiness?” Daisaku Ikeda

15. “A commitment to human rights cannot be fostered simply through the transmission of knowledge. Action and experience play a crucial role in the learning process.” Daisaku Ikeda

16. “No one should be left to suffer alone.” Daisaku Ikeda

17. “When one takes action for others, one’s own suffering is transformed into the energy that can keep one moving forward; a light of hope illuminating a new tomorrow for oneself and others is kindled.” Daisaku Ikeda

18. “The wisdom and experience of older people is a resource of inestimable worth. Recognizing and treasuring the contributions of older people is essential to the long-term flourishing of any society.” Daisaku Ikeda

19. “Genuine leadership is found in ceaseless efforts to foster young people, to pave the way forward for them.” Daisaku Ikeda

20. “A person, who no matter how desperate the situation, gives others hope, is a true leader.” Daisaku Ikeda

21. “It is crucial that we develop a real awareness of ourselves.” Daisaku Ikeda

22. “All people have a natural desire to be needed, to have their importance to others tangibly confirmed.” Daisaku Ikeda

23. “Dialogue and education for peace can help free our hearts from the impulse toward intolerance and the rejection of others.” Daisaku Ikeda

24. “But I believe we must not allow feelings of defeat to take root in our hearts.” Daisaku Ikeda

25. “The effects of human rights education can be dramatic in awakening people to the value and power of their own lives.” Daisaku Ikeda

26. “No one is born hating others.” Daisaku Ikeda

27. “Living here on Earth, we breathe the rhythms of a universe that extends infinitely above us. When resonant harmonies arise between this vast outer cosmos and the inner human cosmos, poetry is born.” Daisaku Ikeda

28. “We can shape and direct history.” Daisaku Ikeda

29. “It is only through such real-life daily struggles and challenges that a genuine sensitivity to human rights can be inculcated.” Daisaku Ikeda

30. “A great revolution in just one single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a society and further will enable a change in the destiny of humankind.” Daisaku Ikeda

31. “The gratification of desire is not happiness.” Daisaku Ikeda

32. “No one can live entirely on their own, nor can any country or society exist in isolation.” Daisaku Ikeda

33. “To communicate the truths of history is an act of hope for the future.” Daisaku Ikeda

34. “Extreme poverty threatens people’s right to life itself and makes impossible the enjoyment of the rights and freedoms essential to a humane way of life.” Daisaku Ikeda

35. “I believe that we must maintain pride in the knowledge that the actions we take, based on our own decisions and choices as individuals, link directly to the magnificent challenge of transforming human history.” Daisaku Ikeda

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