"I firmly believe that the mission of religion in the 21st century must be to contribute concretely to the peaceful coexistence of humankind."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Daisaku Ikeda on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Daisaku Ikeda on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Daisaku Ikeda on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Daisaku Ikeda on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Daisaku Ikeda on Albert Camus
"No one should be left to suffer alone."
"I have for some time urged that a nuclear abolition summit to mark the effective end of the nuclear era be convened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the 70th anniversary of the bombings of those cities, with the participation of national leaders and representatives of global civil society."
"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."
"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."
"Dialogue and education for peace can help free our hearts from the impulse toward intolerance and the rejection of others."