Daisaku Ikeda


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Daisaku Ikeda

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Daisaku Ikeda was born on January 2, 1928 and is 94 years old now.

Birthday: January 2, 1928
How Old - Age: 94

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Daisaku Ikeda - Biography

Daisaku Ikeda (池田 大作, Ikeda Daisaku, born 2 January 1928, Japan) is a Buddhist philosopher, educator, author, and anti-nuclear activist. He served as the third 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 Nichiren Buddhist practitioners in 192 countries and regions. Some of the books he has authored, especially The Human Revolution (1965) have gained canonical status within the movement.
Ikeda's relationship with his mentor Josei Toda shaped his emphasis on dialogue as fundamental to building trust between people and peace in society. This world view is informed by his belief that Buddhism essentially offers a spiritual dimension "where faith and human dignity intersect to promote positive change in society." The "variety of his discursive styles"—from the doctrinal to the poetic, the novel to the memorial—challenges academic boundaries between religion and philosophy, and Ikeda's philosophy of human revolution as a "contemporary re-elaboration of Nichiren's interpretation and practice of the Lotus Sutra" illustrates this point.

Central to Ikeda's activities, whether they be on an institutional level or as a private citizen, is his belief in "Buddhist principles ... rooted in our shared humanity, ... where faith and human dignity intersect to promote positive change in society." His view of a "Buddhist humanism," the fostering of mutual respect and dignity, emphasizes human agency to engage in dialogue.
In November 2010, citing his peacebuilding efforts and promotion of cultural exchange and humanist education, the University of Massachusetts Boston bestowed an honorary doctorate upon Ikeda, marking the 300th such title conferred by higher learning institutions in more than 50 countries, which Ikeda accepted, he said, on behalf of SGI members and in recognition of their contributions to peace, culture and education. He received his first honorary doctorate in 1975 from Moscow State University.
Ikeda lives in Tokyo with his wife, Kaneko Ikeda (née Kaneko Shiraki), whom he married on 3 May 1952. The couple had three sons, Hiromasa (vice president of Soka Gakkai), Shirohisa (died 1984), and Takahiro.