"The Soka Gakkai is a gathering of Bodhisattvas of the Earth, which is carrying out the practice of Bodhisattva Never Disparaging in the present age. As such, our fundamental spirit is to respect all people, to pray and work for the happiness of humanity, and do everything we can to help and support others.
"In the world today, there is a growing indifference towards others. Genuine humanity has fallen to the wayside as relationships based on self-interest and power hold sway. That makes it all the more crucial to build a society that is filled with human warmth and characterized by mutual respect, trust, and support.
"This is the mission of the Soka Gakkai, and its leaders must be in the vanguard of this effort. A revolution in the life state and character of our leaders, therefore, is the greatest driving force for kosen-rufu."
SGI Newsletter No. 8829, The New Human Revolution––Vol. 26: Chap. 2, Banner of the Law