Presented by Academic Institutions
- An ehibition for pactitioners of the Lotus Sutra
- At the meeting with SGI President Ikeda [on February 16, 1996] , Vorobyova-Desyatovskaya said, “All things in the world are impermanent. But the brilliant philosophy recorded in the sutras shines forever. In our present society, people have the tendency to be attached to wealth and fame and to neglect noble ideals and great aspirations. However, I believe that with the presence of Mr. Ikeda, humanity will be revitalized.” The Russian scholar continued: “I would like to dedicate the exhibits to the members of the Soka Gakkai, whose practice is in accordance with the true spirit of the Lotus Sutra.”
—Translated from an article in the February 17, 1996, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun
- Photo is The Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences, now. the Institute of Oriental Studies in St. Petersburg, past
- A printed copy from the microfilm of the Xixia version of the Lotus Sutra, which was provided by the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, Russian Academy of Sciences in 1995
- Replicas of precious Lotus Sutra manuscripts
- At a meeting with SGI President Ikeda in February 1996, Dr. M. I. Vorobyova-Desyatovskaya of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences presented the SGI leader with microfilms of precious manuscripts of the Lotus Sutra and other items.
① A roll of microfilm of the Chinese version of the Lotus Sutra translated by Kumarajiva, which was printed in 1146 CE in Khara-Khoto, a city of the Xixia state (present-day northwestern China).
② A roll of microfilm containing the Tibetan version of the Lotus Sutra (Bryat edition, 19th century CE) and a text of annotations on the Lotus Sutra in Tibetan compiled at an Amdo temple (wood-block print).
③ Replicas of fragments of the Lotus Sutra in Sanskrit.