For the Sake of Peace: A Buddhist Perspective for the 21st Century

For the Sake of Peace: A Buddhist Perspective for the 21st Century

by Daisaku Ikeda
     
 

Based on 20 years of university lectures and proposals to the United Nations, this book addresses the issue of peace from the Buddhist perspective of compassion, interconnectedness of all life, and absolute respect for human life. Informed by the teachings of Nichiren, the 13th-century Japanese Buddhist teacher and reformer, this book considers peace from various

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Based on 20 years of university lectures and proposals to the United Nations, this book addresses the issue of peace from the Buddhist perspective of compassion, interconnectedness of all life, and absolute respect for human life. Informed by the teachings of Nichiren, the 13th-century Japanese Buddhist teacher and reformer, this book considers peace from various angles, including economics, the environment, disarmament, religion, and culture. Asserting that nothing is more precious than peace, this guide affirms that through self-mastery, dialogue, and belief in the sovereignty of the people, the world may come to know a peaceful existence.

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“Ikeda and the Soka Gakkai International have been articulate spokespeople for peace throughout the world. For the Sake of Peace is a passionate, intelligent plea for mindfulness in both individual and societal action.” —ForeWord magazine

Foreword Magazine
For the Sake of Peace is a passionate, intelligent plea for mindfulness in both individual and societal change. This book lays an articulate foundation for, as Vaclav Havel says, 'the resuscitation of fundamental ethics.' If all practiced of empathy, dialog, and awareness that this book outlines, the world would experience a true peace.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780967469720
Publisher:
Middleway Press
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.02(d)

Meet the Author

Daisaku Ikeda is the author of more than 60 books including Buddhism Day by Day and The Way of Youth. He is the president of Soka Gakkai International Buddhist renewal movement and has received the United Nations Peace Award, the Rosa Parks Humanitarian Award, and the International Tolerance Award of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

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