Unlocking the Mysteries of Birth and Death: ...And Everything in Between / Edition 1

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This introduction to Nichiren Buddhism explores the philosophical intricacies of life and reveals the wonder inherent in the phases of birth, aging, and death. Core concepts of Nichiren Buddhism, such as the 10 worlds and the nine consciousnesses, illustrate the profundity of human existence. This book provides Buddhists with the tools they need to fully appreciate the connectedness of all beings and to revolutionize their spiritual lives based on this insight. Also explored are how suffering can be transformed to contribute to personal fulfillment and the well-being of others and how modern scientific research accords with ancient Buddhist views. Ultimately, this is both a work of popular philosophy and a book of compelling, compassionate inspiration for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike that fosters a greater understanding of Nichiren Buddhism.

Author Biography: Daisaku Ikeda is the author of more than 60 books, including Unlocking the Mysteries of Birth and Death, Soka Education, The Way of Youth, For the Sake of Peace, and The Living Buddha. He is the recipient of the United Nations Peace Award, the Rosa Parks Humanitarian Award, and the International Tolerance Award of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780972326704
  • Publisher: Middleway Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Edition description: Second edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 211
  • Sales rank: 1,012,193
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.56 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2012

    Enlightening read

    This writing by Daisaku Ikeda, explores some of the deepest concepts of Buddhism, in a very accessible way. Definitely one of my favorites!

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