Based on the tenets of the Japanese monk Nichiren, these guides provide insight and advice on injecting Buddhist philosophies into one’s relationships and spirituality. Drawing on ancient themes of compassion and happiness, these compilations distill the essence of Buddhist scripture. These instructions for applying the readings to modern life will also teach about the many facets of love, determination, courage, and prayer. The concise, easy-to-follow entries are ideal for anyone looking to discover and cultivate a more spiritual life.
About the Author
Daisaku Ikeda is the author of more than 60 books, including For the Sake of Peace, The Living Buddha, Soka Education, and Unlocking the Mysteries of Birth and Death. 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Determination offers thoughts on how to break through adversity in the face of life's struggles. From the selected quotes, sampled from the hundreds of writings by author Ikeda and those who inspire him, the reader has a sense of continuity. One quote leads beautifully to the next, examining many facets of the emotion which fuels a fight rather than a flight in the storm of hardships and obstacles that arise in the pursuit of a dream. Mr. Ikeda teaches abstract concepts with examples from ordinary life. For example, 'Why doesn't constant trampling defeat the dandelion? The key to its strength is its long and sturdy root, which extends deep into the earth. The same principle applies to people. The true victors in life are those who, enduring repeated challenges and setbacks, have sent the roots of their being to such a depth that nothing can shake them.'