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
This little book contains reflections on the meaning of love in all its manifestations, from romantic love to bodhisattva compassion. Throughout, the writing is imbued with reality. Far from patronizing us with a fairy tale view of love, Buddhism for You presents the basis of all love as self-respect, self-love, and a spirit of true humanity. This spiritually grounded view of love guides us to first find love within, in order to cultivate loving relationships with others.