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.
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While primarily addressing the Nichiren Buddhist prayer of chanting Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo, this book also reminds us that 'A person of deep prayer is never deadlocked.' In a society that embraces freedom of religion, it is interesting to have a volume of thoughts on prayer that are not non-sectarian, but are at the same time deeply respectful of different forms of prayer: 'To offer prayers is to conduct a dialogue, an exchange, with the universe.' Without arguing one religion against another, the author simply states the human need for prayer: 'With sincere prayer and action, our desires cannot possibly fail to be fulfilled.'