For the Sake of Peace: A Buddhist Perspective for the 21st Century (Hardcover)
A Buddhist Perspective for the 21st Century
Middleway Press, 9780967469720, 272pp.
Publication Date: April 2, 2002
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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. Assertingthat 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.
About 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."