For the Sake of Peace: Seven Paths to Global Harmony, a Buddhist Perspective

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Middleway Press, 2001 - Political Science - 252 pages
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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. Asserting that 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.

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Contents

The Prospect of Peace i
3
The Path of SelfMastery i
29
The Path of Dialogue and Tolerance
39
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\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.

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