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The Buddha in Your Mirror: Practical Buddhism and the Search for Self, 2001
Reveals a powerful and practical way in which people can bring out their true potential and see extraordinarily positive effects in their daily lives, based on the teachings of Nichiren, a 13th century Japanese Buddhist reformer and educator.

The Buddha In Your Mirror



The Buddha Next Door
Ordinary people, extraordinary stories
For those seeking a deeper understanding of the impact of this faith on daily life.

The Buddha Next Door



Buddhism Day By Day
Wisdom for Modern Life
This treasury of practical information and encouragement will appeal to those seeking a deeper understanding of how to apply the tenets of Nichiren Buddhism in their day-to-day lives.

Buddhism Day by Day



Buddhism, the First Millennium
Beginning with the events immediately following the dark days after the death of Shakyamuni and continuing over a period of 1,000 years, this dynamic tome covers a vast and complex series of events and developments in the history of Buddhism.

Buddhism, the First Millennium



Buddhism for You
Courage
“One who has the courage to speak the truth lives a truly splendid and fulfilling life.”
-Daisaku Ikeda

Without a deep inner resolve to stand up to our obstacles, we’re simply tossed here and there by life’s vagaries. Without courage, real happiness is impossible.

Buddhism For You: Courage presents the thoughts of Daisaku Ikeda, Buddhist scholar and spiritual leader for millions worldwide, focusing on the importance of a dauntless spirit.

Buddhism For You: Courage



Buddhism for You
Determination
“Life can unfold unlimitedly as long as we have a heart of appreciation and an undefeated mind.”
-Daisaku Ikeda

The essential purpose of Buddhism is to make people happy. True happiness is the result of consistent effort and constant growth as a human being.

Buddhism For You: Determination presents the thoughts of Daisaku Ikeda, Buddhist scholar and spiritual leader for millions worldwide, focusing on the resolve necessary for a life of value.

Buddhism For You: Determination



Buddhism for You
Love
“The only way to fulfill the potential of the human race is to live just, kind, benevolent and compassionate lives.”
-Daisaku Ikeda

In Buddhism, love is an expression of compassion and sincere respect for all life. This respect manifests itself in many ways: romantic love, familial love, friendship, the desire for self-improvement and the wish for a peaceful world.

Love is an essential part of life, offering us a means for deep personal development.

Buddhism For You: Love presents the thoughts of Daisaku Ikeda, Buddhist scholar and spiritual leader for millions worldwide, focusing on the many expressions of love.

Buddhism For You: Love



Buddhism for You
Prayer
“Wisdom emerges through prayer. Victory emerges through wisdom.”
-Daisaku Ikeda

Prayer is a conversation with the universe, a dialogue with life itself.

Nichiren Buddhists chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, a declaration of the wonderful Dharma, or Law, of causality. It is an activation of the most noble state of life—Buddhahood—which exists in all life. Chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is an inexhaustible source of fortune and wisdom.

Buddhism For You: Prayer presents the thoughts of Daisaku Ikeda, Buddhist scholar and spiritual leader for millions worldwide, focusing on the importance of prayer.

Buddhism For You: Prayer



Choose Hope: Your Role in Waging Peace in the Nuclear Age, 2002
Choose Hope makes the profoundly democratic case that ordinary people must lead their leaders to a safer and saner future. This book offers new perspectives to those who may have given up hope for a better future for humanity.

Choose Hope



The Flower of Chinese Buddhism
begins with the introduction of Buddhism into China by traders and monks traveling along the Silk Route through Central Asia and chronicles the Mahayana tradition of Buddhism and the changes it underwent before its eventual transmission to Korea and Japan.

The Flower of Chinese Buddhism



For the Sake of Peace: Seven Paths to Global Harmony, A Buddhist Perspective, 2001
Passionate and practical advice on achieving peace based on the Buddhist teachings of compassion, self-mastery and the interconnectedness of all.

For the Sake of Peace



The Living Buddha, An Interpretive Biography
This biographical account of Shakyamuni, known historically as the Buddha, weaves together what is known and what can be surmised about his exemplary life that is not only accessible but commonly felt by all humanity.

The Living Buddha



On Being Human: Where Ethics, Medicine and Spirituality Converge, 2003
This exploration of what it means to be healthy from a physical, mental, and spiritual standpoint discusses Western humanism, Japanese Buddhism, and modern science from three divergent, yet expert, perspectives.

On Being Human



Planetary Citizenship
Your Values, Beliefs and Actions Can Shape a Sustainable World
Two world-renowned global activists explore the rise of “grassroots globalists”—citizens all over the world who are taking responsibility to build a more peaceful, harmonious and sustainable future. The authors also discuss their own backgrounds and what led them individually to activism on a worldwide scale.

Planetary Citizenship



Romancing the Buddha
Embracing Buddhism In My Everyday Life
The popular adventure-comedy Romancing the Stone portrayed Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner on a hunt for lost treasure in the jungles of South America. Paralleling that story, Nichiren Buddhist Michael Lisagor gives you Romancing the Buddha: Embracing Buddhism in My Everyday Life, the author’s own real-life adventure-comedy.

Ramancing the Buddha



Soka Education: A Buddhist Vision for Teachers, Students and Parents, 2001
From a Japanese word meaning "to create value," this book presents a fresh spiritual perspective that suggests the ultimate purpose of education is the lifelong happiness of the learner.


Soka Education



Soka Education, For the Happiness of the Individual
From the Japanese word meaning "to create value," this book presents a fresh perspective as to the question of the ultimate purpose of education. Rather than offering practical classroom techniques, this book speaks to the emotional heart of both the teacher and the student.


Soka Education



Unlocking the Mysteries of Birth & Death . . . and Everything in Between
A Buddhist View of Life, Second Edition
This book explores life’s philosophical intricacies from the perspective of Nichiren Buddhism, one of the most widely practiced forms of Buddhism in the United States today. In this update of his modern classic, Daisaku Ikeda, the world’s foremost authority on Nichiren Buddhism, focuses the insights of Buddhism on life’s perplexing riddles, the phases of birth, aging and death.

Unlocking the Mysteries of Birth and Death



The Way of Youth: Buddhist Common Sense for Handling Life's Questions, 2000
Young people's real-life questions answered from a fresh Buddhist perspective. People of all faiths will identify with the universal Buddhist values discussed.

The Way of Youth