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The Opening of the Eyes - a book by Ikeda, Daisaku

The Opening of the Eyes

The Opening of the Eyes( )
Author: Ikeda, Daisaku
ISBN:978-1-938252-33-4
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Middleway Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $5.99
Book Description:

Addressing questions such as What constitutes a meaningful life? and What is true happiness?, this guide to Nichiren Buddhism presents the spiritual practice as a teaching of hope that can answer these and other important questions of modern life. Buddhist teacher Daisaku Ikeda offers insights into The Opening of the Eyes, a longer treatise written by Nichiren that calls for individuals to base themselves on a spirit of compassion and to fight for the happiness of others, regardless of...
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Book Details
Pages:224
Detailed Subjects: Religion / Buddhism / History
Religion / Buddhism / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7 x 10 Inches
Author Biography
Ikeda, Daisaku (Author)
Daisaku Ikeda was born in Tokyo, Japan on January 2, 1928 into a family of seaweed farmers. Ikeda is a prolific writer, environmentalist, peace activist, and follower of Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism, also considered "true Buddhism". He has written over 100 books on Buddhism. Ikeda was the president of Soka Gakkai, an organization supporting the practice of Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism, from 1960 to 1979 and currently maintains the position of Soka Gakkai Honorary President. Ikeda developed SGI (Soka Gakkai International) which is an international outreach program for Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism. Many members of this organization refer to him as their "mentor in life".

Ikeda has been influential world-wide. He holds over 230 honorary doctorates and over 550 honorary citizenships around the world. Ikeda also holds numerous memberships and has received many awards. Ikeda has founded many educational, peace and cultural institutions including Soka University (1971), Tokyo Fuji Art Museum (1983), and Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research (1996).

Ikeda and his wife, Kaneko, married on May 3, 1952. They have three sons.

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