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For the Sake of Peace
For the Sake of Peace

For the Sake of Peace

Seven Paths to Global Harmony: A Buddhist Perspective


272 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, Cloth

Trade Paper, $14.00 (US $14.00) (CA $21.00)

Publication Date: April 2002

ISBN 9780967469799

Rights: WOR

Middleway Press (Apr 2002)

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Passionate and practical advice for achieving peace

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.


“Ikeda and the Soka Gakkai International have been articulate spokespeople for peace throughout the world. For the Sake of Peace is a passionate, intelligent plea for mindfulness in both individual and societal action.” —ForeWord magazine

Author Biography

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.