Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “A Youthful Diary” as Want to Read:
A Youthful Diary
One man's journey from the beginning of faith to worldwide leadership for peace. Excepts from Ikeda Diary 1949-1960. Ikeda is the third president of a global peace movement called Soka Gokkai International.
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published 2000 by World Tribune Press
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This is a great read especially for practitioners of Nichiren Buddhism. It chronicles the beginning of our mentor's practice of Nichiren Buddhism, third Soka Gakai International president, Daisaku Ikeda. I appreciated the fact that even an icon of Peace struggled in the beginning of his practice!
An impressive seeking, humble and hard working man that doesnt hold back from doing what he understands to be right regardless of severe illness and obstacles. I treasure this more private insight into a man I have chosen as my mentor in my buddhist practice. I say its more private as it it notes from his actual dairy that clearly isn't meant for everyone to read, and I guess I like to see peoples private thoughts as they become more real to me. Ikeda shows himself as a human being with flaws an ...more
Its truly inspirational to see a 20 year old so focused and so sorted in his thinking process and philosophy of life. His diary entry reveals his thinking process as a young man, and it shows his struggles in those days. In fact the best part was that I could relate to all the existential problems that he faced back then e.g. confusion about career, life, family, love, relationships,faith. Its truly amazing to see how he coped with all such youth problems and still focused on his mission in life ...more
Daisaku Ikeda is a Buddhist philosopher, peacebuilder, educator, author and poet. He is the third president of the Soka Gakkai lay Buddhist organization and the founding president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI), which is today one of the world's largest and most diverse lay Buddhist organizations, promoting a philosophy of character development and social engagement for peace.More about Daisaku Ikeda...
Ikeda is the ...more
Ikeda is the ...more