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Published May 1st 2017 by Middleway Press
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Paula
Jan 05, 2020 rated it liked it
I thought this would be more of a book that looks at hope from a philosophical perspective, however, this book doesn't really do that so it was a bit disappointing from that perspective. I did, however, find the essays in this book he wrote were interesting. The topics were Hope & Happiness, Friendship & Poetry, Good & Evil, and Life & Death. ...more
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Nov 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
For 43 years I have been practicing the engaged Buddhism that Daisaku Ikeda has spread throughout the world over the last 60 years. While you might suppose that indicates a bias on my part in writing this review. On the other hand, you might conclude that I know the extent of wisdom he can share. That said, I should also note that this book is neither an introduction to Buddhism nor an appeal to follow it's teaching. It is what the title implies and the review below describes.

Even after so many
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Enora
Jul 04, 2018 rated it did not like it
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In appearance, this author proclaims and encourages to "support young's potentials, build social network and live every day to the fullest". When you read more deeply, you realize that this collection of essays is filled with very backward, judgmental and dangerous ideas.

I gave it one star because of several problematic opinions he has proclaimed, one of the most dangerous being: "If young people neglect their lives, spend all their times in idle pursuit, are overly cautious, allow themselves to
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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.

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