For the Sake of Peace: Seven Paths to Global Harmony
For the Sake of Peace presents a vision of establishing global peace in terms that are both passionate and practical. Drawing together key themes from the author’s 20 years of university lectures and proposals to the United Nations, this volume highlights accessible routes which can lead to peace including Self-Mastery, Dialogue and Tolerance and “the Path of Culture.”
In the face of the entrenched violence of our planet, the word “peace” can often carry with it an implicit sense of naivete. Ikeda, however, demonstrates the keenness of someone whose feet are planted firmly in the realities of the world and of the systems that govern it. The analysis he offers is informed as well as insightful. Its originality derives from his understanding of human nature, and his perspective that the human being is not only the basis of social systems and institutions, but also the basis of the problems—and solutions—that have plagued such systems.