Ikeda’s Essay Published in Times of India

India 2021

On September 8, the Times of India published an essay by President Daisaku Ikeda in its “The Speaking Tree” column. The article’s title “One who loves himself should not harm others,” reiterates a Buddhist teaching that valuing one’s own life can become the basis for a heightened consideration of others. Ikeda explores this idea in the context of the pain and disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.