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The Wisdom for Creating Happiness and Peace

A selection of excerpts from the works of Daisaku Ikeda, SGI president, on the major themes of happiness, “human revolution” (inner transformation), and peace from the perspective of Nichiren Buddhism.


Part 1: Happiness

  • Chapter 1: What Is True Happiness?
  • Chapter 2: Developing a Life State of Happiness
  • Chapter 3: The Practice for Transforming Our State of Life
  • Chapter 4: “It Is the Heart That Is Important”
  • Chapter 5: Transforming Suffering into Joy
  • Chapter 6: The Principle of “Cherry, Plum, Peach, and Damson”
  • Chapter 7: Happiness for Both Ourselves and Others
  • Chapter 8: Facing Illness
  • Chapter 9: Creating a Brilliant Final Chapter in Life
  • Chapter 10: Joy in Both Life and Death