“Buddhist humanism is a philosophy of the absolute preciousness of human life and of fostering everyone into a capable person… Nursing a deep desire to advance kosen-rufu, Daisaku Ikeda personally starts focusing on top leaders’ conferences in Japan. He also continues to light a flame for peace through forging friendships and holding dialogues with leading figures from society. Cherishing in his heart Toda’s passionate wish for world peace, Ikeda departs from Japan to attend an SGI-USA nationwide meeting in Hawaii. Returning to Japan, he also establishes the Doctors Division whose members will work selflessly among the people, and the High Seas Group (for those members who worked as merchant marine seamen). He visits Hiroshima and nearby Kure to formulate a new pledge for world peace and work towards elimination of nuclear weapons.
This volume contains these four chapters: ‘A New Century’, ‘Currents’, ‘High Seas’, and ‘The Treasure of Life’.