New book by Rev. Nikkyo Niwano now available
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Buddhism for Everyday Life
Memorable Dharma Messages from a Long Spiritual Journey
Author: Rev. Nikkyo Niwano
Translated by Susan Murata
Forward by Dr. Gene Reeves
If you are ready for what this author shares with his readers, this book can change your life. In its readily understandable pages, Rev. Nikkyo Niwano demonstrates how the ancient teachings of the Buddha can help to transform our complex and confusing modern lives. Encouraging us with vibrant examples from his own ninety-two years of life, he shows how learning to be aware of the needs of others can gradually awaken your innate Buddha-nature. By emphasizing the fundamental Buddhist principles that everything is constantly changing and is interdependent, he teaches us that life’s impermanence holds the promise of infinite potential, and that the recognition of how all people and all things are interre-lated can form the basis of our lasting happiness. Throughout these pages, the sensitivity, consideration, and wisdom of the author cannot fail to inspire you.
“Niwano was truly a modern Buddhist genius, a man of many talents and profound wisdom. Those of us who were given an opportunity to know him directly have ample reason to be abundantly grateful. Those who were not so fortunate can be grateful for this book. Some, such as myself, are doubly blessed, having known the man in the flesh, his warm and friendly personality, his constant enthusiasm, his firm handshake, and his ready smile, and also having access to his many writings, including this very helpful book.”
- Excerpted from the Foreword by Dr. Gene Reeves
Nikkyo Niwano (1906-1999), recipient of the 1979 Templeton Foundation Prize for Progress in Religion, was the founder of Rissho Kosei-kai, a lay Buddhist organization that now has some 1.5 million member households worldwide.
Gene Reeves, PhD, has done research and lectured on the Lotus Sutra worldwide for more than a quarter century. He is a professor at Renmin University of China in Beijing and serves as an international advisor to Rissho Kosei-kai.
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