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Buddhism A Way of Values: A Dialogue on Valorisation Across Time and Space

Lokesh Chandra (Author) Daisaku Ikeda (Author)
Synopsis "Prof. Lokesh Chandra and Dr. Daisaku Ikeda discuss the genesis of Buddhism, from Sakyamuni's enlightenment to Asoka's rule based on Dharma and his role in propagating it beyond India's boundaries, to Buddhism's transmission along the Silk Road, and its influence on emerging Western philosophies.

This dialogue between two renowned Buddhist scholars of our times highlights the significance of the Lotus Sutra, its impact on Mahatma Gandhi and the founding of Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism. It examines the Bodhisattva way of life and the pursuit of happiness in the 21 century and into the eternal future."
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About the authors

Lokesh Chandra

Prof. Lokesh Chandra is a renowned scholar of Tibetan, Mongolian and Sino-Japanese Buddhism. He has to his credit over 400 works and text editions. Among them are classics like his Tibetan-Sanskrit Dictionary, Materials for a History of Tibetan Literature, Buddhist Iconography of Tibet, and the present Dictionary of Buddhist Art in about 20 volumes. Prof. Lokesh Chandra was nominated by the President of the Republic of India to the Parliament in 1974-80 and again in 1980-86. He has been a Vice-President of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, and Chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research. Presently he is Director, International Academy of Indian Culture.

Daisaku Ikeda

Daisaku Ikeda was born in Tokyo on 2 January 1928. He is a leading Buddhist philosopher and a prolific writer who has published over 100 works. As well as poetry, he writes on topics related to peace, education and the humancondition. keda's life was fundamentally shaped by his youthful experience of World War II and his elder brother's accounts of the atrocities committed by the Japanese military in China. The search for a means to root out the fundamental causes of human conflict thuse became a driving force in his life from a young age. After the was, Ikeda came to embrace Buddhism through his encounter with Josei toda, leader of the Soka Gakkai lay Buddhist group. In 1960, he succeeded Toda as head of the Soka Gakkai and he has played a central role in the spread the development of Nichiren Buddhism outside Japan. He is currently president of Soka Gakkai nternational (SGI). Ikeda has published one major collection of his poetry in English, Songs from Ny Heart, and many volumes in Japanese. He is founder of the Institute of Oriental Philosophy, the Boston Research Center for the 21st Century, the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research and the Soka education system.

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Title Buddhism A Way of Values: A Dialogue on Valorisation Across Time and Space
Format Hardcover
Date published: 22.08.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8190719131, 9788190719124
length xviii+274p; Illustrations; Maps; 23cm.