Let us give something to each person we meet: joy, courage, hope, assurance or philosophy, wisdom, a vision for the future. Let us always give something.

Stories of Hope

My Mother

In this touching portrayal of his mother, Ikeda describes the depths of her inner strength and hope in the face of poverty, war and personal loss, and her lasting impact on his life. Read here ...

Stories of Hope

Valuing Diversity

If people are truly searching for ways to peacefully coexist in a world of diversity, the author urges that we first look inward. What we find may enable us to transcend our differences and reaffirm our common humanity. Read here ...

Stories of Hope

The Power of Words

What is the most powerful tool for change and enrichment in the world? Ikeda maintains it is our ability to engage in dialogue, the exchange of ideas and ideals that is uniquely human. Read here ...