Stories of Hope

What is Happiness?

Happiness remains the most cherished yet elusive of all human desires. Ikeda asserts that life can be complete with or without the usual requisites of happiness—family, wealth and recognition. The key, he says, lies within. Read here ...

Stories of Hope

A Piece of Mirror: Wartime Memories

Ikeda’s personal account of the suffering and sorrows of war experienced by his family that fueled his lifelong opposition to war and commitment to dialogue as a path to peace. Read here ...

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 ...