Friendship depends on you, not on the other person. What matters is what you put into a friendship, not what you get out of it.

Stories of Hope

Raising Children

What is the greatest gift a parent can bequeath to a child? Ikeda believes the ultimate goal of child-rearing lies in nurturing in children the fortitude to prevail over the tests of life and belief in their limitless potential. Read here ...

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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 ...

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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 ...