The Lotus Sutra urges us to resist the dehumanization of religion and religion’s tendency to become divorced from reality and to steadfastly redirect religion to its prime focus, that of the human being. When religion departs from the human being, it becomes nothing more than a means for controlling people.

Stories of Hope

The Courage to Rebuild

Following the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March 2011, Ikeda applauds the hope, strength and resilience of those battling to rebuild their lives and communities.