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Encountering the DharmaDaisaku Ikeda, Soka Gakkai, and the Globalization of Buddhist Humanism$
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Richard Hughes Seager

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780520245761

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520245761.001.0001

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Encountering the Dharma

Richard Hughes Seager

University of California Press

This chapter discusses the principle of Daisaku Ikeda's Buddhist Humanism. It suggests that many of the familiar elements of Ikeda's Buddhism can be traced directly to the philosophy of Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, whose life spanned the decades during which the Japan we know today came into being. It explains that Makiguchi's hybrid of secular ideals and ancient religion form the core of a dynamic legacy he bequeathed to Ikeda and Josei Toda, second president of Soka Gakkai after Makiguchi. It discusses the story of Makiguchi's life and describes his visit to the Makiguchi Hall at the Soka University.

Keywords:   Daisaku Ikeda, Buddhist Humanism, Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, Josei Toda, Soka Gakkai, Makiguchi Hall, Soka University, secular ideals, ancient religion

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