Ushering in a New Day of Hope Part 2 of 2

Our Brilliant Human Revolution The following is the conclusion of an essay by Ikeda Sensei, which originally ran in the Jan. 19 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper. Part one appears in the Feb. 12 World Tribune.

The wisdom of Nichiren Buddhism shines brightest when society has lost hope and is mired in the darkness of suffering. It has the power to sweep away apathy and resignation—grave afflictions caused by fundamental ignorance—and light the way to a bright future for all humanity.


What is the greatest power in the world? An answer was offered by the American journalist and physician Dr. Norman Cousins (1915–90), who was called “the conscience of America.” He worked tirelessly to contribute to Hiroshima’s postwar reconstruction,...

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