Based on 20 years of university lectures and proposals to the United Nations, this book addresses the issue of peace from
the Buddhist perspective of compassion, interconnectedness of all life, and absolute respect for human life. Informed by the
teachings of Nichiren, the 13th-century Japanese Buddhist teacher and reformer, this book considers peace from various angles,
including economics, the environment, disarmament, religion, and culture. Asserting that nothing is more precious than peace,
this guide affirms that through self-mastery, dialogue, and belief in the sovereignty of the people, the world may come to
know a peaceful existence.