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The Buddha in
Everyone's Heart


The Buddha in Everyone's Heart
Seeking the World of the Lotus Sutra
by Kosho Niwano
Foreword by Miriam Levering

In this inspiring collection of essays, a young religious leader shares the fruits of her personal study of the teachings of her grandfather, Rev. Nikkyo Niwano (1906-99). Rev. Niwano, founder of the international Buddhist organization Rissho Kosei-kai, was the recipient of the 1979 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion.

In this warm and intimate account, the author bears witness to Founder Niwano's lifelong dedication to the liberation from suffering of all people through the teachings of the Lotus Sutra. She also shows how his generous and cheerful spirit helped to bring millions of people to the joy of faith and to advance the cause of interreligious cooperation for world peace.

Written with familial love for the founder and a sincere aspiration to follow in his footsteps, these pages are rich with stories that reveal the unifying truth of the One Dharma, a truth that the founder profoundly understood and passionately lived during his time on earth and then left behind his example for all to follow.

Kosho Niwano is the eldest daughter of Rev. Nichiko Niwano, president of Rissho Kosei-kai. As president-designate of the organization, she is dedicating herself to the study and sharing of the teachings of the Lotus Sutra, a most important Mahayana Buddhist scripture, and to interreligious cooperation. She is the mother of four children.

Miriam Levering, PhD, is Professor Emerita of Religious Studies and Asian Studies at the University of Tennessee. She serves as an international advisor to Rissho Kosei-kai.

182 pp. 13.5 x 21 cm. (softcover)

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