Women are, in my view, natural peacemakers. As givers and nurturers of life, through their focus on human relationships and their engagement with the demanding work of raising children and protecting family life, they develop a deep sense of empathy that cuts through to underlying human realities.


Daisaku Ikeda

896

Women are, in my view, natural peacemakers. As givers and nurturers of life, through their focus on human relationships and their engagement with the demanding work of raising children and protecting family life, they develop a deep sense of empathy that cuts through to underlying human realities.


Daisaku Ikeda

896

History is filled with tragic examples of wars that result from diplomatic impasse. Whether in our local communities or in international relations, the skillful use of our communicative capacities to negotiate and resolve differences is the first evidence of human wisdom.


Daisaku Ikeda

896

The wisdom and experience of older people is a resource of inestimable worth. Recognizing and treasuring the contributions of older people is essential to the long-term flourishing of any society.


Daisaku Ikeda

896

Men and women who know the brutal reality of war, who know that war strips people of their very humanity, must unite in a new global partnership for peace.


Daisaku Ikeda

896

When human beings live together, conflict is inevitable. War is not.


Daisaku Ikeda

896

Rather than turning away from the staggering scale and depth of misery caused by war, we must strive to develop our capacity to empathize and feel the sufferings of others.


Daisaku Ikeda

896

It is only through such real-life daily struggles and challenges that a genuine sensitivity to human rights can be inculcated. This is a truth that is not limited to school education: it applies to all of us.


Daisaku Ikeda

896

Where there is an absence of international political leadership, civil society should step in to fill the gap, providing the energy and vision needed to move the world in a new and better direction.


Daisaku Ikeda

896

I have for some time urged that a nuclear abolition summit to mark the effective end of the nuclear era be convened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the 70th anniversary of the bombings of those cities, with the participation of national leaders and representatives of global civil society.


Daisaku Ikeda

896

Divorced from the cosmos, from nature, from society and from each other, we have become fractured and fragmented.


Daisaku Ikeda

896

In the past, human society provided encouragement and opportunity for people to extend support to each other, especially in highly stressful situations.


Daisaku Ikeda

896

The wisdom and experience of older people is a resource of inestimable worth. Recognizing and treasuring the contributions of older people is essential to the long-term flourishing of any society.


Daisaku Ikeda

896

No one can live entirely on their own, nor can any country or society exist in isolation.


Daisaku Ikeda

896

A great revolution in just one single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a society and, further, will enable a change in the destiny of humankind.


Daisaku Ikeda

896

Humanity has experienced many revolutionary changes over the course of history: revolutions in agriculture, in science, industrial production, as well as numerous political revolutions. But these have all been limited to the external aspects of our individual and collective lives.


Daisaku Ikeda

896

I firmly believe that the mission of religion in the 21st century must be to contribute concretely to the peaceful coexistence of humankind.


Daisaku Ikeda

896

Living here on Earth, we breathe the rhythms of a universe that extends infinitely above us. When resonant harmonies arise between this vast outer cosmos and the inner human cosmos, poetry is born.


Daisaku Ikeda

896

Men and women who know the brutal reality of war, who know that war strips people of their very humanity, must unite in a new global partnership for peace.


Daisaku Ikeda

896

Dialogue and education for peace can help free our hearts from the impulse toward intolerance and the rejection of others.


Daisaku Ikeda

896

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