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List of Illustrations Foreword by Lawrence Edward Carter, Sr. Acknowledgements INTRODUCTION 1. The Life Work of Daisaku Ikeda: Peace Through Education 2. The Burden of Introduction 3. Organization of the Book 4. The Search for Wisdom: Spirituality in Education 5. Soka Education PART ONE BLENDING BUDDHISM AND HUMANISM ONE The Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin 1. Nichiren Daishonin and His Impact on Ikeda 2. The Buddhism Nichiren Daishonin Inherits 3. 1253: The Revolution Begins 4. The Egalitarian and Inclusive Nature of Enlightenment TWO The Humanism of Tsunesaburo Makiguchi 1. Challenging Authority 2. Humanist Manifesto I and Makiguchi's Philosophy of Education A. Specific Needs, Specific Philosophies of Life B. Happiness as Individual Fulfillment and Shared Experience C. Value Creation D. The Reorientation of Responsibility 3. Makiguchi's Philosophy of Education: A Brief Evaluation THREE Five Kinds of Eyes FOUR The Ten States of Being 1. From the Prison of Hell to the Eternity of Buddhahood A. Hell (The First Evil Path) B. Hungry Spirits (The Second Evil Path) C. Animals (The Third Evil Path) D. Asura or Warlike Demons (The Fourth Evil Path) E. Human Beings F. Heavenly Beings G. Voice-Hearers H. Cause-Awakened Ones I. Bodhisattva J. Buddhahood FIVE Three Thousand Realms in a Single Moment of Life 1. The 3,000 Possible Worlds or Ichinen Sanzen 2. The Three Realms 3. The Ten Factors 4. The 3,000 Worlds and the Holistic Person SIX The Causality of Karma SEVEN The Nine Consciousnesses and the Greater and Lesser Self EIGHT Kosen-Rufu NINE Value Creation TEN Enlightenment PART TWO IKEDA'S MAJOR PRINCIPLES AND VIRTUES ELEVEN Compassionate Revolution TWELVE Cosmic Citizenship THIRTEEN Peaceful Competition FOURTEEN Completeness and Incompleteness 61 FIFTEEN Self-Mastery SIXTEEN Philosophically Based Education SEVENTEEN Hope as a Moral Virtue EIGHTEEN Trust and Harmony NINETEEN Faith and Ultimate Meaning TWENTY The Superrational PART THREE IMAGINARY DIALOGUES TWENTY-ONE Lao Tzu's Hierarchy of Effective Leadership TWENTY-TWO Plato's Notion of Mass Enlightenment TWENTY-THREE John Stuart Mill's Higher and Lower Pleasures TWENTY-FOUR Alfred North Whitehead's Inert Ideas TWENTY-FIVE John Dewey's Participatory Education TWENTY-SIX Antonio Gramsci's Organic Intellectual TWENTY-SEVEN Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Tough-Mindedness and Tender-Heartedness TWENTY-EIGHT Paulo Freire's Circles of Certainty TWENTY-NINE Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences THIRTY George David Miller's Revolutionary Breaks PART FOUR MEETING TODAY'S EDUCATIONAL CHALLENGES ON IKEDA'S TERMS THIRTY-ONE Chalk, Erasers, and Violence in the Classroom THIRTY-TWO Self-Esteem and the Enduring Self THIRTY-THREE Reductionism and Compartmentalization THIRTY-FOUR Nihilism and Apathy THIRTY-FIVE Intolerance CONCLUSION 1. International Education 2. School Systems 3. The General Curriculum 4. Teachers and Students 5. Addendum Epilogue by Mark Roelof Eleveld Notes Bibliography 1. Writings of Daisaku Ikeda 2. Other Works Cited About the Author Appendix: Photographs Index 187

About the Author

George David Miller teaches philosophy at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois and is the author of three other texts in the Value Inquiry Book Series: An Idiosyncratic Ethics; Or, the Lauramachean Ethics; On Education and Values: In Praise of Pariahs and Nomads (co-authored with Conrad P. Pritscher); and Negotiating toward Truth: The Extinction of Teachers and Students. He is co-author of Global Ethical Options (Weatherhill) and author of Children of Kosen-Rufu (EM Press), his first book of poetry. Miller has received several teaching awards, including the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Illinois Professor of the Year in 1997 and the Award of Honor from Soka University of Japan in 2000. He currently serves as editor of two VIBS special series (Philosophy of Education and Daisaku Ikeda Studies) and co-founded the African American Philosophy special series. He has served as founding director of the graduate philosophy program at Lewis University and is the founder of the Scholars Academy at the same institution.

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