15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 27 June 2007
This is a great book to have in those places where you might want to read for a few mins (bedside/loo) .. Full of short 2 or 3 page pieces by hundreds of practising Nichiren Buddhists who practise with SGI. Each story relates their own personal experiences of how they have used the practise of this Buddhism in their lives to change or move their lives forwards. Stories with sadness, anger and frustration that are transformed through putting this buddhist practise into action in their lives. Inevitably, some stories will touch on similar situations with readers, offering hope of a way of changing their lives.
My only tiny moan is that I wish the stories weren't just from US citizens .. but maybe that's the next book !
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 6 November 2008
Whether you are merely curious, a newcomer or an experienced practitioner of Nichiren SGI Buddhism, this is a very easy to read and inspiring book, detailing 100 personal experiences of people (in the US,though this style of Buddhism also exists in the UK )who have transformed negative situations and their lives through Nichiren Buddhism. The experiences range from the practical to the emotional and existential, covering personal relationships, chronic ill health (mental and physical), work and finances etc, alongside those who ask questions such as "what's my life all about ? " etc. In all a very easy, encouraging and inspiring read...you will not be disappointed.!