A New Humanism: The University Addresses of Daisaku Ikeda by Daisaku Ikeda

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""The common sympathy and realizing of individuals all over the place has to be the soil within which the hot humanism can thrive."" For Daisaku Ikeda, whose phrases those are, schooling has lengthy been one of many basic priorities of his paintings and educating. And his emphasis at the highbrow legacy bequeathed to humanity via the good academics of civilization is during this quantity encapsulated by way of the concept of a ""new humanism"": an important residue of knowledge that during the best conditions could be handed directly to destiny generations, increasing horizons, making connnctions among assorted cultures and inspiring clean insights and new discoveries around the globe. those situations are possibly so much totally learned within the context of universities. And in selling his center values of schooling and peace, the writer has brought speeches and lectures at greater than twenty-five academies, schools and learn institutes world wide. This stimulating assortment, along with the author's most up-to-date lectures, levels extensively throughout themes as varied as artwork, faith, tradition and time, and attracts creatively at the sages of old India, China and Japan in addition to on visionary thinkers from each state, together with Tolstoy, Victor Hugo and Gandhi.

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If any, it is probably the French Revolution, which Atatürk studied intensely during his youth. Let us say, then, that France and the French people of that time provided the model for Turkey’s new Constitution and its educational system.  . by their enthusiasm for national sovereignty. 6 Replace ‘France’ with ‘Turkey’ in this passage, and we have an idea of Atatürk’s vision of a new Turkish people. In recent years, Turkey has become the focus of growing attention for its role as a meeting place of Eastern and Western civilisations.

As we approach the end of this troubled century, we are surrounded by the tragedy of explosive ethnic conflicts. It seems that the standard modus operandi until now, with its focus on external causes of systems and events, has not served us well. For this reason, I believe we need to cultivate an FLIGHT OF CREATIVITY 37 attitude like Leonardo’s that makes self-control the priority if we wish to solve the problems ahead. No Labour Tires Me Leonardo dreamed that human beings would someday fly like birds.

It seems that, although Japan is enjoying at least temporarily unprecedented economic prosperity, its spiritual life has become stagnant. Young people no longer seek to rule their own destiny. Some individuals, of course, are active, motivated and directed. Japan still has young people who look beyond their own concerns and have both a sense of purpose and a clear perspective of their own society. There are those who work for world peace, and others who are struggling with essential questions about how human beings should live.

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