Daisaku Ikeda is a Japanese Buddhist philosopher and interpreter of Nichiren Buddhism as well as a noted peace activist and advocate for nuclear disarmament. He is the founding president of Soka Gakkai International, the largest lay Buddhist organization in the world, following Soka Gakkai, which is the largest of the new Japanese religious movements.
The culture of peace and non-violence is essential to human existence, development and progress. In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus the norm-setting, forward-looking “Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace”.
In this collection of essays for women, SGI President Ikeda sings the praises of the ''mothers of kosen-rufu'' for their strength, wisdom, and faith. Filled with stories of women he's met or women from history, Shine Like the Morning Sun explores Buddhist philosophy from myriad angles.