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The Human Revolution Vol. 1-6

The Human Revolution Vol. 1-6
Pub. Year

1972-1999

Publisher

Weatherhill, Inc.

ISBN

Vol.1 0-8348-0074-8
Vol.2 0-8348-0087-X
Vol.3 0-8348-0118-3
Vol.4 0-8348-0175-2
Vol.5 0-8348-0198-1
Vol.6 0-8348-0361-5

This historical novel in six volumes portrays the development of the Soka Gakkai in Japan, from its rebirth in the post-World War II era to the last years of its second president, Josei Toda, whom the author regards as his spiritual mentor.

The Soka Gakkai is a lay Buddhist organization rooted in the teachings of 13th-century Buddhist reformer Nichiren. It was through Toda’s leadership that the organization in Japan experienced its most dramatic growth. In telling the story of the Soka Gakkai, the author—who appears in the novel as Shin’ichi Yamamoto—renders a sensitive biography of the late Toda and his Buddhist-inspired message of empowerment and engagement.

Throughout every event and anecdote runs an essential motif: how a change of heart in even one individual—a “human revolution”—can effect change in an entire society.

These early years of the Soka Gakkai in Japan laid the foundation for what today is the worldwide movement Soka Gakkai International of more than 12 million members in 190 countries and territories.

The Human Revolution is also available in Japanese, French, Portuguese, German, Spanish, Chinese (traditional version), Korean, Italian and Dutch.


The Human Revolution, Vol.1

CONTENTS


Foreword by Arnold J. Toynbee
Preface to the English Edition

BOOK ONE
  1. Dawn
  2. Reconstruction
  3. Cease-fire
  4. Occupation
  5. Standing Alone
  6. The Thousand-mile Journey
  7. Prelude
  8. Gears

BOOK TWO
  1. Toward the End of September
  2. Overture
  3. Light and Shadow
  4. Skirmish
  5. Up from the Earth
  6. Roots

Glossary


The Human Revolution, Vol.2

CONTENTS


Foreword by Arnold J. Toynbee
Preface to the English Edition

BOOK THREE
  1. Fresh Starts
  2. Three Trips to Shimoda
  3. Portraits
  4. Drawing Closer
  5. Results and Verdicts
  6. A Long Process

BOOK FOUR
  1. Garden of Life
  2. Sign of the Times
  3. Repercussions
  4. Buffeting Winds
  5. A Stormy Summer
  6. A Cold Autumn

Glossary


The Human Revolution, Vol.3

CONTENTS


Preface to the English Edition

BOOK FIVE
  1. Inauguration
  2. Long-range Plans
  3. The Eve

BOOK SIX
  1. Celebration
  2. Confrontation
  3. A Wedding
  4. Council Decision
  5. Unity Through Ordeal
  6. Ready for the Ascent

Glossary


The Human Revolution, Vol.4

CONTENTS


Preface to the English Edition

BOOK SEVEN
  1. Closer to Grass Roots
  2. A Priest’s Courage
  3. A Steady Pace
  4. Interpretation for Our Times
  5. Guidance and Growth
  6. Training to Lead
  7. No Time for Rest
  8. Purity Ahead of Profit
  9. A New Headquarters
  10. Premonition
  11. The Tide of Actual Proof
  12. A Notebook
  13. A New Driving Force
  14. Students in Search of the Truth
  15. Eventful Days
  16. Sorrow and Hope
  17. Public Relations

Glossary


The Human Revolution, Vol.5

CONTENTS


Preface to the English Edition

BOOK NINE
  1. Of Trivial Origins
  2. The Otaru Debate
  3. A New Idea
  4. The Rising Tide
  5. Actual Proof

BOOK TEN
  1. Strong Determination
  2. The Quickening Pulse
  3. A Leap Forward
  4. The Precipitous Path
  5. New Perspectives

Glossary


The Human Revolution, Vol.6

CONTENTS


Preface to the English Edition

BOOK ELEVEN
  1. Turning Points
  2. Vicissitudes
  3. Obstacles and Devils: Yubari
  4. The Unfinished Battle: Osaka
  5. Trial

BOOK TWELVE
  1. Leader and Protector
  2. Declaration
  3. One of the Bodhisattvas
  4. Standard-Bearers
  5. Keeping the Torch Alight
  6. New Dawn
Postscript