The Art Of True Relations: Conversations On The Poetic Heart Of Human Possibility by Daisaku IkedaThe Art Of True Relations: Conversations On The Poetic Heart Of Human Possibility by Daisaku Ikeda

The Art Of True Relations: Conversations On The Poetic Heart Of Human Possibility

byDaisaku Ikeda, Sarah Wider

Paperback | February 17, 2014

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In this inspirational discourse, scholar Sarah Wider and Buddhist leader Daisaku Ikeda celebrate the great spiritual and literary figures, East and West, who have inspired their own work as educators, poets, and peace builders, including both the men and the women of the American Renaissance. They reserve their highest praise, though, for the lesser-known influences, especially teachers and mothers, whose humble, compassionate actions provide the truest foundation for the realization of ever-greater peace. Ultimately, the book is a tribute to the bonds that give life meaning. These bonds are the ones built between friends and family; those who teach and those we might learn from; with the great thinkers of the past who live on in books, poetry, and art; with nature; and most of all with the best version of ourselves.
Sarah Wider is a professor at Colgate University, where she specializes in the American Renaissance, American women writers of the late-19th and early-20th centuries, and Native American literature. She is the author of Anna Tilden: Unitarian Culture and the Problem of Self-Representation and The Critical Reception of Emerson: Unsettli...
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Title:The Art Of True Relations: Conversations On The Poetic Heart Of Human PossibilityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.72 inPublished:February 17, 2014Publisher:Ikeda CenterLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:188791711X

ISBN - 13:9781887917117

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"This wonderful book both enacts and recalls dialogue as the most fundamental means of human growth. Sarah Wider and Daisaku Ikeda celebrate the self-reliance of Ralph Waldo Emerson as it flowered among others and urged awareness of their needs, with special attention to the women of transcendentalism who were mentors, friends, and teachers of new spiritual awareness."  —Phyllis Cole, professor of English, women's studies, and American studies, Penn State Brandywine