Dr. Ikeda writes for the purpose of sharing his struggles and inspiring the masses. Its not meant to be a work to be judged for literary merit. Set in post-war Japan, this book is about the accelerated advance of SGI in propagating Nichirens Buddhism internationally while solidifying its roots in Japan. Here, Dr. Ikeda discusses the guidance that he delivered across Japan for different kinds of people- Buddhist leaders, lay believers-women and men of all ages, and even for those who cannot read/write but are keen to practice. Theres something magnetic about his spirit that touches a reader. Every word I read made me feel that he was writing from the heart. I have immense respect for his determination to make a difference to humanity.