Nichiren Buddhism is a dynamic yet practical philosophy that has guided millions throughout the world. Through this simple yet powerful practice, we gain the wisdom and fortitude to challenge the obstacles and difficulties that regularly confront us, ultimately changing them into a source of immense benefit and happiness in our daily lives. And, through the results ("actual proof") that we accumulate practicing this great Buddhism, it is only natural to share those experiences and benefits with others in the spirit of helping them achieve the same results in their own lives.
As one who has practiced this great Buddhism for twenty-eight years, it has been my honor to have shared with many people - friends, co-workers, colleagues, family, and acquaintances alike - the results of my "human revolution" achieved through the simple yet immensely powerful practice of chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo (the primary practice of Nichiren Buddhism) and to share my experiences in applying the practice to the challenges of my daily life. As such, I can truly appreciate what Mssrs. Martin, Hochswender, Morino, and Hancock have done here in creating a superb "road map" to this great Buddhism, making even what would seem the most complicated concepts of Nichiren Buddhist philosophy and worldview easy and accessible to everyone. And, in so doing, they have created a self-help book of the highest order.
I highly recommend this book, not just to anyone interested in Buddhism, or self-help, but to everyone. As Herbie Hancock, jazz pianist par excellence and longtime practitioner of this great Buddhism, says in his foreword, "What have you got to lose - except your blues?"