The Truth of Happiness, Enlightenment and the creation of an Ideal World. The Principles of Happiness, Love, the Mind, Enlightenment, Progress, Wisdom, Utopia, Salvation, Self-Reflection and Prayer, these are the ten principles that can serve as a compass for a spiritual life, enabling each and every person to bring happiness and spiritual growth to themselves and to all those around them. This is a compilation of the early lectures of Ryuho Okawa, spiritual leader and the founder of Kofuku-no-Kagaku, the Institute for Research in Human Happiness, which has grown to be one of the most influential spiritual movements in Japan in the last 20 years. His passionate words and lofty ideals will touch the depths of your heart. Ryuho Okawa, founder and spiritual leader of the Institute for Research in Human Happiness (IRH), has devoted his life to the exploration of the Truth and ways to happiness. He was born in 1956 in Tokushima, Japan. After graduating from the University of Tokyo, he joined a major Tokyo-based trading house and studied international finance at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. In 1986, he renounced his business career and established IRH. He is the author of many books and periodicals.