Recommended Books by Keiko Takahashi

According to Your Interests and Concerns

This article introduces and recommends Keiko Takahashi’s Books in English according to your interests and concerns. We hope that this responds to the questions we often receive on her books such as “Where can I find this kind of information?”

Which Book Should I Read First?

Revised Edition
The Path of Prayer
For a Supreme Dialogue

“May we return to ourselves no matter what the circumstance. May our loneliness and emptiness be healed; and may we take on with courage the reality that falls upon us, however harsh it is. May we attune our ears to hear the voice of the Great Existence, or God, who is always calling out to us. This book was born from these hopes.” (from Preface)

An essential reading and life companion for everyone.

How Can I Grasp the Entire Picture of the Study of the Soul?

The Reason Why You Were Born as You

This book reveals from multiple angles the law of causality of the soul, the core principle in the Study of the Soul. Its 26 chapters also provide explanations on several essential concepts such as Ju-Hatsu-Shiki, the four false selves (the four types of Bonno, heart of darkness), the three streams of influence, and In-En- Kaho. The long-seller is still being read and sought-after by many people.

Who Is Keiko Takahashi Sensei?

The Reason Why You Were Born as You

In the preface, the author recollects on and describes her own childhood episodes— including the primordial spiritual experience she had at age five, interaction with her neighbors, and spiritual training she had with her father—that led and propelled her to seek the Divine Truth.

How Should I Change Myself?

What Is Ju-Hatsu-Shiki?

The New Human Force
The Declaration—“I Will Change Myself”

This book provides you with the basics of Ju-Hatsu-Shiki (relationship between reality and the function of the heart and mind), a most significant concept in the Study of the Soul.

It also explains in detail the clear path of how you should change and how you can do so.

What Is Bodaishin? What Do the Words on My Divine Truth Card Mean?

Revised Edition
The Path of Prayer
For a Supreme Dialogue

The pages starting from p.388 explain what Bodaishin is, based on the Study of the Soul. It also offers the meaning of and corresponding prayer for nurturing each of the 12 Bodaishin, which comprise of a heart like: the moon, fire, the sky, a mountain, ears of rice, a spring, a river, the earth, the Kannon Bodhisattva, the wind, the sea, and the sun.

What Is the Soul? How Is Eternal Life Defined in the Study of the Soul?

The Soul Doctrine as a Way of Life
5 Inner Revolutions to Change Life and Work

Together with the five people’s real-life stories centered on the soul, this book enables you to feel tangibly and realistically what the soul is and what it means to live as a soul.

Discovery of the Soul
Power to Break Through the Limitations of the Era

Why do we focus on the soul now? Historical necessity behind it is revealed in this book, as the author explains in detail that the key to breaking through the stagnation and limitations of the era lies in the discovery of the soul within human beings.



How Can I Know More about the Shikan Sheet?

The Reason Why You Were Born as You

The last section starting from p.240 guides you through the way to fill in a Shikan Sheet (Reflection and Insight Sheet).



The The Grand Challenge
From the 20th to the 21st Century: Transcending the Faultline

The pages starting from p.116 introduce how to fill in a Shikan Sheet by concrete examples.

How Can I Learn about Wisdom?

Discovery of the Soul
Power to Break Through the Limitations of the Era

Starting from p.72, the book introduces a concrete example of Wisdom that the CEO of a company worked on and put into practice.



The The Grand Challenge
From the 20th to the 21st Century: Transcending the Faultline

The pages starting from p.116 introduce how to fill in a Shikan Sheet by concrete examples.

Deeply Emotional, Soul-Moving Experience Given by Takahashi Sensei’s Poems

Beyond the Vast Wasteland

Right after the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011, the author visited the disaster-stricken areas and later compiled the 24 poems and photographs of life.


To the Land Beyond

To the Land Beyond
Message from the Disaster of March 11

A year after the earthquake and tsunami, the author visited and walked in the affected areas and put her thoughts into poems, in search for a new nation and a new form of civilization.

To the Land Beyond

Realm of Hope
Seeking an Uncharted Land

The third book of poetry and photographs, published 2 years after the earthquake, is filled with the author’s profound prayers and hopes for the revitalization of the Tohoku region and Japan.

When an Inconceivable Trial Puts You in Despair and at a Loss as to What to Do

Your Best for a New Era Finding Your Purpose in Life

Chapter 1 depicts the journey of the CEO of a transportation company, which was at one point almost bankrupt due to deteriorating business results, the halt of the transaction with its major client, and bankruptcy of its main bank. What was an unusual path that the president took to revitalize the company together with his employees?



The Soul Doctrine as a Way of Life
5 Inner Revolutions to Change Life and Work

An import and sales company of laser equipment in Japan was suddenly driven to the brink of bankruptcy. Chapter 1 introduces how the predicament was reversed by the CEO’s inner revolution, a change that occurred within his invisible mind.

Must-Read Book for Youths and Students Searching for a Career Path

Your Best for a New Era Finding Your Purpose in Life

Here is the method to attain a sense of fulfillment that makes you feel “This is what I was born to do” and to draw forth an unimaginable power from within you. Especially recommended for those students who do not know what you want to do.



For You Who Have Relationship Issues in the Family

Your Best for a New Era
Finding Your Purpose in Life

Starting from p. 57, this book introduces the path of one woman, who used to suffer the pain of not being able to communicate heart to heart with her adopted son, but later established a bond with him that is firmer than that of ordinary parent and child. Hers is also a story of seeking for the missionwork (life work) as being a mother.



When You Suffer an Unexpected Accident, a Huge Failure, or the Loss of Someone Dear for You

The Soul Doctrine as a Way of Life
5 Inner Revolutions to Change Life and Work

Chapter 5 introduces the life story of Mr. Junichi Ikeda, a former professional baseball player of the Hanshin Tigers in Japan, who had to resign in despair, receiving a storm of fierce bashing for his “error of the century.”



Your Best for a New Era
Finding Your Purpose in Life

Yusuke Kaneko, a ski jumper, had a major accident during his training and suffered a skull fracture and a brain contusion, which left him with severe memory loss. Moreover, he later lost his beloved wife due to illness. Chapter 1 introduces his story of revival.