Bells of Dawn

The New Human Revolution, "Bells of Dawn" Chapter, Installment 60

Volume 30, Chapter 4 (60)

By Daisaku Ikeda Walt Whitman died from pneumonia in March 1892, at age 72. His funeral was conducted without the presence of clergy. Friends who gathered eulogized him and said their final farewells, reading short passages from the Buddha, Plato and other traditions. Whitman himself had rejected a conventional religious service. In the preface to

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