BEIJING, April 14 Ye Xiaowen's new book, "Steps that begin in the Mind", has been published to tell about the hard efforts Ye and other people made to make preparations for the First World Buddhist Forum, which is now being held in Hangzhou, the capital of east China's Zhejiang Province.
The book is a collection of 25 articles by Ye, director of the State Administration for Religious Affairs and chairman of the China Religious Culture Communication Assocation (CRCCA).
These articles are mostly related to the forum and the study of Buddhism.In his artiles, he urge people not be depressed amid social irriregularities and cultural confrontations.
Buddhism can make special contribution to building a harmonious world, according to Ye.
Zhao Qizheng, the former director of the State Council Press Office, has spoken highly of the book, saying it is a good book of theorectical, pragmatical, and practical significance.