||Born in Tokyo, Japan on November 22, 1916, Masahisa Goi was a poet, philosopher, writer, and singer. Though he aimed at a career in music, he found himself spontaneously drawn to the realms of philosophy and spiritual guidance. At the age of thirty he attained oneness with
his divine self.
Mr. Goi authored more than 60 books and volumes of poetry, including God and Man (his first and most fundamental work), The Spirit of Lao Tsu, Essays on the Bible, How to Develop Your Spirituality, The Way to the White Light, One Who Unites Heaven and Earth (his autobiography), and The Future of Mankind—to name a few. Of these, God and Man, One Who Unites Heaven and Earth, The Spirit of Lao Tsu, and The Future of Mankind have been published in English. Translations of other works are now in progress.
Before departing from this world in 1980, he named Mrs. Masami Saionji, his adopted daughter, as his successor and leader of the world peace prayer movement that he initiated.