PL was established in 1946, but originated as a religious order in Japan in 1924. Prior to the Second World War it was known as Hito-no-michi, The Way of Humankind, which was abolished by the military government of the time that feared an organisation teaching about individual freedom and world peace. Today PL has more than 600 churches in ten different countries with over 1.2 million members.
We are an informal organisation, free of religious dogma that anyone can join. People of any faith (or those with no faith) may retain their beliefs and benefit from the PL teachings.
PL teaches us that life must be enjoyable and helps us to achieve our maximum potential as human beings.
PL stands for Perfect Liberty which means “perfect freedom”. This is the freedom for each of us to fully express the unique individuality we were given by God at birth. Not one person among the approximately 6.5 billion people, who now live on this planet, has exactly the same individuality as you have. There’s a reason for this, we have each been given a unique individuality by God, with the expectation that we fully express it throughout our lifetime. Thus, we should appreciate that each of us is a very unique precious human being and live fully expressing the self we’ve been given. This is the true path to happiness.
Unfortunately, although we were all born into this world as pure and innocent, not many of us have really been able to fully express our unique selves as we wished. This is due to the negative mental habits we have developed in various ways, mainly during our formative years. These negative mental habits may be manifested through behaviours such as extreme anger, stubbornness, complaining states of mind, excessive attachments, worry, grief, and even abusing others. In PL we help people to change their negative mental habits and behaviours to positive ones, thus improving their relationships with their spouses, their children, their relatives and other people.
Thus, although you may be constantly confronted with unhappy situations, these “problems” can be turned to your advantage. The PL teachings give you an incredible new aspect of life and any stress you have can so easily be a thing of the past.
Family harmony, business success and improved health can all be achieved by following “The PL 21 Guidelines for Living a Happy Life.” These are guidelines that contain most of the subjects you will find in the multitude of positive self-help books that are available in every local bookstore. The big difference is that PL provides you with personal assistance in helping you to improve your life, no matter what your present situation is.
PL has 5 books that can be purchased for the prices shown in Canadian dollars plus postage:
To obtain any of these books please e-mail us at Contact to find out the postage costs and then send a cheque or money order along with your name, address and the books you would like.
“Most people don’t see themselves as artists, and they don’t feel they are creative people, PL teaches you to find fresh ways to solve problems and gives you the courage to apply creativity to all things that happen.”
Member for over 20 years, Ottawa