Daily encouragement

"It is a mistake always to contemplate the good and ignore the evil, because by making people neglectful it lets in disaster." These are the words of the American writer and social activist Helen Keller (1880-1968).... "We have all seen malicious, wicked people intent on destroying our movement for kosen-rufu. Great good is demonstrated precisely through overcoming great evil. We must not permit our beautiful, harmonious realm of faith to be disrupted by evil. It is crucial to see through such people and take them to task. "The Daishonin's direct successor, Nikko Shonin, harshly rebuked the slander of the Law by Niko, one of the five senior priests who betrayed the Daishonin. He writes: 'If we did not disavow the aberrant teachers who go against the teachings of the Daishonin, we would be guilty of a grave offence'(Hennentai Gosho, 1734). "Evil spreads rampantly, bringing misfortune to all. That's why it is so important to thoroughly refute it and sever it at the root. If we don't, we expose our earnest and good-hearted members to misery."