Be Fearless

In The Fullness Of TimeSometimes, we may have to  summon the courage to speak out against injustice.

Nichiren Daishonin illustrated why we should do just that, most eloquently …

“To speak out without fearing others and without flinching before society—this is what the sutra means when it says, “We care nothing for our bodies or lives but are anxious only for the unsurpassed way.”

It is not that one does not recall the calumny, the staves and stones that were suffered by Bodhisattva Never Disparaging. It is not that one is unafraid of the world. It is just that the censure of the Lotus Sutra is even more severe.”

In other words, to speak out may cause one pain, but to not speak out will be even more painful in the fullness of time.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. contextrelated
    Dec 20, 2012 @ 19:27:27

    First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.
    Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist.
    Then they came for the Trade Unionists and I did not speak out because I was not. trade Unionist.
    Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me – By Pastor Nlemoller.

    I agree … Always speak out. It gets me in to trouble all the time.

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  2. Admin
    Jan 11, 2013 @ 01:50:17

    I had to resign from my job of 26 years as I spoke out against wrong practices by my bosses.
    Nam Myoho Renge Kyo is sustaining me during the transition period when I am looking for work.

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    • Anupadin
      Jan 11, 2013 @ 10:23:27

      Hi Admin,

      I am very sorry to hear that you felt you had to resign, but I would suggest that you have a case for constructive dismissal if it was simply a result of speaking out against mal-practice. Have you spoken to a lawyer/solicitor about the situation?

      In the meantime, I wish you good fortune in your search for your next role.

      Namaste ~ Anupadin

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