Sometimes, 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 not to speak out will be even more painful in the fullness of time.