Great Evil and Great Good

compassion, respect, tolerance

I read a quote yesterday that made me think of everything that has taken place over the past ten or fifteen years, and of the historical significance. The quote is taken from one of Nichiren Daishonin’s letters titled “Great Evil and Great Good.” The quote is similar to “the darkest hour is just before dawn,” although I think many of the hours over the past fifteen years have been extremely dark, not just this final one. 

Great events never have minor omens. When great evil occurs, great good follows. 

“Great Evil and Great Good,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin

Perhaps all this evil we’ve encountered dealing with such a nightmarish set of circumstances will herald in a new age of compassion, tolerance, and respect for others. 

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