THOUGHTS
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ON JUDGING OTHERS
Lay believers should be able to judge a priest by what he is doing, and not allow
him to do whatever he pleases. You should be able to judge someone by whether
they are focusing on the Law, or concentrating on trying to follow the Law. We
all have the Buddha nature. Even if you hate someone, or are angry with someone,
the person you hate still has the Buddha nature. Therefore the issue at hand is not
whether a person is fundamentally evil, it is whether they have done something
wrong. A person who does not believe in this Buddhism is not entirely separated
from
Namu-myoho-renge-kyo. Namu-myoho-renge-kyo is multifaceted, and is
represented in what is best in an individual even if he or she does not believe in
the Law. So if you see someone doing something wrong you must admonish them,
for if you don't you are guilty of the same offense as they are. Your silence
suggests you agree with them.