The third powerful enemy rarely shows its true form. It persecutes a person of justice by manipulating people from the shadows. This is as the Great Teacher Miao-lo of China indicates when he says: “The third [group] is the most formidable of all. This is because the second and third ones are increasingly harder to recognize for what they really are” (WND, 275).
Yet we absolutely must see through the machinations of the three powerful enemies. Josei Toda, the second Soka Gakkai president, stated: “When devils approach you, they don’t announce their presence by saying something like, ‘Excuse me, may I come in?’ They silently and suddenly steal in.” Guarding against them and not allowing them to enter are functions of faith. Being able to do so depends on the strength of one’s faith.
This guidance is an abstract from 'The World of Nichiren Daishonin Writings' with universal value and application
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