It is interesting that the news media are calling people that commit heinous crimes as evil; but in our sacred book, God tells us that there is no one who is evil.
Among all mankind, there is no one who is evil.
It is only a bit of dust stuck on. Ofudesaki 1-53
God is telling us that thoughts are evil or good, and that man or his or her soul is originally pure. It is the evil thoughts (dusts) that sometimes spread like wild fire from one mind to another. These evil thoughts are like bacteria or viruses that can spread rapidly if not controlled. If not controlled, they contaminate the soul and bring upon suffering to the perpetrators of these evil thoughts.
Suffering in this world does not come from outside of us like many of us think; it comes from within us. It is our own soul that brings upon obstacles or joy dependent on what thoughts we have acted upon. Do not kill the messenger of our souls; doing so will only bring upon more suffering to oneself. Instead we should all try not to act upon our evil thoughts when our soul brings upon these obstacles or perceived enemies in our lives. When this happens, these evil thoughts gradually disappear from our minds, and the soul becomes pure again, bringing upon only joy in our lives.
God tells us these evil thoughts are greed, arrogance, and self- love. We must remove these evils from our minds. We cannot eliminate evil in the world by eliminating human beings; we must help people to eliminate evil thoughts. We must tell people that these evil thoughts cause suffering to others when acted upon, but they also initiate the suffering to the perpetrator. This is nature’s or God’s justice!