"I am reading Kant's philosophy with care. I have been able to develop a theory of value such as philosophers have attempted but been unable to realize for the past century. Further I have been able to link this to a faith in the Lotus Sutra and now can see the actual proof of several thousand people [who put this into practice]. I must admit my own astonishment at this [achievement]. It is for this reason that the three obstacles and four devils have arisen. It is exactly in accordance with the teachings of the sutra."