The Teacher of the Dharma, Chapter 10 (Scriptures 57/58) - Rev. Tsuchiya
The teacher of the Dharma, chapter 10 (scripture 57) If you want to get rid of laziness in your mind, you should listen to this sutra at any cost. (significance)
The Lotus Sutra is not lukewarm teachings like negativism or pessimism.
Because the Lotus Sutra is for those who hope to have bravery and
unwavering pursuit of faith, and spend a life with the great willingness
and good deeds, you can get rid of laziness and have a dynamic and
hopeful life if you listen to this Sutra. Therefore, it is said that
those who are worried about having a weak will should listen to the
Lotus Sutra to get the strong spirit of making a great effort, at any
The teacher of the Dharma, chapter 10 (scripture 58)
If those who have heard that this profound sutra is the king of all the
sutra which reveals the meaning of the teachings for Sravakas well
consider about it after that, you should know this, those persons will
surely approach the wisdom of the Buddha.
The Lotus Sutra is the sutra which has profound teachings. It is
explained about so-called "Kaiken" of the Lotus Sutra which uncovers
expedients and reveals the truth. Since the Lotus Sutra reveals the
meaning of the teachings for Sravakas, the Agama, it is called the king
of all the sutra. Therefore, you should not leave the teachings of
Sravakas as it is. You should listen to it with the teachings of the
Lotus Sutra, and explain it from the standpoint of the Lotus Sutra. The
believers of the Agama are not able to display its true worth, even if
they expound it just as the Agama. If you listen to the Agama from the
standpoint of the Lotus Sutra, then are able to understand all sutras by
the profound teachings of the Lotus Sutra, you become a person who
approaches the wisdom of the Buddha. Those who study Buddhism
inconsistently by saying that the Agama is just the Agama, or the Hokke
is just the Hokke, are those who are far from the wisdom of the Buddha.
The Buddha Shakamuni says clearly that those persons will not be able to
fulfill the will of the Tathagata.