The practice of the Lotus Sutra lies in these 24 characters uttered by Bodhisattva
Jofukyo
, which says:
I respect you deeply.
I do not despise you, not even a little,
nor look down on you with contempt,
for you have the capacity to become a Buddha
of Namu-myoho-renge-kyo if you but believe
in the Law of Namu-myoho-renge-kyo and practice it.
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THE 24 CHARACTERS

Nichiren Daishonin often cites the story of Bodhisattva Jofukyo to illustrate the
Buddhist principle of realizing Buddhahood through
reverse relationship, which
indicates that even those who oppose this Buddhism can, after hearing of it, still be
saved.