“Teacher of the Law” chapter ［法師品］ ( Hosshi-hon): The tenth chapter of the Lotus Sutra. In it, Shakyamuni Buddha addressed Bodhisattva Medicine King, and through him the eighty thousand bodhisattvas. In contrast to the preceding chapters, which reveal that the voice-hearer disciples will attain Buddhahood in the future, the “Teacher of the Law” and the ensuing four chapters deal with the practice and propagation of the Lotus Sutra after Shakyamuni Buddha’s death. Shakyamuni accordingly addresses these chapters not to his voice-hearer disciples but to the great bodhisattvas who work to save the people as the Buddha’s emissaries, praising the great benefit of embracing and teaching the sutra. One who hears even a single verse or phrase of it and devotes to it even a single moment of rejoicing, he declares, will without fail attain supreme enlightenment. Moreover, one who secretly teaches to another even a single phrase of the sutra should be regarded as the Buddha’s envoy, sent to carry out his work. This chapter sets forth the so-called “three rules of preaching” of the Lotus Sutra. These are to enter the room of the Thus Come One, to put on the robe of the Thus Come One, and to sit in the seat of the Thus Come One. The room of the Thus Come One means profound compassion; his robe, a gentle and forbearing heart; and his seat, the ability to perceive the non-substantiality of all phenomena. This chapter also mentions the five practices of the Lotus Sutra: to embrace, read, recite, expound, and copy it.