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Should it be 'believers in the Lotus Sutra' instead? Options
Koh Elaine
Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 4:26:48 AM
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Nichiren Daishonin told the believers of the Lotus Sutra that they were the people who had accumulated great causes in their past lifetimes.

Should it be believers in the Lotus Sutra instead?

Thanks.
sureshot
Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 4:58:38 AM
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Koh Elaine wrote:
Nichiren Daishonin told the believers of the Lotus Sutra that they were the people who had accumulated great causes in their past lifetimes.

Should it be believers in the Lotus Sutra instead?

Thanks.

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Yes, you are right. The correct preposition in the given sentence is "in". The correct expression would be "believers in the Lotus Sutra". The Lotus Sutra is a teaching that encourages an active engagement with mundane life and all its challenges. It is possible to use "of" in expressions like:

- The Blessings of the Lotus Sutra ...
- ... encounter the daimoku of the Lotus Sutra
- The theoretical teaching of the Lotus Sutra ...
Koh Elaine
Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 11:43:51 AM
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Thanks, sureshot.
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