If the questioner should quote the Lotus Sutra passage that reads, “[If there are living beings who do not believe and accept it (the Lotus Sutra)], you should use some of the other profounddoctrines of the Thus Come One to teach, benefit, and bring joy to them,”13 and asks why you slander the other sutras:
Ask whether this is the reason why the questioner slanders the Lotus Sutra.
Ask whether he asks the question while recognizing that he is guilty of slander.
Ask whether the question is based on some doctrine peculiar to the Pure Land school or whether there is some sutra passage to support it. (Follow the same general approach as above.)