"Whenever Founder Niwano gave us guidance at the Great Sacred Hall, he did not always have the manuscript at hand. Still, he often introduced the scripture, as he effortlessly quoted line after line from the Threefold Lotus Sutra. In other words, the practice of ‘expounding’ – he was always sharing the teaching of the Lotus Sutra with us. When we adapt this to our own practice, we may not be able to quote exactly from the scripture. Yet, we use words and expressions such as the following: “You’re taking it the wrong way. Your husband is angry because he’s actually worried about you.”; “The branch leader’s words are actually Buddha’s words. Don’t take what she’s saying lightly.”; “Did you discuss and receive guidance from the district leader before you did that? If you act without guidance, your action will not be blessed with divine protection.” With so many numerous words and expressions, we are expounding the teaching of the Lotus Sutra."