Thanks for finding and linking this Mark. I've converted it to MP3 and am playing it in my car to and from work. Very useful.
one should bear in mind...when the lotus sutra was preached by the buddha who preaches this sutra, it was the former day of the law. in the former day and even the middle day, the people were not hostile to it. in the latter day...it is foretold that this sutra will arouse much hostility !
why would that be? according to nichiren, it is because good medicine tastes bitter !