"But before that, he had revealed his enlightenment in the form of the Lotus Sutra. Therefore, the words of this sutra are indeed the very soul of Shakyamuni Thus Come One. And since every single word constitutes the soul of the Buddha, Shakyamuni Thus Come One will protect those who practice this sutra as though he were protecting his very own eyes. He will accompany them just as a shadow accompanies a body. How then could the prayers of such persons not be answered?" -- On Prayer
In real Buddhism it is the Master of Teachings Lord Shakya who protects us.
Things that make no sense department...see the latest SGI cult video on the "Lotus Sutra":
Now go to the ten minute mark, "...and that's why we have a mentor". This assertion comes out of left field, not following one iota the point of attaining Buddhahood discussed immediately prior. In effect, this is inserting Ikedaism into the Lotus Sutra Buddhism of Nichiren. This is hardly protecting the teachings but rather, it is the action of the personality cult of Ikeda to destroy the teachings.