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    This passage came from the Anrakugyo chapter of the Lotus Sutra:

    This passage came from the Anrakugyo chapter of the Lotus Sutra:
    “Anyone who reads this sutra will at all times be free of worry and anxiety; likewise he will be without illness or pain, his expression fresh and bright. He will not be born in poverty or want, in humble or ugly circumstances….If people speak ill and revile him, their mouths will be closed and stopped up. He will stroll about without fear like the lion king.”

    Shouldn't it be 'comes' instead and, if so, why, please?

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    Re: This passage came from the Anrakugyo chapter of the Lotus Sutra:

    Not necessarily, no.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: This passage came from the Anrakugyo chapter of the Lotus Sutra:

    In most contexts, I would use comes, though.

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    Re: This passage came from the Anrakugyo chapter of the Lotus Sutra:

    We need context, Tan Elaine, by which I mean 'Who wrote the title sentence, and why?'

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