Thus Outstanding Principlesstates: "Shakyamuni taught that the shallow is easy to embrace, but the profound is difficult. To discard the shallow and seek the profound is the way of a person of courage. The Great Teacher T'ien-t'ai trusted and obeyed Shakyamuni and worked to uphold the Lotus school, spreading its teachings throughout China. We of Mount Hiei inherited the doctrine from T'ien-t'ai and work to uphold the Lotus school and disseminate its teachings throughout Japan."
(88 On Repaying Debts of Gratitude p.712)
The Outstanding Principles/The Outstanding Principles of the Lotus Sutra(法華秀句/HOKKESHUGU, written by 伝教大師/The Great Teacher Dengyo)[b]