Understanding by Faith

In the [Lotus] sutra, the Buddha said, “They will be able to understand [this sutra] by faith.” The transfer of merit from the Odaimoku is based simply on faith, not on intellectual understanding. Note that this is not “blind faith” as it is sometimes understood in Western culture; instead, it is initial trust that allows us to move to a point at which we see the truth of the Lotus Sutra for ourselves.

Awakening to the Lotus