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The Superiority of the Lotus Sutra
Practices based on Sutras other than the Lotus Sutra are provisional teachings that served to prepare people for the True Teaching.
This isn't my own opinion, it is Shakyamuni's teaching.
The Immeasurable Meanings Sutra (which served as an introduction for the Lotus Sutra) states:
"in these more than forty years [since I began teaching], I have not yet revealed the truth."
The Lotus states:
"The World-Honored One has long expounded his doctrines and now must reveal the truth." - Ch 2
"Honestly discarding expedient means, I will preach only the unsurpassed way."
- Ch 2
"For long he remained silent regarding the essential, in no hurry to speak of it at once." - Ch 5
"Among all the rivers, streams, and other bodies of water, for example, the ocean is foremost. And this Lotus Sutra is likewise, being the most profound and greatest of the sutras preached by the Thus Come Ones." - Ch 23
Ch 16 states:
"In all the worlds the heavenly and human beings and asuras all believe that the present Shakyamuni Buddha, after leaving the palace of the Shakyas, seated himself in the place of practice not far from the city of Gaya and there attained annuttara-samyak-sambodhi [complete awakening]. But good men, it has been immeasurable, boundless hundreds, thousands, ten thousands, millions of nayutas of kalpas since I in fact attained Buddhahood."
If you wish to follow the direct path to Enlightenment, study the Lotus Sutra, take faith in it and chant Namu-myoho-renge-kyo!