Sutra on Resolving Doubts about the Middle Day of the Law ［像法決疑経］ (Chin Hsiang-fa-chüeh-i-ching; Zōbō-ketsugi-kyō): A sutra in Chinese that describes the characteristics of the Middle Day of the Law and stresses the practice of almsgiving. The original Sanskrit text and the translator are unknown; the work is thought to have originated in China. In it, Shakyamuni addresses Bodhisattva Constant Donations. He explains that in the Middle Day of the Law the practice of almsgiving should be directed toward the poor and friendless, and that one cannot attain enlightenment without almsgiving. The sutra also adds that in the Middle Day there will be many evil monks who do not understand the Buddha’s intention but cling to their own arbitrary views and despise the three treasures of Buddhism. In such an age, it says, both clergy and laity alike should devote themselves with great compassion to the salvation of others.