two admonitions ［二箇の諫暁］ ( nika-no-kangyō): Also, two enlightening admonitions or two admonitions of the Buddha. In the “Devadatta” (twelfth) chapter of the Lotus Sutra, references to the enlightenment of two kinds of persons for whom enlightenment had theretofore been thought impossible. One is Shakyamuni’s prophecy of enlightenment for Devadatta, and the other is the attainment of Buddhahood by the dragon king’s daughter. The former demonstrates that evil persons, represented by Devadatta, can become Buddhas, and the latter, that women can become Buddhas. The enlightenment of Devadatta and that of the dragon king’s daughter are called “admonitions” because, by revealing the great power of the Lotus Sutra, Shakyamuni admonishes the assembly to embrace and propagate it. These two admonitions, together with the “three pronouncements” in the “Treasure Tower” (eleventh) chapter of the sutra, are called the five proclamations of the Buddha. See also three pronouncements.