ten peerlessnesses ［十無上］ ( jū-mujō): A concept set forth in Vasubandhu’s Treatise on the Lotus Sutra. The ten peerlessnesses are ten statements asserting the supremacy of different aspects or attributes of the Lotus Sutra. They are as follows: (1) The seeds of enlightenment imparted by the Lotus Sutra are without peer. (2) The practice of the sutra is without peer because it contains supreme virtues and benefits. (3) The sutra is without peer in embracing and enhancing the teachings of all the other sutras, and therefore the power of the sutra is peerless. (4) The sutra’s power to enable all people to understand the supreme truth is without peer. (5) The sutra is without peer in transforming all lands into pure lands. (6) The sutra’s teaching is foremost among the Buddha’s teachings; it is the most profound and without peer. (7) The sutra is without peer in instructing and converting all people. (8) The sutra is without peer in revealing the supreme enlightenment of the Buddha. (9) The aspect of nirvana as expounded in the sutra is without peer. The Buddha enters nirvana to instruct and convert people, though his life is eternal. (10) The wonderful power of the sutra is without peer because of the emergence of the treasure tower of Many Treasures Thus Come One and other unprecedented occurrences.