Sadāparibhūta Bodhisattva, Never Disparaging Bodhisattva, Sanskrit word sadā: always; aparibhūta: not scornful, (Ch: 常不輕菩薩 cháng bù qīng púsà; Jp: Jofukyo Bosatsu) appeared in Lotus Sutra Chapter 20 "Never Disparaging" which describes the practices of Bodhisattva Never Disparaging, who lived in the Middle Period of the Law (Ch: 像法 xiàng fă) of the BuddhaAwesome Sound King (Ch: 威音王如來 Wēi yīn wáng rúlái), persevered in the face of persecution for the sake of the correct teaching, and finally attained Buddhahood. Bodhisattva Never Disparaging was Shakyamuni Buddha in one of his past lifetimes.
Sadāparibhūta Bodhisattva (Never Disparaging Bodhisattva) was for many years cursed and humiliated, beaten with sticks and staves, and pelted with tiles and stones by countless monks, nuns, laymen, and laywomen because he venerated them by uttering the twenty-four characters that read: "I have profound reverence for you, I would never dare treat you with disparagement or arrogance. Why? Because you are all practicing the bodhisattva way and are certain to attain Buddhahood."