Because we are your messengers,(Murano trans., p. 208-209).
We are fearless before multitudes.
We will expound the Dharma.
Buddha, do not worry!
As we will see in later chapters, particular instructions on how to practice this teaching follow from this vow. For now, it is worthwhile to reflect on the power of making a firm commitment to doing something honorable, even if you might not know exactly what that entails or what the consequences may be.
Just what are the Buddha's disciples committing to here? What is the nature of that commitment?