yes I read it, the Kern Chapter 26 Encouragment of Samantabhadra (Universal Worthy Bodhisattva, Fugen), is Chapter 28 in Burton Watson, Senchu Murano, over at the Chinese site Buddhist door, every modern translation. The Kern translation is from 1884!
Now if you scroll down a few paragraphs from your quote you will find:
"sees a monk
keeping this Dharmaparyâya of the Lotus of the True Law, must think thus: This young man of good family will reach the terrace of enlightenment; this young man will conquer the troop of the wicked Mâra, move forward the wheel of the law, strike the drum of the law, blow the conch trumpet of the law, spread the rain of the law, and ascend the royal throne of the law. "http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/lotus/lot26.htm
Now in the Burton Watson,translation of the same paragraph:
if you see someone
who accepts, upholds reads, and recites the Lotus Sutra, you should think to yourself: Before long this person will proceed to the place of practice, conquer the devil hosts, and attain anuttara-samyak-sambodhi. He will turn the wheel of the Dharma, beat the Dharma drum, and sound the Dharma conch, and rain down the Dharma rain. He is worthy to sit in the lion seat of the Dharma, amid the great assembly of heavenly and human beings. http://news.fjnet.com/english/sutra/200 ... _30010.htm
you see a person
who can receive, uphold, read, and recite the Dharma Flower Sutra, you should think, �Before long, this person
will go to the Way-place and destroy the demon hordes. He will attain anuttarasamyaksambodhi, turn the Dharma-wheel, beat upon the Dharma drum, blow the Dharma conch, let fall the Dharma rain, and soon sit on the Lion Dharma throne among the great hosts of gods and humans.http://www.buddhistdoor.com/oldweb/reso ... otus28.htm
Senchu Murano translation : anyone
Not monk. Any person
male or female who receives, upholds, reads & recites the Lotus Sutra will before long attain Supreme Complete Enlightenment.
I suggest you read more up-to-date scholarly translations. Senchu Murano of Nichiren Shu's translation of the Lotus Sutra is considered the best. But really aren't we today the equivalent of the average monks of the past; as we are literate, educated, and have the leisure time to study the Sutra! Let's appreciate our good fortune & make the effort to become Buddhas!