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mahâvagga

king. Take thy seat cross-legged before the king, that the king may see thy feet as thou sittest there/

And they carried So;^a Ko^visa in a palankeen (to Rei^gaha). And So;^a Ko/ivisa went to the place where Seniya Bimbisdra, the king of Magadha, was. And when he had come there, and had bowed down before Seniya Bimbis&ra, the king of Magadha, he took his seat cross-legged before the king. And Seniya Bimbisdra, the king of Magadha, saw that hair had grown on the soles of the feet of So^^a Ko^visa.

3. Now after Seniya Bimbisira, the king of Magadha, had instructed the eighty thousand overseers over those townships in the things of this world he exhorted them, saying, * Ye have now received from me instruction in the things of this world.

Go now, and wait upon the Blessed One. The Blessed One himself shall instruct you in the things of eternity.'

Then the eighty thousand overseers over those townships went on to the Vulture's Peak.

4. Now at that time the venerable SAgata was the attendant on the Blessed One. And the eighty thousand overseers over those townships went to the place where the venerable Sdgata was. And when they were come there they spake thus to the venerable S&gata :.

  • The eighty thousand overseers over the townships are come here. Sir, to visit the Blessed One. It were well, Sir, that we should be granted an audience of the Blessed One.'

' Then do you, Sirs, stay here yet a moment, while I let the Blessed One know.'