5. Then the venerable Sigata disappeared down the steps ^ from before the very eyes of the eighty thousand overseers over those townships, and appeared before the Blessed One, and spake to the Blessed One, and said:
'Lord, the eighty thousand overseers over the townships are come here to visit the Blessed One. Let the Blessed One do as seemeth to him fit/
'Do thou then, SAgata, make a seat ready in the shade of the house ^'
6. 'Even so, Lord ! ' said the venerable Sdgata, in assent, to the Blessed One. And taking a chair, he disappeared from before the Blessed One, and reappeared up the steps before the very eyes of those eighty thousand overseers over those townships, and made ready a seat in the shade of the house.
And the Blessed One came out of the house and sat down on the seat made ready in the shade thereof.
7. Then those eighty thousand overseers over the townships went up to the place where the Blessed One was. And when they had come there they bowed down before the Blessed One and took their seats on one side. But those eighty thousand over- seers over the townships paid more respect in their hearts to the venerable SAgata than to the Blessed One.
And the Blessed One perceived by his mind the thoughts of the minds of those eighty thousand
Pi/lk4ya nimu^^tvi 'ti sopd/iassa hc/Md addha>bndap4s4i»ena nimu^tvd (Comm.).
Viharapa^^>44y4yan ti vihirapa>^>fetnte kh^yiiy2jn.
Samanndharantiti pasddavasena punappuna/Ti manasikaronti (Buddhaghosa).