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PEACEFUL LIFE.

serve, not court, not wait upon persons of another sect, Aarakas, Parivrfi^akas, Agtvakas 1, Nirgranthas 2 , nor persons passionately fond of fine literature; when he does not serve, not court, not wait upon adepts at worldly spells 3, and votaries of a worldly philosophy 4 , nor keep any intercourse with them; when he does not go to see K&ndkX&s, jugglers, vendors of pork, poulterers, deer-hunters, butchers, actors and dancers, wrestlers, nor resort to places whither others flock for amusement and sport; when he keeps no intercourse with them unless from time to time to preach the law to them when they come to him, and that freely 6 ; when he does not serve, not court, not wait upon monks, nuns, lay devotees, male and female, who are adherents of the vehicle of disciples, nor keep intercourse with them ; when he does not come in contact with them at the place of promenade or in the monastery, unless from time to time to preach the law to them when they come to him, and even that freely. This, Ma%*usrl, is the proper sphere of a Bodhisattva Mahisattva.

Again, Matf^urrl, the Bodhisattva Mah&sattva does not take hold of some favourable opportunity or another to preach the law to females every now and anon, nor is he desirous of repeatedly seeing females; nor does he think it proper to visit families and then too often address a girl, virgin, or young wife, nor does he greet them too fondly in return. He does

Three kinds of mendicant friars not belonging to the Buddhist, nor to the Gaina persuasion.

Gaina monks.

Lokayatamantradharaka.

Lokayatikas, the Sadducees or Epicureans of India.

Anurita; Burnouf renders it, 'sans me'me s'arr^ter.'