him; never shall he be driven away, because he is firm in the strength of forbearance.
38. The wise man who is peaceful, so disposed as I have just said, possesses hundreds of ko/is of advantages, so many that one would not be able to enumerate them in hundreds of iEons.
Again, Mangusrt, the Bodhisattva Mah&sattva who lives after the extinction of the Tath&gata at the end of time when the true law is in decay, the Bodhisattva Mah&sattva who keeps this Sfttra is not envious, not false, not -deceitful ; he does not speak disparagingly of other adherents of the vehicle of Bodhisattvas, nor defame, nor humble them. He does not bring forward the shortcomings of other monks, nuns, male and female lay devotees, neither
of the adherents of the vehicle of disciples nor of those of the vehicle of Pratyekabuddhas. He does not say: You young men of good family, you are far off from supreme, perfect enlightenment; you give proof of not having arrived at it ; you are too fickle in your doings and not capable of acquiring true knowledge. He does not in this way bring forward the shortcomings of any adherent of the Vehicle of the Bodhisattvas. Nor does he show any delight in disputes about the law, or engage in disputes about the law, and he never abandons the strength of charity towards all beings. In respect to all Tath&gatas he feels as if they were his fathers, and in respect to all Bodhisattvas as if they were his masters. And as to the Bodhisattvas Mah&sattvas in all directions of space, he is assiduous in paying homage to them by good will and respect. When he preaches the law, he preaches no less and no more than the law, without partial predilection for (any part of) the law, and