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ISSUING OF BODHISATTVAS.

x 1000 x 10,000,000' 100 x 1000 x lo.ooo x 10,000,000 part Ol the river 

Ganges. Much more there were to be found of Bodhisattvas Mah&sattvas having a train of many hundred thousand myriads of ko/is of Bodhisattvas ; of one ko/i ; of one hundred thousand ; of one thousand; of 500; of 400; of 300; of 200; of 100; of 50 ; of 40 ; of 30 ; of 20 ; of 10 ; of 5, 4, 3, 2. Much more there were to be found of Bodhisattvas Mahsattvas having one follower. Much more there were to be found of Bodhisattvas Mah&sattvas standing isolated. They cannot be numbered, counted, calculated, compared, known by occult science, the Bodhisattvas Mahfisattvas who emerged from the gaps of the earth to appear in this Saha-world. And after they had successively emerged they went up to the Stilpa of precious substances which stood in the sky, where the Lord Prabhfttaratna, the extinct Tathgata, was seated along with the Lord *SSkyamuni on the throne. Whereafter they saluted the feet of both Tath&gatas, &c, as well as the images of Tathdgatas

produced by the Lord Skyamuni from his own body, who all together were seated on thrones at the foot of various jewel trees on every side in all directions, in different worlds. After these Bodhisattvas had many hundred thousand times saluted, and thereon circumambulated the Tath&gatas, &c, from left to right, and celebrated them with various Bodhisattva hymns, they went and kept themselves at a little distance, the joined hands stretched out to honour the Lord .SSkyamuni, the TatMgata, &c, and the Lord Prabhdtaratna, the Tathdgata, &c. And while those Bodhisattvas MahAsattvas who had emerged from the gaps of the earth were saluting and celebrating the Tath&gatas by various Bodhi