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SADDHARMA-PUNDARÎKA. MERITORIOUSNESS OF JOYFUL ACCEPTANCE.

diseases of the tongue, nor of the mouth; he will have no black teeth, no unequal, no yellow, no ill-ranged, no broken teeth, no teeth fallen out; his lips will not be pendulous, not turned inward, not gaping, not mutilated, not loathsome; his nose will not be flat, nor wry; his face will not be long, nor wry, nor unpleasant. On the contrary, Afita, his tongue, teeth, and lips will be delicate and well-shaped; his nose long; his face perfectly round; the eyebrows well-shaped; the forehead well-formed. He will receive a very complete organ of manhood. He will have the advantage that the TatMgata renders sermons intelligible 3 to him and soon come in connection with Lords, Buddhas. Mark, A^ita, how much good is produced by one's inciting were it but a single creature; how much more then by him who reverentially hears, reverentially reads, reverentially preaches, reverentially promulgates the law!

And on that occasion the Lord uttered the following stanzas:

2. Listen how great the merit is of one who, the fiftieth in the series (of tradition), hears a single stanza from this Sfttra and with placid mind joyfully adopts it.

3. Suppose there is a man in the habit of giving

Burnouf has some terms wanting in my text ; they have been added by a later hand in the margin, but the characters are indistinct.

Pra«ftamukhama«</ala; a marginal reading has prînamukha°.

Tathigatan #tvavad&nubh4sakatf* pratilabhate. I am not sure of the real meaning ofanubh&saka; it may as well be * suggesting.' Burnouf has, 'c'est de la bouche du Tath&gata qu'il reeevra les avis et renseignement.'