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lowers to hear the law, after they had seen the power and strength of his sublime magic faculties, of his vow, of his readiness of wit, of his wisdom. All those and many hundred thousand myriads of ko/is of other beings were by him roused to supreme, perfect enlightenment.

Afterwards, Mah&sth&mapr&pta, that Bodhisattva Mahdsattva disappeared from that place and propi- tiated twenty hundred ko/is x of Tathdgatas, &c, all bearing the same name of A'andraprabhisvarar&^a, under all of whom he promulgated this Dharmapar- y&ya. By virtue of his previous root of goodness he, in course of time, propitiated twenty hundred thousand myriads of ko/is of Tath&gatas, &c, all bearing the name of Dundubhisvarar^a, and under all he obtained this very Dharmapary&ya of the Lotus of the True Law and promulgated it to the four classes. By virtue of his previous root of goodness he again, in course of time, propitiated twenty hun- dred thousand myriads of ko/is of Tathigatas, &c, all bearing the name of Meghasvarar^a, and under all he obtained this very Dharmaparyiya of the Lotus of the True Law and promulgated it to the four classes. And under all of them he was possessed of the afore-mentioned perfectness of sight, hearing, smell, taste, body, and mind.

Now, Mah£sth&mapr£pta, that Bodhisattva Mahsattva Saddparibhftta, after having honoured, respected, esteemed, worshipped, venerated, revered so many hundred thousand myriads of ko/is of Tathgatas, and after having acted in the same way towards

From the sequel it appears that the text ought to have 'twenty hundred thousand myriads of kotis.'