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Bodhisattvas spread in all directions in hundred thousands of worlds, and while on every side stationed in the sky preached the law. Just as the Lord .Sikyamuni, the Tath&gata, &c, produced a miracle of magic by his tongue, so, too, Prabhfttaratna, the TathAgata, &c, and the other Tathfigatas, &c., who, having flocked from hundred thousands of myriads of ko/is of other worlds, were seated on thrones at the foot of jewel trees, by their tongues produced a miracle of magic.

The Lord .Sikyamuni, the Tath&gata, &c, and all those Tathigatas, &c, produced that magical effect during fully a thousand * years. After the lapse of that millennium those Tath£gatas, &c, pulled back their tongue, and all simultaneously, at the same moment, the same instant, made a great noise as of expectoration 2 and of snapping the fingers, by which sounds all the hundred thousands of myriads of ko/is of Buddha-fields in every direction of space were moved, removed, stirred, wholly stirred, tossed, tossed forward, tossed along, and all beings in all those Buddha-fields, gods, NAgas, goblins, Gandharvas, demons, Garudas, Kinnaras, great serpents, men, and beings not human beheld, by the power of the Buddha, from the place where they stood, this Saha-world. They beheld the hundred thousands of myriads of ko/is of Tath&gatas seated severally on their throne at the foot of a jewel tree, and the Lord .SSkyamuni, the Tath&gata, &c, and the Lord Prabhfttaratna, the TathAgata, &c, wholly extinct, sitting on the throne in the centre of the

Burnouf has 'a hundred thousand.'

Utk&jana, better °sana.