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GADGADASVARA.

token that the Bodhisattva Mahisattva be admonished by it to come to this Saha-world.

Then the Lord Sâkyamuni, the Tathâgata, &c., said to the Lord Prabhûtaratna, the Tathâgata, &c., who was completely extinct : Produce such a token, Lord, that the Bodhisattva Mahisattva Gadgadasvara be admonished by it to come to this Saha- world. And the Lord Prabhûtaratna, the Tathâgata, &c, who was completely extinct, instantly produced a token in order to admonish the Bodhisattva Mahâsattva Gadgadasvara (and said): Come, young man of good family, to this Saha-world; Ma#£U?ri, the prince royal, will hail thy coming. And the Bodhisattva Mahâsattva Gadgadasvara, after humbly saluting the feet of the Lord Kamaladalavimalanakshatrard^asankusumit^bhi^a, the Tathâgata, &c., and after three times circumambulating him from left to right, vanished from the world Vairo£anarasmipratima«dfita, along with eighty-four hundred thousand myriads of ko/is of Bodhisattvas who surrounded and followed him, and arrived at this Saha-world, among a stir of Buddha-fields, a rain of lotuses, a noise of hundred thousands of myriads of kotis of musical instruments. His face showed eyes resembling blue lotuses, his body was gold-coloured, his person marked by a hundred thousand of holy signs; he sparkled with lustre, glowed with radiance, had limbs marked by the characteristic signs, and a body compact as N&rdyana's. Mounted on a tower made of seven precious substances, he moved through the sky to a height of seven Tdlas[1], surrounded by a host of Bodhi-


  1. Or spans. There are seven regions of winds. Vâyu, the god of wind or air, is nearly akin to Indra and Vishnu.