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THE ALL-SIDED ONE.

infatuation will, after adoring the Bodhisattva Mahsattva Avalokitesvara, be freed from infatuation. So mighty, young man of good family, is the Bodhisattva Mahdsattva Avalokitesvara. If a woman, desirous of male offspring, young man of good family, adores the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, she shall get a son, nice, handsome, and beautiful; one possessed of the characteristics of a male child, generally beloved and winning, who has planted good roots[1]. If a woman is desirous of getting a daughter, a nice, handsome, beautiful girl shall be born to her; one possessed of the (good) characteristics of a girl 2 , generally beloved and winning, who has planted good roots. Such, young man of good family, is the power of the Bodhisattva MaMsattva Avalokite^vara.

Those who adore the Bodhisattva Mahlisattva Avalokiteivara will derive from it an unfailing profit. Suppose, young man of good family, (on one hand) some one adoring the Bodhisattva Mahisattva Avalokitervara and cherishing his name; (on the other hand) another adoring a number of Lords Buddhas equal to sixty- two times the sands of the river Ganges, cherishing their names and worshipping so many Lords Buddhas during their stay, existence, and life, by giving robes, alms-bowls, couches, medicaments for the sick; how great is then in thine opinion, young man of good family, the accumulation of pious merit which that young gentleman or young lady will produce in consequence of it ? So asked,

In the margin added paramayi jubhavar«apushkalatay£, (and) of an egregiously blooming complexion.

Dvashash/inaw Gang£°.


  1. We should rather say: in whom a good natural disposition is implanted.