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SADDHARMA-PUNDARÎKA.

33. The Leader of the world, whose store of merit has been praised, has no equal in the triple world O supreme of men, let us soon become like thee!

Thereupon the Bodhisattva Mahisattva Dharanindhara rose from his seat, put his upper robe upon one shoulder, fixed his right knee against the earth, stretched his joined hands towards the Lord and said: They must be possessed of not a few good roots, O Lord, who are to hear this chapter from the Dharmaparyclya about the Bodhisattva Masattva Avalokitervara and this miraculous power of transformation of the Bodhisattva Mahctsattva Avalokite^vara.

And while this chapter of the All-sided One was being expounded by the Lord, eighty-four thousand living beings from that assembly felt their minds drawn to that supreme and perfect enlightenment, with which nothing else can be compared l .

next following chapter we shall meet with a Tathdgata named Salendrara^a, i.e. king of the *S&la-chiefs.

Asamasama; Burnouf takes it as 'qui est e*gal a ce qui n'a pas d'e'gal.' The term also occurs Lalita-vistara, p. 114, 1. 9.