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the state of being the wife of king .Subhavytiha. Perhaps, young men of good family, you will have some doubt, uncertainty or misgiving (and think) that the two young princes were others. But you must not think so ; for it was Bhaisha^yar^a and Bhaisha^yar^asamudgata, who at that time, that juncture were sons to the king .Subhavytiha. With such inconceivable qualities, young men of good family, were the Bodhisattvas Mahdsattvas Bhaisha^yar^a and Bhaisha^ar&^asamudgata en- dowed, they, the two good men, having planted good roots under many hundred thousand myriads of ko/is of Buddhas. Those that shall cherish the name of these two good men shall all become worthy of receiving homage from the world, includ- ing the gods.

While this chapter on Ancient Devotion was being expounded, the spiritual insight of eighty-four thou- sand living beings in respect to the law was purified so as to become unclouded and spotless.