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63. From lust they run into distress ; they are tormented in the six states of existence and people the cemetery l again and again ; they are overwhelmed with misfortune, as they possess little virtue.

64. They are continually entangled in the thickets of (sectarian) theories, such as, ' It is and it is not; it is thus and it is not thus/ In trying to get a decided opinion on what is found in the sixty-two (heretical) theories they come to embrace falsehood and continue in it.

65. They are hard to correct, proud, hypocritical, crooked, malignant, ignorant, dull ; hence they do not hear the good Buddha-call, not once in ko/is of births.

66. To those, son of .Siri, I show a device and say : Put an end to your trouble. When I perceive creatures vexed with mishap I make them see Nirvd/za.

67. And so do I reveal all those laws that are ever holy and correct from the very first. And the son of Buddha who has completed his course shall once be a Gina.

68. It is but my skilfulness which prompts me to manifest three vehicles ; for there is but one vehicle and one track 2; there is also but one instruction by the leaders.

69. Remove all doubt and uncertainty; and should

Ka/Swsi vardhenti. This is a strangely altered ka/asiai vardhenti, P&li katasim vardhenti; see Kullavagga XII, 1, 3, and cf. the expression ka/asiva</<Mano in G&taka (ed. Fausbftll) I, p. 146, and the passage of Apastamba II, 9, 23, 4 (in Btihler's transl. p. 156), where cemeteries, »Sma,r&n&ni, by the commentator Haradatta, are said to denote ' fresh births/

Or, method.