woe, grief, despondency, and finally leading to Nirvâna, he showed to the disciples; the law connected with the six Perfections of virtue and terminating in the knowledge of the Omniscient, after the attainment of supreme, perfect enlightenment, he showed to the Bodhisattvas. The lifetime of that Lord Bhîshmagargitasvararâga, the Tathâgata, &c., lasted forty hundred thousand myriads of ko/is of iEons equal to the sands of the river Ganges. After his complete extinction his true law remained hundred thousands of myriads of ko/is of iEons equal to the atoms (contained) in Gambudvîpa, and the counterfeit of the true law continued hundred thousands of myriads of ko/is of ^Eons equal to the dust-atoms in the four continents. When the counterfeit of the true law of the Lord Bhishmagaigitasvarard^ia, the Tathfigata, &c, after his complete extinction, had disappeared in the world Mahâsambhava, Mahâsthimaprdpta, another Tathâgata Bhlshmagar^itasvarari^a, Arhat, &c, appeared, endowed with science and conduct. So in succession, Mahisthimapripta, there arose in that world Mahâsambhava twenty hundred thousand myriads of ko/is of Tath&gatas, &c, called Bhishmagar^itasvarar&^a. At the time, Mahisth&mapripta, after the complete extinction of the first Tathfigata amongst all those of the name of Bhlshmagaritasvararaa, Tathgata, &c., endowed with science and conduct, &c. &c, when his true law had disappeared and the counterfeit of the true law was
- According to Burnouf: 'autant de centaines de mille de myriades de kotis de Kalpas qu'il y a de grains de sable dans quarante Ganges.'