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See Sacred Books of the East (Davids’ Buddhist Suttas), vol. xi, p. 249. 1 No doubt that of ^ikyamuni himself. 8 A B od'hisattva is one whose essence has become intelligence; a Being who will in some future birth as a man (not necessarily or usually the next) attain td Buddhahood. The name does not include those Buddhas who have not yet attained to p a r in irv in a . The symbol of the state is an elephant fording a river. Popularly, its abbreviated form P*d-sd is used in China for any idol or image ; here the name has its proper signification.

Sandracottus), a rude adventurer, who at one time was a refugee in the camp of Alexander the Great; and within about twenty years afterwards drove the Greeks out of India, having defeated Seleucus, the Greek ruler of the Indus provinces. He had by that time made himself king of Magadha. His grandson was converted to Buddhism by the bold and patient demeanour of an Arhat whom he had ordered to be buried alive, and became a most zealous supporter of the new faith. Dr. Rhys Davids (Sacred Books of the East, vol.

88 by his patron Pan Chlo on an embassy to the Roman empire, he only got as far as the Caspian sea, and returned to China, He extended, how­ ever, the knowledge of his countrymen with regard to the western regions;— see the memoir of Pan Chio in the Books of the second Han, and Mayers* Manual,pp. 167, 168. 3 Where and when ? Probably at his first resting-place after crossing the Indus. * This may refer to ^akyamuni's becoming Buddha on attaining to n ir v in a , or more probably to his p a r i- n ir v in a and death.

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