PU HSIEN P'USA  


PU HSIEN P'USA

the purity of the six senses). Under the legs of the elephant lotus
flowers grow... the whiteness of the elephant is of the most bril-
liant of all shades of white which is so pure that even crystal and
the Himalaya Mountains cannot compare with it!"
e Lotus Sutra has done much to at ract great numbers of
female devotees for Pu Hsien P'usa as they are promised that
they too could attain Buddhahood which is described in detail
in the 10th Chapter of the Sutra. In Chapter 28 Pu Hsien P'usa
also made this promise to the Buddha:
"In the lat er five hundred years of the corrupt and evil age,
whoever receives and keeps this sutra I will guard and protect,
eliminate the anxiety of feeling away, and give ease of mind....
Wherever such a one walks or stands, reading and reciting this
sutra, I will at once mount the six-tusked white elephant king
and with a host of great bodhisat vas go to that place and, show-
ing myself, will serve and protect (him) comforting his mind,
also thereby serving the Law-Flower Sutra.... Moreover I will
give them dharanis, and obtaining these dharanis, no human
or non-human beings can injure them, nor any woman beguile
them."
Still further on, one hears the Buddha extol ing Pu Hsien with
this promise:
"...I, by my supernatural power, will guard and protect those
who are able to receive and keep the name of the Bodhisat va
Universal Virtue."

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