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Sakra replies] , Only a few, [and the Lord] demonstrates that for each [more difficult attainment] the group [that attains it] is smaller. , are \yorking to reach enlight­ enment], up to, of these p erhaps one or two might be definitely established on the irreversible stage. And why? Because those who are lazy and so on find it hard to fully awaken to enlightenment. There th ey have "unbroken faith" [ (abhedya-prasada), i e , "knowledgeable faith" (avetya­ . . Phiigamana) when they rea c h absolute certainty (n iscaya).

U merit. [ Ornamen t 21-23] There [ t h e Bodhisattva M a i trey a at Large S u tra 258], says , about the distinguishin g feature of dedication [or turning over] , that when Bodhisattvas d e d i cate [or turn over their meritori ous work founded on rej oicing] to utmost, right and perfect enlightenment by way of taking nothi ng as a b asis it is declared to b e the highest, the most excellent and sublime a nd so on. [It begets gr e a t e r merit] than the merit entities that Listeners and Pratvekabuddhas make from J their work of givin g and so on.

The middling-small begins from [ the Lord' s question], I f, S akra, [on the one hand someone were to present you with] this Jambudvlpa filled to the top with relic;s of the Tathagata [and if, on the other hand, you were presented with a copy of this p erfection of wisdom, which of the two would you take? S akra] says that of the two choices, he would take the perfection of wisdom. About the big-small, in order to elucidate the third division of belief for the welfare of others, [ S akra] says be­ cause those devoted to this [Perfection of Wisdom] are not in a Listener level vehicle they win full enlightenment.

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