The court religiously observed Uposatha days and the king was popularly believed to be a Bodhisattva.
As they thus went away, the Bodhisattva arose and walked (after them).
The third ordination as Bodhisattva must be part of the later phase inaugurated by Amogha about 750.
Have you not heard the story of the adorable Bodhisattva in his former birth as a boar?
The Bodhisattva perceiving their anxiety, exclaimed: 'Be not afraid!
Have I in my delusion eaten an incarnation of a Bodhisattva?
Then the Bodhisattva said, “I will deliver the king from this snake.”
Miroku, too, is frequently to be seen, but Miroku is not yet a Buddha but only Bodhisattva.
But the Bodhisattva knowing again that man, spoke disapprovingly: 'Fie upon him!
He dared no longer look in the face of the Bodhisattva, and soon he disappeared with his hell.