first king's principles.
unprofitable burden of hemp; his wiser companion exchanges his hemp for the finer and more valuable material. They still move on, and come to a silk district. The fool sticks to his hemp, the wise barters his cotton for silk : and thus they reach the end of their journey, one exhausted with carrying an almost worthless and heavy load, the other having brought with ease a profitable and valuable investment.
It is repeated of the King that he had determined to found a reformed system of Buddhism, which should recognise the existence of an all-creating, all-controlling God, and purify Buddhism from the corruptions and traditions of the priests. He once said to the missionaries, in speaking of the creation of the World : u How could the world have been made without a Maker, whom you call God, and others call by Ather names?"