ananta ［無辺・無量］ (, Pali; muhen or muryō): Endless, eternal, boundless, limitless, infinite, or innumerable. Anantachāritra ( Muhengyō) is the name of one of the four bodhisattvas who appear in the “Emerging from the Earth” (fifteenth) chapter of the Lotus Sutra as the leaders of the Bodhisattvas of the Earth. Bodhisattva Anantachāritra is translated as Bodhisattva Boundless Practices. Chāritra means action, conduct, or good conduct. The “Introduction” (first) chapter of the Lotus Sutra refers to Anantamati, one of eight princes the Buddha Sun Moon Bright had fathered as a king before leaving secular life. Anantamati is translated as Immeasurable Intention. Mati means intention, resolution, or mind. Ananta-nirdesha-pratishthāna is the type of samādhi, or meditation, that Shakyamuni Buddha entered into before preaching the Lotus Sutra, according to the “Introduction” chapter of the sutra. Ananta-nirdesha-pratishthāna is interpreted in Kumārajīva’s Chinese version of the Lotus Sutra as the samādhi of the origin of immeasurable meanings. Nirdesha means description, elucidation, or explanation, and pratishthāna means basis, foundation, dwelling, or support.