The Qualities of the Buddha

1493250_603615973027122_351703871_nThere is one contemplation which, when often practiced and much developed, leads to the complete turning away from the world, to detachment, to stilling, to ceasing, to peace, to final penetrating knowledge, to Enlightenment, and thus to Nirvana.

Noble disciples, who by progress have understood the true Dharma, dwell frequently in this state. Which is that one contemplation? It is reflecting over the qualities of the Buddha exactly like this:

Worthy, honorable, and perfectly self-Enlightened is the Buddha.

Consummated in knowledge and behavior, totally transcended,

expert in all dimensions, knower of all worlds,

unsurpassable trainer of those who can be tamed,

both teacher and guide of gods and humans,

blessed, exalted, awakened, and perfectly enlightened is the Buddha.

—Buddha Shakyamuni, Anguttara Nikāya

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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2 Responses to The Qualities of the Buddha

  1. paulfarma says:

    Thanks. PKL

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