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 the deathless dimension of nirvana.
Any noble disciple who has understood the true Dharma,
dwells quite frequently in this state.
Which is that one contemplation?
It is reflecting over the qualities of any Buddha exactly like this:
Worthy, honorable, and perfectly self-enlightened is the blessed Buddha.
Consummated in knowledge and behavior, totally transcended,
expert in all dimensions, knower of all the worlds,
unsurpassable trainer of those who can be tamed,
teacher and guide of gods and humans,
blessed, exalted, awakened, and perfectly self-enlightened is the Buddha.
—Buddha Shakyamuni, Anguttara Agama