Buddha Contemplation

13327396_1727813734174722_8594400825495450700_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.

—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 Buddha Contemplation

  1. dharma pen says:

    Dear Tashi,

    I really like this one.

    I would like to contemplate it, but I don’t really understand it.

    Do you think you could do a teaching on it when we’re finished with the Elucidation?

    Thank you, Diane

    On Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 6:15 AM, Great Middle Way wrote:

    > Tashi Nyima posted: “There 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 d” >

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