Buddha is without beginning, middle, or end. He is peace itself, fully self-awakened and self-expanded in Buddhahood.
Having reached this state, he shows the indestructible, permanent path so that those who have no realization may realize.
Wielding the supreme sword and vajra of knowledge and compassionate love, he cuts the seedling of suffering and destroys the wall of doubts along with its surrounding thicket of various views.
I bow down to this Buddha.
—Maitreya, Uttaratantra Shastra