Contemplating the Great Qualities of the Supreme Buddha
Apr 22, 2016
My great teacher, the Supreme Buddha, eluded from all defilements. He did not perform any sinful act, even in secret. He freed himself from all demerits. He was suitable to both material and spiritual offerings from the whole world. The Supreme Buddha did not get attached, opposed, or get deceived by figures He saw from His eyes, and He eradicated the desire to these figures. He did not get attached, opposed, or get deceived by sounds He heard from His ears, and He eradicated the desire to these sounds. He did not get attached, opposed, or get deceived by smells He perceived from His nose, and He eradicated the desire to these smells. He did not get attached, opposed, or get deceived by tastes He sensed from His tongue, and He eradicated the desire to these tastes. He did not get attached, opposed, or get deceived by touches He felt from His body, and He eradicated the desire to these touches. He did not get attached, opposed, or get deceived by objectives He thought from His mind, and He eradicated the desire to these objectives/thoughts. Because of these great qualities, my great teacher, the Supreme Buddha, is known as Arahan… Arahan… Arahan… My great teacher, the Supreme Buddha, realized the “suffering”, the first noble truth without any guidance of a teacher. He eradicated the “birth of suffering’, the second noble truth without any guidance of a teacher. He experienced/evidenced the “end of suffering’, the third noble truth without any guidance of a teacher. He completely practiced the “path of cessation of suffering”, the fourth noble truth without any guidance of a teacher. The Supreme Buddha realized these Four Noble Truths in twelve ways with respect to three variables. That is, ‘wisdom of their truth (Sattya Gnana)’, ‘wisdom of what needs to be done (Kruttya Gnana)’, and ‘wisdom of fulfillment of what needs to be done (Krutta Gnana)’. Therefore, the Supreme Buddha is known as Samma Sambuddha… Samma Sambuddha … Samma Sambuddha … My great teacher, the Supreme Buddha, was capable of doing supernatural things like walking in the sky, pacing on water, penetrating through hard materials like earth, move to any place invincibly, and more. He thus obtained the wisdom of supernatural powers (Irdhivida Gnana) with infinite powers. He also acquired ‘divine eye’ or the “Dibba Chakkhu Gnana” that enables Him to see things at any distance without any disturbance. He acquired ‘divine ears’ or the “Dibba Sota Gnana” that enables Him to listen to any sound at any distance without any disturbance. He acquired an extraordinary wisdom or the “Cheeto Pareeya Gnana” that enables Him to see through minds of any human or deity. He acquired the wisdom or the Pubbe Niwasanussati Gnana” that enables Him to see the pathway taken by any being in Samara. He acquired the wisdom or “Chutupapata Gnana” that enables Him to see how beings die and leave their present lives according to their actions (Karma) and how they be born according to their actions (Karma). The Supreme Buddha also obtained a tremendous wisdom that enables Him to identify the state of a mind acquired by eradicating all defilements. It is His wisdom of eradication of defilements or the “Asavakkhaya Gnana”. Thus, He had superb and infinite virtue (Seela), contemplation (Samadhi), wisdom (Panna), freedom (Vimukti), and wisdom of freedom (Vimukti Gnanadassana). Because of these great qualities, my great teacher, the Supreme Buddha, is known as Vijjacharana Sampanna… Vijjacharana Sampanna… Vijjacharana Sampanna… My great teacher, the Supreme Buddha, attained the Nibbana by realizing the path to it. Therefore, the Supreme Buddha is known as Sugata… Sugata… Sugata… My great teacher, the Supreme Buddha, freed himself from all Brahma worlds, divine worlds, human worlds, and four hell worlds by comprehending those worlds in the true form. Therefore, the Supreme Buddha is known as Lokavidu… Lokavidu… Lokavidu… My great teacher, the Supreme Buddha, tamed and disciplined stubborn divine beings and humans by three superhuman abilities. He tamed them with His remarkable supernatural powers (Irdhi Pratiarya). He tamed them by preaching Dhamma according to their minds and thoughts by seeing them through (Aadesana Pratiharya). He tamed them by explaining and showing the Four Noble Truths in tremendous ways (Anusasani Pratiharya). Likewise, He tamed and brought these stubborn beings to the Dhamma. Therefore, the Supreme Buddha is known as Anuttaro Purisa Dammasarathi… Anuttaro Purisa Dammasarathi… Anuttaro Purisa Dammasarathi… My great teacher, the Supreme Buddha, was the only teacher who showed all divine beings and humans the pathway to free from the Samsara and to attain Nibbana. Therefore, the Supreme Buddha is known as Sattha Devamanussanan… Sattha Devamanussanan… Sattha Devamanussanan… My great teacher, the Supreme Buddha, taught the Four Noble Truths to all beings pleasantly, meaningfully, perfectly, and with clear words in order for them to realize it and free themselves from the dangerous Samsara. Therefore, the Supreme Buddha is known as Buddha… Buddha… Buddha… My great teacher, the Supreme Buddha, had all these tremendous and infinite qualities of a Samma Sambuddha. Because of these great qualities, my great teacher, the Supreme Buddha, is known as Bhagava… Bhagava… Bhagava… He was fortunate to have a purified heart with enormous compassion. He was fortunate to bear a superb wisdom of infinite light, and it was brighter than the Sun and the Moon. The Supreme Buddha is known as Bhagava… Bhagava… Bhagava… The qualities of the Buddha are inestimable… The qualities of the Buddha are inestimable… The qualities of the Buddha are inestimable…


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