Buddhanussathi Meditation 2—5
Homage to the Blessed One, the Worthy One, the Highest Self—Enlightened One!
Polmukalane Pannasiri Himi
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Let us train to develop the Buddhanussathi meditation (bhawana) in this manner. There is no problem at all with the way that some have so far developed the Buddhanussathi meditation.
[You can refelect on the Lord Buddha’s qualities is this manner:]
My master, the Thus Gone One (Tathagatha), the Worthy One (Arahant), the Highest Self—Enlightened One (Sammasambuddha) [honorifically referring to the Lord Buddha here], removed all lust (raga), hatred (dwesha) and delusion (moha). He became worthy of receiving [all forms of] given offerings (amisa puja) as well as honorific offerings (prathipaththi puja) from all who lived in the world.
Sir, you did not even commit evil secretively. [The Lord Buddha] well controlled and subjugated the six sense—bases of eye, ear, nose, tongue, body and mind. He well—controlled and restrained them. The Lord Buddha (Tathagatha) was because of these reasons called “Arahan.”
My master, the Thus Gone One (Tathagatha), the Worthy One (Arahant), the Highest Self—Enlightened One (Sammasambuddha), realized and taught the Noble Truth of suffering (dukkha arya sathya) without the help of any teachers. He removed and then taught the Noble Truth of cause of suffering (dukkha samudya sathya) without the help of any teachers.
The Noble Truth of ending suffering (dukkha nirodha arya sathya) that should be realized was realized and taught without the help of any teachers. The path that ends suffering that should be practiced, the Noble Eightfold Path, was practiced and taught without the help of any teachers. The Lord Buddha (Tathagatha) was because of these reasons called “Sammasambuddha.”
May all be happy and well!