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Drop of Dhamma Delight!

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Supreme Master was the Buddha!

It was through understanding, that the Blessed One discovered the Dhamma!
It was through compassion, that he taught it to the multitude of beings.
It was through understanding, that he felt disillusion with the round of rebirth .
It was through compassion, that he bore it, while learning to liberate others.
It was through understanding, that he fully understood other's suffering,
It was through compassion, that he undertook to counteract this misery.
It was through understanding, that he himself crossed over to Nibbāna!
It was through compassion, that he brought other beings across also...!
It was through compassion, that he practised and taught no-cruelty to others.
It was through understanding, that he himself was fearless of all others.
It was through compassion, that he became this world's only real helper.
It was through understanding, that he became his own absolute helper.
It was through compassion, that he was humble and gentle as a Bodhisatta.
It was through understanding, that he gained majestic dignity as a Buddha.
It was through compassion, that he helped all beings as a safeguarding father.
It was through understanding, that he remained detached from all beings.
It was through understanding, that his mind was detached from all phenomena.
For just as the Blessed One's compassion was without sentimental fondness,
so was his supreme understanding free from the concepts of "I" and "Mine"...
Vism. Comm: Pm. 192-93



Comments:
Seeing understanding joined with compassion in one and same person is unusual.
Why so?
An individual with high intelligence and understanding may veer toward cynicism.
An individual with great empathy and compassion may veer toward being naive.
Only the Awakened Ones embody both understanding and compassion seamlessly. 

On Perfectly Self-Enlightened Buddhas (Sammā-sambodhi, SammāSamBuddha):
The_10_Future_Buddhas, Metteyya, Next Buddha, Master_Presence,
Well_Gone, Buddha_Metteyya, Buddha_Contemplation, Sumedhas_Similes.

The Blessed One!


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