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The One thus come & thus gone!




The Buddha once explained:
Bhikkhus, this world has been fully understood by the Tathāgata.
The Tathāgata is completely released from this world.
The origin of this world has been fully understood by the Tathāgata.
The origin of this world has been completely abandoned by the Tathāgata.
The ceasing of this world has been fully understood by the Tathāgata.
The ceasing of this world has been completely realized by the Tathāgata.
The way leading to the ceasing of this world has been fully understood by
the Tathāgata and this way has been completely developed by the Tathāgata.
Bhikkhus, in the world with its devas, maras, and brahmas, with its recluses
and priests, among humankind with its princes and people, whatever is seen,
heard, sensed, cognized, attained, sought after, & reflected upon by the mind,
all that is fully understood by the Tathāgata. It is therefore he is called the
Tathāgata. Bhikkhus, from the night, when the Tathāgata awakened to this
unsurpassable perfect enlightenment & until the night, when he passes away
into the Nibbana-element with no trace left, whatever he speaks, says, and
explains all that is true, correct, just and exactly so, and not otherwise at all!
It is therefore he is called the Tathāgata. As the Tathāgata says, so he does..
As the Tathāgata does, so he says. It is therefore he is called the Tathāgata.
In the world with its devas, maras, and brahmas, with its recluses and priests,
among humankind with its princes and people, the Tathāgata is the conqueror,
the undefeated, the all-seeing, the wielder of power....
It is therefore he is called the Tathāgata!
Itivuttaka 112



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Comments:

The designation Tathāgata has 2 (contracted) meanings:
Tatha + gata = Thus come (to Enlightenment)
Tath + agata = Thus gone (beyond to Nibbana)

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Samma-sambodhi, SammaSamBuddho!, The_10_Future_Buddhas, Metteyya,
Next Buddha, How-2-Meet_Buddha_Metteyya?, Buddha_Contemplation,
Sumedhas_Similes, Well_Gone, Master_Presence, The_Blessed_One,
Life_of_Buddha

The TathAgata!


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