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  • dasa-(tathāgata-) bala

'the ten powers (of a Perfect One); or, he who Possesses the 10 P.', i.e. the Buddha.

About him it is said (e.g., M.12.; A.X.21):

There, o monks, the Perfect One understands according to reality the possible as possible, and the impossible as impossible ...

  • the result of past, present and future actions ...

  • the path leading to the welfare of all ...

  • the world with its many different elements ...

  • the different inclinations in beings ...

  • the lower and higher abilities in beings ...

  • the defilement, purity and rising with regard to the absorptions, deliverances, concentration and attainments ...

  • remembering many former rebirths ...

  • perceiving with the divine eye how beings vanish and reappear again according to their actions (karma) ...

  • gaining, through extinction of all taints, possession of 'deliverance of mind' and 'deliverance through wisdom' ...."


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