The wonderful Supreme Buddha… The Siddhartha Gautama Supreme Buddha is the Greatest Sage who was born to this world to make human life meaningful. If you think about the Supreme Buddha even for a small amount of time right now, it is a time that the Buddhānussati meditation is risen in your mind. In each moment one thinks about the Supreme Buddha, that person’s mind gets purified and settled. When the Buddhānussati deposits in your mind, you steps into a new life without even knowing about it. The Supreme Buddha had a defilement-free heart. His mind was completely pure. The Supreme Buddha never got angry about anything at all. He did not be a fierce person for any reason. The Supreme Buddha did not get mislead or charmed by deception of the outside world. Therefore, the Supreme Buddha is called an Arahant . That is, He is Arahan (the state of being Arahant ). If you can think about that Supreme Buddha with such qualities, your mind, your life will get purified. The Supreme Buddha did not commit any sin even in secret. He freed from all defilements and all sorrow and suffering. The Supreme Buddha realized the Four Noble Truths without any guidance of a teacher. He fully realized about the entire world-element, entire community of living beings, and this life. By showing the good (fruitful) path to all deities and humans, He became the perfect and most talented sole Teacher of all heavenly beings and humans. If you can think about the Supreme Buddha in such a manner, you are indeed thinking about the Most Fortunate One who was born to this world and who marked the golden era of the human history.

See the Supreme Buddha through the Dhamma… So if you start to think about that Supreme Buddha from now on, your mind will start to get purified from this very moment. A Supreme Buddha is born to this world rarely. It is a person who could cultivate his/her wisdom can identify a Supreme Buddha. Therefore, it is through His Dhamma that you will be able to identify the Supreme Buddha by listening to that Dhamma and by developing your wisdom. In this way, you will be able to see the Supreme Buddha from your life. That Supreme Buddha’s defilement-free quality, perfect wisdom, greatest compassion, pure concentration, and His courageous and heroic character will help brightening your world. Therefore when you think about the Supreme Buddha, it is easy for you to think His qualities as Arahan, Sammā Sambuddha, Vijjācaranha Sampanna, Sugata, Lōkavidū, Anuttarō Purisadamma Sārathī, Satthā Dēvamanussānan, Buddha, Bhagavā. Practice the Buddhānussati frequently in your life. It is not a simple thing, but a wholesome deed that brings you great merits. Human life is like a stream of water that flows. It is like a stream of water that is being dried off gradually. You have a rare opportunity to develop your wisdom, which you got as a human being, by practicing the Buddhānussati meditation (Included under samatha meditation) before you lose this human life.

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My great teacher, the Supreme Buddha, freed 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 deceived by figures He saw from His eyes, and He eradicated the desire to these figures. He did not get attached, opposed, or deceived by sounds He heard from His ears, and He eradicated the desire to these sounds. He did not get attached, opposed, or deceived by smells He perceived from His nose, and He eradicated the desire to these smells. He did not get attached, opposed, or deceived by tastes He experienced from His tongue, and He eradicated the desire to these tastes. He did not get attached, opposed, or deceived by touches He felt from His body, and He eradicated the desire to these touches. He did not get attached, opposed, or 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 ( Kruttak 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 these infinite supernatural powers ( Irdhivida Gnana ). 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 called the “Cheeto Pareeya Gnanana ” that enables Him to see through minds of any being (human or deity). He acquired the wisdom called the “Pubbe Niwasanussati Gnana ” that enables Him to see the pathway taken by any being in Samara. He acquired the wisdom called the “Chutupapata Gnana ” that enables Him to see how beings die and leave their present lives according to their actions (Karma ) and the way they are born again 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 (Samadi ), wisdom (Panna), freedom (Vimukti ), and wisdom of freedom (Vimukti Gnanadarshana ). 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. The path taken by the Supreme Buddha was wholesome and free of any defilement. Therefore, the Supreme Buddha is known as Sugata… Sugata… Sugata…

My great teacher, the Supreme Buddha, knows 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 in a way to match their minds and their thought patterns by seeing them through (Aadesana Pratiharya), leading them to follow the supreme pathway to Nibbana. He tamed them by explaining and showing the Four Noble Truths in tremendous ways (Anusasani Pratiharya). With great compassion and wisdom, He tamed and brought these stubborn beings into 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. He was the one and only supreme teacher for all divine and human beings. 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. The beginning, middle, and end of His teachings, the Dhamma, were well taught. Whoever follows the Dhamma can free from the excruciating suffering including birth, age, sickness, and death of the dangerous Samsara . Therefore, the Supreme Buddha is known as the Buddha… Buddha… Buddha…

My great teacher, the Supreme Buddha, had all these tremendous and infinite qualities of a Samma Sambuddha . He was fortunate to have unshakable virtue, profound concentration, and astonishing wisdom. 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…Therefore a meditator can only attain Upacara Samadhi ( proximate concentration) from Buddhanussati Meditation. After attaining Upacara Samadhi, a meditator who wish to attain jhanas or absorptions have to concentrate on another form of samatha Bhavana to get to 1st Jhana.

May all beings be well & happy and attain the fruits of Nibbana.

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