Browsing Posts published on June 17, 2010

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The ten powers, four types of fearlessness, three foundations of mindfulness, and the Buddha’s great compassion are known collectively in many of the Abhidharma traditions as the eighteen unique virtues of a Buddha. While some of the virtues listed may be possessed by others, only the Buddha possesses all eighteen virtues together. In addition, the [...]

Finally, we come to the great compassion which sets the Buddha apart. While others may be good teachers or may have succeeded in attaining supernatural powers or even liberation itself, it is the Buddha alone whose compassion is so great that he remains in the world of suffering beings utilizing his powers and abilities so [...]