Buddhanussati Meditation, Recollection of the Qualities of the Supreme Buddha

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We practice this meditation at our programmes for children and adults, as well as on the podcast Monks in the Morning.

My great teacher / Supreme Buddha / eradicated passion / hatred and delusion.
Supreme Buddha /
eradicated the desire of / seeing forms
eradicated the desire of / hearing sounds
eradicated the desire of / smelling odors
eradicated the desire of / tasting flavors
eradicated the desire of / touching tangibles
eradicated the desire of / thinking thoughts

Supreme Buddha / controlled sense faculties / guarded sense faculties / restrained sense faculties.
My great teacher / Supreme Buddha / is free from defilements.
Supreme Buddha / purified his body / speech and mind.

In this way / Supreme Buddha / is an Arahant / Arahaṁ / Arahaṁ / Arahaṁ

My great teacher / Supreme Buddha / understood suffering / as a Noble Truth / without anyone’s help.
Supreme Buddha / eradicated the cause of suffering / as a Noble Truth / without anyone’s help.
Supreme Buddha / attained the cessation of suffering / as a Noble Truth / without anyone’s help.
Supreme Buddha / followed the way / leading to the cessation of suffering / as a Noble Truth / without anyone’s help.
In this way / Supreme Buddha / realized the Four Noble Truths /
escaped from suffering / and achieved true happiness.

Supreme Buddha / is Sammā Sambuddho / Sammā Sambuddho / Sammā Sambuddho.

My great teacher, Supreme Buddha / had the knowledge / to read others minds. Supreme Buddha / had the knowledge / to recollect past lives of beings. Supreme Buddha / had the knowledge / to see passing away / and rebirth of beings. Supreme Buddha / had the knowledge / of the destruction of all taints. Supreme Buddha / developed excellent psychic powers. Supreme Buddha / had an excellent virtue / concentration / and wisdom.

In this way / my great teacher / Supreme Buddha / is Vijjācarana Sammpanno / Vijjācarana Sammpanno / Vijjācarana Sammpanno.

My great teacher / Supreme Buddha / discovered a very clear path / and attained Nibbāna.

In this way / Supreme Buddha / is Sugato / Sugato / Sugato.

My great teacher/ Supreme Buddha / understood all the worlds /
and escaped from all these worlds.

In this way / Supreme Buddha / is Lokavidū / Loka vidū / Loka vidū.

My great teacher / Supreme Buddha / had an excellent ability / to tame beings / with great compassion.

In this way / Supreme Buddha / is anuttaro purisadamma sarati /
anuttaro purisadamma sarati /anuttaro purisadamma sarati.

My great teacher / Supreme Buddha / is the teacher of gods and humans.

In this way / Supreme Buddha / is Sattā devamanussānaṁ/ Sattā devamanussānaṁ /Sattā devamanussānaṁ.

My great teacher / Supreme Buddha / taught the excellent Dhamma to others / without holding anything back.

In this way / Supreme Buddha / is Buddho / Buddho / Buddho.

My great teacher / Supreme Buddha / is the one and only / extra ordinary / supreme teacher / with all of these great qualities.

In this way / Supreme Buddha / is Bhagava / Bhagava / Bhagava.

My great teacher / Supreme Buddha / is an Arahant.
Supreme Buddha / is fully enlightened.
Supreme Buddha / possessed true knowledge and good conduct.
Supreme Buddha / is the well gone one.
Supreme Buddha / is the knower of worlds.
Supreme Buddha / is the incomparable teacher of taming persons.
Supreme Buddha / is the teacher of gods and humans.
Supreme Buddha / is fully enlightened.
Supreme Buddha / is the Blessed One.

Iti pi so bhagavā, arahaṁ, sammāsambuddho, vijjācaranasampanno, sugato, lokavidū, anuttaro purisadammasārathi, satthā devamanussānaṁ, buddho, bhagavā ti.

Index

9 Buddha Qualities, abandon suffering, alms round, anger, animal world, anuttaropurisadammasarati quality, araham quality, Aṅgulimāla Arahant, bad association, bhagava quality, body meditation, buddhanussati meditation, Buddhist etiquette, chanting, compassion, confidence~saddhā, contentment, courage, craving, Culla Kammavibhanga Sutta, cutupapatanana, death, Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, evil deeds, first noble truth, five precepts, Four Noble Truths, friendship, ghost world, giving~dāna, good actions, gratitude, greed, guided meditation, hatred, heaven, hell, iddhi, ignorance, impermanence~anicca, intoxicants, jataka, jealousy, karma, kavi, life of Buddha, lokavidu quality, losing loved ones, loss, loving-kindness~mettā, Maha Satipatthana Sutta, Mangala Sutta, marks of a great man, meditation, merit~puññā, mindfulness~sati, mora paritta, mother, nibbāna, Noble Eightfold Path, noble truth of suffering, non-attachment, ordination, origin of suffering, parents, paritta, patience, pilgrimage, practice, precepts, psychic powers, pujas, punishment, Pāli, rains retreat, relics, retreat, right speech, right view, Sakka God, sammasambuddho quality, samsara, Sangha, Second Noble Truth, Sri Lanka, stress, Sāriputta Arahant, Taking advice, Therigatha, Third Noble Truth, uposatha, Venerable Maha Moggalana, Vesak, vijja, vijjacaranasampanno quality, virtue~sīla, wisdom, Work, worldly conditions, wrong view