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Supreme is any Blessed One:

It was through understanding, that the Blessed One rediscovered the True Dhamma!
It was through compassion, that he taught it thoroughly to the multitude of beings.
It was through understanding, that he felt disillusion with this round of rebirth .
It was through compassion, that he endured it long, while learning to liberate others.
It was through understanding, that he fully understood other being's suffering.
It was through compassion, that he undertook to counteract their immense misery.
It was through understanding, that he himself crossed over the flood to Nibbāna!
It was through compassion, that he brought other beings across this flood also...!
It was through compassion, that he practised and taught no-cruelty towards others.
It was through understanding, that he himself was fearless of all other beings.
It was through compassion, that he became this world's only really ultimate helper.
It was through understanding, that he became his own final and absolute helper.
It was through compassion, that he for long was humble and gentle as a Bodhisatta.
It was through understanding, that he gained majestic dignity as a worthy Buddha.
It was through compassion, that he helped all beings as a safeguarding good father.
It was through understanding, that he remained detached from all being's craving.
It was through understanding, that his own mind was detached from all phenomena.
For just as the Blessed One's compassion was without biased sentimental fondness,
so was his supreme understanding free from the concepts of "I" "Me" and "Mine"...
Vism. Comm: Pm. 192-93



Comments:
Observing understanding joined with compassion in one and same person is quite unusual.
Why so?
An individual with high intelligence and understanding may veer toward arrogant cynicism.
An individual with great empathy & compassion may veer toward being naive and impulsive.
Only the Awakened Ones embody both full understanding and fine compassion seamlessly.
These two abilities then mutually counteract each other's deficiency enabling the fine
compassion to be ultimately able to - by razor-sharp intelligence - to guide all beings
towards Nibbāna, which is the highest, safe, sure, and uniquely lasting Happiness..

On Perfectly Self-Enlightened Buddhas (Sammā-sambodhi, SammāSamBuddha):
The_10_Future_Buddhas, Metteyya, Next Buddha, Master_Presence,
Well_Gone, Buddha_Metteyya, Buddha_Contemplation, Sumedhas_Similes.

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