Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The Ten Powers of Buddha






















All Buddha's share the same special characteristics and qualities unique to a Buddha. The following are lists of some of the most well-known attributes and virtues of a Thus Come One.

The Ten Powers of a Buddha

1
The wisdom-power of being enlightened to what is possible or not possible.
2
The wisdom-power of knowing the karmic retributions in the past, present and future. 
3
The wisdom-power of knowing all of the dhyanas', liberations, and Samadhi.
4
The wisdom-power of knowing the superiority or inferiority of the faculties of all living beings.
5
The wisdom-power of knowing all of the various understandings of living beings.
6
The wisdom-power of knowing all of the various realms of living beings.
7
The wisdom-power of knowing where all paths lead.
8
The wisdom-power of the knowledge derived from the  unobstructed Heavenly Eye.
9
The wisdom-p0wer free from outflows. of knowing former lives.
10
The wisdom power of having severed all habitual energies forever.



The Eighteen Exceptional Characteristics of a Buddha 

1
His body is flawless. 
2
His speech is flawless. 
3
His thought is flawless. 
4
He has no perception of differences. 
5
He has no un-concentrated thoughts. 
6
There is nothing he does not know and has not already renounced. 
7
His resolve never diminishes. 
8
His vigor never diminishes. 
9
His mindfulness never wanes.
10
His wisdom never wanes. 
11
His liberation never diminishes. 
12
His knowledge and vision of liberation never diminish 
13
All of his bodily, karma is done with wisdom. 
14
All of his speech karma is done with wisdom. 
15
All of his thought karma is done with wisdom 
16
His wisdom gives him unobstructed knowledge of the past. 
17
His wisdom gives him unobstructed knowledge of the future. 
18
His wisdom gives him unobstructed knowledge of the present.

The Thirty-two Physical Hallmarks of a Buddha

1
Level and full feet. 
2
Thousand-spoke wheels on each of his feet.
3
Long, slender fingers. 
4
Supple and soft hands and feet. 
5
Fine webbing lacing his fingers and toes. 
6
Well set and even heels. 
7
Arched insteps. 
8
Thighs like the royal stag Aineya (king of deer). 
9
Long, graceful hands which reach below the knees. 
10
Well-retracted male organ (like that of a horse). 
11
Height and stretch of arms equal. 
12
Every hair root imperial blue color. 
13
Hair on his body curling upward. 
14
Body the color of true gold. 
15
Ten foot aura encircling him. 
16
Soft, smooth skin. 
17
The seven places (the convex places at the back of the four limbs, the two shoulders and the trunk of the body) distinctive and full. 
18
Well filled area below the armpits. 
19
Upper torso like that of a royal lion. 
20
Body erect and upright. 
21
Full and round shoulders like a Nyagrodha tree (perfectly Symmetrical like the Banyan tree). 
22
Forty teeth. 
23
Teeth white, even and close. 
24
Four pure white canine teeth. 
25
Jaws like a lion. 
26
Saliva which improves the taste of all food. 
27
Vast and long tongue. 
28
Voice deep and resonant (emits Brahma-pure sounds). 
29
Eyes violet blue. 
30
Eyelashes like a royal bull.
31
White hair-tuft (urna) between the eyebrows which emits lights 
32
Cowl on the summit of his crown Each of these attributes is a natural reward for a specific kind of good karma Buddha's create during many past lives.

The Ten Titles of a Buddha

1
Thus Come One. 
2
One Worthy of Offerings. 
3
One of Proper and Universal Knowledge 
4
One Perfect in Understanding and Conduct. 
5
Well Gone One Who Understands the World 
6
Unsurpassed Lord. 
7
Hero Who Tames and Regulates. 
8
Teacher of Gods and Humans. 
9
Buddha. 
10
World Honored One.

Source :  By Madduma Bandara (Spirit of Buddhism)