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The Nine Qualities of the Buddha - IV*

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    The Nine Qualities of the Buddha - IV* Search | Login Continued from http://www.vihara.org.au/dhamma/dhamma_view.aspx?memoID=1461 (4) The Well-gone One or The
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      Continued from http://www.vihara.org.au/dhamma/dhamma_view.aspx?memoID=1461

      (4) The Well-gone One or The Well-spoken One ( Sugata) 

          The Lord Buddha, through the fulfillment of the thirty perfections and through following the correct path without deviating towards either the extreme of eternalism or that of annihilationism by avoiding indulgence in sensual pleasures or self-mortification from the time of his pledge at the feet of the Dipankara-Buddha until that of his Enlightenment has followed the correct path, and therefore worked for the welfare and happiness of the entire world. He is, therefore, named the "Well-gone or Welfare". He also spoke rightly, that is the proper words in the proper place at the proper time. He is, therefore, honored with the title "Well-spoken or Perfect Speaker".

          There are six kinds of speech; (l) The words of untruth, disadvantageous and not pleasing to others; (2) the words of untruth, disadvantageous but pleasing to others; (3) the words of truth, disadvantageous and not pleasing to others; (4) the words of truth disadvantageous but pleasing to others; (5) the words of truth, advantageous but not pleasing to other; and (6) the words of truth, advantageous and pleasing to others. Suitable speech here means two kinds of speech (5) and (6), out of Six.

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