The Nine Qualities of the Buddha - VII*
Continued from http://www.vihara.org.au/dhamma/dhamma_view.aspx?memoID=2475
(7) The Teacher of Celestial and Human Beings (Sattha devamanussanan)
The Lord Buddha is the teacher of all gods and men. As their teacher, he points out the advantages of the present life, of the life hereafter and of Nibbana. He bestows his blessings on all of the gods, men and animals who are capable of progress. In this way he is similar to a caravan leader who leads his followers from the dangers of the desert to a safe land. He leads all living beings from extremely fearful states, i.e. the cycle of rebirth, decay and death which is the whirlpool of samsara to the peaceful path leading to Nibbana.
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