A Buddha is a fully awakened being,
One whose eye of Enlightenment is
fully opened without remainder.
He is Such by nature.
He admonishes the stubborn,
restrains the hasty and straightens the crooked.
He encourages the slow-minded and harnesses the tamed.
Such is the unsurpassed guide of men.
He has sincere pity for the suffering,
goodwill for the happy,
compassion for the distressed,
and unconditional benevolence for all.
The hostile and selfish evoke his warmth,
the ‘wandering’ receive his help,
the fierce find him tender.
How wonderful is his heart!
If father and mother are to be honored
because of deep concern for their beloved children,
what reverence should such a one receive
whose love has no limits?
A living Buddha,
He is a wall of safety
for those hovering at the edge of the cliff,
those blind to their own welfare,
and those who, due to lack of awareness,
are their own worst enemy.