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Qualities of Buddha Dharma

The Teaching of the Buddha also has six supreme qualities:

1. Svakkhato (Sanskrit: Svakhyata "well proclaimed"). The Dhamma is not a speculative philosophy, but is the Universal Law found through enlightenment and is preached precisely. Therefore it is excellent in the beginning (sila – Sanskrit sila – moral principles), excellent in the middle (samadhi – concentration) and excellent in the end (pañña - Sanskrit prajña . . . Wisdom).

2. Sandi??hiko (Sanskrit: Sa?d???ika "able to be examined"). The Dhamma can be tested by practice and therefore he who follows it will see the result by himself through his own experience.

3. Akaliko (Sanskrit: Akalika "immediate"). The Dhamma is able to bestow timeless and immediate results here and now, for which there is no need to wait until the future or next existence. Dhamma is not changing with the time and it is not relative to time

4. Ehipassiko (Sanskrit: Ehipasyika "which you can come and see" -- from the phrase ehi, pasya "come, see!"). The Dhamma welcomes all beings to put it to the test and come see for themselves.

5. Opanayiko (Sanskrit: Avapra?ayika "leading one close to"). The Dhamma is capable of being entered upon and therefore it is worthy to be followed as a part of one's life. In the "Vishuddhimagga" this is also referred to as "Upanayanam."

6. Paccatta ? veditabbo  viññuhi  (Sanskrit: Pratyatma? veditavyo vijñai? "To be personally known by the wise"). The Dhamma can be perfectly realized only by the noble disciples (Ariyas) who have matured and enlightened enough in supreme wisdom.

Buddhists believe that they will attain the greatest peace and happiness through the practice of the Dhamma if they Knew these attributes. Each person is therefore fully responsible for himself to put it in the real practice.

These qualities compare Buddha to an experienced and skilful doctor, and the Dhamma to proper medicine.The practice of the Dhamma is the only way to attain the final deliverance of Nibbana because however efficient the doctor or wonderful the medicine may be, the patients cannot be cured unless they take the medicine properly.

These teachings ranged from understanding karma (Pali: kamma) (literal meaning 'action')) and developing good impressions in one's mind, to reach full enlightenment by recognizing the nature of mind.