most honored of two-legged beings ［両足尊・二足尊］ ( ryōsoku-son, ryōzoku-son, or nisoku-son): Also, supremely honored among two-legged beings. An honorific title of a Buddha. It expresses the idea that a Buddha is the most worthy of respect among human (two-legged) beings. The two legs mentioned in this title have been interpreted as indicating such pairs of qualities as wisdom and compassion, knowledge and conduct, vows and practice, and merit and wisdom. A Buddha was regarded as having these kinds of two legs, that is, as fully possessed of both qualities in the pairs mentioned above.