a statue or image of Buddha
Siddhartha Gautama, religious philosopher and teacher who lived in India 563?-483? and was the founder of Buddhism: the name is a title applied by Buddhists to someone regarded as embodying divine wisdom and virtue
Origin of BuddhaSans, the enlightened one; past participle of budh, to awake, know from Indo-European base an unverified form bheudh-: see bid
- One who has achieved a state of perfect spiritual enlightenment, thereby attaining nirvana.
- A representation or likeness of a Buddha.
Origin of BuddhaSanskrit buddha- enlightened past participle of bodhati he awakes ; see bheudh- in Indo-European roots.
1252 ad bronze colossal statue of Amida Buddha; also known as the Great Buddha of Kamakura
- Both he and his brother Ananda, who were considerably younger than the Buddha, joined the brotherhood in the twentieth year of the Buddha's ministry.
- 1 That is by the Arahat, the title the Buddha always uses of himself.
- Heracleitus, who was a generation or two later than the Buddha, had very similar ideas; s and similar ideas are found in post-Buddhistic Indian works.
- Buddha lived in the centre of Hindu India and among the many gods of the Brahmans.
- All the others continued loyal disciples, but Devadatta, fifteen years afterwards, having gained over the crown prince of Magadha, Ajatasattu, to his side, made a formal proposition, at the meeting of the order, that the Buddha should retire, and hand over the leadership to him, Devadatta (Vinaya Texts, iii.