- Also called Butsu, Gautama, Gautama Buddha. Prince Siddhāttha or Siddhartha, 566?–c480 b.c., Indian religious leader: founder of Buddhism.
- any of a series of teachers in Buddhism, of whom Gautama was the last, who bring enlightenment and wisdom.
- (sometimes lowercase) Buddhism. a person who has attained full prajna, or enlightenment; Arhat.
Origin of Buddha
Examples from the Web for buddha
“My children are traumatised,” Than Dar told a group of reporters in front a large reclining Buddha.Hope and Change? Burma Kills a Journalist Before Obama Arrives
November 11, 2014
It was the first time I witnessed his balanced mix of strength and kindness, or what could be dubbed his “Buddha nature.”The Buddhist Punk Reforming Drug Rehab
June 16, 2014
But the Buddha condemned both extreme luxury and extreme poverty as obstacles to enlightenment.
This is one of the meanings of the famous Zen koan, “If you see the Buddha on the road, kill him.”The Shocking Scandal at the Heart of American Zen
November 14, 2013
He so much embodied the ancient teachings of the Buddha, yet insisted on a completely inclusive, secular, contemporary approach.How S.N. Goenka Changed My Life—And the Lives of Millions More
October 2, 2013
This time it was the old Buddha of the Radiance of the Light.
Not till he had promised all this did the Buddha let him out of the pagoda again.
In the course of time he gained the hidden knowledge and was called Buddha.
In heaven, on earth and in the Nether World only the gospel of Buddha has no limits.
The followers of Buddha and the Brahmins were in direct conflict.
- Buddhism (often capital) a person who has achieved a state of perfect enlightenment
- an image or picture of the Buddha
- the Buddha ?563–483 bc, a title applied to Gautama Siddhartha, a nobleman and religious teacher of N India, regarded by his followers as the most recent rediscoverer of the path to enlightenment: the founder of Buddhism
Word Origin and History for buddha
1680s, from Pali, literally "awakened, enlightened," past participle of budh "to awake, know, perceive," related to Sanskrit bodhati "is awake, observes, understands" (see bid). Title given by his adherents to the man who taught this path, Siddhartha Gautama, also known to them as Sakyamuni "Sage of the Sakyas" (his family clan), who lived in northern India 5c. B.C.E.