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What does the word Buddha mean?



Buddha is a word means “awakened one”or “a person who is awake” in Both Sanskrit and Pali. The idea of awakening and being awake runs throughout buddhist philosophy. Buddhism teaches that there’s reality as it is, and then there’s reality as we humans perceive or understand it. Our perception of reality is influenced by how our minds are conditioned; in other words, our ideas, cultural beliefs,concepts,and opinions all directly affect how we see reality. A Buddha is someone who is completely liberated from the mistaken perceptions of reality to which we are all so susceptible, Thus experiencing nirvana ( a Sanskrit word meaning “blown out” or “extinguished”), which is the state of awakened understanding of existence that is the ultimate goal of Buddhist practice.

Who was the Sakya muni Buddha? Was he

a real person, or is he a myth?

Buddha is title that was given to a man named Siddhartha Gautama. Siddharth lived around 500BCE in northern India and what is now Nepal.Generally, when people refer to “the Buddha,” they’re referring to Siddhartha,the man whose teachings become the foundation of what we now call Buddhism. There is little scholarly debate around Siddhartha’s existence; however, there is some debate around specific events in his life.as is common with many ancient traditions,the original Buddhist teachings have evolved into teachings about the teachings. This opens up more room for individual teachers’ interpretations but brings into question the historical accuracy of modern-day retellings. However,we can still tell a lot about the Buddha by his teachings that have been passed down.

We know that they center on two main themes: the problem of human suffering and the methods that can bring about the cessation if suffering. The Buddha taught a method of living intended to be practiced, rather than a set of ideas he asked his followers to believe. His teachings, known collectively as the dharma,invite us to look inward and study our own minds in order to gain a clearer understanding of ourselves and of the nature of reality.

The Buddha was teacher, not a god.

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