The meaning of Buddha

To start with the meaning Buddha, where does the word Buddha come from? The word Buddha comes from Siddhartha Gautama. This gentleman was born in 563 BC in the south of Nepal, near the border with India. Siddhartha was not just anyone, he was the prince of the Shakya Clan.

The life and meaning of Buddha

He has spent his life searching for the path to enlightenment. For this he gave up his title as prince and left his wife and newborn son. This is to achieve the state of enlightenment through fasting and meditation. He hoped that when he reached the state of enlightenment, he would be able to release all living beings from their misery. Severely malnourished, he only realized that what he was doing was not the right way.

With this realization he went under bodhi tree to sit. Under the tree he fell into a deep meditation that lasted 49 days. At the end he reached the path of enlightenment and he now understood what you should do and what you should not do in order to walk this path.

When did the realization come

He was 35 years old when he realized it and then chose to travel through Northern India to teach his teachings, the path of enlightenment. He did this until his death, Siddhartha Gautama or Gautama Buddha turned 80 years old.

His teaching is in Asia Dharma called the teaching of the enlightened and is still practiced to this day.

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Buddha is thus one who has realized complete and complete enlightenment. Buddha descended from a person, but nowadays by the word Buddha we do not mean a person, but the highest state of consciousness.

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