Definitions for "Buddha"
The title of an incarnation of self-abnegation, virtue, and wisdom.
The title of Siddhartha or Gautama, a deified religious teacher of the Buddhists and the founder of Buddhism; called also Gautama Siddartha or Sakya Sinha (or Muni). From three newly discovered inscriptions of the emperor Asoka it follows that the 37th year of his reign was reckoned as the 257th from the death of Buddha. Hence it is inferred that Buddha died between 482 and 472 B. C. It being agreed that he lived to be eighty, he was born between 562 and 552 B. C. The Buddhist narratives of his life are overgrown with legend and myth. Senart seeks to trace in them the history of the sun-hero. Oldenberg finds in the most ancient traditions -- those of Ceylon -- at least definite historical outlines. Siddhartha, as Buddha was called before entering upon his great mission, was born in the country and tribe of the Sakhyas, at the foot of the Nepalese Himalayas. His father, Suddhodana, was rather a great and wealthy landowner than a king. He passed his youth in opulence at Kapila-vastu, the Sakhya capital. He was married and had a son Rahula, who became a member of his order. At the age of twenty-nine he left parents, wife, and only son for the spiritual struggle of a recluse. After seven years he believed himself possessed of perfect truth, and assumed the title of Buddha, 'the enlightened.' He is represented as having received a sudden illumination as he sat under the Bo-tree, or ' tree of knowledge,' at Bodhgaya or Buddha-Gaya. For twenty-eight or, as later narratives give it, forty-nine days he was variously tempted by Mara. One of his doubts was whether to keep for himself the knowledge won, or to share it. Love triumphed, and he began to preach, at first at Benares. For forty-four years he preached in the region of Benares and Behar. Primitive Buddhism is only to be gathered by inference from the literature of a later time. Buddha did not array himself against the old religion. The doctrines were rather the outgrowth of those of certain Brahmanical schools. His especial concern was salvation from sorrow, and so from existence. There are "four noble truths": (1) existence is suffering; (2) the cause of pain is desire, (3) cessation of pain is possible through the suppression of desire; (4) the way to this is the knowledge and observance of the "good law " of Buddha. The end is Nirvana, the cessation of existence. Buddhism was preached in the vulgar tongue, and had a popular literature and an elaborately organized monastic and missionary system. It made its way into Afghanistan, Bactriana., Tibet, and China. It passed away in India not from Brahman persecution, but rather from internal causes, such as its too abstract nature, too morbid view of life, relaxed discipline, and overgrowth of monasticism, and also because Shivaism and Vishnuism employed many of its own weapons more effectively. The system has been variously modified in dogma and rites in the many countries to which it has spread. It is supposed to number about 850,000,000 of adherents, who are principally in Ceylon, Tibet, China, and Japan.
Awakened One, Enlightened One.
a human being who has realised that there is a happier state than this world of conditioned phenomena
a human being who has woken up and can see the true way the world works
an absolute guide of both gods and humans, and that of course includes all the other realms that make up samsara
Keywords:  purified, perfect, sangye, gye, mahatma
Tib. Sangye] The name denotes a state of mind. "Sang" means "perfectly purified" of all obscurations. "Gye" means "perfect unfoldment" of all qualities and wisdom.
a form of life that has achieved the highest evolutionary perfection possible
a Mahatma of the highest grade
Keywords:  vagabond, mahavira
a vagabond, a Mahavira is a vagabond
Keywords:  nothingness
a nothingness
Buddha is a blink-182 demo album that was originally released in 1993 (though the reissue erroneously notes 1995) and released on CD for the first time in 1998. It was recorded over three rainy nights on a 24 track recording system at Double Time Studios in San Diego. The album was first released on tape, and then Kung Fu Records reissued a remastered and remixed version with a different cover art and track listing.
a person who has polished or revealed his or her inner state of life to a point where the qualities of wisdom, compassion, life energy and courage are fully developed
a person who is aware of what is going on inside and around him or her and has a lot of understanding and compassion
One who is aware of Buddhahood within his or her life.
The mind's innate quality of pure knowingness, as distinct from the themes with which it is preoccupied and its knowledge about those preoccupations.
a person who has developed all positive qualities and eliminated all negative qualities
a pure sky -- he knows no boundaries
Name of Mercury, ruler of Buddhi or Virgo (Intuition)
Keywords:  krishna, christ
a Christ, a Krishna is a Christ
Keywords:  seeker, learner, constant
a constant seeker and learner
Keywords:  impossibility
an impossibility
Keywords:  lotus, sutra, child, parents
a child, and the Lotus Sutra, its parents
Keywords:  prophet, sort
a sort of prophet
a person who discovers the true underpinnings of all existence through
Keywords:  flower, tree, come
a tree -- not only a tree, but a tree which has come to flower
a tree which has flowered
Keywords:  idle, learned, self, person, actualized
an idle person
a person who has learned ALL the possibilities of all forms
a self-actualized person
Keywords:  faults, free, completely, person
a person who has become completely free from all faults
Keywords:  presence, simple, available
a simple presence, he is available