Buddha

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Synonyms for Buddha

one who has achieved a state of perfect enlightenment

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A Buddha is not a god (in Buddhist cosmology, gods come and go).
Translations of key texts are placed at the end of other chapters in the book as well, such as texts relating to the making of Buddha images in the chapter on "Constructing a Buddha Image" and to the politics of specific images in the chapter entitled "The Body of the Buddha."
Partisans of the assassins of Gandhi (the twentieth-century Buddha), despite their pompous posturing--regnant in New Delhi now, thanks to "secular and democratic" allies--have little respect for a Buddha statue 2,500 years old.
Much is assumed in what might seem to be a small choice about the tense of the verb in the question, in saying "who was the Buddha?" instead of "who is a Buddha?" or "who will be a Buddha?" To put the question as "who was the Buddha?" as most modern scholarship does, is to focus our attention on Gautama, the historical figure who lived approximately twenty-five hundred years ago and who founded and inspired the Buddhist religion.
Buddhists disagree about the transcendent truths that a Buddha awakens to, but they consistently hold to the relational implications of the metaphor in the notion of "Buddha": A Buddha is to us as we are to people who are asleep.
Indeed, its feet with marble inlay depicting the 108 "auspicious signs" of a buddha were beautiful.
The visual imagination is central to Tibetan culture: the center of Tibetan tantric yoga is a complex series of visualization exercises, and the third of the three bodies of a Buddha includes the Artistic Emanation.
(7) Needless to say, as commented by Kajiyama (64), before Buddhahood arose as a possible and eventually as a mainstream soteriological goal, "the dictum that a woman cannot become a Buddha ...
Then the young daughter Yasomati, seeing such a superb marvel and miracle impressive to devas and men, (30) fell at the feet of the Blessed One with her whole body, just like a tree with the roots severed, and began making an aspiration (pranidhana): "By this arising of the thought [of awakening] with its wholesome root, and by the donation of a gift, (31) in a blind world bereft of a leader, bereft of a guide, may I become a Buddha, a saviour of unsaved beings, a deliverer of the undelivered, a consoler of the unconsoled, the one who leads to parinirvana those who have not yet attained parinirvana." Then the Blessed One, knowing the sequence of causes and the sequence of actions with regard to the young lady Yasomati, manifested a smile....
The story of the serial is based on the life of Lord Buddha that shows how a prince, Siddhartha became a Buddha.
The practice of propitiating Shugden and regarding him as a manifestation of the bodhisattva Manjushri (i.e., a buddha) continues among some Tibetan Buddhist monks and laypersons to the present day.
The great Bodhisattva, Manjushri was asked if he had encountered anyone, anywhere in his vast travels, who had followed the Lotus Sutra so well that they were qualified to become a Buddha quickly.