Posted by: Shyamnath (IP Logged)
Date: April 08, 2011 06:05PM
Siddhārtha Gautama (Sanskrit: सिद्धार्थ गौतम; Pali: Siddhattha Gotama) was a spiritual teacher who founded Buddhism. In most Buddhist traditions, he is regarded as the Supreme Buddha (P. sammāsambuddha, S. samyaksaṃbuddha) of our age, "Buddha" meaning "awakened one" or "the enlightened one." [note 1] The time of his birth and death are uncertain: most early 20th-century historians dated his lifetime as c. 563 BCE to 483 BCE, but more recent opinion dates his death to between 486 and 483 BCE or, according to some, between 411 and 400 BCE. By tradition, Gautama is said to have been born in the small state of Kapilavastu, in what is now Nepal, and later to have taught primarily throughout regions of eastern India such as Magadha and Kośala.
Gautama, also known as Śākyamuni ("Sage of the Śākyas"), is the primary figure in Buddhism, and accounts of his life, discourses, and monastic rules are believed by Buddhists to have been summarized after his death and memorized by his followers. Various collections of teachings attributed to him were passed down by oral tradition, and first committed to writing about 400 years later.
Re: Gautama Buddha
Posted by: Mikencube (IP Logged)
Date: May 26, 2011 02:53PM
Struggle in Siddharath's life"is little confusing.I don't know what you mean by saying it.I think you do not mean it in a physical sense as Siddharatha had royal lineage,he had all worldly possession at his disposal which we can think of. A legend says when he was born clergy[learned Brahmins} has fore casted his birth a divine event & had declared that he would be a great ascetic.He was born with a purpose["Bodhisatva" as per descriptions of Buddhist scriptures] .He was destined to be a enlightened person..All those life events which led him to renounce the world are insignificant,he was a great master who showed a new path [middle path] to humanity.
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Re: Gautama Buddha
Posted by: Kelvinpl (IP Logged)
Date: June 24, 2011 08:02AM
Gautama Buddha loved the truth and followed all his life.He taught the truth that he found for the rest of his life, through love for humanity.And his truth came out in the form didn't need any belief,but meditations