buddha means: The term originally referred to Siddhartha Gautama, an Indian prince who lived near India’s modern border with Nepal. He was said to be 35 years old and had become enlightened at that time. Later it was extended to include other individuals who have been enlightened. Gautama realized that the primary source of his dissatisfaction was “dukkha”, which was self-centeredness, attachment to things, and desires. These are all hollow of an independent existence called “sunyata”. Confusing about the nature and purpose of the world, such as the belief that there is a separate being, can be described as “samsara” while freedom from this belief can be called “nirvana”. Contrary to Western beliefs, Gautama Buddha didn’t invent the concept of reincarnation. His philosophy taught freedom from both reincarnation as well dependence upon worshipping Gods. It is not necessary to believe in reincarnation and other metaphysical concepts. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Cason Macdonald)
What else does buddha mean?
- An example of a man and teacher, who showed how to find inner peace…to stop the flames of attachment and desire. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Skyler Collins)