- Jun 8, 2008Dear Gabriel, Nina, Tapkina and friends,
it would be good if a new topic is started on a new thread, instead of
replying to a post on an existing discussion thread.
As for Gabriel's question, "Buddha" means the "Enlightened One". It is
one of ten epithets for the Buddha. Other common ones we usually
encounter in the suttas are Bhagavant and Tathagata.
The word buddha is an adjective meaning enlightened. Not long after
his birth, prince Siddhattha was predicted to grow up to be the
universal monarch or the enlightened one (buddha).
--- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, Gabriel Jaeger wrote:
Could anyone help me in finding passages in the pï¿½li kanon about the
etymology and meaning of the term ï¿½Buddhaï¿½?
Is there any mention why and how the prince Siddharta after his
enlightment was called Buddha, and what it was mean by calling him in
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