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  • Gabriel Jaeger
    Jun 9, 2008
      A correction from the last email:



      >>As for the kind answer of Nina, I would like to ask if there is an pali
      source for the passage posted regarding the meaning of Buddha from the
      [Ngawang Tenphel] >>Paramatthajotikå?

      What I mean is if is available this passage in pali transliterated
      somewhere?



      With many thanks and best wishes,

      Gabriel









      From: Pali@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Pali@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ong
      Yong Peng
      Sent: 09 June 2008 06:55
      To: Pali@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Pali] Re: buddha



      Dear 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).

      metta,
      Yong Peng.

      --- In Pali@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Pali%40yahoogroups.com> , Gabriel Jaeger
      wrote:

      Could anyone help me in finding passages in the p�li kanon about the
      etymology and meaning of the term �Buddha�?

      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
      this way?





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