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Princeton's WordNet

  1. founder of Buddhism; worshipped as a god (c 563-483 BC)


  1. Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni, or simply the Buddha, was a sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. A native of the ancient Shakya republic in the Himalayan foothills, Gautama Buddha taught primarily in northeastern India. Buddha means "awakened one" or "the enlightened one." "Buddha" is also used as a title for the first awakened being in an era. In most Buddhist traditions, Siddhartha Gautama is regarded as the Supreme Buddha of our age. Gautama taught a Middle Way between sensual indulgence and the severe asceticism found in the Sramana movement common in his region. He later taught throughout regions of eastern India such as Magadha and Kośala. The times of Gautama's birth and death are uncertain: most historians in the early 20th century dated his lifetime as circa 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. However, at a symposium on this question held in 1988, the majority of those who presented definite opinions gave dates within 20 years either side of 400 BCE for the Buddha's death. These alternative chronologies, however, have not yet been accepted by all other historians.

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  1. The numerical value of gautama buddha in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. The numerical value of gautama buddha in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  1. Gautama Buddha realized that learning from others will never make him grow. Only self-knowledge matters. So, he decided to go beyond books and sought out nature as the best teacher.

  2. Perhaps detachment cannot be achieved by anyone. Even Gautama Buddha was addicted to meditation.

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