Saturday, November 10, 2012

What's In A Name?

The Buddha seems to have many names, but do you know his true name?
Let's analyze the meaning of his true name:
Siddhartha Gautama

Siddhartha: his personal name (much like our first names)
Gautama: his family name

Sometimes also known as: Shakyamuni, which means "sage of the Shakya tribe".
However, he was called the name Buddha from the time he left his home to achieve Enlightenment.


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