Buddha (disambiguation)

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Buddha, meaning "Awakened one" or "Enlightened One", may refer to:

Buddhism[edit]

  • Gautama Buddha, founder of Buddhism, clan name Gautama (Sanskrit; Pali: Gotama), personal name said to be Siddhārtha (Sanskrit; Pali: Siddhattha), epithet Śākyamuni (Sanskrit; Pali: Sakyamuni or Shakyamuni), commonly known as "The Buddha"
  • The Buddhist concept of Buddhahood
  • The Buddhist concept of Buddha-nature
  • Buddharupa, a statue or other representation of a Buddha

Other Buddhas[edit]

Main article: List of Buddhas

Other figures considered to be Buddhas by various Buddhist groups include:

  • Budai, the Laughing Buddha, a figure in traditional Chinese culture
  • Adi-Buddha, the primordial Buddha
  • Akshobhya, one of the Five Wisdom Buddhas of the Vajrayana tradition of Buddhism; lord of the Eastern Pure Land Abhirati
  • Amitābha, one of the Five Wisdom Buddhas of the Vajrayana tradition of Buddhism; principal Buddha of the Pure Land sect
  • Amoghasiddhi, one of the Five Wisdom Buddhas of the Vajrayana tradition of Buddhism
  • Dipankara, First Buddha of the current world age
  • Tonpa Shenrab, Buddha of the Bön religion
  • Ratnasambhava, one of the Five Wisdom Buddhas of the Vajrayana tradition of Buddhism
  • Vairocana, one of the Five Wisdom Buddhas of the Vajrayana tradition of Buddhism; embodiment of Dharmakaya

Modern culture[edit]

Military usage[edit]

Other usage[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Budha, the planet Mercury in Hindu mythology
  • Budda, an American manufacturer of electric guitar amplifiers
  • Budda (Eremophila duttonii), a plant from inland Australia
  • Buda, western part of the Hungarian capital Budapest
  • Buda (disambiguation), other uses of the term Buda