Shakyamuni Buddha

Shakyamuni Buddha is the founder of Buddhism. He is believed to have lived and taught mostly in eastern India sometime between the sixth and fourth centuries BCE. The word 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, Shakyamuni Buddha is regarded as the Supreme Buddha of our age. The Buddha taught a Middle Way between sensual indulgence and the severe asceticism found in the Sramana (renunciation) movement common in his region. He later taught throughout regions of eastern India such as Magadha and Kośala. Shakyamuni is the primary figure in Buddhism, and accounts of his life, discourses, and monastic rules were summarized after his death and memorized by his followers. Various collections of his teachings were passed down by oral tradition and first committed to writing about 400 years later. (Bio and photo by Wikipedia)

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