Gautama buddha (c 563/480 – c 483/400 bce), also known as siddhārtha gautama, shakyamuni buddha, or simply the buddha, after the title of buddha, was an ascetic and sage, on whose teachings buddhism was founded.
Siddhartha is a sanskrit name meaning one who has accomplished a goal, and gautama is a family name his father, king suddhodana, was the leader of a large clan called the shakya (or sakya) it's not clear from the earliest texts whether he was a hereditary king or more of a tribal chief. Siddhartha then realized that these extreme practices were leading him nowhere, that in fact it might be better to find some middle way between the extremes of the life of luxury and the life of self-mortification. The life of siddhartha gautama, the person we call the buddha, is shrouded in legend and myth although most historians believe there was such a person, we know very little about the actual historical person the standard biography, relayed in this article, appears to have evolved over time. Siddhartha gautama - the buddha by finding the path to enlightenment, siddhartha was led from the pain of suffering and rebirth towards the path of enlightenment and became known as the buddha or 'awakened one' buddha temple statue, kathmandu, nepal a life of luxury opinions differ as to the dates of siddhartha gautama's life.
In finnish: elämä siddhartha gautama (translated by elsa jansson) in spanish: la vida de siddhartha gautama there was a small country in what is now southern nepal that was ruled by a clan called the shakyas.
The life story of the historical buddha, siddhartha gautama by rick fields the buddha, or siddhartha gautama, was born around 567 bce, in a small kingdom just below the himalayan foothills. Siddhartha gautama was born about 563 bc in what is now modern nepal his father, suddhodana, was the ruler of the sakya people and siddhartha grew up living the extravagant life on a young prince according to custom, he married at the young age of sixteen to a girl named yasodhara.
A brief overview of the life of buddha sponsored link note: little is known about the buddha's early life no biography was written during his lifetime only isolated events from his life before he attained enlightenment were preserved he was given the name siddhartha gautama siddhartha means one who has achieved his aim gautama was. The life of the buddha he founded a religion that has lasted two and a half millennia, but just who was buddha the life story of the buddha begins in lumbini, near the border of nepal and india, about 2,600 years ago, where the man siddharta gautama was born. Siddhartha gautama – the life and teachings of the buddha siddhartha gautama is known by many names: gautama buddha, shakyamuni buddha, the awakened one, and the buddha a man who lived over 2500 years ago, siddhartha was a teacher who laid the foundation for many buddhist students for centuries to come. A record of the life of siddhartha gautama who later on came to be known as the buddha spiritualray staff a clan called the shakyas ruled a small country in what is now southern nepal.
The life story of the buddha begins in lumbini, near the border of nepal and india, about 2,600 years ago, where the man siddharta gautama was born although born a prince, he realized that conditioned experiences could not provide lasting happiness or protection from suffering. In spanish: la vida de siddhartha gautama there was a small country in what is now southern nepal that was ruled by a clan called the shakyas the head of this clan, and the king of this country, was named shuddodana gautama, and his wife was the beautiful mahamaya.
Buddha was born in the 6th century bc life of buddha the buddha, or enlightened one, was born siddhartha (which means he who achieves his aim) gautama to a large clan called the shakyas in lumbini, (today, modern nepal) in the 6th century bc.