Buddha (Biographical details)

Buddha (buddha/bodhisattva; Indian; Male)

Also known as

Buddha; Boddo (Bactrian spelling, associated with Sakyamuni, on Kushan Coins of Kanishka I); Boudo (Bactrian spelling, associated with Sakyamuni, on Kushan Coins of Kanishka I)

Biography

This entry is for unspecified Buddhas, including the Buddhas of the past. For the historic Buddha, see Śākyamuni (q.v.). For a previous Buddha, see Dipankara (q.v.). For the Buddhas of the mandala (Dhyani Buddhas) see Amitabha (q.v.), Ratnasambhava (q.v.), Aksobhya (q.v.), Amoghasiddhi (q.v.) and Vairocana (q.v.). In Hinduism, Śākyamuni is considered the ninth avatara of the god Viṣṇu.