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The Man who was Siddharth Gautama

Aakash Singh Rathore and Ajay Verma

in B.R. Ambedkar

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780198068679
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081233 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068679.003.0008
The Man who was Siddharth Gautama

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This chapter provides an illustration of the Buddha by narrating his deeds, works, personality, interests, and dislikes. For those who have witnesses and who were given the opportunity to encounter Siddharth Gautama, the Buddha was a charming person endowed with the grace and serenity that bewilders people. For these people, Gautama was perfect and deserving to be called Lord. Although he held no authority over Sangh, he was religiously followed and revered by the Bhikkhus. In addition to illustrating the personality and the amount of reverence directed on Gautama, the chapter also discusses his amount of humanity — his enormous compassion, his consummate healing of the people's sorrow and the sick, his tolerance of the intolerant, and his sense of equality. The chapter also discusses his interests and dislikes. He finds joy in the beauty of wisdom, friendship, and reputation and expresses aversion against poverty and acquisitive instinct.

Keywords: Buddha; personality; Gautama; Sangh; Bhikkhus; revered; humanity; compassion; consummate healing

Chapter.  6307 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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