The “Awakened One”. It refers to a state of utmost wisdom and compassion. In the Buddhist scriptures, a person goes through endless lifetimes to perfect his virtue, and at the apex of it, will be reborn at a time when all the beings in existence have lost their way, and are unable to free themselves from the endless torment of birth, death and rebirth.
A Buddha will rediscover the Dhamma, the natural law which governs the phenomena of existence itself. He will unveil the Dhamma to the devoted, ending ignorance and suffering for those who adhere to its path.« Back to Glossary Index