Originally referred to the Indian prince Siddhartha Gautama who was supposed to have lived in India near the modern border with Nepal and to have become enlighted at the age of 35, but later applied to other people who are supposed to have become enlightened. Gautama's enlightenment was the realisation that the main source of dissatisfaction ('dukkha') was clinging to self, things and desires, which are all empty of independent existence ('sunyata'). Confusion about the nature of things, for example the belief in a separate self is described as 'samsara' and freedom from it as 'nirvana'.

Contrary to common Western belief, Gautama Buddha did not invent the idea of reincarnation (this was the dominant belief at the time) and his philosophy taught liberation from both reincarnation and dependence on worshipping gods. Belief in reincarnation or other metaphysical ideas is unnecessary.
Boy, people have a lot of wrong ideas about Buddha, they even think he was fat, when in fact that was a Chinese monk who later became known as the Laughing Buddha.
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1. The man who founded Buddhism
2. Slang for Cannabis or Marijauna, this is due for the "Tranquil" feeling when used.
1. A:Hey Mate youre a bhuddist, right?
B: Yeah I Follow my man BUDDHA.
2 A: Mate you got the weed
B: Yeah Mate We'll be "following" BUDDHA!
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refering to someone being so awesome, rad, the best ever that the only person's strife who could compare to theirs would be Buddha.
"dude. we're so awesome."
"yeah, i'm pretty sure we're Buddha."
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I be smoking that buddha everyday. or Damn that Buddha hit me hard!
by Eshu October 23, 2006
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Yo I found a guy who sells Buddha for mad cheap
by CHAINsmoker June 16, 2014
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Getting hammered 24/7 and doing stupid things while you are.
That dude was CRAZY last night! I mean, he was just being Buddha
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