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Lola is blooming into her late puppyhood. (Photo by me)

Buddhism Day by Day: The Sanskrit Word Buddha’s Meaning

“The Sanskrit word buddha means ‘One who is awakened [the the truth].’ While the term was widely employed by various schools of the time, it eventually came to be used exclusively in reference to Shakyamuni. At the same time, the word buddha implies ‘to bloom.’ A person who causes flowers of lofty character to brilliantly bloom and who bears the fruits of good fortune and benefits in abundance is a Buddha. Such a person manifests the of the benefits of the Law shines with a character overflowing with blessings.”

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