10 Mystical Facts About Buddha

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When you hear Buddha, the whole religion of Buddhism flashes into our eyes, respecting seniors, loving everyone, vegetarian diet, and whatnot. While all of it is true, there is more to it than just these common facts about Budha. The statues of Buddha in almost every household are a symbol of wisdom, understanding, and fulfilling destiny, or at least what people think of when they are gifting it to their loved ones. Do you know where he was born, is Budha the real name, or anything related to him? Well! Budha’s real name is Sidhartha Gautam and his home is still in Nepal, where most people belong to this religion. We have uncovered more facts about Budha than just Buddhism, so scroll up and know for yourself. 

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Facts About Buddha

Buddha realized the purpose of his life when he was 29 years old, married, and had a son who also became the earliest monk at the age of 7. 

  1. There are two meanings of the term Buddha, with two different meanings and spellings
    • Buddha (capital B) refers to the founder of Buddhism, Siddhartha Gautama.
    • “buddha” (lowercase) is a general term for an enlightened person.

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  1. He left his life of wealth to pursue a path free from suffering and impermanence.
  1. Do you know this amazing fact about Buddha’s teachings that it was spread orally for many years before being documented?

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  1. The first written biography, “Buddhacarita”, appeared in the 1st century CE, authored by Asvaghosa, a philosopher and dramatist.
  1. The famous quote “Nothing is permanent in the world” is attributed to Buddha.
  1. After leaving the palace, Buddha initially traveled to Rajagaha and began his ascetic life by begging for alms.
  1. Three of the world’s tallest statues depict Buddha.
  • The tallest outdoor seated bronze Buddha statue is on Lantau Island.
  • The world’s tallest Buddha statue, reaching 130 meters, resides in Pattaya, Thailand.
  • The second-biggest carved Buddha statue is located in Sichuan, China.

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  1. Lao, Thailand, Burma, Sri Lanka, and Cambodia celebrate the Buddhist New Year for three days. 
  1. The Golden Buddha in Wat Traimit temple, Bangkok, Thailand, is a gold statue weighing 5,500 kilograms.

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  1. This fact about Budha is not related to Buddhism but to Hinduism. Hindus believe Gautama Buddha is the ninth avatar of Lord Vishnu.
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