13 Interesting Facts about Buddha most People don’t Know

Siddhartha Gautama, popularly known as Gautama Buddha, was born in the 4th to 5th century BCE in Ancient Nepal. The place where Buddha was born is known as Lumbini these days, which lies in Eastern Terai of Nepal.

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Most of you might have heard about the great Philosopher of humankind, Gautama Buddha. Still, you might be unaware of how a common man could have spent his entire life as king of Shakhys gave his life of comfort to find the true meaning of life and answers to some questions that every people ask in daily life.

According to the Anatta doctrine of Buddhism, at the core of all human beings and living creatures, there is no “eternal, essential and absolute something called a soul, self or Atman”. Buddhism, from its earliest days, has denied the existence of the “self, soul” in its core philosophical and ontological texts.

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Some Inspiring Facts about Buddha and his Life

  • Buddha is also popularly known as Shakyamuni in some regions.
  • Buddha is not a name; instead, it is a title. Gautama Buddha was born with the name Siddhartha Gautama, and later, he was titled with name Buddha.
  • Buddha is a Sanskrit word meaning “an awakened person” or “Enlightened being,”one who has awakened from the sleep of ignorance and suffering of life.”
  • Lord Buddha left his palace to understand the mechanism that keeps people trapped into the unbreakable cycle of rebirth and to find the answer to some questions.
  • While Buddha was on the ride around his palace, he saw four different things which change his life entirely that is an older man, a corpse, a sick man, and at last, he saw a wandering ascetic. He then finally realized that this is the reality, what he is seeing, and nothing is permanent in the world; also, he will be like them one day.
  • He was a common man meditated for several years beneath a tree until he achieved Buddha.
Facts about Gautama Budhha
Buddha Beneath Bodhi Tree


  • He was a spiritual leader, Philosopher, meditator, and teacher of life sufferings.
  • Buddha was married to Yasodhara at the age of 16 and even had a son Rahula.

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  • He was born in Lumbini of Nepal and died in India at the age of 80, according to Buddhism.
  • A temple was built on the place where Buddha was enlightened, known as Mahabodhi Temple.
  • His followers propagated the learning of the Buddha and his life achievement, which later developed as a religion.
  • Buddhism is the self-realization of enlightenment rather than a religion.
  • It is believed that there were Buddhas in the past and will be in the future as Buddha is a person who is capable of freeing him from the cycle of rebirth.
  • Buddha is considered as the light of Asia.

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Some Popular Quotes of Buddha

The mind is everything. What you think you become.

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven, or hell.

The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.

Quotes of Gautama Buddha

These were some of the most valuable facts about Gautama Buddha that might help you to get into the bright side of life. Also if you are interested to know more about his life and facts on buddha you can check the Wikipedia page on Gautama Budhha which has more than 14000 of content lenght.

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  3. This site is incredibly misleading and attributes quotes to the Buddha that the Buddha had beer said. Some in fact contradict each other and they are all quotes from other “spiritual teachers”. It even says Buddhism is a religion (it is) then it says it is not a religion. (It is). The Buddha would have never wanted to start a religion. It also says he is a common man right after it talks about him walking around his palace. Common men don’t have palaces. Someone even implied that following Buddha and becoming enlightened is easy. It is not. To give up desires to end suffering is quite difficult, it even becomes paradoxical for some monks who desire so much to become enlightened they develope a whole new ego about it which keeps them firmly in the realm of the material. The Buddha is probably one of the greatest and smartest people to walk the earth and while being nice and kind is important for all people, instilling a false sense of spirituality that is incredibly ego-centric is harmful to humankind as a whole. Thanks I guess.

    • Thanks for such a beautiful thought. The command man means a man with no unusual powers, what I mean was he discovered many things in his life through deep research which cost him his entire life and he shared his knowledge to take this world to better version.


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