Buddha, The (Siddhartha Gautama)
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Siddhartha Gautama, member of a Northern Indian royal family, who left his wife, children and political involvements in order to seek truth as an ascetic mendicant. He studied the various spiritual teachings of his day but ultimately rejected them, and through his own efforts and meditation attained enlightenment and founded Buddhism in 2498 BT (535 b.c.e.).
He promoted The Middle Way, rejecting both extremes of the mortification of the flesh and of hedonism as paths toward the state of Nirvana. He accumulated a large public following by the time of his death in his early 80s in 2452 BT (483 b.c.e.).
- Buddhabrain - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
An ISO, moon-node, jupiter-node, or nebula brain that has attained a state of holistic Enlightenment.
- Buddhai - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
An enlightened ai (generally hyperturing or above), a transapient Mind that has transcended all toposophic levels, and indeed all phenomenal existence.
- Gengineer Vehicle Buddhism - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Interplanetary age Genetekker development of Vajrayana/Buddhist Tantra that rejects the asceticism of orthodox Buddhism. It still has a small following among a few Genetekker-descended groups in the Sol System and a few other old core worlds.
- Peitho Buddhism - Text by Anders Sandberg
Neobuddhism developed by the Peitho school of Povenmire habitat, Rosselia (Sophic League) in 8700's. According to Peitho doctrine, the physical world is actually a hell realm of the true world. The graves of the exemplary dead are sacred places since they have a connection to the true world.
- Vajrayana or Diamond Vehicle Buddhism