“Buddha” in Sankrit literally means “awakened one” or “enlightened one”. Generally known as the title of Sakayamuni Buddha, the Prince of Kapilavastu, the founder of modern Buddhism with highest degree of knowledge and holiness. He was born in North-eastern India and received spiritual enlightenment through meditation. During his lifetime, his spiritual insights and teachings became a major alternative to Hinduism throughout India.
“Buddha” is the primary title of those who have entirely awakened to the Dharma, and especially those who awaken to it during an era when the Dharma is not presently manifest, and so function as the means for the introduction of the blessings of the Dharma into the world.