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- proper n. A male given name used by followers of various faiths of India; notably, the personal name of Buddha.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who has accomplished his object: an epithet of Buddha and others.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. founder of Buddhism; worshipped as a god (c 563-483 BC)
I explain to them the story of Buddha, who was called Siddhartha before his enlightenment, and how, after a cloistered life of luxury, he stepped outside his palace one day and saw an old man, a sick man, a corpse, and a starving man who had rejected the material world.
The name Siddhartha is said to have been given him as a child, Gautama being the family name.
In 1975 I was sitting in the balcony of the Elgin Theatre one electric Manhattan midnight watching through the haze of an opiate ambiance the film Siddhartha, which is based on a Hermann Hesse novel that inundated my generation with yearning.
Meanwhile, we MacPhersons lay on a quilt in the dirt reading "Siddhartha," "Harry Potter," "Lord of the Flies," and "The Constant Gardner," respectively by me, Fraser, Molly, and Charlie.
I'm reading "Siddhartha" by Herman Hesse for the first time.
Jina, Buddha and Sramana were their interchangeable titles, and many proper names such as Siddhartha, Gautama and Kasyapa were common in their hierarchies.
Rand Paul: Skip "Siddhartha," "Of Human Bondage," and "The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book," which includes a classic recipe for hashish fudge.
In Cleveland, Jackson told reporters that when Shaquille O'Neal played for the Lakers and got ejected from a game in Chicago, O'Neal then went out to the team bus to prepare a book report on "Siddhartha," the book Jackson had given him on that trip.
Adapting "Siddhartha" to the stage, Eric Hill recast Hermann Hesse's tale of youthful seeking through its author's own struggle for enlightenment.
"'Siddhartha' is a perfect play for the university because it crosses so many boundaries," said Hill.
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