It was the first time I witnessed his balanced mix of strength and kindness, or what could be dubbed his “Buddha nature.”
“My children are traumatised,” Than Dar told a group of reporters in front a large reclining Buddha.
He so much embodied the ancient teachings of the Buddha, yet insisted on a completely inclusive, secular, contemporary approach.
1680s, from Pali, literally "awakened, enlightened," past participle of budh "to awake, know, perceive," related to Sanskrit bodhati "is awake, observes, understands" (see bid). Title given by his adherents to the man who taught this path, Siddhartha Gautama, also known to them as Sakyamuni "Sage of the Sakyas" (his family clan), who lived in northern India 5c. B.C.E.