As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are.
Otherwise you will miss most of your life.
~ The Buddha
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Gautama Buddha A statue of the Buddha from Sarnath, 4th century CE Born c. 563 BCE [web 1]Lumbini (today in Nepal) Died c. 483 BCE (aged 80) or 411 and 400 BCEKushinagar (today in Uttar Pradesh, India) Known for Founder of Buddhism Predecessor Kassapa Buddha Successor Maitreya Buddha
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Gautama Buddha or Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha (Sanskrit: सिद्धार्थ गौतम बुद्ध; Pali: Siddhattha Gotama) was a spiritual teacher from the Indian subcontinent,[note 1] on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.
The word Buddha is a title for the first awakened being in an era. In most Buddhist traditions, Siddhartha Gautama is regarded as the Supreme Buddha (P. sammāsambuddha, S. samyaksaṃbuddha) of our age, “Buddha” meaning “awakened one” or “the enlightened one.” [note 2] Gautama Buddha may also be referred to as Śākyamuni (Sanskrit: शाक्यमुनि “Sage of the Śākyas“).
Gautama taught a Middle Way compared to the severe asceticism found in the Sramana (renunciation) movement  common in his region. He later taught throughout regions of eastern India such as Magadha and Kośala.