• WordNet 3.6
    • n Gautama founder of Buddhism; worshipped as a god (c 563-483 BC)
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In literature:

How different the words and experiences of Gautama Rishi!
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
Gautama Buddha was human-born.
"Avatâras" by Annie Besant
Nor do Gautama, the prophets, and Christ stand alone.
"Is civilization a disease?" by Stanton Coit
Gautama's father, Suddhodana, was rajah (chief) of the Sakyas; his residence was Kapilavastu, near Oude.
"History of Religion" by Allan Menzies
Later, about 500 years before Christ, when Gautama Buddha developed his ethical philosophy of life, new hope came {167} into the world.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
The names of twenty-four of these Buddhas who appeared previous to Gautama have been handed down to us.
"Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions" by T. W. Doane
Gautama had become the Buddha.
"Zen Culture" by Thomas Hoover
Gautama the seeker had become Buddha the Enlightened, and he set out to preach.
"The Zen Experience" by Thomas Hoover
Gautama (called also Gotama, Buddha, and Sakyamuni), great Hindu reformer and founder of Buddhism, b. Kapilavastu, 624 B.C.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
The Siamese give the appellation of Sammana Khodom to their Buddha, that is to say, Thramana Gaudama, or Gautama.
"The Life or Legend of Gaudama" by Right Reverend Paul Ambroise Bigandet

In poetry:

But in Gautama's compassionate teaching
Love is not limited merely to man;
Kindness to animals formed in his preaching
No less a part of his merciful plan.
"The Unforgotten Heroes" by John Lawson Stoddard

In science:

For example, in the sixth century BCE, Gautama Buddha taught that ‘a period of time’ is a purely conventional notion, time and space exist only in relation to our experience, and the universe is eternal.
Singularity Resolution in Loop Quantum Cosmology: A Brief Overview