Many times when we read about Gautam Buddha, we feel that Lord Buddha and Gautam Buddha are the same person, this confusion is common to people of all ages and students are most confused about this. But even if you are confused, why not because there is a great deal of similarity between the names and clans and actions? So friends, it is a very interesting topic, today we will know about Bhagwan Buddha and Gautam Buddha, their birth and caste, and later what their respective contributions were to their society.
Lord Buddha and Gautam Buddha
In particular, Bhagwan Buddha and Gautam Buddha are not the same. Lord Buddha is the Ninth incarnation among the ten main incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Lord Buddha is an incarnation of Lord Kshirodshayi Vishnu. He was incarnated only to stop the unnecessary animal violence of the sacrificial system. His mother’s name was Mrs. Anjana and h is father’s name was Hemsadan
The thing to consider is that the son of Shuddhodana and Maya, Shakya Singh Buddha whose childhood name was Siddhartha. Gautam Buddha’s Childhood Name and Lord Buddha are not the same. Gautam Buddha was a very knowledgeable person, he attained spiritual realization after hard penance, after which he was called Buddha. While Lord Buddha is an incarnation of Vishnu.
It has been told on page 178 of the 21st chapter of Shrilalit Vistar Granth that coincidentally Gautam Buddha did penance at the same place where Lord Buddha had done penance. That’s why people considered both the same.
Birth of Lord Buddha and Gautam Buddha
According to the senior German scholar Mr. Max Müller, Shakya Singh Buddha, ie Gautam Buddha, was born in the forests of Lumbini in Kapilvastu of Nepal in 477 BC. While Lord Buddha (Bhagwan Buddh) appeared 5000 years ago in a place called ‘Gaya’ of Bihar.
While according to Shrimad Bhagwat Mahapuran (1.3.24) and ShriNarsimha Puran (36/29), Lord Buddha came to this earth about 5000 years ago, while according to Max Muller Gautam Buddha came 2491 years ago. It means to say that Lord Buddha and Gautam Buddha are not the same.
According to Peethadhishwar Jagadguru Shankaracharya Nischalananda Saraswati of Shri Govardhan Math Puri, both Lord Buddha and Gautam Buddha were different persons born at different times. Buddha, who has been described as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, was born in a Brahmin clan in Kikata Pradesh (Magadha). And Hundreds of years after Buddha’s birth, Gautama Buddha born in Kapilavastu, was a Kshatriya prince.
Lord Buddha belonged to the Brahmin clan
Shankaracharya ji told Answer the question of the people when people said that – Brahmins had started the worship by declaring Buddha as the incarnation of God, On which Shankaracharya ji said that the Buddha discussed in rituals is different than Gautam Buddha. Lord Buddha has also been discussed in the Vedas, Who are the incarnations of God. They are also discussed in Shrimad Bhagavatam, The one who was born in a Brahmin clan.
What caused confusion Between Lord Buddha and Gautam Buddha
Shankaracharya ji said that Amar Singh was one of the nine gems of the court of King Vikramaditya. When he composed Amarakosh, which is the most famous Kosh book in the Sanskrit language. So in that book, 10 names of Lord Buddha and five synonyms of Gautam Buddha were written in the same order, due to which this confusion arose. He composed it in the third century BC.
Gautam was the gotra of both of them
Shankaracharya said that the gotra of both was Gautam. This was also a big reason why no one paid attention to it. In the Agni Purana, Lord Buddha is called Lambakarna, which means the one with long ears. After this, the long ears of Gautam Buddha started being made into statues. Buddhists do not consider themselves Vedic which they are not.
Buddhists do not consider themselves Hindus
Shankaracharya said that Jains, Buddhists, and Sikhs are all defined as Hindus under Article 25 of the Constitution. Buddhists do not consider themselves Hindus. Now even Jains and Sikhs have not started calling themselves Hindus.