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ATISHA'S LAMP FOR THE PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT, commentary by Geshe Sonam Rinchen, translated and edited by Ruth SonamDear Friends,
by Rev. Patti Nakai Part Three: The Power and Participation of Women in Mahayana Buddhism
Shakya ( Sanskrit : Śākya , Devanagari : शाक्य, Pāli : Sākiya , Sakka , or Sakya [ 1 ] ) was an ancient kingdom ( janapada ) of the Indian Subcontinent in the 1st millennium BCE . [ 2 ]
Gautama Buddha or Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha ( Sanskrit : सिद्धार्थ गौतम बुद्ध ; Pali : Siddhattha Gotama ), also called Sakyamuni [ note 1 ] , was a sage from the ancient Shakya republic [ note 2 ] , on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. [ 10 ] He is also referred to as "the Buddha" or simply as "Buddha."