Gautama BuddhaВ orВ SiddhДЃrtha Gautama BuddhaВ (Sanskrit: В а¤ёа¤їа¤¦аҐЌа¤§а¤ѕа¤°аҐЌа¤ҐВ а¤—аҐЊа¤¤а¤®В а¤¬аҐЃа¤¦аҐЌа¤§; В Pali: В Siddhattha Gotama) was aspiritualВ teacher from theВ Indian subcontinentВ[note 1], in whose teachingsВ BuddhismВ was founded. The wordВ BuddhaВ is a title pertaining to the initially awakened being in an era. In many Buddhist traditions, Siddhartha Gautama is regarded as the SupremeВ BuddhaВ (P. В sammДЃsambuddha, T. В samyaksaб№ѓbuddha) of our age, " Buddha" which means " awakened one" or " theВ enlightenedВ one. " В[note 2]В Gautama Buddha may also be labeled asВ ЕљДЃkyamuniВ (Sanskrit: а¤¶а¤ѕа¤•аҐЌа¤Їа¤®аҐЃа¤Ёа¤ї " Sage of theВ ЕљДЃkyas" ). Gautama taught aВ Middle WayВ compared towards the severeВ asceticismВ found in theВ SramanaВ (renunciation) movementВcommon in his place. He afterwards taught throughout regions of eastern India these kinds of asВ MagadhaВ andВ KoЕ›ala. The time of Gautama's birth and loss of life is unsure: most historians in the early on 20th century dated his lifetime since circa 563 BCE to 483 BCE,В but more recent opinion dates his death to between 486 and 483 BCE or perhaps, according to a few, between 411 and 500 BCE.В[note 3]В However, at an experienced professional symposium about this question held in 1988 inВ GГ¶ttingen,В the majority of those scholars who also presented certain opinions provided dates inside 20 years both side of 400 BCE for the Buddha's loss of life, with other folks supporting earlier or afterwards dates. These kinds of alternative chronologies, however , haven’t yet been accepted simply by all other historians. Gautama is the principal figure in Yoga, and accounts of his life, discourses, andВ monasticВ rules are believed by Buddhists to have been summarized following his loss of life and commited to memory by his followers. Several collections of teachings related to him were passed down byВ oral tradition, and first dedicated to writing about four hundred years after.