Normally when we refer to the Buddha we tend to have the idea of the Buddha statue and that statue refers to one person, who attained enlightenment 2600 years ago and spread the teachings, which now became known as Buddhism. What does “Buddha” actually means? The term “Buddha”can be referred to two things; a person and the state. So let’s understand Buddha as the state first, the term Buddha literally translates as to know, to awake, to enlighten or to realize, which is a state of the person after reaching enlightenment. 2600 years ago, there were lots of practitioners who had been looking for spiritual attainment, they were many yogis, atheist, many types of monks, practice different kinds of methods in different places, all of them aim to reach one thing and that is “the truth” or “the answer to life”. When we are born, we don’t have any knowledge on why we are here, where we come from, where we’re going, our purpose, what we have to do, what is right and what is wrong, whatever we know, we learn later, but it might not be the absolute truth. So all these practitioners aim to reach one simple thing, “the absolute truth”. That absolute truth is known as the dharma or dhamma. Basically everybody is looking for the dhamma or the truth.