GHOTBI Nader
   Department     College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2015/09
Type Research paper (Academic/Professional Journal)
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title A bioethical interpretation of Buddha’s enlightenment
Contribution Type Single Work
Journal Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics
Volume, Issue, Page 25(5),pp.204-208
Responsible for Journal listed in Australian Government Index ERA 2018 https://www.arc.gov.au/excellence-research-australia/era-2018-journal-list
Details Siddhārtha Gautama attained Buddhahood by ‘awakening’ or ‘enlightenment’. Having spent many years in the struggle to find the truth about suffering, he was finally enlightened after spending days in meditation under a tree in Bodh Gaya, India. Later he started on a journey to spread his teachings, what is currently known as Buddhism with about 360 million practitioners worldwide. This paper examines the teachings of Buddhism in a bioethical perspective to hypothesize on what awakening or enlightenment meant to the Buddha.
ISSN 1173-2571