Reply To: How to call the Buddha in Sinhala word?


Terms like බුදුරජාණන් වහන්සේ(budurajāṇan vahansē) and budupiyāṇan vahansē are synonyms for the Buddha in the Sinhala language. 

  • They emphasize one’s respect/admiration for the qualities of the Buddha.
  • Rāja” means “king/emperor,” and “Piyā” means “father.” Thus, those two terms imply that one respects the Buddha more than anyone else. A king or a father can provide protection only during this life. A Buddha can provide protection (guidance) to stop ANY/ALL future suffering.
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