Gautama Lord Buddha is mentioned in the puranic texts as ninth of the ten avatars of Vishnu. He is the founder of Buddhism. Lord Buddha is often described as a yogi or saint. He is supposed to be incarnated in order to bring mankind closer to the dharma.
Buddhist teachings are based on the principles of nonviolence, atheism and complete faith in Dharma. In almost all the major puranas, Lord Buddha is depicted as a preacher of atheistic Vedic views in order to restore the Dharma and a critic of animal sacrifice. Lord Buddha was a compassionate teacher who preached the path of non-violence.
Lord Buddha is known as the prince who renounced his throne in order to lead the path of peace. He is the founder of the Buddhist religion which is now famous across the world. He was born as Siddhartha, the crown prince of the Kapilavastu. Since childhood, Lord Buddha was saddened by death of living beings and felt anguish and pain in learning the fact that humans can kill each other.
He wasn't satisfied with the answers that were provided to him by the learned masters of his court. So, one day, at dawn he decided to find out the answers and the meaning of life. In search of absolute truth, he abandoned his wife and child. After years of wanderings, he became the enlightened one. He spread his knowledge and wisdom across and was soon followed by many disciples that lay a strong foundation of Buddhism. Buddhism is a spiritual way to end human sufferings and attain liberation by meditation and following a certain lifestyle of vegetarian, alcohol free, honest living.
A number of radical figures of modern Hinduism, including Mahatma Gandhi,SarvepalliRadhakrishnan, Swami Vivekananda and many others have been inspired by Lord Buddha’s life and teachings.