The Transcendent Buddha – worksheet
Is the Buddha a human or a god? There are many ways to answer this question, though the shortest answer might be a simple “no” since he does not fit easily into either category. In this worksheet, find out more about what the Buddha is considered to be. It includes an introduction, a translation of the Dona Sutta (an early scriptural source on the nature of a Buddha) and a passage from the Lotus Sutra (a Mahāyāna account of the Buddha as transcendent). There are also suggested discussion questions and further readings.
This worksheet was created by Chris V. Jones as part of the Who is the Buddha? series.