Buddha (Skt. “awoken”, enlightened) is he name given to Gautama. Born in India about B.C. 621 he became a full Buddha in B.C. 592. The Buddha is one who is the “Enlightened” and has attained the highest degree of knowledge possible for man in this solar system. Buddha embodied in Himself the principle of divine wisdom and, with clear insight into the world of causes, saw mortal existence as it was and pointed the way out. At Wesak festival which takes place in the Himalayas at the full moon of May, at which all the members of the Hierarchy are present, the Buddha, for a brief period, renews his touch and association with the work of our planet.
“Initiation, Human and Solar” by Alice A. Bailey (The Tibetan)