Buddha Statue with antic finish hand made in India. Buddha means "awakened one" or "the enlightened one." Gautama Buddha is the primary figure in Buddhism, and accounts of his life, discourses, and monastic rules are believed by Buddhists to have been summarized after his death and memorized by his followers. The nine virtues of the Buddha appear throughout the Tipitaka. Recollection of the nine virtues of the Buddha is a common Buddhist devotional practice, it is also one of the 40 Buddhist meditation subjects. 1. Araham – Worthy of homage. An Arahant is "one with taints destroyed, who has lived the holy life, done what had to be done, laid done the burden, reached the true goal, destroyed the fetters of being, and is completely liberated through final knowledge." 2. Sammasambuddho – Perfectly self-awakened 3. Vijja-carana-sampano – Endowed with higher knowledge and ideal conduct. 4. Sugato – Well-gone or Well-spoken. 5. Lokavidu – Wise in the knowledge of the many worlds. 6. Anuttaro Purisa-damma-sarathi – Unexcelled trainer of untrained people. 7. Satthadeva-Manussanam – Teacher of gods and humans. 8. Buddho – Awakened 9. Bhagavathi – The Blessed one.