Chin., Fotuo
aka:  Gautam Siddhartha (original name, surname
Shakyamuni (sage of the Shakya clan),
Tathagata ("suchness")
The World Honored One ( a translation of Bhagwan)

born:  c. 550 BCE
died:  c. 470 BCE--80 years

place:  northern India
Master:  none known
disciples:  Mahakashap(1st Zen patriarch),
Ananda, Sariputra, Manjushri...
Buddha is the originator of the Zen tradition, and
the word itself means "awakened one".  There
were many Buddhas before him, and many after
him, but this name has stuck to the man
in historical literature and religion.
The 2 Chinese characters to
the right are
Shi Zun, which
translates as "The World
Honored One" in English. This
is another name for the
Buddha in literature, and is
actually the Chinese
translation of the Sanskrit word
Jap., Butsu

The Dhammapada (Vol. 1-12)

A Bird on the Wing, ch. 10

No Water, No Moon, ch. 9

The Great Zen Master Ta Hui, ch.36
Chinese simplified:
         oshobob  The Living Workshop                                        
                                                         Zen Masters
A buddha is a self-actualized person. That is why
we picture
Buddha, Mahavira and others – why
we have made sculptures, pictures, depictions of
them – sitting on a fully blossomed lotus. That
fully blossomed lotus is the peak of flowering
inside. Inside they have flowered and have
become fully blossomed. That inner flowering
gives a radiance, a constant showering of bliss
from them. All those who come even within their
shadows, all those who come near them feel a
silent milieu around them...

              The Books of Secrets, Vol. 1, ch. 10