Buddha is a title given to those who have reached a state of enlightenment. The term Buddha means ‘one who is awake’. The historical figure most associated with The Buddha, is known as Siddhartha Gautama in Nepal approximately 2,500 years ago. The Buddha did not claim to be a divinely inspired prophet, personal savior or a deity incarnate in flesh, but that of a teacher. The Supreme Teacher who reveals the path to enlightenment. The goal of this path in to achieve Nibbana, the perfect liberation of the mind from all constricting bonds and the consequent release from samsara, the round of repeated birth and death.
The Buddha teaches us that awareness of impermanence and change is a primary element in turning the mind toward liberation. Because all things are impermanent, all personal faults can be transcended and all perfections achieved.
All component things are impermanent.
When One acquires realization of this truth, One naturally releases the bonds of unhappiness.
This is the way of purification and freedom.