Buddha means ‘enlightened person’. A Buddhist is someone who follows the teachings of a particular enlightened person, called Gautama.
366 Readings From BUDDHISM includes:
* teachings of the Buddha, taken from the pali canon compiled soon after his death.
* the Dhammapada, the famous summary of the Buddha’s wisdom
stories, poems, sayings and spiritual insights of the Mahayana sages from Tibet, China and India.
* jokes and stories from Zen.