by Venerable Master Chin Kung
Each Buddha represents a part of the virtuous nature. Every part of it is perfect so “One is all, all is one”. Each name illustrates the virtues. For example, “Shakya” means kindness, teaching us that we need to treat others with kindness and compassion. “Muni” means stillness and purity. The whole meaning of Shakyamuni teaches us to behave toward others with kindness and compassion, to strive for purity of mind for ourselves. This is the meaning of Shakyamuni and is innate to our original nature.