Buddha categorically declared that he was a human being; not God

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Originally Posted by AREQUIPA

In the Anguttara Nikâya (I, 22), there is a clear instance in which the Buddha categorically declared that he was a human being:
“Monks, there is one person (puggala) whose birth into this world is for the welfare and happiness of many, out of compassion for the world, for the gain and welfare and happiness of gods (devas) and humanity. Who is this one person (eka puggala)? It is the Tathâgata, who is a Consummate One (arahat), a Supremely Enlightened One (sammâ-sambuddho)….Monks, one person born into the world is an extraordinary man, a marvellous man (acchariya manussa).”
Note the Påli word manussa, a human being. Yes, the Buddha was a human being but not just another man. He was a marvellous man.

The act of attaining enlightenment appears sometimes to have turned Buddha into a divine being, He was able to fly, multiply himelf and remember all his past lives. But there ins a general avoidance in Buddhist doctrine of the belief that Buddha was a god rather than a man.

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