The second meaning of budh is to recognize – as to become aware of acquainted with, tom notice, give heed to. And so a Buddha is one who recognized the false as the false, and has his eyes opened to true as the true. To see the false as the false is the beginning of understanding what true is. Only when you the false as the false can you see what truth is.
A mind, a clear mind, is needed, an intelligence is needed which does not cling to any belief. Then you are like a mirror: you reflect that which is, you don’t distort it. That is the second meaning of budh.
The third meaning of budh is to know, in the sense of understanding.
The Buddha has seen that which is. He understands that which is, and in that very understanding is free from all bondage.
The Buddha is the light, he has become the light. And since he’s the light and he has become the light, he shows the light to other too, naturally, obviously. He is illumination. His darkness has disappeared, his inner flame is burning bright.
Smokeless is his flame. This meaning is opposite to darkness and the corresponding blindness and ignorance. This is the fourth meaning: to become light, to become enlightened.
So the fourth meaning is to be enlightened.
Intelligence is the spark. Helped, cooperated with, it can become the fire, and the light, and the warmth. It can become light, it can become life, it can become love: those are all included in the word enlightenment. An enlightened person has no dark corners in his being.
The fifth meaning of the root budh means penetration. When your inner man penetrates your inner women there is a meeting; you become whole, you become one. And then all desire for the outer disappear, in that desirelessness is freedom, is nirvana.
The path of Buddha is the path of budh. Remember that ‘Buddha’ is not the name of Gautam the Buddha, is the state that he has attained.