Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni Buddha, or simply the Buddha, was an ascetic (śramaṇa) and sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. He is believed to have lived and taught mostly in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent sometime between the sixth and fourth centuries BCE.
“Bhikkhus, without directly knowing and fully understanding form, without becoming dispassionate towards it and abandoning it, one is incapable of destroying suffering.” 24 (3) Directly Knowing. Part III. Chapter I. 22 Khandhasamyutta. Connected Discourses on the Aggregates. http://www.wisdompubs.org/book/connected-discourses-buddha. Theravada Buddhism.