Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:"Buddha" means so much more than just “awake.”
Perhaps. I was speaking about its etymological root.
You were side-stepping the point made by hermit. You say that the Buddha was not perfect. The Buddha said that he was. So are you saying that the Buddha was a liar? Or, are you deluded about the real qualities possessed by one who deserves the epithet of "Buddha?"
danieLion wrote:I suppose you think I'll wind up in hell if I don't renounce my "heresy"?
What I think is of no consequence for you — it depends on what you think, say, and do that will decide whether or not you wind up in hell.
My duty is just to teach what the Buddha taught, as far as I understand it, according to reliable sources.
If you reflect on your own views, and compare them to those of Sunakkhatta as described in the Sutta, then you can decide on your likely destiny after death.
Only the Buddha, or one like him, could read a person's mind, understand their latent tendencies, and reliably predict their future destiny.
Mahāsihanāda Sutta wrote:35. "Sariputta, there are these five destinations. What are the five? Hell, the animal realm, the realm of ghosts, human beings and gods.
36. (1) "I understand hell, and the path and way leading to hell. And I also understand how one who has entered this path will, on the dissolution of the body, after death, reappear in a state of deprivation, in an unhappy destination, in perdition, in hell.
BTW, your signature is offensive and inappropriate for a Buddhist forum.