"Who Was the Buddha?"

Toni Bernhard, posting at the On Being blog :

“It is said that soon after his experience under the Banyan tree, the Buddha passed a stranger on the road who was so struck by the Buddha’s calm radiance that he asked him, “Are you a god?” The Buddha replied, “No. I am not.” “What are you then?” the man asked. And the Buddha said, “I am awake.”