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  Bodhi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bodhi is most commonly translated into English as enlightenment, though this translation is problematic, since enlightenment (the soul being "lit" by a higher power) is originally a concept from Christian mysticism or conversely evokes notions of the 18th century European Age of Enlightenment that are not identical with the Buddhist concept of Bodhi.
Bodhi is attained only by the accomplishment of the Paramitas (perfections), when the Four Noble Truths are fully grasped, and when all karma has reached cessation.
Queen Maya holding the branch of a Bodhi tree, during the birth of Siddhartha Gautama, Gandhara, 2-3rd century CE.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bodhi   (747 words)

 bodhi tree - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about bodhi tree   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is the tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment, where he preached his first sermon and set the wheel of dharma (religious teachings) in motion.
A bodhi tree is often planted outside a Buddhist pagoda.
During the Theravāda Buddhist festival of Wesak, the bodhi tree is watered in commemoration of the Buddha's enlightenment.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /bodhi+tree   (125 words)

 The Bodhi Tree
The earliest records on the tree are in the 'Kalingabodhi Jataka', which gives a vivid description of the tree and the surrounding area prior to the Enlightenment, and the 'Asokavadana', which relates the story of King Asoka's (3rd century B.C) conversion to Buddhism.
The tree miraculously revived and grew to a height of 37 metres.
I next saw the tree in 1871 and again in 1875, when it had become completely decayed, and shortly afterwards in 1876 the only remaining portion of the tree fell over the west wall during a storm, and the old pipal tree was gone.
www.angelfire.com /electronic/bodhidharma/bodhi_tree.html   (694 words)

 Sri Maha Bodhi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Sacred Jaya Siri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura
It was brought to Sri Lanka by the Theri Sangamitta, daughter of Emperor Asoka and was planted in the Mahameghavana Park in Anuradhapura in 249 BC by King Devanampiyatissa.
It is said to be the southern branch of the Jaya Siri Maha Bodhi at Buddha Gaya in India under which Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment.
srimahabodhi.org   (170 words)

 Bodhi tree - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bodhi tree was a large and very old specimen of the Sacred Fig, located at the Mahabodhi Temple at Bodh Gaya (about 100 km from Patna in the Indian state of Bihar) under which Siddhartha Gautama, the spiritual teacher and founder of Buddhism later know as Gautama Buddha, arrived at Bodhi.
The Bodhi Tree belongs to the Sacred Figs (Ficus religiosa), also known as Bo, Pipul (Peepal) or Ashwattha trees, which are sacred to Hindus, Jains and Buddhists.
This tree is a frequent destination for pilgrims, being the most important of the four holy sites for Buddhists.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bodhi_tree   (249 words)

 ORANGE COUNTY WEEKLY OC Weekly: Food: Bodhisattvas of Vegetarianism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bodhi Tree is a strip-mall oasis amidst the carnivorous H.B. bro-central dining desert.
This ain’t your mama’s bland mash of bird and celery; Bodhi Tree’s chicken salad is a grassy knoll of cabbage, crispy wontons, phony poultry and a decadent Thai peanut dressing.
A platter of bean sprouts, lime and cilantro come with the beef soup; once dunked in the broth, the juxtaposition of the soup’s natural heartiness with the freshness of the greenery is one of the better meal mélanges in the county.
www.ocweekly.com /ink/04/07/food-driskell.php   (651 words)

 Buddhist Studies: Bodhi Tree   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the centuries after the Buddha, the Bodhi tree became a symbol of the Buddha's presence and an object of worship.
The tree that grows at Bodh Gaya today was planted in 1881 by a British archaeologist after the previous one had died of old age a few years before.
Many temples throughout the Buddhist world have Bodhi trees growing in them which are or are believed to be offspring of the one from Anaradapura and their worship forms an important part of popular Buddhist piety.
www.buddhanet.net /e-learning/dharmadata/fdd23.htm   (189 words)

 The Magi's Garden : Bodhi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Bodhi tree is sacred to Buddha and Vishnu.
Buddha sat beneath a Bodhi tree in meditation for six years, and its heart shaped leaves are said to tremble in memory of the divine vibrations.
The leaves of the Bodhi tree may be added to meditation incenses, and all parts of the tree may be included in wisdom mixtures.
www.angelfire.com /de/poetry/Flowers/Bodhi.html   (236 words)

 Buddhist Monks at Bodhi Tree   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Behind the temple are the two most venerated objects in all the Buddhist world, the Bodhi Tree and, beneath it, the Vajrasana, or seat of the Buddha's meditation.
The tree standing today, while not the original, is a descendant of the tree growing in Buddha's time.
The Bodhi Tree was harmed, burned, and cut down various times by fanatical Hindus but, according to legend, each time it miraculously regrew.
www.sacredsites.com /asia/india/buddhist.html   (2055 words)

 The Bodhi Tree -Buddha's enlightenment, Budhist Pilgrimage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A shoot of the original Bodhi tree was taken to Sri Lanka in the 3rd century B.C. by Bhikkhuni Sangamitta, daughter of Ashoka, where the Lankan king Devanampiyatissa planted it at the Mahavihara monastery in Anuradhapura where it still flourishes today.
While the Vajrasana was the specific site of the enlightenment, the Bodhi tree, closely linked to the Buddha's accomplishment, became a central focus of devotion early in the history of the Sangha.
Around the Bodhi tree and the Mahbodhi temple there are quadrangular stone railings around 0.2m high with four bars including the top piece.
www.ebudhaindia.com /holy_sites/bodhi_tree.htm   (447 words)

 Blurry Travel Travelogue - Sri Maha Bodhi, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
This tree has been grown from a cutting of the original bodhi tree in Bodhgaya, India under which the Buddha attained enlightenment.
This bodhi tree is the oldest documented tree in the world with a chronicled history stretching back over 2,000 years.
A Guardstone at the Entrance to the Sri Maha Bodhi.
www.blurrytravel.com /sea2003/journal/10282003-2/10282003-2.html   (308 words)

 Fig Trees of Africa and Asia: Banyan, bodhi fig, common fig, and sycamore fig.
Fig Trees of Africa and Asia: Banyan, bodhi fig, common fig, and sycamore fig.
Mature trees develop multiple main stems (320 are reported for the Nebudda banyan) and small stems (3000 for that same tree).
The bodhi (or bo) tree is revered by Buddhists (who regard it as the personification of Buddha (see information on Basic Buddhism)) and Hindus (who regard it as the tree beneath which Vishnu was born).
www.icogitate.com /~tree/fig.w32.htm   (331 words)

 Union nurses tree commemorating Dalai Lama's visit - The Daily Texan - University
The tree, nicknamed "Big Boy," is the result of a rigorous five-month long selection process to commemorate the Dalai Lama's visit to campus in September.
The Bodhi tree, known as the Tree of Awakening, is significant to Buddhists because the religion's founder Shakyamuni Buddha is thought to have reached enlightenment under a Bodhi Tree.
Also, the trees can be contained from growing too large, making the tree more appealing to Teed and her team.
www.dailytexanonline.com /news/2005/10/03/University/Union.Nurses.Tree.Commemorating.Dalai.Lamas.Visit-1006485.shtml   (578 words)

 Buddhist Symbols : Buddhist Flag : The Bodhi Tree : Buddha Foot Prints : Begging Bowl   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Bodhi Tree refers to the tree under which the Buddha achieved enlightenment (See image on the right.).Tree worship was already part of the existing culture in India, so the development of the bodhi tree and leaf as a devotional symbol was a natural one.
The next seven days were spent under the tree experiencing the bliss of freedom and contemplating the extent of his new understanding.
The tree of enlightenment is called, in Latin, ficus religiosa, or sacred tree.
www.himalayanmart.com /buddhistsymbols/buddhistsymbols.php   (3551 words)

 Bodhgaya Buddhist Pilgrimage, Bodhgaya Buddhist Temples, Bodh Gaya Bodhi Tree, Bodhgaya Buddhist Retreat, Information ...
For another week he sat gratefully contemplating the bodhi tree; this spot was later marked by the animeshalochana stupa, now situated to the north of the chankramanar.
The present bodhi tree is a descendant of the original, for the tree has been destroyed deliberately on at least three occasions.
Records of the third destruction of the tree are given by Hsuan Chwang, who reports seeing remains of these walls, and states that in the sixth century a saivite king of Bengal by the name of Shasanka destroyed the tree.
www.buddhist-temples.com /bodhgaya.html   (2212 words)

 The Green World Oracle: The Pipal (Bodhi) Tree
Figs were...female genital symbols....This may account for the common use of the fig tree as a symbol of man's enlightenment, which was formerly supposed to come through his connection with the female principle.
The Buddha himself was a tree spirit in thirty of his earlier lives, including one as the King of all tree spirits.3 Thus it is with rich justification that a pipal, India's ancient Tree of Wisdom (bodhi) came to represent the Enlightened One.
The tree is frequently found outside Buddhist shrines where it provides medicinal lac as well as a dense and welcome shade from the heat of the tropics.
www.mythinglinks.org /GreenWorld~pipal.html   (1686 words)

 Article - The Bodhi Tree - presented by ©NewsFinder.Org - All Rights Reserved
At the western side of the Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya, stands a large and historic pipal tree, the Bodhi tree, under which Shakyamuni Buddha, then known as Gautama, attained enlightnment some 2500 years ago.
The earliest records on the tree are in the 'Kalingabodhi Jataka', which gives a vivid description of the tree and the surrounding area prior to the enlightenment, and the 'Asokavadana', which relates the story of King Asoka's conversion to Buddhism.
The present Bodhi tree is most probably the fourth descendant of that original tree to be planted at this site.
www.newsfinder.org /more.php?id=513_0_1_0_M   (977 words)

 Bodhi Tree Bookstore through the Ages
The Bodhi Tree Bookstore and Crew in the early seventies.
On a lazy Sunday afternoon in the early 1980s, actress Shirley MacLaine wandered into the Bodhi Tree Bookstore and embarked on a journey which changed her life, the life of the bookstore and the spiritual life of mainstream America.
She described her visits to the Bodhi Tree in her book "Out on a Limb", in which she revealed her study and exploration of reincarnation, trance channeling and other metaphysical matters.
www.bodhitree.com /gallery/bookstore/medium.html   (1111 words)

 The bodhi tree   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The bodhi tree (Ficus religiosa) also known as the pipal, or bo tree is a large tree that can grow to heights of 100 feet or more and is held aloft by its massive roots.
The bodhi tree reached its fame because of the popular legend that has been associated with it.
There is also a platform beneath the tree that has a carving of his footsteps and this serves as a place for the many flower offerings that have been brought by the devout year after year.
www.uwec.edu /greider/Buddha/Buddhism.Course/Students_Projects_Sites/balsanek.bodhgaya/bodhi_tree.htm   (444 words)

 E-sangha, Buddhist Forum and Buddhism Forum -> Ever Grow Or Own A Bodhi Tree?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The trees at the monastery were about three years old when I last saw them and they were about ten feet high.
Hmmm, just fyi, only the original tree that Buddha sat under to gain enlightenment is known as the Bodhi Tree, or descendants from the original tree...
The earliest records on the tree are in the 'Kalingabodhi Jataka', which gives a vivid description of the tree and the surrounding area prior to the enlightenment, and the 'Asokavadana', which relates the story of King Asoka's (3rd century B.C.E.) conversion to Buddhism.
www.lioncity.net /buddhism/index.php?showtopic=11946   (1391 words)

 The Bodhi Tree - How, Why, Where
There is a lot more awareness around their importance to the health of the planet and it is not difficult to connect trees as shelter - the Buddha meditating under one and - health (mental / physical).
A Bodhi tree can form an alternative to the usual Christmas tree and have gifts hanging on it or, next to the Buddha, under it.
For Buddhists it is generally called 'The Bodhi Tree.' (Bodhi is another Pali word for enlightenment.) There is a descendant of the original tree still growing at Bodh Gaya and Bodhi trees are commonly found in Buddhist centres all over the world.
www.abm.ndirect.co.uk /leftside/actives/tree.htm   (430 words)

 BODHI TREE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Bodhi (or short Bo) or Peepul tree (Ficus religiosa), is a type of fig species (Family Moraceae) and the sacred tree for Buddhists.
The most famous Bodhi tree is located about 60 miles from Patna in the Indian state of Bihar, under which Gautama Buddha, spiritual teacher and founder of Buddhism, arrived at Bodhi (lit.
Therefore, the Bo-tree or tree of wisdom is considered sacred and symbolic to Buddhists.
www.websters-online-dictionary.org /definition/BODHI+TREE   (144 words)

 Santa Claus and the Origin of the Christmas Tree: Pole-Spirits North and South
And yet, many who venerate the tree for whatever reason are surprised to find that other societies also do so very much as they do within the context of their own cultural traditions.
No doubt, in a certain sense Lord Buddha was the spirit of the Bodhi Tree and in that sense Sujata was correct in her decision to make her offering to the radiant ascetic she found seated under the very tree that has been her original destination.
Oak and ash trees, among others, were felt to be especially powerful as bearers of magical wisdom for those who knew their inner essence.
livingheritage.org /pole-spirits.htm   (2344 words)

 forest SANGHA - Venerable Ajahn Chah - The Dharma, Buddha, The Zen Master, Vipassana, Bodhi Tree
When he sat under some other kind of tree, he was sitting beneath the Bodhi tree.
There is also the conventional idea of “Bodhi tree,” which is what most people talk about, but when there are two kinds of Bodhi tree, people can end up arguing and having the most contentious disputes—and then there is no Bodhi tree at all.
Whether the Buddha was sitting beneath the Bodhi tree or performing other activities in other postures, never mind.
www.forestsangha.org /chah5.htm   (5083 words)

 Online edition of Sunday Observer - Business   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
According to informed sources, the sacred bodhi tree (Ficus Religiosa) had been attacked by an infestation of mealy bug, a sucking insect which causes the leaves fall.
Meanwhile sources at the Ministry of Cultural Affairs further stated that ancient bo-tree in Bodhgaya, was not the parent tree of the sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura.
The sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura is believed to be the oldest authenticated tree in the world, and is the saplings of the parent tree under which Gotama Buddha attained enlightenment.
www.sundayobserver.lk /2003/05/04/new21.html   (392 words)

 Middle East Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
TAIPEI -- A sapling from Sri Lanka's Maha Bodhi Tree, which is sacred to Buddhists, was planted in Taiwan on Sunday with the hope of bringing blessings to the island.
The fig tree said to have been planted in 288 BC grows at Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka.
Legend has it that it grew from a sapling of the original Bodhi tree under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment some 2,500 years ago.
feeds.srilankannews.net /?rid=111d21111a943280&cat=119937e494dd663e&f=1   (183 words)

 Buddhist Studies: Primary Level Unit 3. Under the Bodhi Tree   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Siddhartha remembered meditating under the rose-apple tree when he was a child.
When the Buddha stood up at last, he gazed at the tree in gratitude, to thank it for having given him shelter.
From then on, the tree was known as the Bodhi tree, the tree of Enlightenment.
www.buddhanet.net /e-learning/buddhism/pbs2_unit03.htm   (771 words)

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