L'Arbre de la Bodhi

The Bodhi Tree - History and Tradition

The Bodhi Tree, also known as the Tree of Awakening, is a tree where Siddhartha Gautama remained in meditation for 49 days.

After this phase of enlightenment, as the Buddhists say, Siddhartha became Buddha “The Enlightened One”.

Currently, this famous tree is known as the religious center by people who study botany, it belongs to the Moraceae family, because it is a species of fig tree. Today, the tree, said to be the tree where Buddha meditated, is the Bodhgaya and is a direct descendant of this tree 2500 years ago.

The Meaning of the Bodhi Tree

The Bodhi tree as a symbol

The bodhi tree is known as the tree of life, where its roots are the origin of all actions, three of these roots are healthy and represent love, wisdom and love, the other three roots are unhealthy and represent illusion, hatred and greed.

The trunk of the Bodhi tree symbolizes the form of things around us, sensations, perception, mental form and consciousness; these terms stimulate people's senses like taste, sight, touch, smell, hearing, which are managed by the body and mind. For this reason, meditation must center the body and mind.

Read also: Buddhist Symbols and Their Meanings

The branches of the leaves represent the results of all the actions that are done in life.

By seeing what it represents, you can get an idea of ​​the reason why things happen to the person, which is actually by the decisions they make that are the cause of the entire moment of a person's life.

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What does the Bodhi tree look like?

In religion

As Buddhism is more of a philosophy of life because they do not believe in gods or creators of the universe, this does not affect any religion, this does not mean that it There are no religions based on Buddhism.

For this reason, the bodhi tree does not affect any religion is just an idea of ​​life, especially since in regions based on Buddhism, the bodhi tree is something important for doing some rite or worship specific to the religion.

History of the Bodhi Tree

It is said in Buddhism that Prince Siddhartha Gautama fasted for a long time, until he managed to eat the milk and honey that a young woman offered him. After his light meal, he sat under theBodhi tree, where he remained for 49 days meditating.

Gautama Buddha

In itself, the real name of the Buddha Gautama is Siddhartha Gautama, was a prince who belonged to the Sakyas clan, this prince was born in India between the years 563 and 483 BC. He gets the name Buddha because Siddhartha achieved enlightenment by meditating for 49 days.

The story of Guatama Buddha

Guatama Buddha was the son of the king of Sakya, a kingdom in the southern Himalayas, the original name of this prince as already mentioned above, is Siddharta Gautama.

Siddhartha escaped from the palace where he lived to see how his father's subjects suffered from hunger, poverty and disease.

Seeing all this suffering, Siddhartha wanted to understand what Buddha means under the life of the tree and what suffering is due, so at 29 he ran away from home to seek answers to his doubts.

But Gautama never had the answer to his doubts and only suffered from hunger without result. Then she met a young woman who offered her milk and honey to regain her strength.

After eating, she sat under a fig tree where she meditated for several weeks and understood the the meaning of life. After that, he taught him his apprenticeship and shared his knowledge.

Importance of Guatama Buddha

The Buddha Guatama is important because his teachings have endured through time, not only because he is one of the people who achieved enlightenment, but because even the Today's sun preserves and practices their beliefs.

The stories and speeches of Guatama Buddha, which have become important documents for Buddhism, are still preserved. p>

Religious enlightenment


enlightenment is the moment when a person reaches the point of perfect wisdom, which does not mean that a person comes to know all the knowledge of the universe, but it t is the moment when a person comes to understand everything that exists around them, that they have the capacity to understand themselves as a person and are known as such, to the point where they actually know what they need. Additionally, when a person truly knows themselves, they have the tools to get through any bad emotional moment.

How to obtain enlightenment?

To achieve enlightenment, one must always meditate, not give oneself fully to the problems of the day or think that the only important thing is the duties that must be accomplished, one must take the time to be with oneself and achieve one's own enlightenment.

The teaching that emerges
The teachings that are published are those that help overcome pain and suffering and who reason the truths of Buddhism.

The truths that Buddhism creates

What Buddhism takes into account important is that the person must know where so much suffering comes from and not think that it is normal in our life.

Buddhism says four very certain truths that people should take into account :

Life is suffering: life is suffering because we suffer many things painful throughout life, like being born, not having what you want so much, getting sick, not doing what you love so much, dying, everything that is suffering, that's why life is called suffering.

Suffering is linked to human emotions: how painful it is not to have what you 'we want so much or lose what we love most, they say that suffering and emotions are united.

We let pain dominates us:To avoid this, we must follow the path of enlightenment to overcome this stage of pain.

We must overcome pain and learn from it: What we must do is understand why we suffer, think that knowledge leaves this stage, do the activities that help overcome pain and always meditate so as not to fall into the depths of emotions.

Buddhist meditation


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1 comment


Je vous remercie pour cette belle publication.
Merci pour Ces belles définitions; l’article en lui-même est d’un plaisir à lire!

Par dessus tout, je rends grâce en vous remerciant pour le paragraphe sur <<l’illumination religieuse>> qui m’a particulièrement touchée.

J’ai beaucoup pris sur mon coeur et en mes pensées les émotions des autres.. Surtout de mes parents.
Je me suis occupée de cet arbre 🌳 si Fort, tenace, résistant.. Et pourtant si blessé.

La dernière phrase de ce passage est particulièrement forte et apaisante..

Les 4 vérités sont intéressantes..
Cet enchaînement, ce processus établit pas à pas nous invite donc à :
- comprendre pourquoi on souffre
- penser que la connaissance quite cette étape
- faire les activités qui aident à surmonter la douleur
- toujours méditer pour ne pas tomber dans les profondeurs des émotions.

J’en suis là.

Merci. Merci à tous.

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