Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Bodhi Day 2009

Today is Bodhi Day. You may or may not care. It probably would have passed me by unnoticed, if I had not sat under the Bodhi Tree in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, some years ago, which was grown from a shoot of the original tree under which Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) had received enlightenment.

The Bodhi tree, also called Pipul, or “Sacred Fig”, is said to be a symbol for good luck, happiness, prosperity and longevity. So, Happy Bodhi Day to everyone who reads this!
Photo credit: Chamal N, Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

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