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Bodhi Tree

/ ˌbəʊdɪ /

noun

  1. the sacred peepul at Buddh Gaya under which Gautama Siddhartha attained enlightenment and became the Buddha


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Bodhi Tree1

Sanskrit bodhi enlightenment
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Example Sentences

I'll split the Bodhi tree by lightning And frighten thee away with rumbling thunder.

In India each Buddha was associated with his own bodhi-tree or tree of wisdom.

Towards evening he walks to the Bodhi-tree and meets a grass-cutter who offers him grass to make a seat.

In the middle of the enclosure is the Bodhi-tree, under which is the diamond throne called Bodhi-maṇḍa.

In old days, when Buddha was alive, the Bodhi-tree—which is a Pippala or sacred fig-tree—was several hundred feet high.

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