This is Bodhi Day in Buddhism. This is the day in 596 BCE that the Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. It is a day of celebration and meditation. Often colored lights are strung around the home and are turned on each evening for 30 days. A candle is also lit during this time. Since we come from many traditions, what does enlightenment speak of to your community?
Quotes from Buddhism on Hope
- Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.~Dalai Lama
- The future is completely open, and we are writing it moment to moment. ~Pema Chodron
- He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything. ~Proverb
What is difficult here?
What calls to you?
How will you respond?