Bodhi day is the Buddhist holiday that celebrates the moment when Buddha achieved enlightenment.
The story goes that he had decided to sit under a Peepal tree until he discovered the root of suffering, and after days of meditation, he finally reached nirvana. Nirvana is a mental state of endless stillness that is achieved once the fires of desire, aversion, and delusion have been extinguished.
That moment sparked the beginning of Buddhism, which millions around the world continue to practice. To them we wish a peaceful Bodhi Day. May the peace of the Buddha be yours.
Let us leave you with a quote by Buddha himself, and then photos from users in the PicsArt community.
“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”