What is Bodhi?

"Bodhi is the understanding possessed by a Buddha regarding the nature of things. Bodhi is also the name of the specific Ficus religiosa tree under which the Buddha sat when he obtained Bodhi 'enlightenment' at Bodh Gaya, which is located in the modern state of Bihar. Bod hi is a Sanskrit word meaning enlightenment or awakening. It leads to Nirvana. The related word Bodhisattva means one whose essence is Bodhi. " (Encyclop√¶dia Britannica)

While I am not a practicing Buddhist, bodhi resonates with me in many ways on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. I believe our minds and bodies are constantly adapting to the environment around us and that what we consume can free our beings to achieve optimal health. Being mindful of the nature of things in how we live our lives, what we consume and how we move can empower us to come closer to bodhi.



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