Bodhi Seed


Bodhi seedIt was while meditating under a bodhi tree that Prince Siddhartha attained enlightenment and became the Buddha. The dark-speckled seeds from this fig tree thus have special meaning for all seekers of divine wisdom. Bodhi in Sanskrit is enlightenment.

Eternal wisdom is not guaranteed, of course, but meditating—or just sitting quietly—with a bodhi-seed mala offers an opportunity for serenity because it connects you mentally, perhaps spiritually, to the Buddha. You just have to take a few minutes out of your busy day.

Dharma Beads: Making and Using Your Own Buddhist Malas
Joanna Arettam (2000) Journey Editions; Tuttle Publishing