From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar

  1. realization; understanding; enlightenment; wisdom; awareness; knowledge
  2. in Buddhism, the knowledge by which one becomes a Buddha, or an enlightened being
  3. the sacred fig tree (Ficus religiosa), also known as the pīpul, considered sacred by Hindus and Buddhists, meditating under which Siddhārtha Gautama attained enlightenment and achieved the state of a Buddha. (fem: bodhinī)

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