JACQUES-EDOUARD BERGER FOUNDATION:World Art Treasures

It is in the town of Bodh Gaya that the Buddha reached enlightenment: one day, while meditating as was his daily practice, he underwent a miracle he alone would experience, namely the achievement of inner harmony and the receiving of the Divine Light. In India, "bodhi" signifies the light of enlightenment, and thus the Buddha was named "the Enlightened One".

This is such a turning-point in the life of the Buddha that it is considered his second birth.


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