What is a Bodhi Tree? - Meaning, Symbolism & History


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What was Siddaartha seeking when he first sat beneath a fig tree?

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1. What does the Bodhi tree mean?

2. Why are Bodhi trees represented as a mirror image?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your comprehension of the Bodhi tree in Buddhism with these study resources. Answer questions on key topics like the first time Siddhartha sat beneath a fig tree and the meaning behind the Bodhi tree.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you know about:

  • The mirror image of a Bodhi tree
  • Representation of peace and happiness in the tree
  • Role of the mind in the philosophy associated with Buddhism

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Bodhi tree in Buddhism
  • Making connections - use your understanding of Buddhism to explain the roles of the mind
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the parts of the Bodhi tree and Siddhartha's first moments under the fig tree

Additional Learning

Explore the subject further with the lesson called What is a Bodhi Tree? - Meaning, Symbolism & History. Consider the following as you go along:

  • Siddhartha's birth in Nepal 2,500 years ago
  • Definition of meditation
  • Siddhartha becoming the Buddha