Tree of Knowledge-Haiku

Updated on June 14, 2020
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Nithya Venkat enjoys writing about nature and different aspects of life in the form of poetic verses.

Bodhi Tree
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The Bodhi tree is the tree under which Buddha found enlightenment. His teachings form the basis of Buddhism.

bodhi tree whispers

transcending mere existence

an enlightenment

Bodhi tree under which Buddha obtained enlightenment.
Bodhi tree under which Buddha obtained enlightenment.

rare leaves of wisdom

waiting to be collected

the sound of silence

© 2020 Nithya Venkat

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      Nithya Venkat 

      5 weeks ago from Dubai

      Thank you Umesh.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      6 weeks ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Very well expressed.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      2 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you sowspeaks, I am glad I brought back thise memories through this haiku.

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      sowspeaks 

      2 months ago from Bengaluru

      Hi Nithya, have seen the Bodhisattva tree and experienced this energy. The thought that once upon a time Buddha sat under this tree sends waves of delight down my spine. Thanks for reviving those memories with your beautiful haiku.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      2 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Devika.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Amazing of how you express the tree it makes me see the true life of Buddha.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Yes, Dora, this is the tree under which Buddha found enlightenment. Thank you for your visit.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Nell.

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      Dora Weithers 

      3 months ago from The Caribbean

      Nithya, some tree this is. It must have been quite an experience for Buddha to sit under it and imbibe peace and strength from this one of his sources.

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      Nell Rose 

      3 months ago from England

      That explains it so well. Peaceful and learning. Wonderful!

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      It must have been a wonderful experience to see this tree.Thank you for your visit Chitrangada.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      3 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautifully expressed Haiku. You summed up the atmosphere around the Bodhi tree so well. I am fortunate to have seen this amazing tree. One feels peaceful and at calm there, which is reflected in your well expressed poem.

      Thanks for sharing.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      3 months ago from USA

      Simply serene and reflective of the tree itself

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Brenda, you made my day.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Mary.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Peggy.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Linda.

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      3 months ago from Washington Court House

      Your words paint a beautiful picture.

      I know nothing about Buddha, but this tree sounds interesting.

      Thanks for sharing.

      You definitely know how to write haiku.

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      Mary Norton 

      3 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Your poem beautifully praises this majestic tree.

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      Peggy Woods 

      3 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Your poem about the Bodhi tree and Buddhism flows beautifully. The photos of that tree are magnificent.

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      Linda Crampton 

      3 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      The poems are beautiful, Nithya. They contain a lot of meaning in a few lines, which is a type of poetry that I love.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Ruby.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 months ago from Southern Illinois

      This is beautiful!

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you manatita44, I totally agree; the tree is majestic

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you John.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Ann, I am happy that my verses helped.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Bill.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Eric.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Liz.

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      manatita44 

      3 months ago from london

      Both very sublime pieces, Nithya. I like them a lot! This tree is very majestic.

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      John Hansen 

      3 months ago from Queensland Australia

      What a perfect haiku and tribute to the Tree of Knowledge that Buddha found enlightenment sitting under. Nice work Nithya.

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      Ann Carr 

      3 months ago from SW England

      Thanks for your concern, Liz!

      My little sortie was fine but I live in a small Somerset town which, when there are no visitors, is very civilised! I only went into Boots to collect a prescription then enjoyed my usual walk by the sea.

      Always enjoy your verses, Nithya, and you did keep me calm!

      Ann

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      Bill Holland 

      3 months ago from Olympia, WA

      A lovely tree, a lovely way to spend a few hours, gaining enlightenment, and a wonderful haiku to celebrate the rewards of self-knowledge.

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      Eric Dierker 

      3 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thanks. This is very nice early in the morning.

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      Liz Westwood 

      3 months ago from UK

      Hope your trip went well, Ann. You have more courage than me!

      This haiku has a lovely rhythm to it, Nithya. Your well chosen words fit the subject very appropriately.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Ann, I am happy that you were able to feel a sense of calm through this haiku.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Lorna.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      3 months ago

      Your words are like a gentle stream - so beautiful and serene.

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      Ann Carr 

      3 months ago from SW England

      Lovely, peaceful verses which sum up the Buddhist philosophy. This makes me feel calm. Since I'm venturing into town this morning for the first time in 12 weeks, I need that sense of calm! Thank you.

      Ann

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