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Tree of Knowledge-Haiku

Nithya Venkat enjoys writing about nature and different aspects of life in the form of poetic verses.

Bodhi Tree

Bodhi Tree

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

Comments

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on August 10, 2020:

Thank you Umesh.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on August 04, 2020:

Very well expressed.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 26, 2020:

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

sowspeaks from Bengaluru on June 26, 2020:

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.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 23, 2020:

Thank you Devika.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on June 23, 2020:

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

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 19, 2020:

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

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 19, 2020:

Thank you Nell.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on June 19, 2020:

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.

Nell Rose from England on June 19, 2020:

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

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 18, 2020:

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

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 17, 2020:

Thank you FlourishAnyway.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on June 17, 2020:

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.

FlourishAnyway from USA on June 17, 2020:

Simply serene and reflective of the tree itself

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 16, 2020:

Thank you Brenda, you made my day.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 16, 2020:

Thank you Mary.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 16, 2020:

Thank you Peggy.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 16, 2020:

Thank you Linda.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on June 16, 2020:

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.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on June 16, 2020:

Your poem beautifully praises this majestic tree.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 16, 2020:

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

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on June 15, 2020:

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

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 15, 2020:

Thank you Ruby.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on June 15, 2020:

This is beautiful!

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 15, 2020:

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

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 15, 2020:

Thank you John.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 15, 2020:

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

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 15, 2020:

Thank you Bill.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 15, 2020:

Thank you Eric.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 15, 2020:

Thank you Liz.

manatita44 from london on June 15, 2020:

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

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on June 15, 2020:

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

Ann Carr from SW England on June 15, 2020:

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

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on June 15, 2020:

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

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on June 15, 2020:

Thanks. This is very nice early in the morning.

Liz Westwood from UK on June 15, 2020:

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.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 15, 2020:

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

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 15, 2020:

Thank you Lorna.

Lorna Lamon on June 15, 2020:

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

Ann Carr from SW England on June 15, 2020:

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