The Bodhi Tree by leananiemand

The Bodhi Tree

The sacred fig is the tree under which Buddha sat when he attained enlightenment (Bodhi). Animists in Thailand believe that the sacred fig tree is inhabited by spirits and lost souls and cannot, therefore, be simply cut down. To do so could invoke fury and possible revenge from the resident spirits. Before a sacred fig tree can be cut down or removed, the spirits must be forewarned and appeased by monks or other appropriate religious figures.
Why would they want to cut this beautiful tree down in the first place?
June 15th, 2018  
A terrific shot of it. I feel as though you have explained the fabric around the trees before but I can’t remember what the explanation is
June 15th, 2018  
Beautiful tree and thanks for the story
June 16th, 2018  
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