The Buddha’s Enlightenment

In this video John examines the story of the Buddha’s enlightenment.
In the classic version, the Buddha attains enlightenment while sitting underneath the bodhi tree, vowing not to get up until he has finally awakened. In the night Mara attempts to unsettle him with apparitions of fear and desire.As dawn approaches the Buddha touches the ground and Mara disappears. As dawn breaks, the Buddha looks up to the sky and sees the morning star, at this point attaining awakening.

Adapted from Kusen given on 1st Augst