Siddharth Gautam's Bodhi tree resurrected

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  1. LurkerBaba

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    ‘Almost dead, Gautam Buddha’s Gaya Bodhi tree resurrected’
     
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    Is it possible to grow another tree by using twigs from this tree, perhaps by grafting? Will it not be fantastic if they could grow the same tree all over the country.
     
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    It has already been struck down once . . . One of Ashoka's queen, Tissarakkhā had it killed

    and it resurrected afterwards
    Bodhi Tree - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    my acceptance of the buddha is similar to my acceptance of Gandhi - both were great men - not ""gods" ( by my personal reckoning ) - - as philosophers of indian origin , i would say that it would be superb to do the grafting you suggested - if not " all over the country" then, rather , in places where the buddha might have stayed from time to time or places he visited - plant a newly grafted tree there in memory of his excellency .
     
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    i like the "fact" that it "resurrected" ! - i.e. that it wouldnt give up ! - thereby symbolising the spirit of our indian people !
     
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    :) Yeah . . . stands for so much hope doesnt it
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    I b t w cant quite agree with u placing Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi on same pedestal as Lord Budhdha . .

    In terms of time line one is as close as the Moon . . .
    and the other is as distant as the Sun . . .
    Yet Budhdha outshines MKG just as Sun outshines the Moon ( the world over)

    No debating that MKG was a great man neverthless
     

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