Looking up at the Bright Stars, He Became
the Fully Enlightened One.
Just before dawn on December 8, 513 B.C., Prince Siddhartha,
seated under the Bodhi tree, looked up at the bright stars
and realized the profound meanings of dependant origination
and the middle way, and that all beings innately possessed
the wisdom of the Tathagata but lost it due to deluded
thinking and attachments. After exhaustive pondering and
numerous painstaking experiences, the prince attained
the great realization. Thus, all beings shall receive
salvation as the Prince became the noblest Buddha.
Thirty-Two lmages in a Glance