The Whole World is a Bodhi Tree

Fran Grace shares a moment with her teacher, Dr. Hawkins, as told in THE POWER OF LOVE book.

“‘The whole world is a Bodhi tree,’” my teacher said when we were watching the news one day. To me, the news showed a hopeless and suffering world. To him, each place, each happening of the world held Ultimate Reality within it. Therefore one could wake up to Reality anywhere, at any time. The Buddha woke up under the Bodhi tree. Doc told me it wasn’t the tree that made it happen. Awakening can happen anywhere. It’s that the Buddha sat where he was with total surrender—fearing nothing, wanting nothing, knowing nothing.” –Dr. Fran Grace, from THE POWER OF LOVE book