A stone sculpture of the
portrayed with a beard and a sack on a stick, worn over his shoulder and in
which he bears the
He is also known by the name
meaning ‘bodhi tree’.
Some sources assert that this disciple was born underneath such a tree, the
same as under which the Buddha attained
though it is likely that the name
(also) is an
allegory for his steadfastness in the Buddhist faith, like a tree (druma) of
perfect knowledge (bodhi).
he may be
seated on a mythical
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