In Buddhism, Bodhisattva (translated to English means “enlightenment being” is the Sanskrit term for anyone who, motivated by great compassion, has generated Bodhicitta, which is a spontaneous wish and a compassionate mind to attain Buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings. 


Hanuman is a Hindu god, (also present in Buddhism and Jainism). He is an incarnation of Lord Shiva, and an ardent devotee of Rama. Also the central character in the Indian epic Ramayana, Hanuman is revered for his loyalty and devotion to Rama, and possesses enormous strength, keen intellect and a mastery over the Vedas and other branches of learning.

The Lotus Flower

The Lotus flower is a prominent symbol in Buddhist, Hindu, and Egyptian culture, and the native flower for both India and Vietnam. It’s ability to emerge from mud and water every day to create a beautiful bloom has inspired many myths and legends. A Lotus seed can withstand thousands of years without water. In general, the Lotus symbolizes spiritual enlightenment, lifecycle, purity, and rebirth. In Buddhist and Egyptian culture, the flower represented the universe. In Hindu culture, it is said that gods and goddesses sat on lotus thrones. It was even believed by the Egyptians to resurrect the dead. 


Rama, or Ramachandra, in Hinduism is the 7th avatar of Vishnu (maintainer/protector god). Rama is the center of the famous ancient Indian epic poem, Ramayana, in which the divine prince Rama struggles to rescue his wife Sita from the demon king Ravana. Versions of the poem are also present in Jainist and Buddhist legends.