The heart-shaped Buddhi Leaf (or Bodhi Leaf) comes from the Tree (now
called the Buddhi or Bodhi Tree) in Bodh Gaya, wherein Siddhartha
Gautama sat under to meditate, thereby reaching enlightenment. It is
said that this tree was a very large fig tree. Buddha then spent one
entire week in front of the tree, staring at it with unblinking eyes
after his Enlightenment.
Early Indian also depicts the god Vishnu seated among Buddhi Leaves,
seemingly looking out into the universe with infinite wisdom and
energy. As such, the symbol has also been used to bring good, bright
energy, spiritual vision and lively thoughtfulness. It can also mean
the perfection of wisdom or the highest state of being that man can
achieve, through diligence and meditation.
The Buddhi Leaf is also considered a sacred symbol for diligence and as
a reminder and inspiration that indicate the paths to enlightenment.
Its shape alone gives deep and mystical power that can lead to peace
and help one in the search for inner awakening and awareness. It can
also be a reminder of the innocence and openness that one must achieve
or maintain in his mind, in order to walk the path to enlightenment.