There are Buddhist legends in which they talk about the udumbara flower, the one that blooms once every 3,000 years, the last time blooming before the birth of Buddha Shakyamuni. Amazingly, it seems that it has been seen in the last 20 years, in different regions of the world, and many say that the flower Ugumbara can portend the coming of a great sage or an enlightened being.
Udumbara has been seen blooming in South Korea since 1997, and after that it was noticed in several places around the globe: in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Northern California, New York, and Texas.
What is the explanation for the flourishing of this rare folori?
In 1997, she was first observed on a buddha statue in a temple in South Korea. Surprisingly for a regime that is officially an atheist, and which would not suggest that a great enlightenment could make its appearance on Earth, the Chinese state media announced that the flower was observed and was called the “celestial flower”, this fact occurring in 2010. Shortly after, however, all the information about the flower was withdrawn from the state media, but some started to spread on the Chinese internet network.
From that moment on, the regime announced that the flower is an egg of the insect green lacewing, which apparently quite resembles the flower. The eggs, however, can be seen drying and dying immediately after hatching, instead, the flowers have a smell and last long.
Udumbara comes from Sanskrit, the language of ancient India, and its meaning would be that of “an auspicious flower from Heaven”.
According to Buddhist legends, the appearance of the flower heralds the arrival of a new Holy King, the one who will turn the Wheel of the Dharma, establishing a new balance in the world, by using justice and not by force.
Also in volume 8 of the Buddhist Scriptures called “Interpretations of Huilin” it says:“Udumbara flower is the product of favorable and supernatural phenomena, it is a heavenly flower that does not exist in the earthly world. If a Tathagata, or The King of the Golden Wheel, appeared in the human world, this flower would bloom because of its blessings and great virtues!”