Some say the Buddha discovered the socalled Original Mind under the Bodhitree. And that’s how he got enlightend. Before that period he had not seen it yet. The state beyond. The Original State.
A long time the Buddha was involved in activity, effort. Trying to change his mind(set). If he felt suffering, he reacted upon that and tried to change his mind. He re-acted upon hate with metta, upon nicca, sukha, anatta with the anicca, dukkha and atta sanna. He reacted upon strong longing with contemplations on ugliness or foulness. The inner demons trying to controll. He used all kind of techniques or skills ot have some peace of mind. But did he succeed?
Some say, just some time before the Bodhitree, the Buddha realised that this effort, this trying to controll the inner demons with the weapons of skillful means, did not lead to the end of suffering, to his enlightment. He had not found the Path yet.
Under the Bodhitree Buddha did something completely different it is said. He stopped to change his mind(set). He let go the aspect of constant effort. Constant weaponing oneself against the demons. But do they disappear that way?
He was, according some, under the Bodhitree only observing in a state of mind of pure uncertaintly and amazement(?). That’s how he found the Path beyond. He stopped the inner judgements of “this is wholesome and unwholesome,” “moral and immoral”, wished-unwished, me and mine and not-me and mine etc. He stopped the battle.
The ordinaire mind, the one who battles, judges, prooved to be not the Path to enlightment.
While he did not battle anything, but loved everything, the battles were very quickly decided. The battlers became empty-handed. Everything grew cool right there, at the spot. That’s is how he found the state beyond, the Path, and got enlightend.
What do you think. Does this make sense?
Is this story about the Bodhitree (not the interpretation above) a late addition?