All the Buddhas Appear in the worlds far away And are difficult to meet. This magical flower grows only once every 3000 years. The flower and fruit of the ficus racemosa. Mostly mistaken Udumbara as lacewings eggs. The Chinese Communist Party claimed the flowers were lacewing eggs, but the flowers differ greatly because of their beauty. In 2007, a farmer found what appeared to be delicate white flowers on filigree stems sprouting out of a steel spout he was cleaning. Because some of the flowers like the ones below could not be identified as lacewing eggs. ” Source. It is believed that this beautiful flower which has very tiny stem grows only once in every 3000 years. The Udumbara flower (ficus racemosa) is a small flower of the Cluster Fig. The udonge flower may be symbolic of mind to mind transmission between the teacher and the student, in this case, Gautama Buddha and Mahākāśyapa. We call the lacewing eggs 優曇華(うどんげ)の花 "Udumbara flower". Recently, udumbara flowers are blossoming everywhere around the planet. Many people have documented this rare occurrence, but there are also people who say the flowers are the eggs of the green lacewing insect. They have a stem with branches and emit a distinct smell of sandalwood – and these indeed have been identified as the Udumbara flower of the Ficus racemosa tree. This flower is so extremely seldom that some people confuse it with the eggs of the lacewing. The flower stems can be connected to glass, steel, wood, stone etc. It is believed to blossom only once every 3,000 years, to herald the appearance of a Tathagata. Over the past years, Udumbara flowers were also seen in many parts of China, with Chinese state media always debunking them as green lacewing eggs. Udonge is also used to refer to the eggs of the lacewing insect. It was later found to be only the eggs of lacewings and not the rare Udumbara flower. Know more about it. The eggs are laid in a pattern similar to a flower, and its shape is used for divination in Asian fortune-telling. Lacewing egg (left) vs. Udumbara flower (right) Lacewing egg According to scriptures of the Buddha School, Udumbara is a flower of auspiciousness and “when it blossoms once every three thousand years, the King of Gold Wheel will come out.” “Udumbara blossom comes from heaven and it is not something in this earthly world. In Buddhism, it is a metaphor for that which is supernaturally rare. End of story for many but we here at Environmental Graffiti like to dig deeper. with no soil found in between. Udumbara is also used for a configuration of the eggs laid by the lacewing insect that is used for divinatory purposes. There’s an interesting myth about its growth. From the Digital Tibetan Buddhist Altar website: “The Udumbara flower (ficus racemosa) is a small flower of the Cluster Fig. Udumbara flowers were then found all throughout China and in many countries around the world. Lacewings lay their eggs on strands of stalks to prevent the assertive larvae from eating one another when hatched. According to Buddhist scriptures Udumbara flower is a symbol of immoratality. Even if they appear in this world It is difficult to hear their teaching. But through observation under microscope, specialists concluded that they were definetely not worm eggs. These are lacewing eggs, not flowers. However, the difference between the two is very clear and simple. A recent sighting of this flower in 2010 was reported by a Chinese nun, who could distinguish them from assuming it to be lacewing eggs because they omitted fragrance of sandalwood. Udumbara Flowers and Summer Vacation. Even in immeasurable, innumerable kalpas Tiny petals of the flower are visual to the naked eye and they are resilient, surviving for a year and longer.