Tibetan Prayer Flags Eight Auspicious Signs
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Eight colourful flags representing the Eight Auspicious Signs of Tibetan Buddhism. These are Perfect Endless Knot, Delightful Lotus, Melodious White Conch, Wish Granting Vase, Precious Parasol, Dharma Wheel, Auspicious Golden Fish, Victorious Banner. Total length 205cm; flag size 25 x 21cm
The Perfect Endless Knot emblematic of the timeless unity of everything , wisdom, compassion and love.
The Delightful Lotus symbolising the purity of the mind as it rises above the muddy roots of attachment. Reminding us of our spiritual nature though we are rooted in our imperfect humanity.
The Melodious Conch representing the sound of Dharma which calls us to waken from our ignorant slumbers and become mindful of our responsibilities to ourselves and others.
The Wish Granting Vase, the ever-filling cup, giving the fortune of a good life, liberation after effort from samsara and suffering.
The Precious Parasol which protects all beings from harmful forces. It reminds us of the 1000 petalled Lotus, Sahasrara, the ultimate condition of our Being.
Dharma Wheel turns unceasingly in the universe, keeping beings in samsara, the material world of delusion and karma from which they can seek to be freed by personal striving for release from attachment.
The Auspicious Golden Fish represents fearlessness in the face of samsara and suffering. The two great sacred rivers of India are represented by fish. In several Religions fish symbolize Abundance, Fertility, Freedom of movement and elegance.
Victorious Banner representing the Buddha’s victory over the four maras, or hindrances to enlightenment – pride, desire, disturbing emotions and fear of death