Buddhism symbol Pictures

Among the most celebrated figures in Tibetan history are the “dharma kings” (chögyal in Tibetan) who supported Buddhism and helped it to take root in Tibet. And probably the most important of all the dharma kings is Tri Song Detsen. Prince Song Detsen was given the title Tri – meaning “throne” – when he came of age, and he wasted little time in curbing the anti-Buddhist movement that had taken root in recent years since the death of his father, the previous king.

Seeking Buddhist teachers, first from China, then from Nepal and India, he went about getting Tibet its first proper monastery. That monastery, Samyé, was built with the help of the Nepalese abbot Śāntarakṣīta and the tantric adept from modern Pakistan, Padmasambhava. The king also supervised the ordination of the first Tibetan monks, and a vast project for the translation of Buddhist scriptures into Tibetan.

That is the briefest of summaries of the traditional Tibetan view of Tri Song Detsen’s achievements. If we turn to the Dunhuang manuscripts, we find – for once – that they are much in agreement with that traditional view. Tri Song Detsen is celebrated in quite a few Dunhuang poems and prayers as a great Buddhist king. Most of these celebrations of the king have already been translated (see the References section below) but I recently came across one that seems to have been missed. And it’s really quite interesting indeed…

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What is the Buddhist symbol for strength?

there is brute strength and there is spiritual strength.
I would say the latter is non-violence in Buddhism, and
therefore all buddhist symbols represent strength.
Further than that you would have to look into Hindu, or Vedic,
symbolism I'm afraid.

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What is the buddhist symbol for air?

My and my parents are all getting buddhist symbols for a family tattoo. My mom is getting water, my dad fire, and I am getting air. However, I can't find the symbol for air or even wind anywhere... Please help!!

I would say the latter is non-violence in Buddhism, and
therefore all buddhist symbols represent strength.
Further than that you would have to look into Hindu, or Vedic,
symbolism I'm afraid.

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What is the Buddhist symbol?

There are many different symbols in Buddhism, but there isn't one in particular that signifies all Buddhism, like the cross is a symbol of Christianity.
The lotus flower, the wheel of Dharma, the dorje (lighting bolt) and the mandala are a few symbols used in Buddhism to help people remember the underlying principles.
The swastika is a symbol used in Buddhism, Hinduism and Bon, the animistic belief system that predated Buddhism in Tibet. "Swastik" in Sanskrit means "health", and the swastika - either right-turning or left-turning - is often used as a symbol of luck, merit or good heal…

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