Buddhism symbol ear

Buddhism symbol ear

Among the most celebrated figures in Tibetan history are the “dharma kings” ( chgyal 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…

Buddhism symbols in the Chinese Empire

Buddhism symbols in the Chinese Empire

Buddhism was first recorded around 600 BCE. This article will compare the rise of Buddhism in two very different countries, and two very different times. During the first century CE Buddhism found its way into China, and around the 5th century Buddhism…

Hand symbol Buddhism

Hand symbol Buddhism

Please Share: Every Click Helps! Mudras are symbolic hand gestures, and they are seen in all statues of the Buddha and Bodhisattvas, and are often seeing in different representations of various Hindu gods and goddesses. In Buddhism, the mudras are associated…

Symbols of Buddhism

Symbols of Buddhism

Non-Buddhists often ask whether or not Buddhists worship images. The answer is that the true Buddhists know who and what the Buddha is. We do not worship an image nor pray to it expecting any worldly boons or sensual pleasures while we are living or a…

Buddhism Significant symbol

Buddhism Significant symbol

Something written for an inter-religious exhibition: The offering of water at Buddhist shrines symbolises the aspiration to cultivate the virtues of calmness, clarity and purity with our body, speech and mind. It reminds us to diligently cleanse ourselves…

Buddhism symbol Dharmachakra

Buddhism symbol Dharmachakra

The wheel (Skt. chakra ; Tib. khor lo ) is one of the most important Buddhist symbols, as it represents the teachings of the Buddha. The Buddha was the one who turned the wheel of the dharma and thus the wheel symbol is the Dharmachakra, or wheel…

Buddhism healing symbol

Buddhism healing symbol

Buddhist Symbols, Symbolism and Meanings Learn Buddhism Online. Courses. Study. Education. Buddhist Symbols and symbolism are very different than what we in the western culture are familiar with. The most well known of are the eight auspicious symbols…

Buddhism symbols the Bodhi tree

Buddhism symbols the Bodhi tree

Tree Symbolism and Meaning of the Bodhi The bodhi tree was symbolic of awake-ness long before Prince Siddartha Gautama entered the opening of enlightenment beneath its leaves in 528 B.C.. Indeed, the name bodhi or (also known as bo ) means awakening…

Buddhist symbol for truth

Buddhist symbol for truth

Talking with Rita Gross Insight Journal: How do Western Buddhists, in spite of our many modern views, take their forms too literally? Rita Gross: Since I often teach in a Mahyna setting, let me use an example from that tradition. According to Mahyna legend…

Buddhism and symbols

Buddhism and symbols

Buddhism started as early as 4th or 6th BCE, when Siddharta Gautama started spreading his teachings of suffering, nirvana and rebirth in India. Siddharta himself was averse to accept images of himself, and used many different symbols to illustrate his…

Buddhism lion symbol

Buddhism lion symbol

Lion Meanings and Thoughts on Lion Symbolism The symbolic meaning of lions, as one might imagine, primarily deals with strength. The fact that it is a nocturnal creature means that the lion is a symbol of authority and command over subconscious thought…

Red symbolism in Buddhism

Red symbolism in Buddhism

Esoteric Buddhism is unique in presenting through visual images, the most abstract of concepts, which then acquire an intuitive simplicity, graspable by all. Thus there exists in Buddhism the concept of a rainbow body. The rainbow body is the penultimate…