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The Eight Auspicious Symbols

In Sanskrit: Ashtamangala

The eight auspicious symbols venerate The Buddha and therefore represent the nature of the Buddhist path.

The Two fish are representative of the universal monarch, The Buddha.

The parasol represents the dignity that shields from harm

The conch shell represents the sound of victory.

The lotus symbolizes purity.

The furled banner represents the victory of spirituality.

The vase of sacred water filled with the nectar of immortality.

The wheel of teaching that the Buddha turned.

The eternal knot represents the interdependence of all things.

The 'Heart' of 'Perfect Wisdom' Sutra

Mahamudra Meditation with an INTERACTIVE image of The Nine Stages of Tranquility

HUM is where the HEART is ! An INTERACTIVE image of the seed syllable HUM

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