The top of the image shows two monks riding on white elephants on two bands of multicolored rays of light, representing the two higher contemplative, superworldly levels. One of the levels, with its four states, corresponds to the natural consciousness on the refined plane of form, while the other, with its four states, corresponds to the formless plane (i.e., the two planes are within the existential realm). The sword in the monk's hand symbolizes the sword of ultimate knowledge, which cuts through self-delusion. The monk soaring through the sky represents the preparatory and actual meditative absorption achieved by seekers of personal enlightenment (arhats).
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