Choose your buddhist symbol and find out more about your inner self

Buddhism started as early as 4th or 6th BCE when Siddharta Gautama began to spread 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 teachings. There are eight different auspicious symbols of Buddhism, and many say that these represent the gifts that God made to Buddha when he achieved enlightenment.Β  One of he most recognized symbols in buddhism are The Dharma wheel, The Eternal Knot, The Swastika and The Buddha Eyes.

If you have picked one of these symbols, there is an important message for you:

1. The Dharma wheel


Yo still need to learn. You need to make a difference between the dharma and the kharma way of living. Read more about that and meditate.

This wheel is also called the dharma chakra or the Dhamma Chakka and is often used to represent Buddha himself. It has also universally become the symbol for Buddhism. The dharma wheel has eight spokes, which represent Buddha’s Eightfold Path.

2. The Eternal Knot


This symbols is sooo powerful. It will protect you and help you find your inner peace.

The intertwining of lines in the eternal knot is said to symbolize how everything is connected. It can also represent how religion and secular affairs, as well as compassion and wisdom, are united and connected to each other.

3. The Two Golden Fish


You are so brave. You are fearless and know how to make a difference in your life. You know how to fight the problems and move on the next level of existence.

In older times, the two fish were drawn to symbolize the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers. It has, through interpretation, come to mean luck and fortune. It also means the courage and fearlessness to face the ocean of sufferings and to be able to swim freely like fish through water.

4. The Lotus


You find your inner peace, but sometimes you feel like you lost it. You have pure soul, you know that deep in your heart. You always find a way to solve your problems, to find the light, to find your victory from the mud to the sky. Just like the lotus.

InΒ BuddhistΒ symbolism theΒ lotusΒ is symbolic of purity of the body, speech, and mind as while rooted in the mud, its flowers blossom on long stalks as if floating above the muddy waters of attachment and desire. It is also symbolic of detachment as drops of water easily slide off its petals.

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