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Ying Yang and 8 Auspicious Symbols Mandala

Ying Yang and 8 Auspicious Symbols Mandala

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This beautiful original painting is of fine art quality and has been created by master painters from Nepal. This painting features a Ying Yang in the centre, surrounded by the 8 Auspicious Symbols in a lotus pattern. The compassion mantra, Om Mani Padme hung extends radially outwards and is surrounded by lotus petals and an abstract golden pattern. All text is in the Tibetan script. 

Tibetan Buddhism attaches great importance to the 8 auspicious symbols . These symbols are used in the foundations of new homes as protection from obstacles and to promote good physical and mental health, prosperity, abundance and family harmony. If, on the other hand, there are projects that encounter obstacles, these symbols have the power to eliminate them and allow you to continue along the path.

The story goes that after achieving enlightenment Buddha meditated under the Bodhi tree for yet more days to enjoy and experience the achieved state. It is said that Bhrama and Visnu were the first to ask Lord Buddha to share the experience just achieved with all beings and to do so Brama offered a shell as a symbol of the spread of teachings and Visnu his wheel of knowledge as a symbol of continuity in the action of spreading the Dharma. And so other deities followed one another to offer each Buddha an auspicious symbol. In the tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, therefore, the 8 auspicious symbols are considered as a powerful aid to eliminate obstacles and promote good luck in every activity of life.

The auspicious symbols are:

The Parasol: physical and spiritual protection from suffering.

The wheel of DHARMA: stable and concentrated mind.

The victory banner: strength and determination towards a goal.

The two golden fish: happiness and harmony that resides in a free mind.

The treasure vessel: spiritual and material success.

The lotus flower : purification of body and mind towards the path of perfection.

The shell: awakening from ignorance and the spread of teaching.

The infinite knot: the harmony of the universe where everything is connected.

The sound of Om is associated with purification whilst reciting the sacred mantra Om Mani Padme Hung is used to cultivate compassion during meditation. 

Item Specifications

  • Material: Paint, Natural mineral pigment, gold on cotton (UNFRAMED)
  • Size (Canvas): 54 X 54 cms
  • Painted Area Size: 48 x 48 cms
  • Painted by master thangka painters in Nepal 
  • BYO Picture Frame
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