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Four noble truths
Buddhist Symbolism

The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism 

Buddhist legend says that when Gautama Buddha meditated under a Peepal Tree and reached nirvana in Bodh Gaya, east India, he realised “four noble truths.”  History records that after some…

Buddhist Symbolism

The Symbolic Meaning of Two Golden Fish in Buddhism

The golden fish in Buddhist symbolism has been lifted directly from ancient Vedic mythology. The Hindu God….

Buddhist Symbolism Self-Development

The Symbolic Meaning of the Victory Banner in Buddhism

The victory banner is a symbol in Tibetan Buddhism that celebrates enlightenment. More precisely it…

Buddhist Symbolism Self-Development

The Symbolic Meaning of the Treasure Vase in Buddhism

Today the vase is typically used to collect money, thus alludes to material wealth. However,….

Endless Knot in Buddhism
Buddhist Symbolism

The Symbolic Meaning of the Endless Knot in Buddhism

The Endless Knot is perhaps the most complex of Buddhist symbols to understand. The orthodox meaning is typically shallow, and the true meaning is complicated. However, I will do my…

Buddhist Symbolism

The Symbolic Meaning of the Dharma Wheel in Buddhism

The Dharma Wheel is a core symbol of Buddhist teaching. Together with the lotus flower, it is the most…