8 Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism
You may be wondering why these 8 symbols are called “auspicious”? They are called “auspicious” because they represent success. Hence, these 8 symbols are often seen in many holy altars in front of the Buddha and there are also a few carved and shaped.
These 8 symbols of Buddhism often serve as the focal points of meditation and contemplation. It is believed that these symbols have something to do with success and favorable happenings in the future. So, if you want a better future or if you want to grow deeper in your spirituality, it will be good to make these symbols your focus in your meditation.
Here are the 8 auspicious symbols of Tibetan Buddhism:
The parasols represented his sovereignty as the Buddha.
- Conch Shell
The conch shell represents the Buddha's teachings and the fearlessness of sharing these ideas to others.
- Treasure Vase
The treasure vase represents the endless quality of the Buddha's teachings.
- Victory Banner
The victory banner represents triumphs of the Buddha over the hindrances on the path to enlightenment.
- Dharma Wheel
The dharma wheel the aspects of the Noble Eight-fold Path, the practices said to lead one out of the cycle of rebirth.
- Golden Fish
The golden fish symbolizes freedom from the cycle of rebirth.
- Endless Knot
The endless knot represents the endless cycle of rebirth.
- Lotus Flower