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  Buddhist symbolism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Anthropomorphic symbolism appeared from around the 1st century CE with the arts of Mathura and the Greco-Buddhist art of Gandhara, and were combined with the previous symbols.
Other early aniconic symbols include the trisula, a symbol use since around the 2nd century BCE that combine the lotus, the vajra diamond rod and a symbolization of the three jewels (The Buddha, the dharma, the sangha).
Although the Buddha was not represented in human form until around the 1st century CE (see Buddhist art), the Physical characteristics of the Buddha are described in one of the central texts of the traditional Pali canon, the Digha Nikaya, in the discourse titled "Sutra of the Marks" (Pali: Lakkhana Sutta) (D.iii.142ff.).
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 Buddhist Art and Architecture: Symbolism of the Stupa / Chorten
These steps lead to a stylized parasol, the symbol of wind, which is topped in the ethereal sphere by the well-known ‘twin-symbol’ uniting sun and moon, which is the shimmering crown of the Chorten.
The Analogy with the Symbolism of the Stupa
The double symbol (Surya Chandra) of Sun and Rising Moon is an emblem of the Twin-unity of the Absolute Truth (of the sphere beyond normal comprehension) and the Relative Truth (of the worldly sphere).
www.buddhanet.net /stupa.htm   (381 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Buddhist symbolism
All forms of language are innately symbolic, and any system of symbols can form a "language;" at the minimum using only two arbitrary symbols in a binary system.
In the mind, the symbol can find free association with any number of other symbols, can be organized in any number of ways, and can hold the connected meanings between symbols as symbols in themselves.
In literature, "symbolism" may refer to the use of abstract concepts, as a way to obfuscate any literal interpretation, or to allow for the broader applicability of the prose to meanings beyond what may be literally described.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Buddhist-symbolism   (806 words)

  
 Buddhist symbolism - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Various symbolic innovations were later introduced, especially through Tibetan Buddhism.
the eight auspicious symbols of buddhism — a study in spiritual evolution
Buddhist symbolism, Early aniconic symbols, The 32 signs of a Great Man, and 80 Secondary Characteristics, The Mudras, The eight auspicious symbols of Tibetan & Nepali Buddhism, International symbols of the World Fellowship of Buddhists, See also, External links, Buddhism and Symbolism.
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 Read about Buddhist symbolism at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Buddhist symbolism and learn about Buddhist ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Gandhara, and were combined with the previous symbols.
The swastika was traditionally used in India by Buddhists and
The Mudras are a series of symbolic hand gestures describing the actions of the characters represented in
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 Tibetan Art & Symbolism
The eight luck-bringing symbols, Ashta-Mangala (Sanskrit) or Uljeitu naiman temdek (Mongolian), are popular charms to both the lamas and the Tibetan laity.
The 8 auspicious symbols may be personified as eight symbol-bearing goddesses, known in Tibetan as Tashi-lhamo Gyal or ASHTAMANGALA-DEVI in sanskrit.
Each is represented holding the symbolic object and all are adorned with crowns and jewels.
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 Color Symbolism In Buddhist Art
It is one of the five sacred stones of the Tibetan Buddhists, and symbolizes the energy of life force.
It is the color of earth, thus a symbol of rootedness and the equanimity of the earth.
The Buddhist Lord of karma (action), Amoghasiddhi, is also associated with this color, thus reiterating that green in Buddhist thought is the color of action.
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 Symbols & Buddhist Symbolism of BuddhistLinks.org
Buddhist Symbolism in Tibetan Thangkas by Ben Meulendbeld
Buddhist Symbols in Tibetan Culture: An Investigation of the Nine Best-Known Groups of Symbols by Dagyab Rinpoche, Robert A. Thurman (Foreword)
Buddhist Symbols The History, Philosophy and Practice of Buddhism - http://www.acay.com.au/~silkroad/buddha/c_symbol_frames.htm
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 Buddhist Symbolism
The Buddhist Flag was invented in 1952 at the World's Second Buddhists' Fellowship Conference which was held in Japan.
In simple terms, the Buddhist Flag implies that there is no discrimination of races, nationality, areas or skin colour; that every living being possess the Buddha Nature and all have the potential to become a Buddha.
Hence Buddhists carve pieces of timber into the shape of a fish, and knock on it during chanting sessions.
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 Color Symbolism In Buddhist Art
Like the fierce deities who are often the subject matter of these thangkas, the flness signifies the darkness of hate and ignorance as well as the role these qualities have to play in the awakening of clarity and truth.
The significance of the light shade is reflected in the supremacy of the semi-precious stone turquoise in the daily spiritual and religious life of the devout Buddhist, who holds various beliefs about this stone.
In general terms turquoise is a symbol of the blue of the sea and the sky.
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 Books : BUDDHIST SYMBOLISM IN TIBETAN THANGKAS
Buddhist Symbols in Tibetan Culture : An Investigation of the Nine Best-Known Groups of Symbols
In addition to attracting people who are curious about Buddhist imagery, this introductory book will help new collectors make informed purchases by providing an awareness of the quality of the symbolism appearing in contemporary thangkas.
Meulenbeld points out the primary Buddhist symbols and explains the ritual and the religious concepts they represent.
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 Buddhist Art and Architecture: Symbolism of the Mandala
The symbolism of meditation Mandalas has a rich tradition.
The outer form of these so-called holy circles is a geometrical diagram, a Yantra, and each detail of its construction has symbolic meaning.
However, the Dalai Lama, recognizing the many misconceptions surrounding Tibetan Buddhist practice, began presentations of the Kalachakra Sand Mandala to the general public as a cultural offering.
www.buddhanet.net /mandalas.htm   (331 words)

  
 The symbolism of Buddhist Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
the symbolism of Buddhist art mostly revolves around Siddhartha Gautama in the form of the enlightened one, Buddha.
Also, the portrayal of the Buddha is often pictured in a state of ultimate peace, or in a supernatural state of reality.
When a Buddhist follows the eightfold path, one would be like the lotus flower, its roots still touching the muck under the water, but not letting the delicate flowers touch the polluted water.
wwws2.countryday.net /2006/tangvaldo/symbolism_of_buddhist_art.htm   (115 words)

  
 Color Symbolism In Buddhist Art
Traditionally this beautiful stone was used to symbolize that which is pure or rare.
But though Buddhist aesthetics theorizes colors to be used primarily for their conventional symbolic significance, in practice it recognizes their powerful emotive effect.
Further, such colors, combined as they often are to meet prescribed symbolism, are nevertheless also juxtaposed very skillfully in calculated quantities so as to produce definite but indescribable visual and emotive effects.
www.kheper.net /topics/Buddhism/colors.html   (3365 words)

  
 Horse
In the Himalayan Buddhist tradition, these items are represented by symbols that figure as imaginary offerings and figure as decorations on gifts to spiritual leaders worthy of the highest esteem.
However, it is a legend among the Mongols that the heir to the leadership of these tribal people of the steppes was chosen according to which person's mount neighed first at the rising sun.
It is recorded that the queen of the people of the horse had to perform a symbolic sexual act with the body of a sacrificed stallion that was believed to endow the earth with fertility and, by association, her husband with the solar essence that imbued him with kingly power.
www.khandro.net /animal_horse.htm   (2491 words)

  
 Buddhist Conch Shell Symbol - ReligionFacts
The hair whorls on Buddha's head spiral to the right, as do his fine body hairs, the long curl between his eyebrows (urna), and also the conch-like swirl of his navel.
Vajrayana Buddhism absorbed the conch as a symbol which fearlessly proclaimed the truth of the dharma.
Among the eight symbols, it stands for the fame of the Buddha's teaching, which spreads in all directions like the sound of the conch trumpet.
religionfacts.com /buddhism/symbols/conch.htm   (384 words)

  
 Tibetaanse Thangka’s uit Nepal
These paintings were rolled up and taken on journeys, they were used as traveling altars, or hung for special occasions when certain deities were honored or called upon.
He points out the primary Buddhist symbols and explains both the ritual and the religious concepts they represent.
He provides a thoroughly enjoyable way to absorb even some of the more complicated concepts of Tibetan Buddhism and points out some of the ritual gestures and attributes so you can recognize the various buddhas and their guises and consorts.
www.binkeykok.com /books/Buddhist-Symbolism%20in-Tibetan-Thangka%27s.htm   (318 words)

  
 Buddhist Symbolism in Tibetan Thangkas: The Story of Siddhartha and Other Buddhas Interpreted in Mod by Meulenbeld, Ben
Buddhist Symbolism in Tibetan Thangkas: The Story of Siddhartha and Other Buddhas Interpreted in Mod by Meulenbeld, Ben
Buddhist Symbolism in Tibetan Thangkas: The Story of Siddhartha and Other Buddhas Interpreted in Mod
The thangka, literally "something that can be rolled up", originated as a way for Tibetan Buddhist monks to bring the life and teachings of the Buddha to the people through the visual medium of paint.
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 BUDDHIST SYMBOLISM IN TIBETAN THANGKAS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
As a wanna-be buddhist, I have problems trying to relate to the truly arcane world of Tibetan Buddhism.
This book has allowed me to better appreciate the imagery used in meditation and teachings you may encounter.
Of course, if you truly are a buddhist, it wouldn't matter that much right?
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 Buddhist symbolism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Tibetan Buddhists make use of a particular set of eightauspicious symbols in household and public art.
Some common interpretations are given along with each symbol although differentteachers may give different interpretations:
The right-turning whiteconch shell, representing the beautiful sound of the spread of the dharma teaching
www.therfcc.org /buddhist-symbolism-128531.html   (176 words)

  
 art_department   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
• If the religion you have been assigned is not your own belief or religion then please describe the symbolism or similarities that could apply to your own belief or religion, based on the culture you are examining.
Try to incorporate at least one symbol from each of the various religions.
Think of your group as if you all were three famous artist who have decide to collaborate on this remarkable request to build a monument that expresses the coexistence of all the religions of the world.
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 It's the tombstone busy season
On half-finished stones lined up in workshops, the eyes of the once-alive stared out in scanned photos re-created on full-color ceramic plates, fired five times and topped with pure quartz to protect them from elements.
There were etchings -- stenciled by computer and sandblasted or hand cut -- of beloved schooners, treble clefs, softballs in motion, airplanes in flight, big-haul 18-wheelers, violins, pagodas, Farsi calligraphy, Buddhist symbolism and, everywhere, images of a towering, snow-capped Mount Rainier attesting to Northwesterners' love of nature.
The family of a purse seiner born in 1919 commissioned a stone showing him sitting on the beach, contemplating his nets and floats.
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 Vasantha Kumara (1993) Symphony of the temple drums: Buddhist symbolism through ritual art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Vasantha Kumara (1993) Symphony of the temple drums: Buddhist symbolism through ritual art
Symphony of the temple drums: Buddhist symbolism through ritual art
Study of the dance forms with reference to Sri Lanka.
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 Records for Buddhist art and symbolism -- China -- Tibet. (in MARION)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Records for Buddhist art and symbolism -- China -- Tibet.
Buddhist art and symbolism -- China -- Tibet.
Symbols of Tibetan Buddhism / text by Claude B. Levenson ; photographs by Laziz Hamani ; foreword by Dalai Lama ; [translated by Nissim Marshall].
library.cerritos.edu /MARION/@BUDDHIST%20ART%20AND%20SYMBOLISM/21240000e000/0   (86 words)

  
 Bucknell and Stuart-Fox (1986) The twilight language: Explorations in Buddhist meditation and symbolism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Bucknell and Stuart-Fox (1986) The twilight language: Explorations in Buddhist meditation and symbolism
The twilight language: Explorations in Buddhist meditation and symbolism
Meditation; Buddhist art and symbolism; Language and languages; Buddhism; Religious aspects; Doctrines
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 Arts of Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Deccan (west India), the Sanchi area and Bharhut – the origin of Buddhist symbolism
We will consider the early development of Buddhist symbolism (ca 100 BCE) from a geographic standpoint by comparing artistic production from the Ganges Basin, the West Indian Deccan plateau and the Sanchi Bhilsa area in North-central India
Aniconism – use of a symbol to represent the Buddha
www.temple.edu /art_history_india/general/H-3-Deccan-sanchi-bharhut.htm   (343 words)

  
 BUDDHIST SYMBOLISM IN TIBETAN THANGKAS, Binkey Kok, Holland, Ben Meulenbeld
BUDDHIST SYMBOLISM IN TIBETAN THANGKAS, Binkey Kok, Holland, Ben Meulenbeld
The thangka as a way for Tibetan Buddhist monks to bring the life and teachings of the Buddha to the people through the visual medium of paint.
Buyers rate this item 4.0 out of 5.0 in 1 reviews.
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