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The Meaning Of Buddhist Colorful Flags & The Secret Mantra Behind It!

Neha Vashishth | Last Modified - Jun 28, 2016, 04:05 PM IST

'Om Mani Padme Hum' Has A Hidden Meaning Behind It!
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    Om Mani Padme Hum Flags
    Remember those colorful flags that you have seen on the back of the cards and on bikes many time but you never really thought much about. For some it might be an accessory for a car or bike but it actually has a hidden meaning behind it! This colorful flag is a Tibetan Buddhist flag, a prayer flag to be precise. The flags were originally used to protect Tibetans during the war times. These flags were adopted later on with prayers or messages of peace.
    The flag is colorful for a reason, all the colors symbolizes each element. It is a five color flag, blue is for wind element. White symbolizes air, while red is for fire. Yellow and green color symbolizes earth and water. The five colors also denote 5 directions; North, South, East, West & Center.
    It generally comes with a mantra written over it in English or Hindi along with Tibetan symbols. The mantra ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ is a Buddhist mantra which originated from Tibet. Tibetans believe that ‘all’ the teachings of Buddha are there in the mantra. The mantra is well known to guide you to the path of enlightenment. The mantra is about the truth of suffering of life and helps in getting rid of the same.
    Click next to see more about the mantra and meaning behind it...
  • The Mantra In Tibetan!
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    The Mantra In Tibetan!
    Remember those colorful flags that you have seen on the back of the cards and on bikes many time but you never really thought much about. For some it might be an accessory for a car or bike but it actually has a hidden meaning behind it! This colorful flag is a Tibetan Buddhist flag, a prayer flag to be precise. The flags were originally used to protect Tibetans during the war times. These flags were adopted later on with prayers or messages of peace.
    The flag is colorful for a reason, all the colors symbolizes each element. It is a five color flag, blue is for wind element. White symbolizes air, while red is for fire. Yellow and green color symbolizes earth and water. The five colors also denote 5 directions; North, South, East, West & Center.
    It generally comes with a mantra written over it in English or Hindi along with Tibetan symbols. The mantra ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ is a Buddhist mantra which originated from Tibet. Tibetans believe that ‘all’ the teachings of Buddha are there in the mantra. The mantra is well known to guide you to the path of enlightenment. The mantra is about the truth of suffering of life and helps in getting rid of the same.
    Click next to see more about the mantra and meaning behind it...
  • The Reason Why These Flags Are Placed On Height
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    The Reason Why These Flags Are Placed On Height
    Remember those colorful flags that you have seen on the back of the cards and on bikes many time but you never really thought much about. For some it might be an accessory for a car or bike but it actually has a hidden meaning behind it! This colorful flag is a Tibetan Buddhist flag, a prayer flag to be precise. The flags were originally used to protect Tibetans during the war times. These flags were adopted later on with prayers or messages of peace.
    The flag is colorful for a reason, all the colors symbolizes each element. It is a five color flag, blue is for wind element. White symbolizes air, while red is for fire. Yellow and green color symbolizes earth and water. The five colors also denote 5 directions; North, South, East, West & Center.
    It generally comes with a mantra written over it in English or Hindi along with Tibetan symbols. The mantra ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ is a Buddhist mantra which originated from Tibet. Tibetans believe that ‘all’ the teachings of Buddha are there in the mantra. The mantra is well known to guide you to the path of enlightenment. The mantra is about the truth of suffering of life and helps in getting rid of the same.
    Click next to see more about the mantra and meaning behind it...

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