Buddhism
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Enso Symbol – What Does It Really Mean?

The Enso, a popular symbol of Buddhism and Japanese calligraphy, is made with a single brushstroke that creates an unclosed circle. It’s also called the ...

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Lotus Flower – Symbolism and Meaning

Lotus flowers are beautiful flowers that are commonly associated with purity, inner strength  and tranquility, but its symbolism extends beyond that. The ...

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Unalome Meaning and Symbolism (Real Meaning)

A seemingly simple design, the Unalome is complex and layered in its symbolism. The symbol is becoming extremely popular as a tattoo or for use in jewelry, ...

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What Are the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism?

Siddhartha Gautama, more commonly referred to as the Buddha or the “Enlightened one”, came from a life of privilege, which he eventually renounced in his ...

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Jizo – Japanese Bodhisattva and Protector of Children and Travelers

Jizo Bosatsu or just Jizo is a very curious character from Japanese Zen Buddhism and the Mahayana Buddhist tradition. He is viewed as a saint as ...

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Ahimsa – The Far-Eastern Principle of Non-Violence

Ahimsa is one of the key principles of most of the major Eastern religions such as Buddhism, Jainism, and Hinduism. Unlike other terms such as nirvana, ...

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Bodhisattva – The Enlightened Ideal Every Buddhist Strives For

As you start delving into Buddhism and its various schools of thought you’ll soon start encountering a curious term – bodhisattva. What’s quite peculiar ...

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What Does the Laughing Buddha Symbolize?

The Laughing Buddha is one of the most famous Buddhas in the West and is also well known in the East. Often affectionately called “Fat Buddha”, this famous ...

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Makara Symbol: Its Origins and What It Represents

Among all the legendary creatures in Hindu and Buddhist traditions, nothing appears quite as frequent as the Makara. For frequent travellers to India, ...

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The Tibetan Hung Symbol – The Jewel in the Lotus

The Tibetan Hung symbol is one of the most distinguished symbols in Buddhism. It is a part of the ancient Tibetan prayer or mantra - “Om Mani Padme Hung,” ...

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