Footprint of the Buddha. Sikri, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province 2nd–3rd century CE. Schist H. 37 x W. 19 11/16 x D. 1 3/4 in. (94 x 50 x 4.5 cm). Lahore Museum, G-124  The footprint of the Buddha (buddhapada) was one of the earliest symbols used in Buddhist art. It stands for his former physical presence and is an object of profound veneration. The swastikas at the tips of the toes and the omega symbol on the heel are auspicious symbols. The central wheel represents the Buddhist doctrine.

mianoti: Footprint of the Buddha. Schist H. 37 x W. Lahore Museum, The footprint of the Buddha.

Victory Banner  The victory banner symbolises the victory of the activities of one's own and others body, speech and mind over obstacles and negativitities. It also stands for the complete victory of the Buddhist Doctrine over all harmful and pernicious forces.

The victory banner symbolises the victory of the activities of one's own and others body, speech and mind over obstacles and negativitities. It also stands for the complete victory of the Buddhist Doctrine over all harmful and pernicious forces.

14th Century Bodhisattva of Compassion from Japan. Cypress wood with pigment, gold powder, and cut gold leaf.

Nyoirin Kannon (Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara in the form of Chintamanichakra), Japan, Early Century, Kamakura Period.

8 symbols of Buddism-$5,The Banner of Victory:	 The Banner of Victory  The banner stands for the complete victory of the Buddhist doctrine over death, ignorance and all the negativity of this world.

eight sacred symbols: the banner of victory. the banner stands for the complete victory of the buddhist doctrine over death, ignorance, and all the negativities of this world.

The Buddhist Catechism: Part II. The Dharma or Doctrine

The Buddhist Catechism: Part II. The Dharma or Doctrine

In this contemplative image Maitreya, "'The Benevolent" is turning the Wheel of the Iaw (dharmachakra mudra) in the Tushita Heaven. There as a Bodhisattva he teaches Buddhist doctrine to celestial beings until he descends to this world as the future mortal Buddha. Patan Museum

Maitreya, "'The Benevolent" is turning the Wheel of the Iaw (dharmachakra mudra) in the Tushita Heaven. There as a Bodhisattva he teaches Buddhist doctrine to celestial beings until he descends to this world as the future mortal Buddha.

Along the paths of Zanskar in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, India, the traveller is often confronted with Mani-Walls. These stone structures are a compilation of exquisitely-carved stone-tablets, each with the inscription "Om Mani Padme Hum" which translates to "Hail to the Jewel in the Lotus". These walls should be passed or circumvented from the left side, the clockwise direction in which the earth and the universe revolve, according to Buddhist doctrine.

Carved stone tablets, each with the inscription "Om Mani Padme Hum" along the paths of Zangskar

Nepal | Buddhist Amulet;  | Late 19th to early 20th century || Representing Kirittimakha, one of the guardians of the Buddhist doctrine || {GPA}

Nepal | Buddhist Amulet; | Late 19th to early 20th century || Representing Kirittimakha, one of the guardians of the Buddhist doctrine || {GPA}

Samskara (or sankhara) is a word used in many Buddhist doctrines, but it has no parallel in English. This article explores the meaning of samskara.

Exploring the Meaning of Samskara or Sankhara in Buddhist Teaching

Exploring the Meaning of Samskara or Sankhara in Buddhist Teaching: Arctic terns flying at sunset, Iceland

Life of Holy Priest Nichiren - 4. "Divine Wisdom" by Tenrei Horiuchi (1903-1982). Yaku-o-maru wanted to gain the divine wisdom to be able to study the complicated Buddhist doctrines. When he was praying to Kyokuzo Bodhisattva, she appeared in front of him and gave him a crystal of the wisdom. After this incident, he could complete the study of the various Buddhist doctrines.

Divine Wisdom 1957 - from “Nichiren Seijin Goichidai Ki Gafu” (Picture Album of the Life of Holy Priest Nichiren). Tenrei Horiuchi «Yaku-o-maru wanted to gain the divine wisdom to be able to study the complicated Buddhist.

A Tai Yai boy waits for a ceremony to begin during the Poy Sang Long Festival on April 1, 2015 in Mae Hong Son, Thailand. Poy Sang Long is a Buddhist novice ordination ceremony of the Shan people or Tai Yai, an ethnic group of Shan State in Myanmar and northern Thailand. Young boys aged between 7 and 14 are ordained as novices to learn the Buddhist doctrines.

A Tai Yai boy waits for a ceremony to begin during the Poy Sang Long Festival April in Mae Hong Son, Thailand. Poy Sang Long is a Buddhist novice ordination ceremony of.

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