Showing posts with label The Living Paradise. Show all posts
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Friday, January 19, 2018

Perseverance

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Perseverance can be clarified and portrayed from various perspectives and every description will have a radical new definition.

Perseverance, literally mean, uncompromising in accomplishing something particularly in regardless of struggles and endless deterrents. 

Here is the genuine story of a woman’s perseverance, particularly in notwithstanding of her difficulty throughout everyday life.
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A young British girl, at the age of 17 was rejected from college. At 25, her mother passed on. After two years, she married to a man she thought was her Mr. right. Sadly and tragically, she has been physically and mentally ill-treated  by her husband.

In spite of the majority of this,  she welcomed her first child. A year later, her marriage came to a sorrowful ending, and she began experiencing discouragement as she was a single parent and was living on social welfare.

Life seems to be somewhat merciless for her, she thought of committing suicide. In any case, she guided her devotion in something that she adored the most – Writing.

She published her book, and by the age of 35, she has successfully released her books, and she was named the best author of the year. She sold 11 million copies of her new book on the single day. 
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J.K. Rowling QBE is a world well known British novelist. Her story books of Harry Potter is a worldwide household brand worth $15 Billion. Her real life story showed us to never surrender and do what we like the most. 

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Aspiration For Bodhichitta
For those in whom the precious Bodhichitta has not arisen
May it arise and not decrease
But increase further and further.

Dedication of Merit
By this merit may we obtain omniscience then.
Having defeated the enemies wrong-doings.
May we liberate migratory from the ocean of existence.
With its stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness and death.

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Monday, January 8, 2018

New Year Aspirations - Confession

Medicine Buddha’s Confession Prayers
DIK TUNG KUN SHAK GE WA JANG CHUB NGO
NE DON DUK NGELDREL WAY TRASHI SHOK
JIK TEN PA NAM RANG NE BENZA MU
YE SHE DAM TSHIK LHA NAM DAK LA THIM
KA DAKKUN ZANG LONG DU. E MA HO.

English translation - Medicine Buddha’s Confession Prayers
I confess all wrong and downfalls and dedicate all virtue to awakening.
May there be the most auspicious of freedom from sickness, harmful spirits and suffering.
The worldly ones return to their own places, BENZA MU.
The Jnana and Samaya Sattvas dissolve into me.
I dissolve into the expanse of all goodness, primordial purity. E MA HO.
Purifying negativity is a basic theme of Buddhist philosophy and practice. According to the teachings of Shakyamuni, the historical Buddha of our era, each being has a mind, the basic nature of which is purity, goodness, compassion and wisdom. This basic nature, often called “Buddha Nature,” is the basis for the experience of perfect compassion and wisdom called enlightenment.

But while all beings possess this “seed of awakening, it is often obscured by negativity such as; conflicting, emotions, habitual tendencies, and the belief in a solid, permanent and 
unchanging “self ” and environment. 
These obscurations lead us to commit negative actions, which (according to the Buddha’s teachings on karma) bear fruit as the suffering of cyclic existence (called “Samsara.”). To uncover our basic nature and to stop accumulating negative karma, the Buddha taught that we should:

1. Do away with negative actions;
2. Practice virtuous actions; and
3. Tame the mind (through meditation).

On a daily basis, Buddhists strive to become more aware of their thoughts and actions and to see how those thoughts and actions shape their experience and their world. They also strive to stop performing negative actions and to purify negative actions they have already done, while at the same time strengthening positive actions, and expanding the positive actions they already are performing. 

By doing this, they eliminate negative karma (and its attendant suffering) and increase positive karma (and its attendant happiness). They also remove obscurations, allowing the Buddha nature to become more manifest.
The Practice of Confession
One of the most powerful means of purifying past negative actions and eliminating future negative actions is the practice of Confession. Shakyamuni gave teachings to his followers on the power of confession, and confession was a regular feature of the daily prayer life of his followers.

We can practice confession ourselves on a daily basis. Daily confession helps us confront our faults, become more aware of how our actions affect others, and short-circuit our habitual tendencies. As we do this, negative habits, lose their grip on us, our obscurations 
slowly lift, and we become more “in touch” with our Buddha Nature and our potential for spiritual awakening.
We make confession by reciting a confession liturgy, such as reciting the sacred Sadhanas, Sutras and Mantras.  A Special Means of Purification is to recite the Vajrasattva Mantra. In addition, the Vajrayana teachings of the Buddha contain a special means for purifying negativity is the 100-syllable Mantra of Vajrasattva.

The Mantra is composed of seed syllables that are the embodiment of 100 “families”—all of the deities of the Vajrayana. Vajrasattva (Dorje Sempa in Tibetan) has vowed that his mantra would have the power to purify even the most terrible misdeeds, it is among the most powerful means we have for purifying negative karma and obscurations. 

The Tibetan word for mantra is “ngak,” implies power, meaning that the words themselves are powerful. But our attitude and intention in saying them is crucial, as well. Any mantra can bring about purification, if you think it will. But Vajrasattva’s mantra is especially powerful and prominent.
The 100-Syllable Mantra of Vajrasattva
OM VAJRASATTVA SAMAYA, 
MANUPALAYA VAJRASATTVA,
TENOPA TISHTHA DRIDHO ME BHAWA,
SUTOKHAYO ME BHAWA, SUPOKHAYO ME BHAWA,
ANURAKTO ME BHAWA, SARWA SIDDHI ME PRAYACCHA,
SARWA KARMA SU TSA ME, TSITTAM SHREYANG KURU, HUNG,
HA HA HA HA HO, BHAGAWAN SARWA TATHAGATA,
VAJRA MA ME MUNCA, VAJRI BHAWA, MAHA SAMAYASATTVA, HA.

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Aspiration For Bodhichitta
For those in whom the precious Bodhichitta has not arisen
May it arise and not decrease
But increase further and further.

Dedication of Merit
By this merit may we obtain omniscience then.
Having defeated the enemies wrong-doings.
May we liberate migratory from the ocean of existence.
With its stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness and death.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

New Year Aspirations - Aptitude

Yes, I am changing. * I am doing what makes me happy. After all, I am responsible for my happiness. And I owe it to me.*

Days slip into weeks, weeks turn into months and transform into years. Calendars are changing and so am I and you as well.

Today is January 04, 2018. I am sharing a message from one my Lama teacher to you as a courtesy reminder for everybody including myself. Life is valuable and it accelerates towards its end always.

None of us knows when the most recent day of our expedition in this magnificent world will be. Vulnerability is dependably with us each minute, yet we go about as though we will live eternally.

In the event that we mull over profoundly about our lives, we may comprehend that our existence is fragile and destructible. It is momentary and impermanent, and this is the main right set of circumstances for us to be grateful and appreciative.

Changing ourselves into better people as we live. As for an individual, we conceived with imperfection. The capacity to take a shot at our defects and enhance ourselves is an interesting and unique nature of the human life. 

Nonetheless, a large number of us turn out to be excessively focused when we uncover our flaws when dealing with an undesirable circumstance. We shed tears  and discouraged. 
We overlook that the way toward gaining from fault and idealizing ourselves is the texture of existence. In this way, remind ourselves to cultivate the teaching of the Buddha without much theatrical work. Regardless of whether we will have a charming New Year or not relies upon how we think and how we manage our lives. 

With respect to myself, I am not anticipating  a smooth year, but rather I seek to have better aptitudes to withstand the effects of a hostile situation and carry on with my life completely notwithstanding when I am stuck with adversities. 

Being cared for ourselves is the way to joy. At that point cautiously it will extend onto others as well. So my aspire for each of you is to respect yourself and others. You are all-important to many individuals on every side of you.
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Aspiration For Bodhichitta
For those in whom the precious Bodhichitta has not arisen
May it arise and not decrease
But increase further and further.

Dedication of Merit
By this merit may we obtain omniscience then.
Having defeated the enemies wrong-doings.
May we liberate migratory from the ocean of existence.
With its stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness and death.

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Monday, January 1, 2018

Aspirations & Happy New Year 2018

At this time, as the New Year 2018 has just been approached. I would like to take this great opportunity to wish my Facebook Dharma brothers and sisters and everyone “Tashi Delek.

When all is said in done, may all impediments and misfortune end at the season of 2017. In the New Year , particularly in this world, may illness, starvation and this deteriorate time of warfare, may other hardship be assuaged. May every one of us have otherworldly and common joy, well-being, prosperity and plenitude of excellence. 

In Particular, may everyone be engaged with the Holy Dharma. May we generally have love and empathy for others, and do not endeavor to harm one another. May our activities be in harmony with the path of the sacrosanct Dharma. 

Similarly, may affliction and different sufferings be conciliated through the blessing of Noble Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Yidams, Dakinis and Dharmapala ( Dharma protectors) and may all of us practices of Bodhichitta. 

Aspiration prayers
Through the compassionate and merciful Medicine Buddha’s blessing, may our ailment        subside :

Tayata Om Bekandze Bekandze 
Maha Bekandze
Radza Samudgate Soha
Medicine Buddha Mantra

Through the loving compassion and blessings of ChenrezigAvalokiteshvara Bodhisattva may our obstacles be pacified:

Om Mani Padme Hum
Om Mani Padme Hum
Om Mani Padme Hum
ChenrezigAvalokiteshvara Bodhisattva Mantra

Through the kindness of Arya Taras, may our trepidation be overcome:
Om Tare Tutare Ture Soha
Om Tare Tutare Ture Soha
Om Tare Tutare Ture Soha
Arya Green Tara Mantra

Through the blessings of Manjushri, may our wisdom increase:
Om A Ra Pa Ca Na Dhih
Om A Ra Pa Ca Na Dhih
Om A Ra Pa Ca Na Dhih
Manjushri Bodhisattva mantra

Through the invocation of Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava, may all our negativity and        evil deeds be simultaneously appeased:
Om Ah Hum Benza Guru Pedma Sidhi Hung
Om Ah Hum Benza Guru Pedma Sidhi Hung
Om Ah Hum Benza Guru Pedma Sidhi Hung
Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava Mantra

Through all the aspirations, may everyone have tranquility and bliss, well-being and abundance.  

Happy New Year 2018
Thug Jek je and Tashi Delek
Admin, Thubten Choayang Maxwell

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Aspiration For Bodhichitta
For those in whom the precious Bodhichitta has not arisen
May it arise and not decrease
But increase further and further.

Dedication of Merit
By this merit may we obtain omniscience then.
Having defeated the enemies wrong-doings.
May we liberate migratory from the ocean of existence.
With its stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness and death.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Finding Inner Strength

在藏語中有一句諺語: "悲劇應該被用來作為力量的源泉。不管有什麼困難, 經歷多麼痛苦, 如果我們失去了希望, 那就是我們真正的災難。
第十四達賴喇嘛

There is a saying in Tibetan, “Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.” No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster - His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama.

Finding the inner strength is a driving force of the never-ending spirits of every living being on earth. It is likewise worth recollecting that the time of the most prominent gains in term of wisdom and inner strength is often that of the greatest difficulty. But with the right approach, the experience of agony can open our eyes to reality.

Infrequently you need to sacrifice a little within first to rise again as a stronger and smarter of yourself. Nobody gets through life without losing someone they cherish, someone they need, or something they thought was intended to be. Undoubtedly, these dreadful experiences were merciless. Each of them, naturally, thumped us down and disoriented for a period.

When our time of grieving was over in each individual circumstance, Yet, it is these misfortunes that make us stronger and eventually progress toward future opportunities for evolution and help us with a greater comprehension and respect for life.

Walking the earth for thousands of years, we human beings certainly survived a lot. We persevered and still do. But how was the story told? How did our ancestors depict it, our strength? For those who have been wondering, here are the emblem of inner strength and their meanings across cultures around the Himalayas.
On March 17, 1959, It was one of the most oppressive and strenuous moments of his life. His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama was given casual civilian clothes to replace his usual maroon robes. The spiritual leader of the Tibetan people was spirited away from Lhasa. Two weeks later he crossed into India. 

Over more than 80,000 of his compatriots followed. They traveled by night and slept in the snowy mountain passes during the day. Hundreds fell down from hunger and exhaustion. Those who survived found themselves in an unfamiliar terrain, surrounded by strange people with outlandish customs and practices.
Exactly 58 years after this initial exodus, over 150,000 Tibetans are still scattered across these alien landscapes, unable to return to their occupied homeland. If it hasn’t happened to you, you can never completely understand. Once you have lost your homeland you develop a completely different mindset, a strange mentality of loss and longing. It really is a mental condition and we all have it. Under this surface we are all distressed.

An estimation of 2,000 make the crossing each year, over the Himalayas, into Nepal. Most stay briefly at a UN reception center before moving on to India. Of the Tibetans living away from their homeland, it is estimated about more than 200,000 live in India, 50,000 in Nepal, 30,000 in the US and Canada, thousands in Bhutan and in Europe. With more than 10,000
more scattered around the rest of the planet.
Tibetans in Tibet today, they giggle at the Chinese forces and not pestering the presence of the Chinese forces that carry the gun and machinery. The inner strength of nonviolence is significantly more effective than  Chinese weapons, machinery and money power. 
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Confronting challenges make you strong and resilient

Confronting challenges make you strong and resilient
It is difficult to in a world of increasing challenges. The world becomes more complex and changes rapidly. Sometimes it's not easy to stay calm.

Challenges and difficulties are a part of day-to-day existence. They make us stronger and without them life becomes some degree of trivial because we don't have anything to contrast the greater circumstances with. 

These challenges and difficulties come in many structures. For a few, the challenge is doing admirably at school, for others it is getting to grip with financial worries. But, paying little respect to the challenge, looking up to it is critical. 

Doing as such will influence you to feel like you can manage yourself, it will likewise influence you to comprehend the value of what you have now. Looking up to challenges and living through them gives us the experiences that make up our lives.
Everyone experiences times when their lives appear to be enormously unpleasant, or their issues unconquerable. In any case, it's critical take into consideration that, whatever the issue, there is practically often an answer. Confronting challenges in an approach to drive ourselves and see what we are capable of.

Correspondingly, when we think again about intense circumstances, we can be satisfied for how we managed the challenge and counseled ourselves that life improves and challenges don't seem to be generally offensive or dreadful. 
Preside over your challenges conventionally.
Keeping tranquil under apprehensiveness. When a situation begins to appear, you feel your emotions are furious and don't lose control. Calm down rather than escape resentfully because you can't handle it. 

When you are never again impulsive and overreacting, you have greater opportunity to measure your decisions and find the most intelligent path forward.
In the heart of 10, it looks trite, but it works. Pause, take a deep breath and think carefully before you react emotionally to something.

Composing your thoughts in a journal can help you clear things up and keep you calm. If you need to settle on an important decision, or you feel sad about something, keep your emotions in words, and then read and reflect.

Challenging yourself to achieve better on a test, run faster in a race or gain some new useful knowledge can be very amusing! Why not give yourself a fun challenge today? For what reason not give yourself a fun challenge today?
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Aspiration For Bodhichitta
For those in whom the precious Bodhichitta has not arisen
May it arise and not decrease
But increase further and further.

Dedication of Merit
By this merit may we obtain omniscience then.
Having defeated the enemies wrong-doings.
May we liberate migratory from the ocean of existence.
With its stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness and death.

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Love is love

Love is love,
You don't have to touch it to know
Love is everywhere you go

You don't have to touch it to feel


The definition of love
As human beings, we are searching for the same thing  - Love

When we are in a relationship or seeing someone, be it sentimental or companions. We believe that the love is valid.  I would like to share with you there is another kind of love is indeed exceptionally vital and crucial than any conventional love. 

When you are with your companions. Your friends love you since you have made them cheerful and happy.
What love that are no boundaries and unconditional?
It is our parental love. Our mother and father, they cherish us even before we would figure out how to speak. Our parents love us before we were even conceived. Particularly when a woman becomes a mother, everything changes. 

The most imperative thing is never again her, it’s her child. The child turns into the most essential thing in her life. Our mother must be careful about what she eats. She is never again having any of her most loved or any of her consistent sustenance that she adores to.  
She cannot have the craving for any unhealthy food , whether is excessively hot and spicy, sweet or sour. Since the child will get the sustenance as well.

So everything changes, when you are with your companions, your companions will only love you for whatever length of time that they can. If you somehow happened to accomplish something that disillusions them, somehow managed to accomplish something that breaks the friendship,  the love won't be as solid as it used to be. 

However, regardless of what you do, If you are a an awful or great person. Our parents will dependably love you regardless of how and till the end. The love that they have for you is unconditional or unrestricted. It is more essential than whatever other love that you will know. 
It is so important for us to return the favor. Return and give back the love and affection to your parents. In the event that you say that your parents were never around, they have never taken care of you. Simply recall that they have given you the greatest endowment of all, the gift of life. Your body, your good looks, all these were given by your parents. 

Your body is worth more than any measure of money can count, and it was altogether given to you by your parents. So do make sure to repay, the kind favor, even however, we can’t, yet we can do our best to repay the favor, by being a decent child and take care of them when they grow old. Be there for them when they require you.

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Aspiration For Bodhichitta
For those in whom the precious Bodhichitta has not arisen
May it arise and not decrease
But increase further and further.

Dedication of Merit
By this merit may we obtain omniscience then.
Having defeated the enemies wrong-doings.
May we liberate migratory from the ocean of existence.
With its stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness and death.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

The Living Journal - What lies ahead?

You never know which footstep will bring a good twist in life, 
So keep on walking and have reflection daily,
Happiness comes when it is most unexpected,
Such is reality and the reflection is valuable,  
Try not to hold up until the point, 
That you are encountering a hardship to comprehend your spiritual nature.

In the face of so much suffering, of problems that appear to be difficult to explain, it is easy to despair.  To consume ourselves with rage and frustration, or to escape into all the distractions and false comforts on offer.  All of these reactions serve only to reinforce our anger, frustration and fear, which in turn creates more reactivity, in ourselves and in the people we interact with. 

Aware of the suffering brought about when we impose our views on others, we are determined not to constrain others, even our children, by any means whatsoever — such as authority, threat, money, propaganda, or indoctrination — to embrace our perspectives. 
We are committed to respecting the right of others to be different, to choose what to believe and how to decide. We will, however, learn to help others let go of and transform narrowness through loving speech and compassionate dialogue. Reaching our goals has never been easier; that is why we need Dharma and others by our side. We are all having so many explanations and definitions of what happiness is and what it means to all of us. 

It doesn't matter what come to us; the challenges, crossroads, and lifestyle changes you come across in your life, at the end of the day, your happiness is what truly matters most. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, a single parent with children, you are having a busy work life or whatever the circumstances are, it’s important to know how to be happy. 
When you know what makes you truly happy, practice self-love first, take care of yourself and step out of your comfort zone, you will be able to see how powerful being self-happy alone can be. If you don’t know what is going to make you happy, how can you expect someone else to? You need to know and experience what real love and happiness is like by yourself before you commit to loving someone else. 

It might be scary at first, but here are some ideas that can help you to feel more positive about being negative. Get to know yourself by spending some time alone in solitude. Do something that will help you relax and focus on your mind, body and soul. 
Have a reflection of what make you happy and what is not, contemplate it and letting go what holding you so negatively, so tightening up yourself, and visualize a smiling face of the Buddha, Arya Taras , your love ones, embrace it and merge with these positive smiling faces and stay with it.  Try to do the reflections regularly, It helps us all loosening up ourselves and stay positively and transform suffering into compassion and a positive way of life.
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Thank you for reading, may you find peace and great bliss. With your support it helps to spread the Buddha’s precious teachings and turning the Dharma wheels in the world.

Aspiration For Bodhichitta
For those in whom the precious Bodhichitta has not arisen
May it arise and not decrease
But increase further and further.

Dedication of Merit
By this merit may we obtain omniscience then.
Having defeated the enemies wrong-doings.
May we liberate migratory from the ocean of existence.
With its stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness and death.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The sacred colors of the Tibetan Buddhism

The sacred colors of the Tibetan Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism is an elaborated religion, with its brightly colored extravagant artwork and rituals. All of the colors used in Tibetan art and its rituals hold specific meanings. Then, what are the meanings of different colors in Tibetan Buddhism. 

There are five foremost colors that are known as pancha-varna in Sanskrit, which means The Five Pure Lights, according to Religion Facts. Each color represents a state of mind, a celestial Buddha, a body part, a part of the mantra word “Hum” or a natural element.
The five sacred colors of the Vajrayana Buddhism
  • Blue - Is associated with purity and healing. Akshobhya is the Buddha of this color. Air is the element that accompanies this color. It is believed, when meditating on this color, anger can be transformed into wisdom. Blue represents tranquility, ascension, the infinite, purity, and healing. Over all, the color represents wisdom. 
  • White - Is the color of learning and knowledge in Buddhism. White is representative of the principles of purity, but it is also considered the color of knowledge and longevity. White It is represented by the Buddha Vairocana and It is consider a color of extremes, associated with the cold of snow and the smelting of metal. 
  • Red - Is symbolizes life-force, preservation, fire, and sacred things or places. Also riddled with duality, fire can represent warmth and comfort, but can also be a destructive force. Red is associated with the Buddha Amitabha and is depicted with a red body in Tibetan artwork. Fire is the natural element complementary to the color red. In Buddhism, meditating on the color red transforms the delusion of attachment into the wisdom of discernment. Throughout Tibetan culture, red is a marker of sacred areas, and a true mark of a Buddhist scared area are the simplistic, tall gates at the entrances. We also see this color on the garments on the monks. It is believed to be a protective color.
  • Green - Denotes youth, vigor, action (Karma), and harmony. Because it is the color at the middle of the spectrum, is the color of balance and harmony. Green is associated with the Buddha Amoghasiddhi. Green represents nature. Meditate on this color to transform jealousy into the wisdom of accomplishment.
  • Yellow - symbolizes rootedness and renunciation. Buddha Ratnasambhava is associated with yellow. Earth is the element that accompanies the color yellow. Yellow transforms pride into the wisdom of sameness when visualized in meditation. It symbolizes renunciation and desirelessness. Yellow is the color that possesses the highest symbolic quality because of the saffron color of the monks' robes. 
These five pure lights are often seen in Mandala and Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags and mani stones at mountaintop which you can see everywhere in Tibet. The colors may vary, but there is always a set of five.
The standard Buddhist flag

The first five stripes of the flag are of five colors. The sixth color is a conglomeration of the five, but for the design, it has been separated into its constituent colors. The colonel's flag later came to symbolize the unity of Buddhists. Thereafter, it has been used worldwide and has been used in nearly 60 countries during Buddhist festive seasons, particularly during the Vesak celebrations. 

The standard Buddhist flag is a symbol of faith and peace was first hoisted in 1885 in Sri Lanka. It was designed in 1880 by the Colombo Committee. The five colors of the flag represent the colors of the aura emanated from the body of Buddha when he attained enlightenment.
  1. Blue - Loving kindness, peace and universal compassion.
  2. Yellow - The Middle Path - avoiding extremes, emptiness.
  3. Red - The blessings of practice - achievement, wisdom, virtue, fortune and dignity.
  4. White - The purity of the Dharma - leading to liberation, outside of time or space.
  5. Orange - The Buddha's teachings - wisdom
The most prominent color concept in Buddhism is that of the rainbow body, which is the highest level of meditative achievement wherein the body is transformed into pure light. The rainbow body is the highest achievement other than Nirvana, which is the essential end-goal of Tibetan Buddhists. 

Since the "pure light" on the spectrum contains all colors, and is white, to possess a rainbow body means to possess all colors, and to do some means meditating on colors that embody specific teachings.

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