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Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby theravada_guy » Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:19 am

Greetings all,

I've always known about the non-sectarian, standard Buddhist flag. I've just found out about Thailands' Buddhist flag:

http://www.fotw.net/flags/th_buddh.html

I was wondering if anyone knows where I can obtain a flag like this?

Thanks!
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Justin

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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby theravada_guy » Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:37 am

Nevermind. I found one on eBay for a really good price. Sorry guys, I didn't think of eBay until after I made the above post.

There's 7 left after I purchased one. They're only $3.50 plus $5.00 shipping from Thailand:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=250596078467&Category=13883&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26its%3DI%26otn%3D1
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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby appicchato » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:42 am

I think it's 'international' more than 'Thai'...

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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby salmon » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:58 am

Hi Bhante and TG,

the Dhammacakra flag is synonymous with Thai Buddhism so I guess in a way it is "kindda" Thai, no?

there is actually another flag that I notice when I was in Sri Lanka and I think it might have had a deeper history than the current recognized flag (in TG's avatar). Let me see if I can dig it up...
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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby Wind » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:09 am

At first, I thought Theravada_guy was refering to his avatar as the flag and I was a bit confused. :rofl:

Yea the Thai Buddhist Flag is very nice. :thumbsup:

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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby salmon » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:26 am

I found it! I saw this flag in the tooth relic temple. I think it's very nice.
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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby appicchato » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:35 am

...the Thai Buddhist Flag is very nice. :thumbsup:


It's a funny world...thirty three unbroken years in Thailand and never seen a one...

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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby Paul Davy » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:38 am

Greetings,

appicchato wrote:
...the Thai Buddhist Flag is very nice. :thumbsup:


It's a funny world...thirty three unbroken years in Thailand and never seen a one...

It reminds me of a color-shifted version of the Indian flag.

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What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'.
(Snp 3.6)

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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby salmon » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:50 am

appicchato wrote:
...the Thai Buddhist Flag is very nice. :thumbsup:


It's a funny world...thirty three unbroken years in Thailand and never seen a one...


here?

I'm more used to seeing the tiny ones that are strung up with the Thai flags in a bunting.
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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby jcsuperstar » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:51 am

appicchato wrote:
...the Thai Buddhist Flag is very nice. :thumbsup:


It's a funny world...thirty three unbroken years in Thailand and never seen a one...

you've never seen the orange flag with the dhammawheel on it? they fly at pretty much every thai temple i went to in bangkok.. you need to get out of the country side ajahn :heart: :tongue:

but in seriousness to the OP i think there are in fact 2 versions of this flag at least since i've seen two different versions, the one you posted( and i have one of) and another i've seen at my Wat. maybe one is dhammayuta and the other mahanikaya? i dont know.
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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby jcsuperstar » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:54 am

salmon wrote:
appicchato wrote:
...the Thai Buddhist Flag is very nice. :thumbsup:


It's a funny world...thirty three unbroken years in Thailand and never seen a one...


here?

I'm more used to seeing the tiny ones that are strung up with the Thai flags in a bunting.


wat saket seems a lot cleaner in those photos then when i was there. :thinking:
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the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby appicchato » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:19 am

jcsuperstar wrote:...you've never seen the orange flag with the dhammawheel on it? they fly at pretty much every thai temple i went to in bangkok..


Everyday...and are flown at virtually every wat in Thailand...but I thought the topic was concerning the other one (theravada_guy's avatar)... :smile:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhist_flag

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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby Paul Davy » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:51 am

I've got those Buddhist flags flying at my desk at work.

:D

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What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'.
(Snp 3.6)

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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby theravada_guy » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:07 pm

Sorry about the mix up guys. I had the dhammachaka as my avatar for so long, then went to try and get my favorite depiction of the Buddha as the avatar, it was too big, then I couldn't find any more smaller dhammachakas, so I finally found the international Buddhist flag that worked.
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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby theravada_guy » Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:01 pm

I received my flag in the mail the other day from Thailand. It got here pretty quickly. It's hanging up above my bookshelf where I have all my Dhamma books. I like it! :twothumbsup:
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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby chownah » Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:16 pm

I figured Appicchato was joking since his avatar is just a cropped version of the buddhist flag....moreor less......Good one Appicchato
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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby Tex » Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:28 pm

Curious what the significance is (if any) of having 12 spokes on the wheel instead of 8 to represent the 8-fold path, like in Ven Appicchato's avatar?
"The serene and peaceful mind is the true epitome of human achievement." -- Ajahn Chah, Living Dhamma

"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:41 pm

Tex wrote:Curious what the significance is (if any) of having 12 spokes on the wheel instead of 8 to represent the 8-fold path, like in Ven Appicchato's avatar?

The three ways one must comprehend/implement each of the four noble truths:

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
And, monks, as long as this — my three-round, twelve-permutation knowledge & vision concerning these four noble truths as they have come to be — was not pure, I did not claim to have directly awakened to the right self-awakening unexcelled in the cosmos with its deities, Maras, & Brahmas, with its contemplatives & priests, its royalty & commonfolk.

Footnote: The discussion in the four paragraphs beginning with the phrase, "Vision arose...," takes two sets of variables — the four noble truths and the three levels of knowledge appropriate to each — and lists their twelve permutations. In ancient Indian philosophical and legal traditions, this sort of discussion is called a wheel. Thus, this passage is the Wheel of Dhamma from which the discourse takes its name.

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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby Tex » Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:26 am

Ahhhh, of course! Thanks, Mike.
"The serene and peaceful mind is the true epitome of human achievement." -- Ajahn Chah, Living Dhamma

"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby theravada_guy » Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:25 pm

Thanks Mike. I was wondering that myself. :anjali:
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