Bnii wrote:Well that was profoundly insightful as to the meaning of the symbols.......
bodom wrote:Bnii wrote:Well that was profoundly insightful as to the meaning of the symbols.......
And that was a profoundly rude response. Maybe you should ask the person you bought it from. Im sorry to dissapoint you but this is not Antiques Road Show.
Deer are a direct reference to the Buddha's first teaching in the Deer Park, Sarnath, also called Dharmachakra Parivartan. The suggestion is that so wondrous was the Buddha's appearance and peaceful his presence that even the animals came to listen. In the Tibetan tradition, a monastery which holds the Kangyur and Tengyur collections of texts would have this symbol of deer on both sides of the Dharma-wheel on the roof.
The Precious Elephant is a symbol of the strength of the mind in Buddhism. Exhibiting noble gentleness, the precious elephant serves as a symbol of the calm majesty possessed by one who is on the path. Specifically, it embodies the boundless powers of the Buddha which are miraculous aspiration, effort, intention, and analysis.
Monkey Mind wrote:Hehe, too funny! So how did I come across this picture?
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