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origin and meaning of this symbol

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:35 am
by salayatananirodha
this is said to mean love and kindness and protection, but where does it come from, and how did it come to mean these things
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Re: origin and meaning of this symbol

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:39 am
by Coëmgenu
It looks like an "om" with a candrabindu, but I don't recognize the script.

Re: origin and meaning of this symbol

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:48 am
by Coëmgenu
The general shape is giving me Southeast Asian vibes, like this Thai "Om."
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Re: origin and meaning of this symbol

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:53 am
by chownah
salayatananirodha wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:35 am this is said to mean love and kindness and protection, but where does it come from, and how did it come to mean these things
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Where did you find it?
chownah

Re: origin and meaning of this symbol

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:58 am
by Dhammanando
salayatananirodha wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:35 am this is said to mean love and kindness and protection, but where does it come from, and how did it come to mean these things
You could try asking the chairman of the Samatha Trust, Dr. Paul Dennison, who's a great enthusiast for Khmer and Thai yantras, mantras, tattoos, etc.

napaul(at)tiscali(dot)co(dot)uk