The “Best of” The Daily Buddhism

Donate

Daily Buddhism is primarily supported by the generosity of our readers and listeners. Please visit our donation page to help support the site

Buddhist Symbology Part 5: Treasure Vase

Buddhist Symbology Part 5

Treasure Vase

What could be more valuable than the teachings of Buddha? The treasure vase represents this wonderful, inexhaustible treasure. The vase in this situation is a round pot, with a long neck and a jewel on top.

There is a tradition in India of burying treasure in these . . . → Read More: Buddhist Symbology Part 5: Treasure Vase

Podcast Episode 12: Q&A Part 2

[display_podcast]

And welcome back!

I’m Brian your host and welcome to the Daily Buddhism podcast number twelve. Remember that you can find all back issues and episodes of the Daily Buddhism emails and podcasts at www.dailybuddhism.com. Be sure to never miss anything by signing up for . . . → Read More: Podcast Episode 12: Q&A Part 2

Buddhist Symbology Part 4: The Golden Fish

Buddhist Symbology Part 4

Golden Fish

Who wants to drown in the river of suffering? Who can avoid this fate? Fish of course! Just as fish swim where they wish and migrate as they will, an enlightened being can choose his own migration (rebirth). The fish can also represent fertility and abundance.

. . . → Read More: Buddhist Symbology Part 4: The Golden Fish

Buddhist Symbology Part 3: The Parasol

Buddhist Symbology Part 3

The Parasol

A parasol is not an umbrella. An umbrella protects from the rain, while a parasol protects from the sun. The parasol also symbolically protects against ‚Äúthe heat of defilements.‚Äù Another way to look at it is that the parasol represents the sky and the handle represents a mountain . . . → Read More: Buddhist Symbology Part 3: The Parasol

Buddhist Symbology Part 2: The Conch

Buddhist Symbology Part 2

The conch shell is another well-know symbol in Buddhism. This is another of the big Hindu symbols that has passed over to Buddhism. The great hero Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita carried a conch, as did most Hindu gods and heros.

A conch used as a ‚Äúhorn‚Äù is often used . . . → Read More: Buddhist Symbology Part 2: The Conch