Windhorse…Lung-Ta…Prayer Flag in My Garden

Yesterday this beautiful frayed Buddhist Prayer flag, or windhorse, or Lung-Ta landed in my garden

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It is a Buddhist prayer flag…white for air and wind, carried by the windhorse…lung-ta.

I love the frayed edges…indicating the prayers have flown off on the wind around the universe.

I think it may be a good omen for a story which I am working on…who knows?

It hangs in my office now for inspiration.

As I travel around I often see these prayer flags hanging from people’s homes, under verandahs and on trees but I am surprised at how many people don’t know what they are or their meaning.

The windhorse always appears in the centre of the flag and it carries a norbu on its back, which holds three flaming jewels which represent Budddha, Dharma and Sangha.

The flags come in five colours: blue, white, red, green , yellow in that order.

No more for now as I don’t want to give the game away!

 

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