They should never be kept on the ground It is considered disrespectful if the Buddhist prayer flags touch the ground. Therefore, they should always been hung at a height. Around the frame of the doorway is considered the right place to put the flags .
Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Flag is inscribed with auspicious symbols, invocations, prayers , and mantras. The Mantra printed on the flags is Om Mani Padme Hum.
Tibetan prayer flags are traditionally hung in high places to catch the wind so the prayer will be carried out to bless and bring good fortune to all sentient beings. Translated to English, the words on Wind Horse prayer flags say: “May the rain fall at the proper time.
Traditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace , compassion, strength, and wisdom. The flags do not carry prayers to gods, which is a common misconception; rather, the Tibetans believe the prayers and mantras will be blown by the wind to spread the good will and compassion into all pervading space.
Besides being totally disrespectful , it’s bad luck to place Buddha in a bathroom. Also the statue should never face one. Dust accumulating on or around the statue is disrespectful . It will bring filth into your own life.
Hang your prayer flags during eclipses or a full/new moon. Days on which there is an eclipse, a full moon, or a new moon are considered auspicious. Solar eclipses multiply the benefits of prayer flags by 100 million and lunar eclipses multiply the benefits of the flags by 7 million.
The best way to dispose them is by burning. But make sure that the flags do not touch the ground while they are burning. The smoke from the burning flags carries sacred blessings. Another way is to let them get old, fade away and slowly disintegrate.
How to Make Prayer Flags Cut pieces of fabric to 5″ × 11″. Fold the top down on each piece of fabric and stitch in place to create a 3″ sleeve, making the flag surface 5″ × 8″. Paint, stitch, applique, or collage the flags . Add words, journaling, or symbols as desired.
The colours hold meaning Blue represents the sky, white represents the air, red symbolizes fire, green symbolizes water, and yellow symbolizes earth. All five colours together signify balance.
To heighten the positive intentions and add greater meaning; you can say a prayer or perform an offering or ritual prior to placing your flags . Prayer flags may also be personalized. For example, write the names of family members on your flags to ask that they be blessed with good health.
“Thus the six syllables, om mani padme hum , mean that in dependence on the practice of a path which is an indivisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your impure body, speech, and mind into the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha”
The Tibetan flag , (Standard Tibetan : བོད་ཀྱི་རྒྱལ་དར།, lit. Banned by the Chinese government since 1959, the flag has not been in official use by any region in the world since 1951; however it is used by the Tibetan Government in Exile, based in Dharamshala, India.
The rainbow flag is a multi – colored flag consisting of stripes in the colors of the rainbow that is displayed in many cultures around the world as a sign of diversity and inclusiveness.
The international Buddhist flag consists of six vertical stripes. The first five stripes are blue , yellow , red, white, and orange . The final stripe contains all of those colors.