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Folded Palms – Anjali
This is a gesture of respect, devotion and peace by putting both palms together, which is also a popular form of greetings among Buddhists. The key purpose is to pay homage and respect to all sentient beings and in doing so, blessings will be bestowed and merits transferred to all sentient beings in the universe with loving-kindness.
The Blossoming Lotus
The blossoming lotus is a symbol of divine perfection and purity. Lotus typically represents the great wisdom with action and vows to save all beings from defilements and sufferings. The symbol of lotus often reminds one of the ultimate goal of gaining entry to Amitabha’s pureland after life.
The lotus symbolizes the anticipation for a brighter future and the endless rays of Buddha light bestowing on all sentient beings. According to esoteric Buddhism, the heart of the sentient beings is like an unopened lotus, a bud. All sentient beings should make lifetime efforts to achieve the state of total mental purity, spiritual perfection, and subduing their minds.
48 Rosary Beads
The rosary is used for counting the number of recitation of a Buddha or Bodhissattava’s name. The 48 rosary beads refer to the 48 great vows of Amitabha in which vows not to enter his final nirvana or pureland, unless all sentient beings shared it.
The Knot of Enternity
Also known as the Auspicious Knot or the Lucky Diagram. It represents endless love and harmony. It also refers to one protecting and taking refuge In the triple gems; the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha.
This colour symbolizes the Buddha light, which shine upon all sentient beings with loving-kindness, compassion, and equanimity. Compassion is a supreme Buddhist virtue, which enables one to identify with the sufferings of other sentient beings, and generate loving-kindness. May good fortune and wisdom be bestowed on those who do so and those who are always benefiting all sentient beings.
The pink colour represents the gentle mind, which is tolerant of others’ faults. May one complete the actions and vows necessary to achieve the Buddha’s perfect wisdom; as known as Anuttarasdmya-ksam Bodhi.