The Complete Nyingma Tradition from Sutra to Tantra, Books 1

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For example the Buddha is often shown with: a bump on on the top of his head - a symbol that he had special talents. a round mark on his forehead, which is his third eye - a symbol to show that he could see things ordinary people cannot see. curled hair (the curls are actually snails that kindly covered his head-shaved because he renounced the worldly life- to protect him from the sun as he sat meditating.) The are a symbol that he was a very holy man. long ears from the weight of his princely earrings-now missing because he renounced his worldly life. (Sidhartha didn't just give up being rich, but also, renounced being head of an army as a prince, which shows his non-violence.) Buddhist worship at home or at a temple.

Pages: 976

Publisher: Snow Lion; First Edition edition (June 2, 2015)

ISBN: 1559394358

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