Karmapa's Dream Flag


he 16th Karmapa saw thid flag in a dream . He called it Namkhyen Gyaldar
--"Victorious Flag of the Buddha's Wisdom"
--and announced "Wherever this banner is flown, the Dharma will flourish."

a sketch by H.H. the 17th Karmapa






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  1. the blue represents the sky (Nam) or heaven. The yellow symbolizes the earth. The wave symbolizes the Buddhadharma penetrating heaven and earth. According to the inner meaning the blue represents vision and spiritual insight and the yellow symbolizes our experience of the everyday world. The symmetry of the wave pattern shows the interdependence of the absolute and relative levels of reality. According to the secret meaning the blue symbolizes emptiness-wisdom and the yellow represents compassionate action. The wave is Mahamudra: the union of compassion and wisdom- the ultimate realization of one’s true nature.

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