Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Vesak Day

Today (or tomorrow - the date varies a little by country) is Vesak Day, when Buddhists celebrate the birth of Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha). Artisan Bricks notes the day with this Buddhist Flag. The flag has vertical stripes representing loving kindess (blue), the Middle Path (yellow), various blessings (red), purity (white), and the wisdom of the Buddha's teachings (orange). A sixth stripe is made up of all of the other colors, representing the essenced of light, since the spectrum of light is made up of all of the colors. There are variations in different countries where one or more of the colors is changed.

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