The Story of Buddhist Flag
The Buddhist Flag is the symbol of Faith and Peace The flag’s six vertical bands represent the five colours of the aura that emanated from the body of Buddha when he attained enlightenment Blue represents: Loving kindness, peace and universal kindness Yellow represents: The middle path – avoiding extremes, emptiness Red represents: Blessing of practice- achievement, wisdom, virtue, fortune and dignity White represents – The Purity of Dharma- It leads to liberation, outside of time or space Orange represents: The Buddha’s teaching, wisdom The sixth vertical band, on the fly, is made up of a combination of the five other colours’ rectangular bands which represents the Truth of the Buddha’s teaching. The flag was originally designed in 1885 the Colombo Committee, in Colombo, Sri Lanka The flag was first publicly hoisted on Vesak day, 28 May 1885 Ven. Gunananda Thera.
At the 1950 World Fellowship of Buddhists, the flag was adopted as the International Buddhist Flag
Original Author: Bodhisattva
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