THE LOTUS FLOWER
Symbolizes purity of mind, body, action, and speech. The lotus flower rises above the metaphorical “muddy water” of attachment and desire.
THE CONCH SHELL
Because this shell can be used as a sounding horn, it acts as a reminder that followers need to be open to the sound of the Buddha’s teachings and that they need to stay awake (in a metaphorical sense), remaining aware and alert.
THE ENDLESS KNOT
Symbolizes compassion and wisdom combined, and the need to unite spiritual and material matters.
THE VICTORY BANNER
Represents the triumph of a positive mind over seemingly negative obstacles.
THE DHARMA WHEEL
Represents the teachings of the Buddha. It is also a Mandala or Sun symbol.