OM (or AUM)

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AUM or OM (in Devanagari ॐ) is one of the most sacred symbols in Hinduism. In Sanskrit known as praṇava (प्रणव) lit. “to …

Ego

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Latin for I, ego seems to be a most confusing word, used by different people in very different senses. These …

The Five Dhyani Buddhas

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Symbolism of the five Dhyani Buddhas Vairochana – Akshobhya – Ratnasambhava – Amitabha – Amogasiddhi In Mahayana Buddhism, and particularly …

Yin-Yang-Yin-Yang

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When people see things as beautiful, ugliness is created. When people see things as good, evil is created. Being and …

The Five Skandhas

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Five skandhas (Skt. pancaskandha) — the five psycho-physical aggregates, which according to Buddhist philosophy are the basis for self-grasping. The …

Padma – The Lotus Flower

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The lotus flower symbol has deep, mythic meaning for many cultures. The lotus blossom has been revered, attributed to deities, …