According to Wikipedia, a prayer flag is a colorful rectangular cloth, often found strung along mountain ridges and peaks high up in the Himalayas. The flags are used to bless the surrounding countryside and for other multiple purposes. Hence, spiritual wellness on a cultural level. Prayer flags are thought to have originated with Bon.
Every time you look at the flags, let them remind you to continue to send out your own prayers for world peace, kindness and generosity. As you do so, you will also benefit from their blessings.
In Bon, shamanistic Bonpo used primary colored plain flags in healing ceremonies in Nepal.
They are unknown in other branches of Buddhism. Traditional prayer flags include woodblock-printed text and images.
Let’s take a look at the 10 Best Tibetan Prayer Flags Review!
Strand of six affirmations
Based on Tibetan prayer flags
When the wind blows it takes the affirmations wherever it goes
Approximately 62" x 12" - Hand made in India by Tibetan Refugees
Fast Shipping - Most orders are shipped on the same day
The brand of this set of prayer flags is Mandala Crafts® and every set is marked accordingly. Mandala Crafts® is a brand solely owned by the partners of Hinky Imports. Our logo, brand, and slogan are the intellectual property of Hinky Imports. The brand is registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Hinky Imports is the only authorized distributor of this brand on Amazon.
Each Prayer Flag: 10 X 10 Inches; Made from Cotton;
Length of the Prayer Flags: 18 Feet
Handmade in Nepal
21 Flags Per Set; Lungta (Wind Horse) Buddhist Mantra Printed on the Flags
Tibetan Prayer Flags - Lungta which means Wind Horse carries prayers and affirmation on the wind.
The Buddhist Prayer Flag will carry Sutras ,Mantras, Prayers which denotes the words of compassion, love , harmony and good will to all beings.
Found in many Nepalese homes and gardens, the tradition is to put flag in the house and holy place, mountains etc
The color of Prayer flag denotes the five element as Yellow- earth, , Green- water, Red- fire, White- air, Blue -sky
The tradition in Tibet of hanging flags for prayer began some 2000 years ago.
At that time in history the country was headed by war lords who toted their flags into battles. The indigenous people, in retaliation, constructed their own flags to pay tribute to the nature gods of Bon, their shamanistic religion. They utilized colorsof the five elements. Blue for sky or space. White for air or clouds. Red for fire. Green for water and yellow for earth. They displayed their prayer flags over mountain passes and rivers to give advantage to all who would pass below them.
Buddhism was brought to Tibet in the 7th century.
Buddhism brought forth the concepts of peace and compassion.
Through the next century, Buddhism mainly took the place of Bon.
It took in much of its characteristics which included the prayer flags.
The first flags had both the Buddhist prayers and pictures of the tough and strong Bon Gods who they believed looked over and protected the Buddha.
In the next 200 years Buddhist monks started to print mantras and symbols on the flags as blessings to be sent out to the world on each breeze.
In the next 200 years Buddhist monks started to print mantras and symbols on the flags as blessings to be sent out to the world on each breeze
This is how they became known Prayer Flags.
In the following years, Tibet was controlled by a number of spiritual leaders the Dalai Lamas. Lots of men and women come into the numerous monasteries to commit their lives to the practice of Buddhism. The people of Tibet were kind, daily practitioners of this compassionate and loving philosophy.
By hanging up prayer flagsa person can get merits for his or her next life. The motivation why they are put up the prayer flags holds sway over the strength of the prayers and the virtue it generates. Putting up a prayer flag just to gain merits as an egocentric intention, will not produce much virtue. But hanging the prayer flags for the goodwill and happiness of all people will give them much greater strength and merit.
The beginning of prayer flags goes all the way back to thousands of years. It is believed the ancient Bon in Tibet used colored pieces of cloth in healing ceremonies.