Buddhists added their own texts to increase the power of the flags.
Balancing these elements externally brings harmony to the environment.
Balancing the elements internally brings health to the body and the mind.
As the Buddhist spiritual approach is non-theistic, the elements of Tantric iconography do not stand for external beings, but represent aspects of enlightened mind i.e. Displayed with respect, Dharma prints impart a feeling of harmony and bring to mind the precious teachings.
The prayer flag tradition is ancient, dating back thousands of years in India and to the shamanistic Bon tradition of pre-Buddhist Tibet.
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