Tibet. Flag of Tibet. 1. The White snow mountain in the center depicts the land of the great nation of Tibet. 2.The six red rays emanating from the sun symbolize the six original peoples of Tibet: the Se, Mu, Dong, Tong, Dru, and Ra.
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1. The White snow mountain in the center depicts the land of the great nation of Tibet.
2.The six red rays emanating from the sun symbolize the six original peoples of Tibet: the Se, Mu, Dong, Tong, Dru, and Ra.
3. The blue rays symbolize the commitment to spirtual and secular rule.
4. The pair of snow-lions symbolize the complete victory of the spiritual and secular rule.
5. The three-sided yellow border represents the flourishing of the Buddha\'s teachings. The side without a border represents Tibet\'s openness to non Buddhist thought.
6. The raised jewel symbolizes Tibet\'s reverence for the three Precious Gems: the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha.
The core of earth.
This heart of the World
Fenced round by snowy mountains.
The headland of all river
Where peaks are high and the land is pure.
Where men are born as sages and heroes.
And act according to good laws.”
-9th Century CE Buddhist monk
Built by Queen Bhrikuti
Built on top of lake Lhasa
(priest king of Tibet)
Means “those whose Essence is Supreme Knowledge”
Supersede the Arhats because they stand on the verge of enlightenment but delay nirvana in order to help others
Follows the Mahayana Tradition of Buddhism
All can be Bodhisattvas but only cultivating the virtues over hundreds of lifetimes
13th century bronze figure
Current Dalai Lama
14th Dalai Lama to rule Tibet
Real name Tenzi Gyatso
11th Panchen Lama age 12, 2001
to Potala Place
Upper section of the building
Contains temples, images, shrines and relics of the Dalai Lamas
“House of the Lord”
Most sacred temple in Tibet
House of the Jowo Buddha